Begin your New Orleans Wine & Food Experience with an intimate wine dinner atÂ one of New Orleansâ€™ premier restaurants. Dine with friends or make new ones, whileÂ learning about the wine and food pairings directly from the vintners and chefs thatÂ created them. A different winery is featured at each restaurant.
About the Festival:
NewÂ Orleans,Â Louisianaâ€”The 25thÂ Anniversary of the New Orleans Food & Wine Experience will take placeÂ MayÂ 25 â€“ 28, 2017, and tickets areÂ on sale now for this highly anticipated, annualÂ four-day event.Â For more than twoÂ decades NOWFE has showcased the culinary excellence in theÂ New OrleansÂ community alongside national and international wines at wine dinners, seminars,Â special events and the Grand Tasting.Â ThisÂ year, theÂ Grand Tasting will move to a new location on Saturday, May 27thâ€”MardiÂ Gras World on Convention Center Blvd.Â â€œThe environment of MardiÂ Gras WorldÂ lends itself to the festive and fun atmosphere that the Grand TastingÂ conjures,â€ states Traci Beninate, 2017 NOWFE President. â€œTickets to allÂ of thisÂ yearâ€™s events are on sale now on our website. We hope everyone who has enjoyedÂ NOWFE over the past 25 years will join us for this specialÂ silver anniversaryÂ celebration.â€
NOWFEÂ has played a vital role in fighting hunger and supporting culinary educationÂ through itâ€™s more than $1 Million in donations over theÂ past 25 years. â€œWe areÂ extremely proud of the work we have done to showcase the culinary excellence inÂ our region, while supporting and advancingÂ our beneficiaries,â€ states Beninate.Â In 2016, the Culinary Arts Program at Nunez Community College was chosen as theÂ sole beneficiary of our eventÂ proceeds, which totaled $35,000. Nunez will againÂ serve as the beneficiary of our 25thÂ Anniversary event, with thatÂ donation being determinedÂ following the close of the event. â€œWe are honored toÂ be chosen for a second year to receive this funding,â€ states Ruth Varisco,Â Culinary Arts Professor atÂ Nunez Community College. â€œNunez has been a part ofÂ the culinary fabric of New Orleans for many years, and we are proud to infuseÂ so many talentedÂ and promising young culinary professionals into the mix.â€
NOWFEÂ 2017 includesÂ Wine DinnersÂ hosted byÂ more than 30 New Orleans area restaurants;Â Vinola,Â NOWFEâ€™s premium tasting event; theÂ RoyalÂ Street Stroll, NOWFEâ€™s signature event, a definitiveÂ evening event set in the heart of the French Quarter; excitingÂ Culinary SeminarsÂ and Experiences, theÂ GrandÂ TastingÂ on SaturdayÂ in true grand fashion with more than 175 wineriesÂ showcasing over 1000 winesÂ and 75 chefs serving culinary delights from ourÂ region, and theÂ Big Gateaux Show, aÂ scintillating pastry competition, all of which will fill the days andÂ nightsÂ with all things wine and food.
ForÂ 25Â years the New Orleans Wine & Food Experience has showcasedÂ the culinary excellence in our community alongside national and internationalÂ winesÂ at wine dinners in many of the cityâ€™s finest restaurants; at VINOLA, aÂ premium tasting event; at the iconic Royal Street Stroll Presented by Rouses;Â at dozensÂ of culinary seminars and demonstrations; at the Big Gateaux Show; andÂ ultimately at the Grand Tasting. NOWFE has raised more than $1 million forÂ localÂ non-profit organizations.Â
VisitÂ https://www.nowfe.com/special-event/wine-dinners for more information on the wine dinners