Fine Dining in a Festival Atmosphere
February 28, 2013 – In a city known for its delicious and diverse cuisine, even festivals are known for serving world-class food. During the 30th French Quarter Festival (Thursday, April 11 – Sunday, April 14, 2013) festival-goers will enjoy signature offerings at the ‘World’s Largest Jazz Brunch.’ The 2013 festival welcomes three new restaurants to the ‘World’s Largest Jazz Brunch’ program – Schiro’s Café, Dreamy Weenies, and John Folse’s R’evolution. Food and beverage vendors, located in Jackson Square, Woldenberg Riverfront Park, and the Louisiana State Museum’s Old U.S. Mint, make up the ‘World’s Largest Jazz Brunch.’
French Quarter Festival annually features authentic local cuisine from the area’s finest restaurants, including festival favorites such as crawfish and goat cheese crepes, cochon de lait po-boys, crawfish bisque, Oysters Bonne Femme, hot boiled crawfish, snoballs, and more. In addition to the food offerings, the festival offers an array of refreshing beverages including Abita Beer, Absoult Vodka, Malibu Rum and Jameson cocktails and daiquiris, Woodbridge wines and (new for 2013) mimosas, Pepsi products including Aquafina and Gatorade, Pat O’Brien’s hurricanes, and Tropical Isle Hand Grenades (and Skinny Hand Grenades). Most menu items range in price from $4 – $8 to keep the festival not only fun, but affordable.
In order to maintain the authenticity and quality of the cuisine, the Jazz Brunch Committee follows specific criteria for participating in the ‘World’s Largest Jazz Brunch.’ In order to qualify, vendors must be dine-in restaurants and New Orleans restaurants are given first preference. French Quarter Festival features neighborhood favorites – including Antoine’s, Desire Oyster Bar, Galatoire’s, G W Fins, Muriel’s, Court of Two Sisters, The Bombay Club, Bennachin, Praline Connection, and Tujague’s – many of whom participated in the first-ever French Quarter Festival in 1984.
Visit www.fqfi.org to view complete food and beverage menus, or download the free app for iPhone and Android – courtesy of Capital One Bank and Applitite. The ‘World’s Largest Jazz Brunch’ is served daily from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Jackson Square and Louisiana State Museum’s Old U.S. Mint and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Woldenberg Riverfront Park, except for Sunday when the entire festival closes at 7 p.m.
French Quarter Festival 2013 is produced by French Quarter Festivals, Inc. French Quarter Festivals, Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, which also produces Satchmo SummerFest (August) and Christmas New Orleans Style (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.