Food and wine lovers in the Big Easy will be celebrating the local flavors at the upcoming New Orleans Wine and Food Experience, which is in its 23rd year. From May 20th-24th, some of the best food and wines from the New Orleans region and beyond will be showcasing favorite dishes and wines.
More than 1,000 wines from around the world as well as over than 25 local restaurants and food trucks will be featured throughout the four-day celebration. Menus will feature local flavor and innovative new creations prepared by top chefs from around the city.
Restaurants and food trucks participating in the event include: Boxcar food truck, 18 Steak, Kingfish, NOLA Restaurant, Rib Room, Ruth’s Chris Steak House, LMNO, M Bistro, Food Drunk food truck. Wineries such as Cornerstone Cellars, Bronco Wine Company, FOLIO Fine Wines Partners, Stag’s Leap and Grgich Hills Estate will also be taking part in the three-day festival as well.
With four full days, attendees have an awesome amount of events to choose from. The festival starts on Wednesday, May 20, with wine dinners – intimate food and wine pairing at some of New Orleans’ premier restaurants and ends on Sunday with “Experiences” & Seminars designed for new and experienced wine fans. Sprinkled throughout the weekend is the Grand Tasting where food and wine join forces to provide fans with a tasty treat and the Royal Street Stroll. This favorite is led “parade-style” by the Krewe of Cork, a world-famous wine industry phenomenon, and celebrates the season of wine and food in New Orleans.
Aside from providing a one-of-a-kind experience to attendees, the New Orleans Wine and Food Experience gives back to the community. They’ve raised more than $1 million for local non-profit organizations, including food banks and culinary schools and their beneficiaries have been able to help the community and the culture thrive.
If you’re going to be in New Orleans this week or Memorial Day weekend and you’re looking to try regional dishes from famed restaurants and give to this beautiful cause, please visit http://www.nowfe.com/ to learn more and buy tickets!