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New Orleans Wine and Food Experience
May 25-28, 2017

Event Details
When: May 25-28, 2017
Where: French Quarter
Cost: Varies by Event
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New Orleans Wine & Food Experience
New Orleans Wine & Food Experience
New Orleans Wine & Food Experience
New Orleans Wine & Food Experience

Get ready for one of the most exciting culinary events of the year! This May, hundreds of wineries and restaurants will join forces for the 25th New Orleans Wine and Food Experience, attracting food, wine, art, and music lovers to various venues throughout the French Quarter.

History

Over 25 years ago, a group of wine and food lovers gathered to create an event that would share their passions with the world. Their goal was not just to showcase the finest food and drink, but to donate event proceeds to various charitable organizations in New Orleans. The New Orleans Wine and Food Experience has raised more than $1.2 million dollars for local nonprofit organizations, with beneficiaries ranging from New Orleans food banks to culinary schools.

Events

The weekend will be packed with seminars designed for both new and experienced wine drinkers. You’ll also find intimate wine dinners at New Orleans’ best restaurants featuring the chefs’ own wine and food pairings. Of course, there are many other unique experiences exclusively for NOWFE attendees.

Here are just a few of the special events happening throughout the weekend:

Friday, May 26, 2017

Vinola!

At 2:00 p.m., ticketholders will head to the Omni Royal Orleans Hotel Ballroom at 621 St. Louis Street to enjoy the opportunity to sample an array of rare and elite wines from around the world presented by the winemakers themselves.

Royal Street Stroll

At 5:30 p.m., the New Orleans Wine and Food Experience and the Krewe of Cork will lead a parade-style stroll down the 200-900 blocks of Royal Street, with renowned winemakers acting as Grand Marshals. Parade-goers are encouraged to wear wine-themed costumes and to join in on the celebration of King Patick van Hoorebeek and the season of wine and food in New Orleans.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Grand Tasting

6:00 p.m. marks the beginning of the Grand Tasting, located at iconic Mardi Gras World at 1380 Port of New Orleans Place. This event will boast more than 1000 domestic and international vintages served with food curated by over 75 of New Orleans’ finest chefs. Dishes will compete for the coveted Fleur de Lis Culinary Award, and all attendees will have the opportunity to dine and mingle with wine makers and chefs. If you want early entrance and the ability to skip the lines, think about purchasing a VIP ticket.

The Big Gateaux Show

Cocktails and a pastry competition will accompany celebrity chef features and performances by Burlesque starlets, Trixi Minx and Bella Blue. The winning pastry chef will win a $5000 prize. The show begins at 9:00 p.m. in the Marriott Convention Center Ballroom at 859 Convention Center Boulevard.

Food

New Orleans Wine & Food Experience
New Orleans Wine & Food Experience
New Orleans Wine & Food Experience

Over 75 of New Orleans’ finest chefs will participate in this year’s New Orleans Wine and Food Experience. Last year’s participating restaurants included:

More details about this year’s participating restaurants will be released soon. Check out the NOWFE website for more details here.

Wine

More than 1000 domestic and international vintages will be served alongside the food at the New Orleans Wine and Food Experience. A few of last year’s participating wineries included:

  • Antica Napa Valley
  • BCM WineWorks
  • Bernardus Winery
  • Bodegas Riojanas
  • Crawford Malone Fine Wines
  • Esporao Wines and Olive Oils
  • Foundry Vineyards
  • Michael David Winery
  • Reynolds Family Winery
  • Trichero Family Estates
  • Willamette Valley Vineyards

More details about participating wineries will be released soon. Check out the NOWFE website for more details here.

Tickets

Tickets for New Orleans Wine and Food Experience can be purchased individually or as a bundle here. VIP packages are also available for sale.

For more information on the New Orleans Food and Wine Experience visit www.nowfe.com.

 
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