Welcome to Eater New Orleans’ “short list” of food events. This weekly curated listing features the most exciting, must-attend local dining and drinking festivals, classes, dinners, and more. Updated every week, this is a one-stop-shop for the happenings in New Orleans that are most worthy of time, calories, and expense.
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Monday, January 22:
RIVERBEND — Chef Sue Zemanick pops up at Simone’s Market from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. with her soups available in pints or quarts. Tomato basil with Benton’s bacon, goat cheese and ciabatta croutons; Hungarian cauliflower soup with paprika, dumplings, and crème fraiche; French onion with gruyere crostini; and coconut and red curry with winter squash, spicy greens, and garlicky cashews are on the menu.
Tuesday, January 23:
RIVERBEND — Simone’s Market continues its week of first birthday celebrations with “beers and brats” from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. It includes a tasting of local brews and brats.
Wednesday, January 24:
MID CITY —Pearl Wine explores the process of winemaking in Sonoma with a seminar led by winemaker Kristina Shideler. The seminar includes a bunch of of Arrowood Vineyards wines. Here’s more info and a full list of events at Pearl Wine.
Thursday, January 25:
FRENCH QUARTER — Tabasco is celebrating its 150th anniversary with a limited engagement of TABASCO: A Burlesque Opera, a comedic burlesque dating to the late 19th century that hasn’t been performed in its entirety in more than a century. Tickets here for the show, produced by the New Orleans Opera Association and running from January 25- 28, 2018.
Meanwhile, Emeril Lagasse will receive the Ella Brennan Lifetime Achievement Award from New Orleans Food and Wine Festival at a gala at the Ritz-Carlton in New Orleans. VIP reception at 6 p.m. Dinner at 7 p.m. Tickets are $175 a pop and available here.
Harrah’s offers the more budget-friendly Champagne Carnival at the newly renamed BH Steakhouse. There will be a caviar bar with blinis and crostini, a Wagyu strip loin carving station, and more. It’s all paired with Perrier-Jouet and GH Mumm Champagnes. Tickets are $40 in advance, and valet parking at Harrah’s is complimentary for event attendees. More information and ticket link at harrahsteakhouse.com
Friday, January 26:
MILAN — Martin’s Wine Cellar presents its second annual “Festival del Vino,” a tasting of over 20 Spanish wines. It’s happening at all locations (New Orleans, Metairie, and Mandeville) from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. More info here on this and other events.
Saturday, January 27:
CBD — The Windsor Court is hosting a Mardi Gras tea on January 27 and January 28. Treats include a properly brewed pot of tea; a glass of sherry, sparkling wine, or specialty cocktail; English tea sandwiches; and seasonal scones with clotted cream. Finish with a miniature king cake and Mardi Gras macaroons. The event costs $49.12 for adults and $35.84 for children, inclusive of tax and gratuity. Call (504) 596-4773 for reservations, which are required.
Meanwhile, Simone’s Market continues its full week of birthday celebrations with Hawk’s Boil Up from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. The $22 charge includes three pounds of crawfish, corn, potatoes, and sauce.
Sunday, January 28:
The big event of Sunday is the King Cake Festival at Champion’s Square at the Superdome. The event starts with a run before the sugar mania begins at 1 p.m. King cakes from 22 bakeries, plus live music from John Papa Gros, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, and Darcy Malone and the Tangle. More info here.
Meanwhile, Simone’s Market concludes the first birthday celebration with a whole hog roast and birthday cake from 3 p.m to 5 p.m.
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