Tickets on sale for Lagasse culinary benefit

Tickets on sale for Lagasse culinary benefit

Advocate staff report

Pre-sale tickets for Emeril Lagasse’s Boudin, Bourbon & Beer on Nov. 8 are available through Aug. 31 at a discounted price of $75 each. After Aug. 31, the cost is $99. Tickets may be purchased at boudinbourbonandbeer.com.

The Nov. 8 event will be held at The Foundry, 333 St. Joseph St., New Orleans. It has become one of the city’s top culinary indoor/outdoor festivals, where more than 3,000 guests will enjoy an array of boudin and artisan sausages created by premier chefs from across the nation. Beer and bourbon will be provided by major sponsors Abita Beer and Buffalo Trace Bourbon.

Top chefs, vintners, craft beer brewers and bourbon masters will be in New Orleans for the annual fundraising weekend to support the Emeril Lagasse Foundation, which supports children’s educational programs, life skills development initiatives, culinary training and cultural enrichment in New Orleans and the Gulf South.

Boudin, Bourbon & Beer is co-chaired by chefs Mario Batali and Donald Link and features 40 of the country’s all-star chefs, including Mike Lata of Fig in Charleston, N.C., Naomi Pomeroy of Beast in Portland, Ore., and John Currence of City Grocery in Oxford, Miss.

The 9th Annual Carnivale du Vin, Emeril’s annual wine auction and black-tie gala dinner, is held the following evening at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans, 601 Loyola Ave. Tickets for $1,000 may be purchased online at carnivaleduvin.com.

Carnivale du Vin will feature fine wines by Chuck Wagner of Caymus Vineyards, paired with Louisiana seafood dishes prepared by nationally recognized chefs John Besh, Cat Cora, Rick Moonen and Aarón Sánchez. The national chefs will mentor students from nonprofit culinary and hospitality programs supported by the foundation, and the students will serve gala guests.

Lagasse and chefs de cuisine from his 13 restaurants will prepare a four-course menu paired with Cakebread Cellars, Champagne Louis Roederer, Pride Mountain and Williams Selyem wines. Music will be by Sammy Hagar & the Wabos and Locos Por Juana.

Botanic Garden plans herb sale Saturday

Looking for new culinary herb plants? Herbs are among the summer plants which will be sold at the 14th annual Plant Sale and Gardening Expo from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Botanic Garden, 7950 Independence Blvd., Baton Rouge.

All proceeds go to development of the Botanic Garden. The garden was established in 1990 and is being maintained by various plant societies and individual volunteers working together with BREC.

Martha White Muffin Mix Challenge set

Celebrate Christmas in July and show off your baking creativity by entering the sixth annual Martha White Holiday Muffin Mix Challenge.

Entries are being accepted through Sept. 12. Winners will be announced in November.

Entries must be original recipes suitable for entertaining and use at least one pouch of Martha White Muffin Mix in two new categories:

The grand prize winner will be awarded $5,000 plus an additional $1,000 as winner of its category. The top three recipes in each category will be posted online at marthawhite.com for a national online vote between Oct. 14 and Nov. 12.

To get an idea of what it takes to win, check out the recipe for the Triple-Layer Bavarian Apple Torte, a grand prize winner from the 2012 contest.

For more winning recipes or to get the rules and more entry information, go to marthawhite.com.

Dat Truck Mondays begin in N.O.

My House Nola will present Dat Truck Mondays every first Monday of the month from 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Dat Dog, 5030 Freret St., New Orleans.

The event will feature Nate the Pie Guy, Mammita’s Hot Tamales, Foodie Call, Grilling Shilling, Frencheeze and Rue Chow. Drinks at Dat Dog will be priced at happy hour prices. For more information, go to myhousenola.com.

The Burgers, Bourbon & Beer fundraiser set

Burgers, Bourbon & Beer, the fundraising event benefitting Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans and Acadiana, will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 18 at Generations Hall in New Orleans.

The event, sponsored by Glazer’s and Crescent Crown Distributing, pairs specialty cocktails and beer with slider-sized burgers from 10 participating restaurants. Desserts will be provided by LaDivina Gelateria.

The restaurants will compete for “Best Burger” bragging rights decided by a panel of judges. Event-goers will vote for their favorite burger for the “People’s Choice” award. Those competing include: Barcadia Bar & Grill, Bayou Burger, Bourbon House, The Company Burger, Cowbell, Manning’s, Martin Wine Cellar, Phil’s Grill, trūburger and Vitascope Hall.

