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New Orleans Wine and Food Exerience 2012

Attend the New Orleans Wine and Food Experience. The five-day annual event often sells out many of its wine and food seminars and events. Many hotels have special festival packages. Some hotel packages include accommodations for two, tickets to the Grand Tasting and other special amenities.

The USS New Orleans (LPD-18) passes by downtow...
The USS New Orleans (LPD-18) passes by downtown New Orleans on the Mississippi River (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
City of New Orleans montage composed of photos...
City of New Orleans montage composed of photos already freely available on Wikipedia and the Wikimedia Commons. From top to bottom left to right: Derrielle Home on St. Charles Avenue at Rosa Park, depicting typical New Orleans architecture. A streetcar passing by Loyola University New Orleans and Tulane University The New Orleans city skyline Jackson Square, New Orleans The French Quarter (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

WHEN: MAY 22—26, 2012

NOWFE is dedicated to fighting hunger and supporting culinary education. The 2012 beneficiaries will share 100% of the proceeds. Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans and Acadiana will receive 40% and the following will share the remaining 60%: the Louisiana Restaurant Association Education Foundation’s ProStart Program, Delgado Culinary Arts School, New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts’ Culinary Program, the John Folse Culinary Institute and the Edible Schoolyard New Orleans. www.nowfe.com

Hotel Package reservations may be made at www.nowfe.com/hotel. Here are some of the options:

New Orleans Marriott at the Convention Center (Headquarter Hotel): $269/night, plus taxes (no minimum night stay requirements) • Two tickets to the Grand Tasting (Friday or Saturday)

JW Marriott New Orleans: $234/night, plus taxes (two-night minimum required) • Two tickets to the Grand Tasting (Friday or Saturday) • Daily breakfast buffet for two in the hotel restaurant

Astor Crowne Plaza French Quarter: $279/one-night double occupancy package, plus taxes (additional nights $149/night) • Two tickets to the Grand Tasting (Friday or Saturday)

Hilton New Orleans Riverside: $259/night, plus taxes • Two tickets to the Grand Tasting (Friday or Saturday) • Discounted self-parking

The Carousel Piano Bar & Lounge in the Hotel M...
The Carousel Piano Bar & Lounge in the Hotel Monteleone. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Hotel Monteleone, New Orleans. Exterior fascad...
Hotel Monteleone, New Orleans. Exterior fascade over the front door. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Hotel Monteleone (Host Hotel): $595/two-night double occupancy package, taxes included • Welcome cocktail in the historic Carousel Bar for two • Two tickets to the Royal Street Stroll • Two tickets to the Grand Tasting (Friday or Saturday) $430/two-night single occupancy package, taxes included • Welcome cocktail in the historic Carousel Bar for one • One ticket to the Royal Street Stroll • One ticket to the Grand Tasting (Friday or Saturday)

Royal Sonesta Hotel: $159/night, plus taxes (Sunday – Thursday); $229/night, plus taxes (Friday & Saturday); single or double occupancy; additional adult $40 (travel dates May 22 – 27, 2012) • Welcome amenity of select wine and gourmet cheese tray

Additional nights may be reserved based on availability, and prices are set at the discretion of the individual hotel. For more about the packages, individual NOWFE event tickets, and complete information about New Orleans Wine & Food Experience visit www.nowfe.com.

NOWFE 2012 will be held May 22 – 26, 2012. In an effort to fight hunger and support culinary education, the 2012 beneficiaries will share 100% of the proceeds. Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans and Acadiana will receive 40% and the following will share the remaining 60%: the Louisiana Restaurant Association Education Foundation’s ProStart Program, Delgado Culinary Arts School, New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts’ Culinary Program, the John Folse Culinary Institute and the Edible Schoolyard New Orleans. For additional press information, including downloadable images, contact Liz Bodet 504.583.5550, egoliwas@bellsouth.net or visit the media center at www.nowfe.com.

Dr. EveAnn Lovero writes Travel Guides @ www.vino-con-vista.com

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