Do you consider yourself a foodie? If you just answered that question with a resounding “YES,” then you’ll want to be in New Orleans May 21-24.
Every year, the city plays host to the New Orleans Wine and Food Experience, which brings together wine makers and chefs from all over the world. 2014’s festival will kick off May 21, a Thursday, and will feature 1,000 wines from 175 wineries worldwide, and 75 chefs all weekend long.
One of our favorite events is the Grand Tastings on that Friday and Saturday, where guests get to sample all the foods and wines brought in. There’s no limit to how much you can sample either! Tickets are $99 each if buy in advance - $119 each if you buy them on the day of the show. Those prices may seem high at first glance, but is really a steal for the all of the international gourmet food and wines available in one place.
You’ll want to check out the Royal Street Stroll ($89 in advance, $109 day of stroll), where antique shops and art galleries open their doors and provide strollers with delicious wines and snacks. It’s a great time to do some shopping, see the city, and meet other food and wine lovers.
There are plenty of other related events, but those are our favorites. Since Maison Dupuy is in a great location in the French Quarter, it’s the perfect place to stay if you’re planning on purchasing tickets to the New Orleans wine and Food Experience. When you're not at the event, you can relax in a beautiful room, take a dip in the pool, or walk to pretty much anything in the French Quarter from our lobby.
Check for available rooms here, and let us know if you need any help during any point of your planning process. We'd love to help.
The dedicated and friendly staff of Hotel St. Marie will ensure you experience all of the best of New Orleans' many sights, sounds, and tastes.
The French Market Inn, New Orleans, La., is tucked away on the banks of the Mississippi River in the center of the French Quarter.