L'auberge awards

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We take great pride in L’Auberge Casino Resort Lake Charles and know that it is an exceptional casino resort experience unlike any other. The best gambling, dining, accommodations and all around entertainment. It’s particularly gratifying that those-in-the-know think so as well. Read more below about the exceptional awards we’ve been honored to receive.

2017

USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice Travel Awards – Best U.S. Casino

Golf Digest – Best 10 Golf Courses in Louisiana / Contraband Bayou Golf Club

TripAdvisor 2017 Certificate of Excellence – Asia

  • Awarded July 2017
  • Recognizes restaurants with consistent achievement of high ratings from travelers 

Louisiana Cookin’ Magazine / Best Casino Dining – Ember Grille & Wine Bar

  • Ember Grille named to list of ‘7 Best Casino Dining Options’ in Louisiana
  • Published in July/August 2017 issue of magazine 

Beaumont Enterprise – Readers’ Choice Awards

  • Best Poker Room – L’Auberge Lake Charles
  • Winners announced June 2017

Casino Player Magazine – Best of Dining & Nightlife Awards, June 2017

  • Best Steakhouse – Ember Grille & Wine Bar
  • Best Place to People Watch – Touloulou’s
  • Best Coffee Shop – Lattes
  • Best Outdoor Dining – Touloulou’s 

Times of Acadiana Best of 2017 Awards – Best Local Casino

  • Winners announced June 2017; chosen by readers of publication 
  • Best Local Casino – 2nd Place   

Hotel Planner/Meetings.Com – Top 100 Best Hotels for Group Travel & Meetings

  • US/South – L’Auberge Casino Resort Lake Charles
  • Awarded June 2017
  • Nominated by meeting planners for quality guest service, positive client feedback, year over year growth and best value in group rates. 

2016

Senior Resource Guide / Austin – Readers’ Choice Awards

  • Best Casino – Austin, TX region
  • Awarded December 2016

Lagniappe Magazine – Best of SWLA Awards

  • Awarded November 2016
    • Best Buffet – Le Beaucoup Buffet
    • Best Spa – Spa du Lac

Strictly Slots Magazine – Best of Slots 2016

  • Awarded November 2016, featured in magazine

1st place:

  • Best Reel Slots
  • Best High End Slot Area
  • Best Players Club Lounge

2nd Place:

  • Best 50-cent slots
  • Best $5+ slots

3rd Place:

  • Best Video Poker
  • Best Progressive Slots
  • Best Dollar Slots
  • Best Comps

Golf Vacation Insider – Best Golf & Casino Resort

  • Awarded October 2016
  • Based on ratings, rankings, reviews and professional opinions
  • Published to 425,000 golfers

Times of Acadiana Best of 2016 Awards – Best Local Casino

  • Winners announced 6/23/16; chosen by readers of publication
  • Best Local Casino – 2nd place

Southern Gaming Magazine – Tops Pools of 2016

  • Awarded in May/June 2016 issue of magazine
  • L’Auberge Pool & Lazy River recognized – Best in Southern Region
  • Described as a ‘little slice of tropical heaven in the heart of Bayou Country’

TripAdvisor – Certificate of Excellence

  • Awarded May 2016
  • Honors excellence in hospitality
  • Awarded to properties that maintain an overall TripAdvisor bubble rating of at least four out of five and consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews

Southern Gaming Magazine – 2016 Reader’s Choice Awards

  • 20,000+ votes this year
  • Winners to be published in May issue of magazine

1st Place

    • Best Suites
    • Best Golf Course – Contraband Bayou Golf Club
    • Best Amenities
    • Best Player’s Club – mychoice

2nd Place

    • Best Overall Property

3rd Place

    • Best Hotel Rooms
    • Best Restaurant – Ember Grille & Wine Bar
    • Best Nightlife

Casino Player Magazine – 2016 Best of Dining & Nightlife Awards

  • Awarded March 2016 – featured in magazine and online
    • Best Outdoor Dining – Touloulou’s Beach Bar
    • Best Coffee Shop – Modern Pantry
    • Best Steakhouse – Ember Grille & Wine Bar
    • Best Place for Cocktails – Jack After Dark
    • Best Pool/Beach Bar – Touloulou’s

