CHARLOTTE, NC -- Most people associate Chef Emeril Lagasse with New Orleans. After all, he is known for his Creole-inspired cuisine. But he has roots in New England, too. He was born in Fall River, Mass., so his culinary heritage is equal parts Bayou and Boston.
To honor the lesser known of his epicurean influences, e2 emeril's eatery will host a Fall River Clambake every Friday starting June 13 from 4:30-7 p.m. and running through July 25 on the patio.
The traditional New England feast includes Middle Neck clams, fresh chorizo sausage, sweet corn on the cob and Yukon gold potatoes. The cost is $20 per person for an all-you-care-to-eat al fresco feast.
Crawfish season is coming to a close, but just as nature stops yielding one delicacy, it gives us another. Clam season is upon us, and Emeril and e2's chef de cuisine Brian Mottola know how to serve the mollusks -- simply and with authentic New England accompaniments.
The Friday crawfish boils on e2 emeril's patio have quickly become legendary -- and not just in Charlotte. USA Today featured the Charlotte events in a recent travel section. "The al fresco feast includes crawfish fresh out of the pot dressed up with corn, mushrooms and Andouille sausage," reads the USA Today story. "Show up early to score a spot on the jam-packed patio, and make sure you're hungry."
The events frequently sold out this spring. Arriving early for the Fall River Clambake is encouraged.
WHERE: e2 emeril’s eatery
135 Levine Avenue of the Arts, Suite 100
Charlotte, NC 28202
Complimentary Valet Parking for Dinner
About e2 emeril’s eatery
e2 emeril’s eatery, conveniently located on Levine Avenue of the Arts in Uptown Charlotte, offers complimentary valet parking for dinner Monday-Saturday beginning at 5 p.m. Dinner is served Monday to Thursday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. and until 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. For more information on e2 emeril’s eatery, please visit www.emerilsrestaurants.com/e2-emerils-eatery. Reservations can be made online or by calling (704) 414-4787.