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Grab Your Fork and Corkscrew … Corks Will Soon Be Popping at the 19th Annual New Orleans Wine and Food Experience

May 5, 2011

NEW ORLEANS, May 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Grab your fork and your corkscrew, the New Orleans Wine & Food Experience, which ranks in the Top 10 Food & Wine Destinations in the U.S. and fourth in the World according to the TripAdvisor Annual Travelers’ Choice Destination Awards, has announced plans for the upcoming 2011 event. The five-day bacchanalia, which will take place May 24 – 28 features dozens of local chefs, many of whom are nationally known, and aims to place a spotlight on the region’s many indigenous ingredients. Thousands of wines and champagnes from over 175 wineries will be paired with food from more than 75 restaurants at various events throughout the extravaganza.

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“The culinary power of our region is so outstanding that we want to showcase our chefs and our food for the world to see,” states 2011 Board President, Kevin Kimball. “The Wine & Food Experience gives us the opportunity to do just that, while sharing a love of wine in our beloved city.” On Tuesday, May 24th celebrated Chef Paul Prudhomme will receive the Ella Brennan Award at a special Dinner and Live Auction; On Wednesday, May 25th over 30 chefs from some of New Orleans most celebrated restaurants will create wine dinners (for a full listing of restaurants and wineries visit http://www.nowfe.com); On Thursday enjoy our premium wine tasting — Vinola, and our signature event the Royal Street Stroll Sponsored by Rouses; The Grand Tastings (Friday, May 27th & Saturday, May 28th) feature over 1000 vintages, and food from over 75 New Orleans restaurants. Specialized and intimate wine and food seminars will take place throughout the week. (For a full listing of seminars visit www.nowfe.com.)

The New Orleans Wine & Food Experience has donated over one million dollars to various charities.

For additional press information please visit www.nowfe.com

SOURCE New Orleans Wine & Food Experience


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