AAA Four Diamond Hotel Distinction

  • Recognizes establishments that consistently achieve high levels of quality and service
  • Just 5% of North America’s premier hotels achieve Four Diamond designation
  • Awarded February 2016
  • Only Southwest Louisiana hotel to hold the prestigious standard of AAA Four Diamond

Best Gumbo – 2016 World Famous Cajun Extravaganza Gumbo Cook-Off

  • Wild Game Gumbo – Professional Category
    • 1st Place
  • Team led by Chef Lyle Broussard
  • Awarded February 2016

Best Burger in Southwest Louisiana – Jack Daniel’s Bar & Grill/Chef Lyle Broussard

  • Winner: Pimento Cheese Bacon Jam Burger
  • Awarded by Lagniappe Magazine – Food Writer Mario Pacetti
  • February 2016
  • Lagniappe Magazine Burger Challenge

 

2015

Lagniappe Magazine – Best of SWLA 2015 Awards

  • Best Bartender
  • Kelly Bistok – Ember Grille & Wine Bar
  • Featured in the December 2015 issue of Lagniappe
  • Readers’ Choice awards – chosen via online voting

ConventionSouth Magazine – 2015 Readers’ Choice Award

  • Awarded December 2015 – L’Auberge Casino Resort
  • Featured in December issue of magazine and online
  • Reader’s Choice Award – 5,000+ votes in online ballot
  • 645 destinations nominated; 180 chosen; only 11 in Louisiana including CVBs and venues
  • 6th time winning the prestigious award
  • Nominated by professional meeting planners for commitment to professionalism, creativity and exemplary service

Beaumont Enterprise – 2015 Mid County Readers Choice Awards

  • Best Casino – L’Auberge Casino Resort
  • Awarded October 25, 2015

Casino Player Magazine – 2015 Best of Gaming Awards

  • Awarded October 2015 – featured in magazine and online

First Place Wins

  • Best Pool
  • Best Golf Course, Contraband Bayou Golf Club
  • Best Dealers
  • Best Slot Tournaments
  • Best Video Slots
  • Best Place To Play Roulette

Second Place Wins

  • Best Rooms
  • Favorite Casino Resort to Vacation at
  • Best Promotions
  • Best Table-Game Tournaments
  • Best to Play Craps

Third Place Wins

  • Best Overall Gaming Resort
  • Best Hotel
  • Best Suite
  • Best Spa
  • Best Casino
  • Best Players Club, mychoice
  • Best Reel Slots
  • Best Casino To Play Video Poker
  • Casino Where You Feel The Luckiest

Only In Your State – 12 of the Most Mouthwatering Steakhouses in Louisiana

  • Ember Grille & Wine Bar named to the statewide list
  • #8 statewide
  • Published online September 2015

Pastry Live – Best Sugar Showpiece

  • September 2015 National Competition
  • Atlanta, Georgia
  • Chef Cori Schlemmer and Rachel Young
  • Constructed an elaborate sugar showpiece in 7 hours
  • Theme: Toys – winning entry an elaborate sculpture depicting Pinocchio balancing on the handlebars of a Radio Flyer bike

Only In Your State – Best Hamburger

  • Jack Daniel’s Bar & Grill named to ’10 of the Most Delicious Burgers in Louisiana’ list
  • #1 on list for Big Ass Burger
  • Published online July 2015

The Advertiser – Best of Acadiana Readers Poll

  • Named Best Local Casino
  • Awarded June 2015 -- featured online and in newspaper

USA TODAY 10Best – Best U.S. Casino

  • Named to 10Best national list in Best U.S. Casino category
  • 20 properties nominated by a panel of travel experts; 10 named to ‘best’ list
  • Placed 4th on list; top ranked non-tribal casino
  • Published July 2015

Southern Gaming Magazine – 2015 Reader’s Choice Awards

  • Mid-South region
  • Awarded May 2015
  • 1st Place:
    • Best Suites
    • Best Poker Room
    • Best Nightlife
  • 2nd Place
    • Best Amenities
    • Best Golf Course – Contraband Bayou Golf Club
  • 3rd Place
    • Best Rooms
    • Best Theme

