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On Thursday, January 12, 2017 Poppy Tooker, host of WWNO's "Louisiana Eats!" will team up with New Orleans-based French Market Coffee to present the first in a series of dinners with some of the region's top chefs to benefit the Southern Food & Beverage Museum (SoFAB).That evening, guests can enjoy a three-course demonstration-style dinner with award-winning Chef Slade Rushing of Brennan's Restaurant in the Rouse's Culinary Innovation Center by Jenn-Air at SoFAB. Priced at $85 per person (all inclusive) dinner will include wine pairings curated by Bin 428, as well as specialty gifts provided by French Market Coffee. Dinner begins at 6:30PM. Menu follows.

First Course
Egg Yolk Carpaccio
sautéed, Andouille vinaigrette, crispy sweet potato

Second Course
Coffee Crusted Pork Loin
bacon glazed turnips, broccoli rabe

Third Course
Bananas Foster
bananas, butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, rum, vanilla ice cream
The first Louisiana Eats! & French Market Dinner will take place on Thursday, January 12th at 6:30PM at The Rouses Culinary Innovation Center by Jenn-Air inside the Southern Food & Beverage Museum, 1504 Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard in New Orleans.

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About Louisiana Eats!
Louisiana Eats! produced and hosted by Poppy Tooker is heard weekly on NPR affiliates throughout the Gulf South and is available internationally via podcast and web streaming. Each episode takes listeners to the fields and farms, restaurant and home kitchens where the food action is really happening. Along the way, listeners personally get to know the people and stories that are part of the renowned food culture of this delicious place.

About French Market Coffee
New Orleans has always embraced those who are passionate about what they do. Those who take initiative. Those who take the extra time and energy to do things the right way rather than the easy way. The Bartlett and Dodge families, who started French Market Coffee in 1890, were exactly such people. There, in New Orleans' bustling French Market, they sold the first cans of their rich, carefully roasted coffee. Then, like now, the French Market brought together an inspiring group of entrepreneurs, artists, and musicians all of whom were as deeply passionate about their work as we are about ours. Although a few things have changed over our 120-plus year history, our dedication to great coffee has not. To this day we continue to roast the choicest Arabica beans and specially grind them to create the quintessential New Orleans coffee, right here in the city we call home. And as a part of New Orleans' culinary heritage, we have a tradition to uphold - just like the city's finest restaurants, many of which have been serving French Market Coffee for over 100 years.

About the National Food & Beverage Foundation
The National Food & Beverage Foundation (NatFAB) is a tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) nonprofit cultural enterprise. It documents and celebrates the food and drink of all cultures through exhibits, programming, and a range of media. Because everyone eats, all aspects of food and drink-culture and geography, anthropology and history, economics and politics, law and policy, media and the arts, science and technology-reveal the state of the world. NatFAB, home to the Southern Food & Beverage Museum, The Museum of the American Cocktail (MOTAC), Pacific Food & Beverage Museum, the John & Bonnie Boyd Hospitality & Culinary Library, SoFAB Media, and the National Culinary Heritage Register, is among the nation's most comprehensive cultural institutions studying food and drink.
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