Film students, Kyle Jackson, Jalen Hinton, and Tyler Wilson, caught up with Wayne Baquet ’65, to discuss his passion for New Orleans Creole culinary traditions.
Baquet ’65, carries on a family restaurant tradition at Lil’ Dizzy’s Cafe that stretches back to 1947. His parents later opened Eddie’s, and the 7th Ward restaurant grew into a Creole food staple before closing in the 1990s. Baquet has operated several restaurants across the city since then and he opened Li’l Dizzy’s in 2005. He’ll be serving his signature file gumbo, Crawfish Bisque and Trout Baquet at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.