USA Today Travel – Top 10 Best Casinos Outside of Vegas

  • Published online March 2015
  • L’Auberge ranked #5 nationwide

GolfWeek Magazine – 2015 Best Courses to Play

  • Contraband Bayou Golf Club
  • Awarded February 2015; featured in magazine May 2015

Casino Player Magazine – 2015 Best of Dining & Nightlife Awards

  • Awarded March 2015 – featured in magazine and online
    • Casino with Best Variety of Restaurants – L’Auberge Lake Charles
    • Best Coffee Shop – Lattes
    • Best Desserts – Desserts
    • Best Overall Service – Ember Grille & Wine Bar
    • Best Steakhouse – Ember Grille & Wine Bar
    • Best After Hours Spot – Jack After Dark

 

Acadiana Profile Magazine – Best New Restaurant

  • Published February 2015
  • Asia & Favorites named to ‘best new restaurant’ list

Acadiana Profile Magazine – Best Bars and Cocktail Stars

  • Published January 2015
  • Ember Grille & Wine Bar named to ‘best bar’ list
  • Kelly Bistok – Best Bartender
  • Writer’s Pick – Blackberry Bourbon Fizz

2014

ConventionSouth Magazine – 2014 Readers’ Choice Award

  • Awarded December 2014 – featured in magazine and online
  • Reader’s Choice Award – 5,000+ votes in online ballot
  • 700 destinations nominated; 175 chosen
  • Nominated by professional meeting planners for commitment to professionalism, creativity and exemplary service

Strictly Slots Magazine – 2014 Best of Slots Reader’s Choice Awards

  • Awarded October 2014 -- featured in November 2014 issue of magazine

1st Place Wins:

    • Best Variety of Slots
    • Best Video Slots
    • Best Dollar Slots
    • Best Players Club Lounge

 

  • 2nd Place Wins:
    • Best Penny Slots
    • Best 50-cent slots
    • Best high-end Slot Area
    • Best Comps
  • 3rd Place Wins:
    • Best Overall Casino
    • Best Video Poker
    • Best $5+ Slots
    • Best Slot Club, mychoice

 

Pastry Live 2014 – Chef Bill Foltz & Chef Cori Schlemmer

  • 3 National Awards:
    • National Showpiece Champions
    • Best Sugar Showpiece
    • Competitor’s Choice Award
  • 8/26/14 Competition in Atlanta
  • Sugar showpiece: Entry titled “Dragon Ball” portraying 2014 Video Game theme

 

Casino Player Magazine – 2014 Best of Gaming Awards

  • Awarded August 2014

1st Place Wins:

Best Overall Gaming Resort

Best Hotel

  • Best Pool
  • Best Golf Course, Contraband Bayou Golf Club
  • Best Roulette
  • Best Facebook Page
  • Casino with the Best Website

 

  • 2nd Place Wins:
  • Best Rooms
  • Best Spa – Spa du Lac
  • Best Casino
  • Best Dealers

 

Wine Spectator Award – Ember Grill & Wine Bar

  • Award of Excellence
  • August 2014
  • Designated by Wine Spectator Magazine
  • Recognized for wine program and selection

Yahoo! Travel

  • The Very Best Casinos Outside of Vegas – L’Auberge Lake Charles
  • July 15, 2014 – listed on national Yahoo website
  • 1 of only 10 properties chosen

Start! Fit-Friendly Company

  • L’Auberge Casino Resort Lake Charles has been recognized for a 5th consecutive year by the American Heart Association for promoting physical activity and health in the workplace.
  • L’Auberge again earned Gold recognition for its workplace wellness programs.
  • July 2014

 

Meetings Focus Magazine Reader’s Choice Awards

  • Best of the South – Best Property
  • Published in September 2014 issue of magazine

San Antonio Express News Reader’s Choice Awards – L’Auberge

  • Best Casino/Gaming
  • Bronze award
  • Critic’s Choice Award – 1st Place
  • Awarded June 2014

Southern Gaming Magazine – 2014 Reader’s Choice Awards

  • Mid-South region
  • Awarded May 2014
  • 1st Place:
    • Hotel Rooms
    • Golf Course – Contraband Bayou Golf Club
  • 2nd Place
    • Best Overall Property
    • Best Suites
  • 3rd Place
    • Best Nightlife – Jack After Dark

