Wednesday, March 30, 2011

New Orleans Wine and Food Experience

Have a Drink and Get a Room with one of our Hotel Packages! Click Here for Details There are millions of reasons to visit New Orleans, and in May 2011 there is something special for everyone who visits. The New Orleans Wine & Food Experience (NOWFE) will present its 5-day annual event filled with new, exciting wine and food seminars and festivities. For new and returning oenophiles, several hotels are offering one and two night packages for guests who book their trip now. “These hotel packages are a great opportunity to see New Orleans in a way that fits your style, your tastes, and your budget,” states Jamie Peckenpaugh, NOWFE Executive Director. Hotel packages include accommodations for two, tickets to the Grand Tasting, and other special amenities. Packages vary by hotel property and include:

Headquarter Hotel New Orleans Marriott at the Convention Center $199/night, plus tax

  • Two VIP Grand Tasting passes (Friday or Saturday)

  • Two tickets to the National World War II Museum

  • Two tickets to Beyond All Boundaries 4D movie at the WWII Museum

  • Two complimentary glasses of house wine with purchase of entree at John Besh’s American Sector restaurant

  • Discounted overnight parking of $20

Host Hotel Hotel Monteleone: $799 total package, tax included

  • Two VIP passes to the Friday Grand Tasting

  • Two-night accommodations

  • Welcome bottle of champagne with two complimentary 125th Anniversary stemware

  • Welcome cocktails for two in the historic Carousel Bar

  • Daily American breakfast for two in Le CafĂ© at Hotel Monteleone

  • Complimentary 125th Anniversary history book of Hotel Monteleone

JW Marriott New Orleans: $244 two-night package, plus tax 7-day advance reservation required. Other terms & conditions may apply.

  • Two VIP Grand Tasting passes (Friday and Saturday)

  • Two-night accommodations

  • Welcome bottle of champagne

  • Daily breakfast buffet for two in the hotel restaurant

Hilton New Orleans Riverside: $242/night, plus taxes

  • Two VIP passes to the Grand Tasting (Friday or Saturday)

  • Welcome bottle of wine

  • Complimentary breakfast for two in the hotel restaurant

Hotel package reservations may be made at Additional nights may be reserved based on availability, and prices are set at the discretion of the individual hotel.

All individual NOWFE event tickets are also available for purchase at New Orleans ranks number one in ten categories in Travel + Leisure’s “America’s Favorite Cities” survey and NOWFE plays a big part in that, being named a “perennial ‘Top Ten’ Wine and Food festival” in Wine Enthusiast. The five-day wine and food extravaganza takes place throughout the city, showcasing more than just restaurants and hotels. Guests will find themselves sipping and tasting in antique shops, on the bustling French Quarter streets, and in the Convention Center situated on the Mississippi River. Each hotel package is based upon availability and subject to change. For more about the packages and complete information about New Orleans Wine & Food Experience visit Press Release from Liz Bodet

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