Food & Wine Names New Orleans One Of The Best Food Cities In The World

NEW ORLEANS – New Orleans continues to be recognized as a top culinary destination, most recently being named as one of the "Best Food Cities in the World" by the prestigious culinary publication, Food & Wine.

         The list was produced after extensive research by Food & Wine, which polled more than 50 travel professionals, including top chefs, critics, as well as their own Food & Wine writers, photographers and contributors, reps said. The exclusive list featured six international cities including Florence, London, Toronto, Tokyo, Paris and Hong Kong. New Orleans was in good company as one of only four U.S. cities included: Los Angeles, New York City and Charleston.

         “New Orleans is the original home of remarkable culinary traditions… approaches to food emanating from the unique soul, which differentiates us and makes us so authentic,” said Stephen Perry, president and CEO of the New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau. “This is a place where talented men and women come to explore their own heritage and creativity in kitchens throughout our city and all of us benefit from their originality. The new experimentation and fusions with our historic cuisine by these stunning chefs produces an exciting, contemporary twist on our traditional New Orleans fare and continues to place New Orleans high on these influential lists.”

         The ranking as one of the "Best Food Cities in the World" by Food & Wine is New Orleans’ most recent accomplishment in a string of accolades including being named the number four city in the U.S. by Travel + Leisure’s 2017 World’s Best readers survey.

         “New Orleans restaurants rightfully deserve to be in this honored group,” said Mark Romig, president and CEO of New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation. “Our continual ranking as a food city through the years shows that we continue with traditional favorites while introducing cutting edge cuisine that makes a statement worldwide.”

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