 

GolfWeek Magazine – 2014 Best Courses to Play

  • Contraband Bayou Golf Club ranked #2 in the State of Louisiana
  • Awarded May 2014

Convention South Magazine – 2014 Editors’ Hot Pick & Golden Event Venue Distinction

  • Awarded March 2013 following a ‘secret shop’ of the property (conducted 2/2014)
  • Near perfect scores in all categories
  • 1 of only 6 ‘Golden Event Venue’ designations

2013

Strictly Slots Magazine – Reader’s Choice Awards

  • Awarded December 2013
    • Best Asian Restaurant – Asia
    • Best Coffee Shop – Lattes
    • Best Desserts – Desserts
    • Best Service
    • Best Pool & Beach Bar – The Blue Crush Grill
    • Best Place for Cocktails – Touloulou’s

ConventionSouth Magazine – 2013 Readers’ Choice Award

  • Awarded December 2013 – featured in magazine and online
  • Reader’s Choice Award – 6,500+ votes in online ballot
  • Selected from thousands of properties in 14 Southern states
  • Meeting & Events team honored for professionalism, creativity and service
  • Nominated by professional meeting planners

GolfWeek Magazine – Contraband Bayou Golf Club

  • Awarded January 2013
    • Best Golf Courses – State of Louisiana: #3
    • Best Casino Courses in the United States: #25

4TH Annual Sherpie! Awards – Best of 2013

  • Awarded October 2013
  • Best Facebook Promotion – Cheers Photo Caption Contest
  • Best Use of Pinterest
  • Chosen from 100+ entries

Meetings Focus Magazine – Best of the South 2013

  • Awarded July 2013
  • Named ‘Best of the South’
  • Reader’s poll – award voted on by professional meeting planners
  • Featured in September 2013 issue

AAA Southern Traveler Magazine – Best of the South 2013

  • Awarded July 1, 2013
  • L’Auberge Lake Charles & L’Auberge Baton Rouge
  • Reader’s poll
  • Best Casino in the South

Casino Player Magazine – 2013 Best of Gaming Awards

  • Awarded June 2013

1stPlace Wins:

Best Overall Gaming Resort

Best Hotel

  • Best Rooms
  • Best Pool
  • Best Spa, Spa & Salon
  • Best Golf Course, Contraband Bayou Golf Club

Best Video Poker

  • Best Blackjack
  • 2nd Place Wins:
  • Best Casino
  • Best Suites
  • Best Reel Slots
  • Best Video Slots
  • Best Craps
  • Best Roulette
  • Casino with Best Website

 

  • 3rd Place Wins:
  • Best Dealers
  • Best Poker Tournaments

 

Southern Gaming Magazine – 2013 Reader’s Choice Awards

  • Best Golf Course – Contraband Bayou Golf Club
  • Mid-South region
  • Awarded June 1, 2013

 

Start! Fit-Friendly Company

  • L’Auberge Casino Resort Lake Charles has been recognized for a 4th consecutive year by the American Heart Association for promoting physical activity and health in the workplace.
  • L’Auberge again earned Gold recognition for its workplace wellness programs.
  • May 2013

2012

Gaming South Magazine – ‘Best of Gaming 2012’

  • Best Casino Pool
  • Awarded October 2012

GolfWeek Magazine

  • January 2012
  • Contraband Bayou Golf Club
    • #3 Best Golf Courses – State of Louisiana

Start! Fit-Friendly Company

  • L’Auberge Casino Resort Lake Charles has been recognized for a third consecutive year as a by the American Heart Association for promoting physical activity and health in the workplace.
  • L’Auberge again earned Gold recognition for its workplace wellness programs, only the second Southwest Louisiana business to earn the honor.

