New Orleans, LA(May 14, 2012) - Instead of hot dogs and hamburgers this Memorial Day weekend, how about oysters and po'boys? The Windsor Court in The Big Easy is offering a package that includes a 2-night stay in a full suite, dinner for two (chef's tasting menu) in The Grill Room and two tickets to the Grand Tasting event at the New Orleans Food & Wine Experience (regularly $100 per ticket). The event is a true experience for both foodies and wine connoisseurs with offerings from New Orleans' finest, including The Grill Room's Executive Chef Drew Dzejak and Cocktail Bar's craft mixologist Christine Jeanine Nielsen.
Cost of the package is $799 (based on double occupancy). Guests may choose to stay any two nights between May 25 - 28 and can choose to attend the grand tasting on May 25 or 26. Guest can book via the following link: https://gc.synxis.com/rez.aspx?Hotel=55810&Chain=10237&shell=MSYWC&promo=NOWFE
The food doesn't stop when you leave the festival; Windsor Court is the perfect place for a food filled getaway, especially as the hotel just completed a $22 million restoration in early 2012, redefining 5-star luxury in NOLA - redesigned rooms and suites; refresh of The Grille Room with award-winning dishes by Chef Drew Dzejak; and the addition of Cocktail Bar, where mixologist Christine Jeanine Nielsen combines her inspiration of pre-prohibition themes and ingredients and culinary techniques.
In anticipation of NOFWE, below, please find one of Christine's signature recipes so your readers can enjoy at home.
Cocktail Bar at Windsor Court's Mardi Gras Preflight Punch
Mardi Gras Pre-Flight Punch
1 oz Rum
1 oz Cognac
1 oz lemon juice
.5 cardamom simple
.5 black tea
Shake and strain over fresh ice. Garnish with lemon wheels.
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