About Ignatius Reilly's
Ignatius Reilly’s Gourmet Street Food is a Gourmet Food Trailer in South Louisiana based out of Bâton Rouge, Louisiane serving house-made fresh pastas, soup, salad, and seasonal specials!
At Ignatius Reilly’s we strive for the enrichment of our Louisiana economy through supporting local farmers, foragers, fishmongers, and merchants. We are dedicated to using ingredients from sustainable/organic farms and chemical free products whenever possible.
Ignatius Reilly’s team considers itself ongoing students of its culinary craft, always learning and evolving to bring our customers something new. The same goes of any craft; the process dictates the end result. This being the case, all of our product is seasonal, sourced locally and made fresh from scratch.
Historically the food service industry produces some of the highest amount of waste (of any industry) in the process of bringing their product to consumers. As stewards of the environment in which we operate, our team feels the best way to exercise responsibility is to use all compostable and recyclable paper products in the service of our customers. All organic scraps from the preparation process are used in compost for the enrichment of soil in Chef Day’s garden (“Moi Petit Jardin”). Ignatius Reilly’s is always searching for new technics to give back to the community, any suggestions are always welcome!
Chef Marcus Day
Day was born in Baton Rouge, LA. and raised around family Creole and Cajun cuisine. After high school he studied at Southeastern Louisiana University graduating with a B.A. in Marketing. During this time he worked for such notable chefs such as John Besh (Restaurant August, New Orleans, LA), Ryan Hardy (Montagna at the Little Nell, Aspen, CO) and others were he attributes the development of his knowledge and culinary passions. Day went on to take an Executive Chef position at Carter Plantation in Springfield, LA. bringing influences of Northern Italian cuisine, using local product, to the area. In October 2011 he opened Ignatius Reilly’s Gourmet Street Food out of a vintage 1975 Airstream trailer. His informal bistro food focuses on fresh handmade pasta, soups, salads and seasonal specials.