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11/11/11..........Big Food Event in NOLA.........Mmmmmmmmmm.....................

Littleman Oct 13, 2011 11:40 AM

Boudin and Beer...........


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    savory south RE: Littleman Oct 27, 2011 12:17 PM

    Lil' - YES, Yes, yeah...this is going to be quite the event, tickets are limited. I think there are less than 100 left. What up is that on Saturday is Carnivale du Vin, which is the $1,000 at ticket dinner and wine auction fundraiser for ELF, www.carnivaleduvin.com/2011, which brings in Mario Batali, Dean Fearing, Jacques Torres for it. Extremely successful event but not everybody can afford to go. And what to do the night before for those who come in for Carnivale??? Voila! Boudin & Beer. Very much the "A" list. My only ? is flats or heels, the Foundry is concrete.....

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      collardman RE: savory south Oct 27, 2011 12:46 PM

      See you there. (What's the secret CH handshake?)

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        mimadeli RE: collardman Oct 29, 2011 12:22 PM

        What is Cajun Cocktail attire?

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          Bill Hunt RE: mimadeli Oct 29, 2011 06:00 PM

          If before 6:00PM, I would say a white dinner jacket, with a Perlis tie & cummerbund set (thinking crawfish on a red field), but then could be wrong on this.


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            collardman RE: mimadeli Oct 30, 2011 07:38 AM

            We're pondering the same question. I think the invite says something about boots. White tie and white boots?

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              Bill Hunt RE: collardman Oct 30, 2011 06:35 PM

              Does one have to wear a white belt too? Maybe I am glad that I missed it both last year, and then again this year. I swore off white belts decades ago.


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                hazelhurst RE: collardman Oct 31, 2011 10:23 AM

                Just a guess, but I was thinking of "Cajun Reeboks" known outside S. Louisiana as those white shrimper boots.

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                  mimadeli RE: hazelhurst Oct 31, 2011 09:47 PM

                  I have a stylish pair of patterned wellies, might that be an OK substitute for white shrimp boots?

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                    hazelhurst RE: mimadeli Nov 1, 2011 06:01 AM

                    Sounds very chic...maybe too citified? I dunno. Give it a whirl.

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                      collardman RE: hazelhurst Nov 1, 2011 11:21 AM

                      A matching tie and cummerbund in cammo may carry the day

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                        hazelhurst RE: collardman Nov 1, 2011 12:40 PM

                        I like it! Panache! Urbanity!

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          Littleman RE: Littleman Oct 30, 2011 08:32 AM

          What does the $75.00 ticket offer. Do you still have to pay for beer and food. Thanks.

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            collardman RE: Littleman Oct 31, 2011 10:10 AM

            The tickets are for admission. The participating restaurants are doing riffs on boudin so expect rice and sausage casings with some interesting variations at the buffet styles tables. With food allergies being a hot topic in restaurants we're wondering yesterday if someone will come in asking for boudin, hold the rice.

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              Overweight RE: collardman Nov 1, 2011 02:04 PM

              So $75 gets you inside and it's additional for booze and boudin after that? I'd like to go, just trying to figure out how much this night might set me back.

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                collardman RE: Overweight Nov 2, 2011 12:04 PM

                No, it's pay one price. Once through the door it's like your favorite suburban all you can eat Chinese restaurant (except for all the Cajun cocktail attire).

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                  mimadeli RE: collardman Nov 11, 2011 09:36 PM

                  Fun event - good food, good drinks, good music

                  The Abita Oyster Stout was delicious

                  The Foundry is a cool place

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                    collardman RE: mimadeli Nov 12, 2011 11:47 AM

                    What a great time. We didn't want it to end. It was good seeing all the Chef's in one place. i had heard good things about Chef Mario but still couldn't believe how friendly and patient he was posing for pictures with guests.

                    The food was good. I concentrated on the boudin noirs and liked Rio Mars version. The special Abitas were very good, both the oyster stout and bourbon barrel got repeat visits. With all the competition even Rouses smoked boudin was excellent. Only Susan Spicers seafood boudin ran out (besides the cigars)

                    And the music was lagniappe. Everything was very well done

                    Rio Mar Restaurant
                    800 South Peters, New Orleans, LA 70130

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                      edible complex RE: collardman Nov 18, 2011 06:16 PM

                      The Abita Double Dog Vanilla is my new fave!

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