Food, spirit and culture will converge once again for the Second Annual New Orleans Bourbon Festival, to be held from Wednesday, March 7– Saturday, March 10. Beginning with a Bartenders Bourbon Battle on Wednesday, the festivities include private pairing dinners on Thursday followed by a VIP After Party, informative seminars with expert panelists and a two-day Grand Tasting on Friday and Saturday.
Unique to this year’s festival is an exclusive Executive Bourbon Steward Course with Stave & Thief Society on Monday, March 12th.The spirited theme for the sophomore congregation is “Bourbon Generations” and will feature families from long lines of Master Distillers. A portion of the festival proceeds will benefit Kids Can NOLA—a non-profit organization dedicated to children’s causes throughout New Orleans.
Eight bartenders will square off with Jim Beam products in a head-to-head competition hosted by Bobby “G” Gleason on Wednesday, March 7th from 6PM – 10PM at The District located at 711 Tchoupitoulas Street.
On March 8 diners can enjoy one of the four-course pairing dinners being offered at hot, local restaurants and hosted by the best Master Distillers in the country as part of the Legends of Bourbon Series. Dinners are $130 per person, all inclusive, and feature bourbon pairings with each course. Following dinner, VIP ticket holders can enjoy the private VIP After Party, Bourbon & Burlesque, at Le Meridien Hotel at 333 Poydras Street.
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