Jam out with Jam King Jay Ducote at the Capital Area United Way Jambalaya Jam tomorrow, Oct. 8, 5 p.m.-8 p.m.
Nearly 50 culinary teams will line up around North Boulevard Town Square to compete for the best jambalaya title.
Purchase a jam-to-go pass for $7 and get a take-home jambalaya meal of your choice, a Jam Sampler pass for $10 and get access to unlimited jambalaya, or a VIP pass for $75 for catering, beer, wine and more.
All proceeds benefit Capital Area United Way. In 2014, the Jambalaya Jam raised more than $70,000 to give back to the local community.
Each venue in the complex will serve a signature cocktail out of its shop. Some to look forward to are a French 75 at Monochrome, a Whiskey Sour at Mercer Supply Co., and a Tom Collins at Denicola’s Furniture & Upholstery.
The dinner features a six-course meal paired with Napa Valley Duckhorn Vineyard wines.
Wines available for sampling at the dinner include Duckhorn chardonnay and sauvignon blanc, Late Harvest sauvignon blanc, Migration pinot noir, Paraduxx Z Blend, Duckhorn cabernet sauvignon and merlot.
The meal will start with chardonnay and hors d’oeuvres, followed by five courses featuring Louisiana Gulf oysters, roasted red and gold beets, butternut squash ravioli and filet mignon. Dessert is homemade pumpkin cheesecake.
Tickets are $75. Purchase them here or call 615-7800. Tickets purchased by Oct. 9 will be entered into raffles for free wine giveaways.