Well, it might have only been a three hour drive from our house to New Orleans but the holiday weekend had the traffic jammed up terribly. That and us getting a little later start that day had me worried that we might miss our first event, which was the Royal Street Stroll. We actually pulled up in time to check into our hotel, hop in a cab and join the fun down on Royal Street. There were food and wine venders set up all down the street and along with some music and a little parade, we had a GREAT time!
We called it a night because Saturday was going to be a big day for us. There were so many events to choose from that we just basically picked a few out of a hat and The Royal Street Stroll was awesome! Saturday we planned to participate in three separate events, starting with Women, Wine and Wagu.
Later that evening, we went to The Grand Tasting. This was held in the convention center and was UNBELIEVABLE! There were about 1,000 food and wine venders there with SO MUCH for us to taste. There were tables set up and little lounging areas with live music being played and even a cooking competition going on...
The Big Gateaux Show.
The Big Gateaux Show was the dessert competition. It was actually a burlesque show and the cake competition was inspired by four of the dancers.
The weekend at The New Orleans Wine and Food Event was great. Louisiana has so many festivals but I never knew about this particular event that has been going on for years. I'm really glad that we found it because we now plan to put this on our calendar each year and invite friends along!