NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Copper Vine is excited to host its 2nd Annual Mardi Gras Wine Dinner featuring the thoughtful and lush wines of Copain Winery on Wednesday, Feb. 23. Executive Chef Amy Mehrtens will take guests on a culinary journey through a decadent, five-course dining experience with unexpected flavor combinations and playful takes on classic dishes, while Copper Vine’s new Sommelier Emily Walker will curate harmonious wine pairings featuring Copain Wines to compliment the evening’s meal. Tickets ($150) are available now  (2nd Annual Mardi Gras Wine Dinner | Copper Vine, or by scanning the QR code below).


WHERE:                 Copper Vine

1001 Poydras Street

New Orleans, La 70112


WHEN:                   Wednesday, February 23, 2022.

Doors Open for welcome cocktail and seating at 6:00 p.m.

First Course and Introductions at 6:30 p.m.


THE FOOD:            Dishes include an oyster po’boy eclairs with smoked oyster ravigote, apple slaw and ghost pepper caviar; seared gulf fish with jumbo lump blue crab, pecan miso dirty rice, sauce Americaine, grilled okra and crab fat; bbq’d lobster with veal sweetbreads, cheese grits, rosemary, crispy citrus and Abita aioli; pork cheeks with local crawfish, collard sauerkraut, red beans and cola jus; and a king cake beignet with moon pie and praline.

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THE WINES:         

  • Perched on a hillside, overlooking the bucolic Russian River Valley, Copain embodies the philosophy that wine enhances life’s most joyous occasions, and is an experience best shared with friends and family. T
  • “Copain” means “friend” or “buddy” in French
  • These wines have been long inspired by France’s Rhone Valley wine region resulting in Copain’s signature style of restrained, elegant, and food friendly wines.


LIVE MUSIC:         Nick Ellman (saxophone + clarinet) & Sam Kuslan (keys)

Nick Ellman is a New Orleans based performer, composer, producer and educator with a wide range of musical specialties. He’s most widely known as the co-founder of the band Naughty Professors. 




$150 (includes tax and service).