Chefs, Wineries Uncork 25th Anniversary Of NOWFE With Vintner Dinners
NEW ORLEANS — The New Orleans Wine & Food Experience is hosting its annual Vintner Dinners on Thursday, May 25, at 24 different New Orleans restaurants. The vintner dinners kick off the 25th Anniversary of NOWFE with multi-course menus perfectly pair with a different winery at each restaurant.
“The chefs and vintners have worked together to carefully craft menus designed to bring out the nuances of flavors of both the food and the wine,” states Jamie Peckenpaugh, NOWFE executive director.
Local chefs will showcase their talent while presenting new and exciting menus to match the top vintages presented in each course. Wine principals, often the winemakers or winery owners, will be on hand at each dinner to provide tasting notes, answer questions and interact with guests. The intimate dinners also provide an opportunity to mingle with the chef and winemakers on a more personal level.
Vintner Dinners are available at the following restaurants:
Dickie Brennan's Steakhouse
The Grill Room at Windsor Court
Josephine Estelle at Ace Hotel
La Petite Grocery
M bistro at The Ritz-Carlton
Bistreaux at the Maison Dupuy
Morton's The Steakhouse
Mr. B's Bistro
Pigeon & Prince
Rib Room at Omni Royal
Ruth's Chris Steak House
The Bombay Club
Caribbean Room at Pontchartrain Hotel
Reservations for the limited-seating dinners can be made by calling the restaurants directly.
Cost for the dinners range from $95 to $175 per person.
For 25 years the New Orleans Wine & Food Experience has showcased 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; at dozens of culinary seminars and demonstrations; at the Big Gateaux Show; and ultimately at the Grand Tasting.
NOWFE has raised more than $1 million for local nonprofit organizations. This year, the Culinary Arts Program at Nunez Community College will be the sole beneficiary.
NOWFE 2017 will be held May 25– 28.