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Last Day For NOWFE Discount, King Cake, And More

NOLA— Todd A. Price reports that New Orleans Wine and Food Experience early bird ticket sales end tonight at midnight. Tickets are currently 33 percent off the regular price, so get 'em. []

ALEXANDRIA— The Times-Pic releases their zombies upon Alexandria today for their daily attack on king cake. Atwood Bakery's filled king cake has no hole in the middle..well, it didn't a few minutes ago anyways. []

QUARTER— Criollo is doing a special Beatles inspired dinner menu in honor of Broadway Across America's presentation of "RAIN: A Tribute to the Beatles" (at the Saenger) this weekend. The menu runs on Friday to Saturday, January 17-18, from 5:30 to 10 p.m. [Eaterwire]

UPTOWN— In honor of Martinique Bistro's 20th anniversary, chef Eric LaBouchere is currently reviving old French classics— YES, coq au vin— on a special menu through Valentine's Day. Many of the dishes have appeared on Martinique's menu over the years, so this is like the greatest hits album, y'all. [Eaterwire]

QUARTER— Get king cake crazy with SoFAB and the Alliance Française with Mardi Gras Dégustation: Galette des rois from France to New Orleans at the US Mint (400 Esplanade) this Thursday, January 16. Attendees will taste champagne and a variety of galette des rois (the O.G. king cake) with a talk from SoFAB prez Liz Williams and Fran Barrineau of Maurice French Pastries. Plus more king cake from Rouse's. Champagne drink tickets: $5/glass at the door, $4 in advance at the Alliance Française. [Eaterwire]

NOLA— Local farmer Tommy Perilloux of Perilloux Farms on some of the big names who buy his produce: "Donald Link, his four restaurants will come pick up at my farm as well as the markets. Then we have Mike Doyle with Maurepas Foods, Ian Schnoebelen from Iris and Mariza, Jeff Talbot with Ancora is buying more and more all the time. Dominique Macquet too." [Gambit]

Martinique Bistro [Photo: Official Website]