Most known for serving up jambalaya on a stick, Baton Creole is switching up its offerings to showcase a gourmet approach to cooking from scratch.
The hot pink food trailer located on Austin’s east side is the brainchild of Louisiana-born Lynzy Moran. Bringing the Cajun-Creole style of cooking with unique twists (hence, jambalaya on a stick), Baton Creole is filling the gap for quality Cajun food in Austin.
Operating out of a tiny trailer is tough, but over the almost three years Baton Creole has been in operation, Moran has been able to navigate the difficult waters of running a food trailer. Wearing many hats — owner, chef, accountant, dishwasher, marketing director — Moran plays all roles with grace (peppered in with a lot of fun), to give diners an authentic taste of Louisianan cuisine.
Baton Creole is elevating its dinner service to include a special Tuesday supper club with a prix fixe menu. We sat down with Moran on her first night of supper club service to discuss the new concept. The “boss lady” took us through each step of creating a three-course menu, complete with tableside service and complimentary cocktails, as seen in the video above.
“The Tuesday night supper club event is based off of the idea that we want to really show people that we’re not just a food truck that deep-fries frozen things,” says Moran. “We’re not into that. We make everything from scratch and it’s all made with tons of love, lots of prep, and we work really, really hard.”
The first-ever prix fixe event (priced at $20) featured a roasted butternut squash bisque with white truffle crema; a roasted beet salad with arugula, toasted almonds, and a goat cheese vinaigrette; and a grilled and marinated hanger steak served on a bed of local creamed Swiss chard. From the vinaigrette used on the beets to the simple syrup in the cocktails, everything was made in house.
Young and ambitious, Moran is hoping that the supper clubs will highlight the food trailer's aspiration to operate like a quality restaurant, giving guests the full-service experience.
Stay tuned for the next supper club by following Baton Creole on Facebook. You can also catch up with Moran at her second food trailer, Lady Luck (which we absolutely recommend for brunch), located at East Austin's Hard Luck Lounge.