Ticket packages are on sale for the 2016 New Orleans Wine & Food Experience on May 26-29 (Memorial Day weekend) in New Orleans.
Previously scheduled for a weekend in June, organizers have moved the event back to its original, long-standing Memorial Day weekend dates. NOWFE 2016 opens with its Vintner Dinners on Thursday, May 26.
The Royal Street Stroll, the signature event, as well as the exclusive ViNOLA! Tasting, are Friday, May 27, followed by a single Grand Tasting event and The Big Gateaux Show on Saturday, May 28.
Experiences and seminars, offering opportunities to taste, discover and learn more about wine and food, will take place at various locations from Friday through Sunday.
The three levels of packages from which guests may choose are:
The Tasting: $225 per person, access for one guest to Friday’s Royal Street Stroll, Saturday’s Grand Tasting
The Feast: $375 per person, access for one guest to Friday’s Royal Street Stroll (early entry); Saturday’s Grand Tasting (early entry); and Saturday’s Big Gateaux Show (early entry)
The Connoisseur: $570 per person, VIP access for one guest to Friday’s ViNOLA! Tasting, Friday’s Royal Street Stroll (early entry), Saturday’s Grand Tasting (early entry); Saturday’s Big Gateaux Show (early entry); and seminars of your choice (excludes experiences)
Individual tickets are available for the Big Gateaux Show ($150 VIP, $75 regular) and ViNOLA! Tasting ($175). For more information and to purchase tickets, visit nowfe.com.
NOWFE showcases the culinary excellence in the community alongside national and international wines at wine dinners in many of the city’s finest restaurants; at VINOLA, a premium tasting event; at the iconic Royal Street Stroll Presented by Rouses; at dozens of culinary seminars and demonstrations; at the Big Gateaux Show; and ultimately at the Grand Tastings.
NOWFE has raised more than $1 million for nonprofit organizations.