2011

Lagniappe Magazine Best of 2011 Reader’s Choice Awards
Awarded December 2011

  • Best Buffet – Le Beaucoup Buffet
  • Best Barber – 1740 Barbier
  • Best Place to Bring an Out of Town Visitor – L’Auberge Casino Resort

Convention South Magazine
Awarded November 2011; published December 2011

  • Reader’s Choice Award
  • Selected from thousands of properties in 14 Southern states
  • Meeting & Events team honored for excellence, creativity, customer service and professionalism

Meeting & Conventions Magazine Gold Tee Award

  • June 2011
  • Awarded to Contraband Bayou Golf Club and the Meeting & Event Center
  • One of just 78 properties worldwide chosen for award on the basis of overall excellence and quality

Coupe du Monde de la Pâtisserie – Lyons, France

  • January 23-24, 2011
  • Chef William Foltz – Pastry Chef
  • Best ‘Sugar’ sculpture; international competition

GolfWeek Magazine

  • January 2011
  • Contraband Bayou Golf Club
    • #5 Best Public Access – State of Louisiana

#25 Best Casino Course – USA

2010

Lagniappe Magazine’s 2010 Best of SWLA Reader’s Choice awards
Awarded December 2010

  • Best Romantic Dinner – Snake River Grill
  • Best Restaurant After Midnight – Le Café
  • Best Spa – Spa du Lac
  • Best Place to Hear Live Music – Jack Daniel’s Bar & Grill

2010 Casino Player Magazine ‘Best of Gaming’ Reader’s Awards
Awarded August 2010 issue:
1st Place

  • Best Overall Entertainment
  • Best Concerts
  • Best Golf Course – Contraband Bayou Golf Club
  • Best Buffet – Le Beaucoup Buffet

3rd Place

  • Casino Where You Feel Luckiest
  • Best Reel Slots
  • Best Video Slots

2010 Apex Awards for Publication Excellence

  • Recipient: Kerry Andersen
  • Category: Writing/One of A Kind Publication
  • Subject matter: The Flavor of L’Auberge cookbook

2010 Communicator Award – International Academy of the Visual Arts

  • Recipient: Kerry Andersen
  • Category: Writing
  • Subject matter: The Flavor of L’Auberge cookbook

2010 Chefs to Watch Award – 9th Annual

  • Recipient: Chef Matthew Beaudin/Le Café
  • One of just 5 Chef’s to Watch
  • Louisiana Cookin’ Magazine; 9th Annual Chefs to Watch Awards

2010 Philanthropist of the Year Award – L’Auberge du Lac Casino Resort

  • Awarded February 2010
  • Awarded by Family Foundation of Southwest Louisiana
  • L’Auberge du Lac and its employees chosen for giving “time, talent and treasure to the community for the betterment of Southwest Louisiana”.

Golfweek

  • January 2010
  • Contraband Bayou Golf Club named to the 2010 Golfweek’s Best Courses You Can Play list
  • Honored as one of the top public-access layouts in the U.S.

2009

Mayor’s Commission on Disability

  • December 2009
  • L’Auberge honored for positive hiring practices.
  • Nominated for award
  • Just five companies are chosen each year to receive the award for their efforts to employ physically challenged or disabled employees.

Lagniappe Magazine’s 2009 Best of SWLA Reader’s Choice awards
Awarded December 3/17 issues

  • Best Romantic Dinner – Snake River Grill
  • Best Bar Overall – Jack Daniel’s Bar & Grill
  • Best Spa – Spa du Lac
  • Best Place to Take A Non-Louisianan – L’Auberge du Lac Casino Resort
  • Best Place to Hear Live Music – Jack Daniel’s Bar & Grill

Best of the South – Meetings South Magazine
Awarded September 2009
Property chosen by national meeting planners as an outstanding meeting facility based on meeting space, guest rooms, staff, service, F/B, amenities, value and more.

 

2009 Partner in Tourism Award – L’Auberge Food & Beverage Department
SWLA Convention & Visitor’s Bureau

Awarded May 13, 2009

Times of SWLA “Best of” Reader’s Poll 2009
May 15/29 issues

Best Casino/Place to Gamble – L’Auberge du Lac Casino Resort
Best Live Music – Jack Daniel’s Bar & Grill
Best Bar Overall – Jack Daniel’s Bar & Grill
Best Beer Variety – Jack Daniel’s Bar & Grill
Best Martini – globar
Best Local Hotel/Motel – L’Auberge du Lac Casino Resort
Best Massage/Day Spa – Spa du Lac

Best Place to Dance – Jack After Dark (2nd Place)

