Heritage

Inspired by our French Creole ancestry, the Caribiana Cuisine section of our menu reflects culinary influence from France, The Caribbean Islands, and Louisiana. Hence the name, Caribiana Cuisine, our ancestors are French Creoles that came from France in the early 1700s and settled in the French West Indies. After their arrival, they migrated to Louisiana and settled in the Bayou areas outside of New Orleans.

History

In 1699 French Explorers created a trade route from France, across the Atlantic, into the Caribbean Sea and into the Gulf of Mexico, establishing a trading post on the bank of the Mississippi River in present-day New Orleans.

Later, when New Orleans became a Port City, trade throughout the entire Caribbean Islands added sugar cane, tropical fruits, vegetables and spices to the French Creole pantry of New Orleans.

About the Owners

ownersFrom small-town Louisiana to the sky scrapers of New York City and across the beaches of the Caribbean, Kay and Carey LeGrange have seen it all. They’ve spent much time in the Florida Keys and in the Caribbean, where Carey got his inspiration for The Bullfish Bar + Kitchen. Now they are bringing their experience and everything they have learned right here in the Bayou State, while also introducing their own Caribiana concept to the local community – a fusion of Cajun, French, and Caribbean cuisine.

Carey grew up in Bayou Pigeon, Louisiana where his parents created, owned and operated an authentic bayou country restaurant and bar, called LeGrange’s Camp – End of the World. He and his seven siblings were well provided for by their hardworking parents with love, passion, and family values that ensured them to dream BIG and BELIEVE!

Kay brings her business and leadership skills, honed during her twenty-year tenure as a senior executive charged with building global business for Calvin Klein, Donna Karan, and many other top brands. Kay and Cary welcome you to The Bullfish Bar + Kitchen and hope you love the Caribiana food concept as much as they do.