Out of an abundance of caution and concern for all of our guests, vintners, chefs and sponsors, both traveling from outside of Louisiana and those who reside here, we have made the difficult decision to postpone the New Orleans Wine & Food Experience, originally scheduled to start March 18. We recognize that our stakeholders may be feeling constrained by the COVID-19 outbreak, and we hope this decision lifts some burden on resources and uncertainty. As a non-profit entity, we rely on our event proceeds to fulfill our mission in continuing culinary education throughout the region, therefore we are deep in planning for our rescheduled event at a later date in 2020, and look forward to sharing that information soon. Purchased tickets will be honored for our new 2020 dates or for our 2021, or 2022 event. In the meantime, we urge our local audience to support our restaurants, hotels and vendors affected by this situation, as well as our beneficiaries for the 2020 event—New Orleans Culinary & Hospitality Institute (NOCHI) and Café Reconcile.


October 17th, 2019

Reduced priced event tickets now available through November 22

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – The New Orleans Wine & Food Experience has announced pre-sale tickets will be available to its legendary Royal Street Stroll and Grand Tasting events for its March 18-22, 2020 event. Individual tickets, discounted by 23%, will be available at www.nowfe.com from October 17, 2019 through November 22, 2019. General admission and VIP tickets will go on sale November 22, 2019.

The NOWFE Board of Directors is pleased to offer tickets to its Royal Street Stroll on Thursday, March 19 for $75 each and tickets to the Friday evening Grand Tasting on March 20 and the Saturday afternoon Grand Tasting on March 21 for $99 each. “The new, earlier dates for these events make them a great gift item for the holiday season,” states Aimee Brown, NOWFE Executive Director. “At these discounted prices they will go fast, so we encourage our locals and regulars to buy now so they don’t miss out on the fun next spring.”

NOWFE moved its event to the March 18-22 dates as a result of a coordinated effort to host the NCAA Women’s Final Four in New Orleans April 3-5. French Quarter Festival (FQF) will now occur on NOWFE’s original April dates. “This move benefits the entire hospitality industry of New Orleans, and we are proud to share in the economic impact it will bring to our city,” said Ewell Smith, incoming NOWFE Board President.

In 2019, NOWFE committed 100% of its proceeds to two beneficiaries—a $15K scholarship to one New Orleans Culinary & Hospitality Institute (NOCHI) student and Café Reconcile will receive 100% of the remaining event proceeds. Over NOWFE’s 28-year history, it has donated more than $1.5 Million to local non-profit organizations.

For more information or to purchase tickets visit nowfe.com.

Link to tickets: https://tickets.nowfe.com/p/cart.

For More Information:
Liz Bodet, 504-583-5550

Named USA Today’s 10Best for Best General Food Festival, the New Orleans Wine & Food Experience has showcased the culinary excellence in our community for over 28 years alongside national and international wines at wine dinners in many of the city’s finest restaurants; at VINOLA, a premium tasting event; at the iconic Royal Street Stroll; at dozens of culinary seminars and demonstrations; and ultimately at the Grand Tastings. NOWFE is a non-profit organization with proceeds going to causes that support culinary education. It has raised more than $1.5 million for local non-profit organizations. www.nowfe.com.

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