Established in Baldwin County in 2013
Bringing 35 years of excellence to your table…
It all began in October of 1979, with my father in a little place called “Ardoin’s Seafood”, in Opelousas, Louisiana. I worked with my Dad until his retirement in 1995. At that time, I decided to leave the family business and open my own place, also called, Café Acadiana, also in Opelousas. We were very successful, but ultimately sold the Café back in 2003, and moved to Silverhill, AL. After 10 years of working in the wholesale foodservice industry, here in Baldwin County, I decided it was time to get back to my first love…preparing great food for great people.
The name, “Acadiana” (a K D ana), is an area comprising some 22 parishes in South Central Louisiana. The “Acadian” people were exiled from Novi Scotia, Canada in the 1760’s, by the Queen of England, for their Catholicism and the bounty of the land they had inhibited since the mid 1600’s. They settled this area in South Louisiana, known today, as Acadiana. Over the past two centuries, the Acadians built a unique, innovative approach to their everyday lives, as well as to their kitchen tables. Their traditions and way of life continue to this day. People of Acadian descent can be found all over this great land of ours, including many right here in lower Alabama!