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Book your ticket to this year's New Orleans Wine & Food Experience

Staff Writer |
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.

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From May 23 - 27, top chefs from around the city will create culinary experiences like no other and over two dozen restaurants will feature special dining evenings throughout the New Orleans festival.

The weekend also features over 1,000 wines from around the world, with special tasting events from wineries. You can enjoy grand tasting events, promenade evenings in the French Quarter, and seminar series to hone your palate.


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!

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!

Get your tickets ASAP if you are interested - this event sells out every year. Tickets are $185.

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!

General Admission is $109. If you want to spring for a VIP ticket, you'll have access 30 minutes early, and you'll be able to relax in one of the two VIP lounges with special wine and food available. VIP tickets are $175.

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. Ticket prices range from $30 to $110.

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!

General Admission tickets are $129 and VIP tickets are $195 for both events. VIP tickets get you early access to the tasting plus you can relax in the VIP lounge with special wine, bubbly, cocktails, and food.

Event is from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on May 25 and 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. on May 26.

If you're looking for a culinary getaway, want to rub shoulders with top chefs and winemakers, or simply enjoy the good food and wine, then book your ticket to this year's New Orleans Wine & Food Experience.

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