Tickets are $35 in advance and can be purchased online at no-hunger.org or in person at Second Harvest Food Bank, 700 Edwards Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70123. If available, tickets at the door will be $45. For more information, go to the website or call (504) 734-1322.

Second Harvest Food Bank annually serves approximately 263,000 people through 253 nonprofit and faith-based agencies across 23 south Louisiana parishes.

Remoulade slates benefit to help La. coast

Arnaud’s Remoulade Restaurant, 309 Bourbon St., New Orleans, is inviting oyster lovers to eat for a cause as it celebrates National Oyster Day from 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday. A special reception, Slurp, Sip, & Mingle for a Cause, will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Customers will enjoy 75-cent oysters on the half shell and 75-cent Miller High Life throughout the day. During the special reception, guests will also enjoy live music and complimentary beer and muscadet wine. The oyster shells collected throughout the day will be donated to the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana’s oyster shell recycling program to help restore the state’s coast.

The event is open to the public. For more information, go to remoulade.com.

SoBou hosts cocktail seminar

The Museum of the American Cocktail, Southern Food & Beverage Institute and SoBou Restaurant will present the seminar “Cocktail and Song — the Consummate Couple” with Bill deTurk at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 12 at the restaurant, 310 Chartres St.

Cost is $35 per person, with a 20 percent discount for SoFAB and museum members. Guests will enjoy bites from SoBou along with the cocktails. Seating is limited. Go to southernfood.org/sobou/?p=7343 for more information or to purchase tickets, which also will be available at the door. The seminar has been moved from Monday to Aug. 12.

Tickets on sale for Lagasse culinary benefit

Presale tickets for Emeril Lagasse’s Boudin, Bourbon & Beer on Nov. 8 are now available through Aug. 31 at a discounted price of $75 each. After Aug. 31, cost is $99. They may be purchased online at boudinbourbonandbeer.com.

The Nov. 8 event, held The Foundry, 333 St. Joseph St., New Orleans, has become one of the city’s top culinary indoor/outdoor festivals, where more than 3,000 guests will enjoy an array of boudin and artisan sausages created by premier chefs from across the nation. Beer and bourbon will be provided by major sponsors Abita Beer and Buffalo Trace Bourbon.

Top chefs, vintners, craft beer brewers and bourbon masters will be in New Orleans for the annual fund-raising weekend to support the Emeril Lagasse Foundation, which supports children’s educational programs, life skills development initiatives, culinary training and cultural enrichment in New Orleans and the Gulf South.

Boudin, Bourbon & Beer is co-chaired by chefs Mario Batali and Donald Link and features 40 of the country’s all-star chefs, including Mike Lata of Fig in Charleston, N.C., Naomi w of Beast in Portland, Ore., and John Currence of City Grocery, Oxford, Miss. Featured winemaker will be Jim Clendenen of Au Bon Climat Wines, and additional wines will be poured by Justin Vineyards and Landmark Vineyards, along with FIJI Water. Cajun and country musical acts will perform, including Lost Bayou Ramblers.

The 9th Annual Carnivale du Vin, Emeril’s annual wine auction and black-tie gala dinner, is held the following evening at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans, 601 Loyola Ave. It has been named one of the “Top Ten U.S. Charity Wine Auctions” by Wine Spectator magazine. Tickets for $1,000 may be purchased online at carnivaleduvin.com.

Carnivale du Vin will feature fine wines by Chuck Wagner of Caymus Vineyards, paired with Louisiana seafood dishes prepared by nationally recognized chefs John Besh, Cat Cora, Rick Moonen and Aarón Sánchez. The national chefs will mentor students from nonprofit culinary and hospitality programs supported by the foundation, and the students will serve gala guests. Lagasse and chefs de cuisine from his 13 restaurants will prepare a four-course menu paired with Cakebread Cellars, Champagne Louis Roederer, Pride Mountain and Williams Selyem wines. Music will be by Sammy Hagar & the Wabos and Locos Por Juana.

Royal Sonesta to host Saints-inspired luncheon

The Royal Sonesta Hotel’s monthly Round Table Luncheon at noon Aug. 14 will be a New Orleans Saints-inspired affair with special guests, including the Saints’ first lady Gayle Benson; Jim Henderson, the football team’s radio voice and football analyst for WVUE Fox 8 News; Lesslee Fitzmooris, president of St. All-Star and manager of the New Orleans Saintsations.

The three-course luncheon will include wine pairings. Cost is $45 inclusive with advance reservations or $50 at the door. Parking will be validated. For reservations, contact Noel Scallan at (504) 553-2220 or nscallan&sonesta.com.

Compiled by Food staff