There is a Blessing of the Fleet and water parade with shrimp boats, pleasure craft and the biggest “muscle boats” of the oilpatch. There is also a toast between the King’s Vessel and the Queen’s Vessel with a “bow-to-bow kiss” for the traditional champagne toast.
Shrimp Boat (Photo credit: IllinoisHorseSoldier)
shrimp-heads-dau-tom (Photo credit: Phú Thịnh Co)
The Cajun Culinary Classic features home-style Cajun cooking with jambalaya, fried alligator and plenty of shrimp. The festival will feature music of different genres and a regional crafts show and “Children’s Village.”
WHEN: August 30th-September 3rd, 2012
WHERE: The Morgan City Louisiana Downtown Historic District
NOWFE features over 1,000 wines and dozens of international culinary powerhouses including Chef John Besh and John Folse. At the “Grand Tasting” Event, the finest chefs from New Orleans will participate in the Louisiana Seafood Cook-Off, a competition between Louisiana’s top 10 Chefs!
“Over the past 20 years the New Orleans Wine & Food Experience has raised more than $1 million for non-profit organizations, while showcasing local food and chefs, and national and international wines. This year 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.”