Date: Monday, March 23, 2009 At 06:00 AM
) A weekend to celebrate and savor the delicious diversity of Louisiana food
Louisiana RoadFood Festival
Saturday & Sunday, April 4-5, 2009
300-600 Royal St., New Orleans
11am – 7pm
Relish fabled glories of the Louisiana table, including:
• Lasyone's Meat Pie Restaurant
o Natchitoches Meat Pies
o Crawfish Pies
• Dunbar's Seafood
o Famous Fried Catfish
o Potato Salad
• Cafe Reconcile
o White Beans and Shrimp
o Banana Foster Bread Pudding
o Sausage Creole Hot Sausage Po-Boy
o Creole Crawfish Sausage Po-Boy
• Saltwater Grill
o Fried Green Tomato Shrimp Remoulade Po-boy
o Crawfish and Spinach Boat
• Tabasco Country Store
o Gator on a Stick
• Plum Street Snowball
• Pull My Pork BBQ and Seafood
o Pull Pork BBQ Sandwich and Plate
o Louisiana BBQ Shrimp
o Cochon de Lait Po-Boy
o 12 Hour Roast Beef w/ Horseradish Cream and Pickled Red Onions
o Fresh Cut French Fries
o Duck Cracklins
• Joe's Drefus Store Restaurant
o Shrimp and Grits
.Roadfood.com and the Louisiana Culinary Trails are bringing sixteen of the state's best restaurant cooks to the French Quarter, setting them loose to make their signature dishes for visitors to enjoy. Festival fun takes place in a milieu that evokes the adventure of Louisiana culinary trails and includes strolling brass bands and soloists, panel discussions and ad hoc debates about the nation's outstanding Roadfood, and the camaraderie of like-minded foodies from around the nation and the world.
You could travel for miles and weeks throughout Louisiana and you'd still never discover all the great eats visitors will find in one weekend along 4 city blocks in the heart of the French Quarter! Here is an opportunity for locals as well as travelers to sample fare that is exotic indeed to appetites from Minnesota or California, and to discover exquisite specialties little-known even to Louisianians.
Admission is free; proceeds from food and beverage sales go to participating restaurants, including New Orleans' own Cafe Reconcile , which provides at-risk kids the opportunity to learn the food service business.
Café Reconcile will be serving their signature White Beans and Shrimp, and their James Beard award winning Bananas Foster Bread Pudding.
Project Manager, NOCCI
Louisiana Oyster Jubilee to Celebrate Culinary Culture
Get ready to enjoy oysters like never before at the Louisiana Oyster Jubilee on Saturday, April 4 from 10:00 A.M.- 12:00 P.M. Join Over 15 local restaurants presenting their unique Oyster Po Boy recipe and oyster aficionados in the French Quarter as they celebrate New Orleans’ unique culinary culture with the “Longest Oyster Po-Boy,” live music, and great food.
New Orleans Musical Legends, Inc. (NOML) and Louisiana Seafood Promotion & Marketing Board (LSPMB) have partnered together to throw the biggest oyster party in New Orleans. “It’s going to be a blast,” says Ewell Smith, Director of LSPMB. “It started out as a one time event to spur business in the French Quarter and boost a recovering seafood industry, but everyone had such a great time that we decided to improve it and bring it back for a third run. We want as many people as possible to come out here and spice up their love life with Louisiana oysters.”
Last year, it took fifteen restaurants and 5,200 oysters to build the colossal 340 foot long Oyster Po-boy. “It only took fifteen minutes for the public to devour it.” This year, however, while some of the po-boy will be handed out to the public, the event sponsors will get first pick.
“This fun event will sure to attract a large crowd to the French Quarter,” said Peggy Scott Laborde, Senior Producer for WYES. “New Orleans is known for its food, music and throwing great parties and this year’s Louisiana Oyster Jubilee is no exception.”
The Second Line from the Louisiana Oyster Jubilee on Bourbon St. to the Louisiana RoadFood Festival on Royal St., will include nationally recognized food writers, The Treme Brass Band, Mardi Gras Indians, and pirates from the Crewe of Jean LaFete.
10:00 AM Treme’ Brass Band starts
10:30 AM Chefs arrive
10:45 AM Media block with Chefs
11:30 AM * Acme start frying oysters in NOML Park
* Mardi Gras Mohicans Indians arrive
* Chefs dress and prepare their part
of the Oyster Po-boy
11:50 AM Ceremonial Prayer and Speech
12:00 PM Ceremonial Cut of the Oyster Po-boy
12:20 PM Second Line begins from Bourbon Street to the
Louisiana Road Food Festival on Royal Street
For more information please call (504) 293-2647 or visit http://www.oysterjubilee.com/
Christine Gourgeot (504) 293-2647 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Dottie Belletto (985) 264-7579 / email@example.com