Celebrate Seafood this Lenten Season at Ruffino’s

Celebrate Seafood this Lenten Season at Ruffino's

Ruffino’s Shrimp Grits

Weekly seafood specials highlight offerings at Baton Rouge, Lafayette restaurants

Seafood lovers have another great reason to visit Ruffino’s this Lenten season.

Executive Chef Peter Sclafani is digging into his vast culinary repertoire to create a series of seafood delights that will be served up over the next five weeks at Ruffino’s on the River in Lafayette and the original Ruffino’s Restaurant in Baton Rouge.

“All Lent long, we’ll be celebrating the best of Louisiana seafood at Ruffino’s,” said Sclafani.  “We’re highlighting a different type of seafood each week, but we’ll also be celebrating all the great things that go with the season, including fine wine and champagne, refreshing cocktails, outdoor dining and more.”

Celebrate Seafood this Lenten Season at Ruffino's

Ruffino’s Crawfish Cheesecake

From March 5th through 11th, the focus will be on shrimp, including several signature recipes found in Sclafani’s new cookbook, Seasons of Louisiana, such Shrimp Scampi, Pasta Pescatore, Crab-Crusted Shrimp and more.  Week 2 of the Lenten season will bring Chef Peter’s most popular crawfish dishes, with oysters and crab grabbing the spotlight over the following two weeks.  The final week will incorporate a medley of seafood selections drawn from each of the previous weeks’ specialties.

In addition, each Friday, Ruffino’s Seafood Festival will feature three unique entrées and a trio of distinctive appetizers.  And don’t miss Sundays, when 1.5-pound live Maine lobsters are just $19.95, including bottomless mimosas for only $11.95.

“This will be the perfect time for guests to book private parties or even to cater meals for special family and business occasions,” said Co-Owner Ruffin Rodrigue, who manages the front of the house and operations for the upscale Italian-Creole fusion restaurants.  “At Ruffino’s, we’re all about serving delicious food with a story, and there’s no story we love sharing more than Louisiana seafood.  Peter has some of his favorite recipes on tap for Lent, so we hope all our seafood-loving friends will join us in the weeks ahead.”

To reserve a table at the Mardi Gras Masquerade Wine Dinner at Ruffino’s at 18811 Highland Road in Baton Rouge, call 225.753.3458 or visit www.RuffinosRestaurant.com.  For Ruffino’s on the River at 921 Camellia Boulevard in Lafayette, call 337.706.7333 or visit www.RuffinosLafayette.com.

Celebrate Seafood this Lenten Season at Ruffino's

Ruffino’s Crab Claws

Celebrate Seafood this Lenten Season at Ruffino's

Ruffino’s Charbroiled Oysters

Celebrate Seafood this Lenten Season at Ruffino's

Ruffino’s Raw Oysters