French Quarter Festival Serves Up a Uniquely Flavorful Taste of
New Orleans, La. ( March 19, 2007) — In a city known for its delicious and diverse cuisine, even its festivals are known for serving world-class food. At the 25th anniversary celebration of French Quarter Festival (Friday, April 11 – Sunday, April 13) festival-goers will get to taste for themselves at the festival’s signature event, the “World’s Largest Jazz Brunch.”
Over 60 food and beverage booths (list of concessionaires attached) located in Jackson Square, Woldenberg Riverfront Park and the Louisiana State Museum’s Old U.S. Mint that make up the “World’s Largest Jazz Brunch,” feature authentic local cuisines from the area’s finest restaurants including such festival favorites as Jambalaya, Crawfish Bread, Gumbo, Red Beans and Rice, Muffaletta, Crawfish Bisque, Hot Sausage Po-boys, Cajun Meat Pies, and more. Foodies will also enjoy Crawfish and Goat Cheese Crepes, Fish Tacos, White Chocolate Banana Bread Pudding, and Praline Crème Brulee. In addition to all of the wonderful food items, the festival offers an array of deliciously cool beverages including Abita Beer (new for 2008), frozen Southern Comfort drinks, Fetzer wines, Coca-Cola products, Hurricanes, Margaritas, a wide assortment daiquiris, and CC’s iced coffee and tea. Menu items range in price from $3 – $7 to keep the festival not only fun, but affordable.
The “World’s Largest Jazz Brunch” is served daily from 11:00am – 7:00 pm Friday through Sunday in Jackson Square and at the Louisiana State Museum’s Old U.S. Mint, and 11:00am- 9:00pm in Woldenberg Riverfront Park on Friday and Saturday and Sunday from 11:00am – 7:00pm Sunday.
This award-winning festival, a favorite of locals and tourists alike, is the largest free music festival in the South. It was recently named a Top 10 Event by New Orleans CityBusiness and is a Top 20 Destination according to AAA and
the Southeast Tourism Society. French Quarter Festival attracts approximately 400,000 fans and generates an economic impact of more than $100 million for the city of New Orleans.
Over 15 stages throughout the French Quarter are scheduled to present the best music New Orleans has to offer, representing every genre from traditional and contemporary jazz to R & B and New Orleans funk, to brass bands, folk, gospel, Latin, classical and international. Many musicians that have performed over the last 25 years are being invited to return to play the 25th anniversary festival. A 25th anniversary poster, as well as commemorative
t-shirts, merchandise and jewelry will also be available for sale at the festival and online.
Sponsors for the 25th anniversary of French Quarter Festival include: Zatarain’s, The Harrah’s Foundation, Abita Brewing Company, Southern Comfort, Fetzer, Coca-Cola, NOMCVB (New Orleans Metropolitan Convention & Visitors Bureau), WDSU, iClips, Louisiana Department of Culture Recreation and Tourism, New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation, Musician’s Performance Fund, Rouse’s Market, OffBeat Magazine, nola.com, French Market Corporation, Cox Business, New Orleans Hornets, Preservation Hall, Community Coffee, Royal Sonesta Hotel, Tulane Medical Center, Vespa, Steamboat Natchez, Court of Two Sisters, Pat O’Brien’s , Where Y’at, neworleansrestaurants.com, Acme Oyster House, WWOZ 90.7 FM, Renaissance Publishing, Capital One Bank, Baldwin-Gibson, Continental Airlines, Louisiana Lottery, Whitney Bank, Legends Park, French Quarter Business Association, WWL AM870, Renaissance Publishing, Herencia Hispana, ClearChannel, KGLA 1540, and WGSO 990.
For more information on all FQFI festivals and events, call 504-522-5730 or visit the festival’s newly updated Web
site at www.fqfi.org.
About French Quarter Festivals, Inc.
The 25th anniversary of French Quarter Festival (FQF25), the largest free music festival in the South, is being produced by French Quarter Festivals, Inc. (www.fqfi.org), the 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization,
which also produces Satchmo SummerFest in August and Christmas New Orleans Style in December. French
Quarter Festivals, Inc. promotes the Vieux Carré and the City of New Orleans through high quality special events and
activities that showcase the culture and heritage of this unique city, contribute to the economic well being of the
community, and instill increased pride in the people of New Orleans.
World’s Largest Jazz Brunch – Food & Beverage Concessions as of March 19, 2008:
The Alpine Restaurant
American Culinary Federation
Audubon Nature Institute
Bach Dang Café
Begue’s at the Royal Sonesta
Ben & Jerry’s
The Bombay Club
Bubba Gump Shrimp Company
The Clock Bar at the Chateau Sonesta
Cookin’ Cajun Café
Crepes a la Carte
Daiquiri Delight Shop
Desire Oyster Bar
The Dough Bowl
EAT New Orleans
Hard Rock Café
Henry’s Bakery & Deli
Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville
Juan’s Flying Burrito
Muriel’s Jackson Square
New Orleans Original Daiquiris
Pat O’Brien’s Bar
The Praline Connection
Ralph & Kacoo’s
The Red Maple
Rib Room at the Omni Royal
Ristorante Carmello & Pizza
Rotolo’s French Quarter Pizzeria
Saltwater Grill & Oyster Bar
Serranos Salsa Company
Ted’s Frostop/ Mrs. Wheat’s Pies
Trey Yuen Cuisine of China
Vaucresson Sausage Company
Vega Tapas Café
Celebrating New Orleans Culture and Heritage for 25 years!