Chef Bobby & Dot are proud to be one of the official caterers for Rip Van Winkle Gardens.
Atop a coastal salt dome on Lake Peigneur, Rip Van Winkle Gardens is 25 acres surrounding the Joseph Jefferson Home, built in 1870 by acclaimed American actor Joseph Jefferson and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Jefferson purchased “Orange Island” in 1869 and built his winter home here to enjoy the fine hunting and fishing and relatively mild climate of south Louisiana for 36 winter respites from the stage. Though Jefferson performed a great many roles in the theaters around the world, it was the role of Rip Van Winkle, as adapted by Jefferson from the Washington Irving tale that ensured Jefferson’s fame. He played the role more than 4,500 times.
The Bayless Conference Center, Cafe’ Jefferson, and the Bed and Breakfast facilities are all open and are being rented out at this time. Plans for expansion of the Bed and Breakfast facilities are underway at this time also.
We are here to discuss your menu and your event with you to make sure that all options are considered and that your perfect day is PERFECT! Begin by choosing your menu choices below and then printing it for your records. Then send it to us via email. Be sure to include your telephone number so we can reach you to set up a free consultation and answer any questions you may have. Call Chef Bobby Breaux at 337-643-1144.