New Orleans Seafood Festival
The New Orleans Seafood Festival is relatively new and will be celebrating its 5th annual event this year. When you consider the history of New Orleans, what comes to mind instantly? It's the food, the music, the architecture - each has hugely affected the culture of this fabulous city for hundreds of years. The well known restaurants in the French Quarter have brought these qualities to life, offering the finest food New Orleans is known for. The festival, which is free and open to the public, will feature premier local restaurants like ACME Oyster House, Remoulade, Café Giovanni, Drago’s Seafood Restaurant, Saltwater Grill, Galatoire’s Restaurant, Mr. B’s Bistro, Mr. Mudbug and many more.
September 9th, 10th and 11th, 2011
Friday: 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The New Orleans Seafood Festival will take place in Lafayette Square across from Gallier Hall and the Federal Courthouses. 500 St. Charles Avenue.
Some of the most popular musicians in the city played at last year's festival. Some of the featured artists for this year's fest are Paul Varisco and the Milestones, The Revivalists, Rockin' Dopsie and the Zydeco Twisters and the Wise Guys. There will be two bands Friday night, 5 on Saturday and 4 on Sunday.
If music is not your thing and you’re there for the food, you won’t be disappointed. What kind of appetizing treats can we expect at this year's festival? How about some classic oysters and the customary Louisiana submarine sandwich, shrimp po'boys? You can indulge your cravings with seafood salad and seafood boudin. You will truly salivate with the intoxicating aroma of crab and crawfish cakes, shrimp pirogue and shrimp remoulade. Fish tacos, gator and sausage gumbo, fried oysters and ceviche will be on the menu as well.
There will be a culinary stage with an impressive line of Celebrity Chefs who will be doing a demo for all the visitors at the New Orleans Seafood Festival. There will be demos everyday so make sure you attend at least a few.
You will get a chance to look and buy some of the fabulous original works of Louisiana Artists as well.
All proceeds collected at the festival go to a great cause - the Louisiana Hospitality Foundation. This non-profit organization facilitates access to culinary education and the arts. The foundation helps support the cause of health and social welfare for disadvantaged children across the state of Louisiana.
As you can see the entertainment options are quite impressive and there is really something for everybody. Don’t miss out on the New Orleans Seafood Festival this year. It will truly be something special.
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