Best Place to Chow Down After 2 am – Le Café (3rd Place)
Best Romantic Dinner – Snake River Grill (3rd Place)

2008

Lagniappe Magazine ‘Best of 2008 Awards’ – Reader’s Poll
December 4/18 2008 issues

  • Best Place to Bring a Visitor – L’Auberge du Lac Casino Resort
  • Best Romantic Restaurant – Snake River Grill
  • Best Bar – Jack Daniel’s Bar & Grill
  • Best Place to Hear Live Music – Jack Daniel’s Bar & Grill
  • Best Place to Dance – Jack Daniel’s Bar & Grill
  • Best Spa – Spa du Lac

 

2008 Best of Southern Gaming Awards – Mid-South Division (Reader’s Poll)
September 2008 issue

  • 2nd Place
    • Best Spa
  • 3rd Place
    • Best overall casino property
    • Best rooms
    • Best slots
    • Best comps
    • Best golf course
    • Best restaurant – Snake River Grill

“The Best of the Best” – 2008 Pinnacle Awards (Reader’s Poll)

  • Successful Meetings Magazine
  • August 2008 Hotel Winners
  • Southeast Region
  • Readers commended property with high marks in meeting facilities, services, accommodations, amenities and food/beverage

Times of SWLA ‘Best Of’ Reader’s Poll 2008 (Reader’s Poll)
1st Place:
“Best Casino/Best Place to Gamble” – L’Auberge du Lac
“Best local hotel/motel” – L’Auberge du Lac
“Best Live Music– Jack Daniel’s Bar & Grill”
“Best Bar Overall – Jack Daniel’s Bar & Grill”
“Best Beer Variety – Jack Daniel’s Bar & Grill”
“Best Massage” – Spa du Lac
“Best Day Spa” – Spa du Lac
“Best Place to Play Golf” – Contraband Bayou Golf Club at L’Auberge
“Best Appetizers” – Snake River Grill
“Best Local Restaurant… period” – Snake River Grill
“Best Romantic Dinner Date” – Snake River Grill
2nd Place:

  • Best Steak – Snake River Grill
  • Best Kept Secret Eatery – Asia
  • Best Margarita – Nevie Beach Club
  • Best Martini – globar
  • Best Happy Hour – Nevie Beach Club

3rd Place:

  • Best Desserts – Snake River Grill
  • Best Restaurant Service – Snake River Grill
  • Best Martini – Nevie Beach Club
  • Best Place to Chow Down After 2am – Le Café
  • Best Breakfast/Brunch – Le Café

Honorable Mention:

  • Best BBQ – Snake River Grill
  • Best Hamburger – Jack Daniel’s Bar & Grill
  • Best Salad – Jack Daniel’s Bar & Grill
  • Best Asian Food – Asia
  • Best Steak – Jack Daniel’s Bar & Grill
  • Best Appetizers – Jack Daniel’s Bar & Grill
  • Best Business Lunch – Snake River Grill
  • Best Coffee – Lattes
  • Best Bar Overall – globar
  • Best Margarita – globar
  • May 15/29, 2008 – publication dates

“Best Asian Eatery – Asia” 1st Place
“Best Buffet – Le Beaucoup Buffet” 1st Place
“Best Spa – Spa du Lac” 1st Place
“Best Bar – Jack Daniel’s Bar & Grill” 1st Place
“Best Place to Take a Non-Louisianan – L’Auberge du Lac” 1st Place

  • ‘Best of 2007 Reader’s Choice Awards’
  • Lagniappe Magazine
  • December 2007

“Best of the South”

  • Meetings South Magazine
  • August 2007

“Best Spa – Spa du Lac”—1st Place
“Best Pool” – 1st Place
“Best Theme” – 1st Place
“Best Golf Course – Contraband Bayou Golf Club” – 3rd Place

  • Southern Gaming and Destinations
  • September 2007

“Greens of Distinction”

  • Corporate & Incentive Travel Magazine
  • August 2007 Issue (announced 6/07)
  • 13th Annual ‘Greens of Distinction’ award
  • Selections were made based on meeting facilities, overall hospitality, golf staff assistance, course conditions and design, and tournament arrangements that effectively hosted their meetings and incentive travel programs.
  • Honored at 11/10/07 Black Tie Gala in New York City

