Date: Saturday, June 13, 2009 At 11:00 AM
Duration: 2 Days
THE FRENCH MARKET PRESENTS
A NEW ORLEANS "VIEUX-TO-DO"
Saturday, June 13 and Sunday, June 14, 2009
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
THREE SIMULTANEOUS FESTIVALS IN THE FRENCH MARKET
PROVIDING FOOD. MUSIC AND FUN:
THE FRENCH MARKET CREOLE TOMATO FESTIVAL,
THE LOUISIANA SEAFOOD FESTIVAL
AND NEW ORLEANS' JAZZ AND HERITAGE FOUNDATION
LOUISIANA CAJUN ZYDECO FESTIVAL
On Saturday, June 13 and Sunday, 14 from 11:00 am until 7:00 pm the French Market area from Dumaine Street to Barracks Street will be filled with food, music and fun.
For the past twenty-three years The French Market has celebrated the Creole Tomato but this year the French Market is combining the long standing Creole Tomato Festival with an embracing of the extraordinary local Louisiana Seafood Industry to showcase BOTH the CREOLE TOMATO and LOUISIANA SEAFOOD. In addition, the Louisiana Cajun Zydeco Festival will be providing top notch Louisiana music throughout the two day celebration in the French Market.
The CREOLE TOMATO FESTIVAL will be anchored in Dutch Alley which is located at Dumaine Street to St. Philip Street. There in Dutch Alley on Saturday and Sunday afternoons eight leading New Orleans chefs will prepare a wide variety of dishes each featuring our local Creole Tomato. The complete schedule of local chefs and the time of their cooking demonstrations is provided below.
Saturday, June 13, 2009
Master of Ceremonies Errol LaBorde
12:00 – 1:00 pm Chef Jack Martinez, Dickie Brennan’s
1:30 – 2:30 pm Chef Andre Apuzzo, Andrea’s
3:00 – 4:00 pm Chef Chris Montero, Bacco
4:30 – 5:30 pm Chef Ryan Hughes, Café Degas
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Mistress of Ceremonies Lorin Gaudin
12:00 – 1:00 pm Chef Drexel, Praline Connection
1:30 – 2:30 pm Chef Glen Hogh, Vega Tapas
3:00 – 4:00 pm Chef Klaus Happel, Veranda Restaurant
4:30 – 5:30 pm Chef Nino, Rouse’s own Chef
Booths selling local Creole Tomatoes and tomato dishes will be located all along Dutch Alley. Among the Tomato vendors in the French Market will be Ben Becnel who will be selling his world famous Creole Tomatoes.
Booths selling Louisiana Seafood Dishes will be located in The Farmers' Market/Flea Market area between N. Peters and French Market Place between Ursulines and Barracks Street.
Both Saturday and Sunday afternoons the LOUISIANA CAJUN AND ZYDECO FESTIVAL will provide music by some of the very best Louisiana Cajun and Zydeco musicians. THE FRENCH MARKET STAGE will be located Barracks Street. THE DUMAINE STREET STAGE will be located just off Decatur St. at Dumaine. The complete Louisiana music schedule is provided below.
FRENCH MARKET STAGE
SATURDAY, JUNE 13
11:00 am to 12:15 pm Jonno
12:30 to 1:30 pm Creole Zydeco Farmers
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm Bruce Daigrepont
4:00 to 5:30 pm Beausoleil avec Michel Doucet
5:30 pm to 7:00 pm Rosie Ledet
SUNDAY, JUNE 14
11:00 am to 12:00 pm JJ & the Zydeco Dog Pound
12:15 pm to 1:15 pm Amanda Shaw
1:30 pm to 3:00 pm Pine Leaf Boys
3:30 pm to 4:30 pm Donna Angelle
5:00 pm to 6:30 pm Terrance Simien
DUMAINE STREET STAGE
SATURDAY, JUNE 13
11:30 am to 1:00 pm Guyland Leday
1:30 pm to 3:00 pm Les Freres Michot
3:30 pm to 4:30 pm Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys
5:00 pm to 6:30 pm Li'l Nathan and the Zydeco Big Tymers
SUNDAY, JUNE 14
11:30 am to 1:00 pm Goldman Thibodeaux & the Lawtell Playboys
1:30 pm to 3:00 pm Li'l Malcolm and the House Rockers
3:30 pm to 4:30 pm Sunpie & the La. Sunspots
5:00 pm to 6:30 pm Lost Bayou Ramblers
Charles Napoli, President of the French Market, Ewell Smith, Executive Director of Louisiana Seafood Promoters and Marketing, and Kenny Ferdinand, French Market Executive Director have all worked hard for many months to bring these three Louisiana Festivals together. Charles Napoli, Ewell Smith and Kenny Ferdinand are each elated by the opportunity now being provided for food, music and fun in the French Market on Saturday June 13 and Sunday, June 14.