Experience the New Orleans Food and Wine Experience May 20-23, 2015. Now in it’s 23rd year, this nationally recognized festival boasts 52 wineries, 53 restaurants, 24 exhibitors, and 26 special guests – plus numerous special events and seminars spread out over 4 days.
Since its inception, this non-profit festival has raised over 1 million dollars for local non-profit organizations, such as food banks and culinary schools!
Most events are held in the French Quarter and Convention Center, a 10 minute historic streetcar ride from our New Orleans Garden District bed and breakfast. Except for the Vintner Dinners, which are hosted at restaurants around the city with wine pairings and reasonable price fixe menus. See if your favorite restaurant is on the list, or fall in love with a new restaurant.
Highlights from this year’s events include:
- “Grand Tastings” at the Convention Center match New Orleans’ finest chefs with wines from around the world plus the crowning of the “King of Louisiana Seafood” on Saturday.
- Stroll down Royal Street with the Krewe of Cork and take in the live music, wine offerings in the art galleries, and the beautiful French Quarter architecture.
- The Big Pastry Competition with burlesque ballroom hosts features pastries paired with champagne and spirits.
So, “Come to Your Senses” and stay with a local who will help you get the most out of your days of eating and drinking good wine at our peaceful Garden District bed and breakfast.
Photo credits: Chris Granger