SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2018 — A SPECTACULAR WELCOME TO NEW ORLEANS
Billy Nungesser Lieutenant Governor
State of Louisiana
Mark C Romig
President and CEO
New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation
WHAT YOU CAN LEARN FROM NEW ORLEANS' HISTORY
New Orleans’ music, dance, festivals and food is shaped by the convergence of cultures – French, Spanish, Italian, Native and African. The Summit opening panel will provide insights on how the city celebrates its diverse entertainment and what makes this city a global destination for sociability.
SECOND LINE YOUR WAY INTO NEW ORLEANS at antoine's restaurant
Elizabeth Williams Founder
Southern Food & Beverage Museum
Cultural Coalition of New Orleans
The Ella Project
Following the Welcome to New Orleans, A SPECIAL SECOND LINE will take you to the opening reception at Antoine's Restaurant where you will enjoy signature appetizers and drinks from the historic French Quarter.
Second line parades are the descendants of the city’s famous jazz funerals and, apart from a casket, mourners and a cemetery visit, they carry many of the same traditions with them as they march down the streets. (read more)
Antoine's is The Oldest French-Creole Fine Dining Restaurant in New Orleans
A 176 year-old legacy and is still owned and operated by fifth generation relatives of the original founder, Antoine Alciatore.
Brown-Forman's OUR THINKING ABOUT DRINKING website shares perspectives and research on critical alcohol related topics.
Brown-Forman reminds you to please drink responsibly.
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NBWA BRINGS BEER TO THE RECEPTION
The National Beer Wholesalers Association co-sponsors the reception and provides your selection of beer to enjoy with Antoine's specialty seafood appetizers.
LOUISIANA SEAFOOD BRINGS IT FRESH
Antoine's chef will have a great selection of local seafood donated by the Louisiana Promotion and Marketing Board. Oysters Rockefeller and Soufflé Potatoes (Antoine's signature items), Crawfish Ravigote and many other choices will be available.