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(New Orleans LA - August 24, 2016) - A very special dining experience is planned for discerning diners and connoisseurs of the exclusive locally distilled rums provided by Celebration Distillation and the artful culinary creations by the hotel's new Executive Chef Matt Regan at The Maison Dupuy on Sept.12.

The event promises to be a provocative occasion for the palate with Chef Regan's carefully chosen pairings that will introduce his talents and exemplify his style -- American Gulf Coast with strong traditional Creole and Cajun influences - paired with superlative, award-winning Old New Orleans Louisiana rum selections. (menu follows below)

Hosted by the Bistreaux at Maison Dupuy the evening begins with Champagne and Gingeroo, a New Orleans-style Dark and Stormy in the bottle made from ginger, cayenne, Louisiana sugar cane and Old New Orleans Crystal Rum. The four-course dinner follows in the Le Meritage overlooking the hotel's delightful Courtyard.

With each course, Old New Orleans Rum Head Distiller Mike Kelly will present the handmade suite of rums, explaining the distilling process and the importance of local ingredients to Celebration Distillation's processes.

Price is $75 per person excluding tax and gratuity. There will be one seating at 7:00 pm for this remarkable dinner which includes music by Ted Long and Company and complimentary parking. For reservations please call 504-648-6113.


First course
Tamarind-glazed grilled Louisiana shrimp, jalapeno-crab hushpuppy
Old New Orleans Amber Rum
Second course
Citrus cured cobia, summer melon and almond gazpacho
Old New Orleans Crystal Rum
Third course
Curried goat, sweet potato, crispy jasmine rice
King Creole: Old New Orleans 20thAanniversary Blend
Fourth course:
Coconut banana rum cake
Old New Orleans Spiced Rum

The Rum Away Stay & Play Room Rate
Guests attending the dinner are invited to stay the night in one of the Maison Dupuy's one of the hotel's distinctive rooms and 13 luxurious suites, each offering first-class amenities and services for just $95 single or double occupancy. The Rum Away rate includes deluxe accommodations for one night and complimentary covered parking in the hotel. Applicable taxes and service charges are not included. For room reservations, please call Local (504) 586-8000 or Toll Free (800) 535-9177.

About Old New Orleans Louisiana Rum

Celebration Distillation, founded in 1995 by artist James Michalopoulos, is revered for Old New Orleans Rum Crystal Rum, Amber Rum and Cajun Spiced Rum, the award winning 20th anniversary King Creole and their unique rum-based cocktail in a bottle called Gingeroo.

Celebration Distillation welcomes visitors every day for tours of the factory located just 10 minutes from downtown New Orleans at 2815 Frenchmen Street, with free shuttle pick up and drop off at the French Market's Organic Banana smoothie stand. Guests can explore the unique way the team of distillers make signature rums in handmade stills at America's oldest operating rum distillery.


About The Maison Dupuy Hotel

Named one of the "Top Work Places in New Orleans" by The Times Picayune in May 2016, The Maison Dupuy continues its enviable reputation as a special place for hospitality excellence. Built in 1973, The Maison Dupuy is the last hotel to have been built in the historic French Quarter, as the Vieux Carre Commission banned the future development of hotels in that neighborhood in 1975.

The boutique hotel is known for luxurious French Quarter lodging that transcends the ordinary in a unique, quiet location in the heart of the charming, residential section of the French Quarter in New Orleans. Yet the hotel is also situated only two blocks from the excitement of Bourbon Street, as well as the beauty of Jackson Square, and within walking distance to all major attractions. Picturesque townhouses framed with wrought iron fences line narrow streets. Gas lamps cast a path through moonlight causing the visitor to hesitate, wondering if he's in modern America or has been transplanted somehow to an earlier century.

There are two charming venues for breakfast, lunch, dinner and the Sunday Champagne Jazz Brunch. The casual Bistreaux with murals of famous artist Toulouse Lautrec's Paris scenes, surround dining patrons while floor to ceiling windows offer splendid views of the quiet side of the French Quarter and intriguing architecture. The picturesque Courtyard is truly one of the most civilized outdoor settings in the French Quarter and a much sought after location for picturesque French Quarter weddings offering more than 2,600 square feet of space. On the business side, The Maison Dupuy offers the facilities, catering, and service to make any meeting or banquet an unforgettable occasion. With 2600 square feet of flexible meeting space, the private banquet facilities can accommodate groups of up to 200 people.

This boutique New Orleans hotel beckons you to relax and escape the hustle of modern life in one of its 187 distinctive rooms and 13 luxurious suites, each offering first-class amenities and services. As one of a small handful of hotels set inside the city's historic Vieux Carré district, The Maison Dupuy offers guests a distinct mixture of history and luxury unlike any other.

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