Get ready for one of the most exciting culinary events of the year. This May, hundreds of wineries and restaurants will join forces for the annual New Orleans Wine and Food Experience, which attracts lovers of food, wine, art, and music to the Crescent City to wine and dine.
Over 25 years ago, a group of wine and food lovers gathered to create an event to share their passions with the world. Not only did they plan to showcase the finest food and drink, but ultimately, donate event proceeds to various charitable organizations in New Orleans. Today, NOWFE has raised over one million dollars for local non-profit organizations like New Orleans food banks and culinary schools.
Wine Dinners - May 23
Kick off NOWFE by enjoying an intimate wine dinner at a New Orleans restaurant. Learn about the wine and food pairings from the vintners and chefs that made them! More information will be on the NOWFE official website here.
Vinola! - May 24
Wine connoisseurs will be able to sample rare and highly valued wines from around the world, presented by the winemakers themselves. Participating restaurants will also provide food samples to accompany the wine!
Event is from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Royal Street Stroll - May 24
The Royal Street Stroll has become one of the signature NOWFE events. Saunter along royal street and enjoy the sounds of jazz, the sights of beautiful architecture and antique shops, and of course, the tastes of fine wines and culinary treats along the way.
Krewe of Cork will lead the parade, so be sure to wear your wine-themed costume!
Event is rain or shine from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Seminars & Experiences - May 25 - May 27
NOWFE’s seminars include excursions to different venues, exclusive dining opportunities, and hands-on experiences with wine and food. More information will be made available on NOWFE’s official website here.
Grand Tasting - May 25 & May 26
At the Grand Tasting, there will be over 1,000 wines and delicious food from the finest New Orleans chefs. Enjoy fine food, wine, and conversation, and see the Fleur de Lis Culinary Award and Wine Award ceremony as well!
Event is from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on May 25 and 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. on May 26.