Last year around this time, I whined to all of you about how I wouldn’t be able to attend the magnificent Grand Tasting at the New Orleans Wine & Food Experience. Well, it seems my prayers have been answered because this year, this week in fact. John and I will be at Friday’s Grand Tasting event in the New Orleans Convention Center! I’m so excited I can barely breathe!
For this week’s cheat, I will be dining on food presented by 75 different chefs and tasting wine from 175 different wineries from all over the world. It’s going to be a feast of Bacchanalian proportions! As if that wasn’t enough, on Friday there will a preview of Cochon 555 (an event that’ll be happening at the Foundry on Saturday) where Michael Sullivan, a Blackberry Farm charcutier, will be leading a discussion regarding the preservation of heritage breed pigs. We’ll also get to sample cured meats paired with the perfect wines from guest vintners for the event!
I’ll be bringing my camera and my appetite, so look out NOWFE because here I come!