Boudin, Bourbon, and Beer is a one-day, food and drink festival benefiting the Emeril Lagasse Foundation, which supports non-profit organizations providing educational programs, life-skills training, culinary schooling, and cultural development.
But what’s boudin, you ask? Cajun boudin (pronounced boo-Dan) is spiced pork and rice stuffed into a sausage casing and then typically simmered or braised. Boudin can be spicy or mild and other Cajun ingredients often make it into the casing as well: crawfish, shrimp, alligator, etc. It is said that a seven-course Cajun meal is boudin and six-pack of beer – which brings us back to Boudin, Bourbon, and Beer!The festival centers around this Cajun mainstay and chefs from around the nation will be on hand to put their own, special twist on the traditional dish and complimentary sides. Emeril Lagasse will be there, headlining the event, along with Mario Batali, Donald Link, and other culinary luminaries.
Along with the boudin, Louisiana’s own Abita Beer will be there with a variety of beers including seasonal styles, cask selections, and some promised surprises. Buffalo Trace, the world’s most decorated distillery, will be pouring both “neat” and specialty cocktails and Fiji Water will be on hand as well. Several California wineries, such as Landmark Vineyard and Au Bon Climat, plan to attend and a number of fine cigar makers will be offering tastings.
Now let’s talk entertainment: Festival attendees will be entertained as they drink and dine by four great bands: The Lost Bayou Ramblers, Holy Ghost Tent Revival, The Packway Handle Band, and The Saint Claude Serenaders – all of whom perform their own, energetic brand of music with an olde-timey, Cajun twist.
Boudin, Bourbon, and Beer 2013
NEW ORLEANS – THE FOUNDRY – 11.08.13, 7PM
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Bed & Breakfast
Add some ‘B’s to your Boudin, Bourbon, and Beer experience by adding a stay at a New Orleans Bed and Breakfast for a truly unforgettable visit. Our luxurious and historic lodging, warming breakfasts, and gracious innkeepers will send you out and tuck you back in classic N’awlins style.