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Insider's Look at Upcoming New Orleans Attractions - Foodie Favorites and Holiday Happenings

Don’t Miss These Foodie Favorites and Holiday Happenings in New Orleans

New Orleanians have a distinct way of celebrating their beloved events, which range from food festivals and Reveillon feasts to candlelight caroling and New Year’s Eve fêtes. Take a trip to New Orleans this holiday season, and experience the authentic local traditions that make the Crescent City spectacular.

With more than 1,000 restaurants throughout the city, it’s no surprise that New Orleans is host to a variety of food festivals, including Boudin, Bourbon and Beer.  Held on November 13, this festival benefits the Emeril Lagasse Foundation and is dedicated to the love of bourbon and the art of making boudin, a Cajun sausage made from pork and rice. The Grill Room's Chef de Cuisine Daniel Causgrove joins world renowned chefs to present their takes on the Louisiana favorite.

December is an event-filled month, with options including the grand menorah lighting in Riverwalk’s Spanish Plaza to celebrate the first night of Hanukkah, Christmas caroling by candlelight in Jackson Square, the magical lights of City Park’s Celebration in the Oaks and seasonal concerts at St. Louis Cathedral. 

Locals know December is the time to take advantage of Reveillon feasts, a French and Creole tradition offered by dozens of New Orleans restaurants, featuring house specialties and prix fixe dinners. At The Grill Room, guests can indulge in Chef Daniel Causgrove’s four-course menu, with options including blue crab gratin, monkfish courtbouillon and grilled hangar steak.

Finally, extend your holiday stay, and ring in the New Year at Windsor Court’s, The Grill Room.  Celebrate with a special four-course dinner from Chef Causgrove with the later seatings receiving access to the New Year’s Eve celebration in Cocktail Bar, featuring an open bar of premium drinks, gourmet desserts, live music from pianist Tom Hook, and a champagne toast at midnight.  Not in the mood for a formal affair?  Head upstairs to the Polo Club Lounge instead, where “The Songbird of New Orleans,” Robin Barnes, will be captivating audiences throughout the night with her soulful voice and melodic grace.

Reserve your room at Windsor Court today!