Louisiana Beef Picinic

On Wednesday, August 21st, Dickie Brennan’s Steakhouse is once again transforming itself into an indoor picnic, featuring Louisiana grass-fed beef from Gonsoulin Cattle Ranch, and Louisiana Wagyu from Raines Farm.  

The Gonsoulin Family has been raising cattle outside New Iberia since 1770. Their grass-fed beef is raised sustainably and without antibiotics or growth hormones. Mangham, Louisiana’s Raines Farm has the largest herd of Wagyu cattle in the state. Raines Farm cattle are humanely raised, vegetarian fed, as well as hormone and antibiotic free.

Chefs from Dickie Brennan’s Steakhouse, Palace Café, Bourbon House and Tableau will expertly prepare various cuts of Louisiana beef to showcase their creativity. In true Dickie Brennan’s Steakhouse fashion, they will use local ingredients, adding depth of flavor to each slice of beef.  Of course, a Louisiana picnic would not be complete without libations.  Once again Glenfiddich Whisky is joining in the festivities and will be offering specialty cocktails and tastings. Local craft beer provided by Gnarly Barley and Parish Brewery will be served as well as wine and non-alcoholic drinks. 

Tickets are $85 a person and include food, drink and gratuity. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation. 


Gonsoulin Cattle Ranch is located in Iberia Parish outside of New Iberia.  The Gonsoulin Family has been raising cattle in south central Louisiana since 1770.  Gonsoulin Land and Cattle, LLC initially began its grass-fed business in 2006.  They produce quality grass-fed beef using no antibiotics or growth hormones.  The ranch is committed to the environmental programs recommended by the USDA-NRCS and has been awarded the Conservation Cooperator Award for outstanding accomplishments in the conservation of soil, water and related natural resources from the USDA-NRCS.  

Raines Farm is a family owned and operated cattle farm raising 100% American-Style Kobe/Wagyu beef. Their local ranchers are located across Louisiana and are committed to adhering to strict production, feeding and management guidelines, ensuring the highest quality product for customers. 

Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation drives environmental sustainability and stewardship through scientific research, education, and advocacy.

The Lake Pontchartrain Basin is a 10,000 square mile watershed encompassing 16 Louisiana parishes. The land use of the region is both rural and urban and is the most densely populated region in Louisiana, including metro New Orleans and the state capital, Baton Rouge. It is one of the largest estuarine systems in the Gulf of Mexico containing over 22 essential habitats. The Basin’s topography ranges from rolling woodlands in the north to coastal marshes in the south, with the 630 square mile Lake Pontchartrain as its centerpiece.