NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana – McIlhenny Company, maker of TABASCO® Sauce, will kick off 2018 with its first-ever Taste of TABASCO® Week from January 28 to February 3 in New Orleans. This special restaurant week will commemorate both TABASCO® Brand’s 150th anniversary and the City of New Orleans’ 300th anniversary, by celebrating the people who have made TABASCO® Sauce an essential ingredient in classic and contemporary cuisine.

TABASCO® Brand is intertwined throughout New Orleans’ rich culinary heritage and continues to inspire chefs around the city. Dozens of New Orleans’ most notable chefs and culinary hotspots will participate in Taste of TABASCO® Week by offering exclusive menus and dishes infused with TABASCO® Sauce.

“What better way to mark this historic milestone than with delicious foods prepared by the talented chefs who have made New Orleans a culinary destination,” said Anthony ”Tony” Simmons, President & CEO of McIlhenny Company and fifth-generation McIlhenny family member. “My great-great-grandfather, Edmund McIlhenny, started making TABASCO® Sauce 150 years ago on Avery Island. He’d be proud to know that same recipe continues to enliven the flavors of food and drinks today.”

Visit for a complete list of participating restaurants and special menus, and to make your reservations through OpenTable. Follow @TABASCO on Twitter and Instagram, like @TABASCOUS on Facebook and share your Taste of TABASCO® Week experience using #TABASCO150.

McIlhenny Company would like to pay a special thank you to the following TABASCO® Week partners: Louisiana Restaurant Association, T.A. Dowd Brokerage, OpenTable, New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau, Greater New Orleans Hotel & Lodging Association, GNOHLA Hospitality Education Foundation, New Orleans Concierge Association and 2018 NOLA Commission.

About McIlhenny Company 
McIlhenny Company produces TABASCO® Brand products, which are sold in more than 185 countries and territories around the world and labeled in 22 languages and dialects. The 150-year-old company makes a line of pepper sauces, including its world-famous TABASCO® Brand Original Red SauceGreen Jalapeño SauceChipotle SauceSWEET & Spicy SauceHabanero SauceGarlic Pepper SauceBuffalo Style Hot Sauce, and Sriracha Sauce.

Media Contact:
Jessica Butera
The Food Group