“Best Casino”
“Best Place to Gamble”
“Best Live Music– Jack Daniel’s Bar & Grill”
“Best Bar Overall – Jack Daniel’s Bar & Grill”
“Best Beer Variety – Jack Daniel’s Bar & Grill”
“Best Kept Secret Eatery – Asia”
“Best Massage & Day Spa – Spa du Lac” (2nd Place)

  • Times of SWLA ‘Best Of’ Reader’s Poll 2007
  • May 31, 2007 – publication date

 

Best Gumbo

  • 2007 World Famous Cajun Extravaganza & Gumbo Cook-Off
  • February 2007 – Lake Charles Civic Center
  • Chicken & Sausage Gumbo – Professional Category
    • 3rd Place
  • Wild Game Gumbo – Professional Category
    • 3rd Place

Silver/Bronze Culinary Medals

  • 2007 Red Cross Culinary Classic – Shreveport, La.
  • Silver Medal – Mini Buffet Category
  • Bronze Medal – Entrée Category
  • January 2007

 

“Best Casino in Louisiana” – L’Auberge du Lac

  • ‘’Best of the Best”
  • The Orange County News
  • 2007 Reader’s Choice Awards
  • January 2007

“Best Bar” – Jack Daniel’s Bar & Grill

  • ‘Best of Southwest Louisiana 2006’ Contest
  • Lagniappe Magazine
  • December 2006

“Best Hamburgers” – Jack Daniel’s Bar & Grill

  • ‘Best of Southwest Louisiana 2006’ Contest
  • Lagniappe Magazine
  • December 2006

“Best Lobster” – Snake River Grill

  • ‘Best of Southwest Louisiana 2006’ Contest
  • Lagniappe Magazine
  • December 2006

“Highest Achievement Award – Quality Award”

  • Chamber SWLA Quality Council
  • October 2006

“Best of the South”

  • Meetings South Magazine
  • September 2006

“Best Overall Property”
“Best Rooms”
“Best Buffet – Le Beaucoup Buffet”
“Best Restaurant – Snake River Grill”
“Best Spa – Spa du Lac”
“Best Golf Course – Contraband Bayou Golf Club”
“Best Promotions”
“Best Pool” – 2nd Place
“Best Theme” – 2nd Place

  • Southern Gaming and Destinations
  • September 2006

“Best Casino”
“Best Place to Gamble”
“Best Live Music– Jack Daniel’s Bar & Grill”
“Best Bar Overall – Jack Daniel’s Bar & Grill”
“Best Beer Variety – Jack Daniel’s Bar & Grill”
“Best Place to Play Golf – Contraband Bayou Golf Club – 2nd Place”
“Best New Restaurant – Jack Daniel’s Bar & Grill – 2nd Place”

  • Times of SWLA Reader’s Poll 2006
  • September 6, 2006

“Best Pool in U.S”

“Best Resort in Louisiana 2006”

  • Texas Golfer Magazine
  • January 2006

“Best New Restaurant” – Jack Daniel’s Bar & Grill

  • 12th Annual Readers Choice ‘Best of Lake Charles’ Contest
  • Lagniappe Magazine
  • December 2005

“Best Lobster” – Snake River Grill

  • 12th Annual Readers Choice ‘Best of Lake Charles’ Contest
  • Lagniappe Magazine
  • December 2005

“Most Notable Debut”

  • Travel + Leisure Golf Magazine
  • August 2005

“Most Worthy Design”

  • Travel + Leisure Golf Magazine
  • August 2005

“Best Golf Course in 2005”

  • Texas Golfer Magazine
  • Neighboring State Division
  • July 2005

“Best Casino-Golf Resort in 2005”

  • Texas Golfer Magazine
  • Neighboring State Division
  • July 2005

“The Best Secret”

  • Texas Golfer Magazine
  • Neighboring State Division
  • July 2005

“Best in State -- Lagniappe Living Employee Magazine”

  • May 2006
  • Honored by Louisiana Press Women
  • Category:Four-Color Magazine in the Public Relations Printed Materials

“Best Gumbo”

  • February 2006
  • SWLA Mardi Gras Extravaganza Gumbo Cook-Off

 

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