If you’ve been following my blog, you know I love this event! The Giant Omelette Celebration in Abbeville, LA is always lots of fun for the whole family and I try to make it with my daughter every year, at least the Sunday afternoon when they do the cooking.
This is the skillet in the middle of the street in downtown Abbeville last year. The weather was just perfect! When the Giant Omelette Celebration began, they used 5000 eggs. Since then, they’ve added one egg every year and this year, there will be 5027 eggs in the omelette along with some 52 pounds of butter, among other things! Yum!
The procession of chefs is very nice with all the flags from the different areas where they are from. This is truly an international event. They also have this celebration is the following cities: Bessieres, France; Frejus, France; Dumbea, New Caledonia; and Granby, Quebec in Canada. Malmedy, Belgium and Pigue, Argentina later joined the fraternity, so there are now seven locations where people cook a giant omelette every year.
For more information and a full schedule of events, visit the official site of the Giant Omelette. It starts tonight with “Taste of Vermilion” in Magdalen Place in historic downtown Abbeville. There are activities all day tomorrow and Sunday as well. See you there!