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Oct 13, 2011 11:40 AM

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

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

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  1. 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,, 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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    1. re: savory south

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

        1. re: mimadeli

          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.


          1. re: mimadeli

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

            1. re: collardman

              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.


              1. re: collardman

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

                1. re: hazelhurst

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

                  1. re: mimadeli

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

                    1. re: hazelhurst

                      A matching tie and cummerbund in cammo may carry the day

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

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          1. re: Littleman

            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.

            1. re: collardman

              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.

              1. re: Overweight

                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).

                1. re: collardman

                  Fun event - good food, good drinks, good music

                  The Abita Oyster Stout was delicious

                  The Foundry is a cool place

                  1. re: mimadeli

                    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

                    1. re: collardman

                      The Abita Double Dog Vanilla is my new fave!