NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Drag performers will take center stage during a lively brunch soiree at The Parlor, located inside the Pontchartrain Hotel, on Sunday, Sept. 8, from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Native New Orleanian, TV personality and culinary activist Poppy Tooker, along with CrescentCare–NO/AIDS Task Force, will host Poppy’s Pop-Up Drag Brunch to celebrate the launch of Tooker’s newest book DRAG QUEEN BRUNCH (August 2019; Rainbow Road Press). A portion of the proceeds will go toward Crescentcare’s Food For Friends – a meal-delivery program, which has served people living with AIDS and cancer in the greater New Orleans area for over 35 years.
Priced at $85 per person (including tax and gratuity), the three-course brunch will include delectable dishes and bubbly cocktail pairings from Jack Rose, recently named “Best Hotel Restaurant 2019” by USA Today 10Best. Drag sensations in attendance will include Laveau Contraire, Starr Alexander, Mistie Bonet, Lana O’Day and Jessica Champagne, all of whom appear in the book. DRAG QUEEN BRUNCH books will be available for purchase and signing.
Tickets can be purchased here.
The festive brunch menu follows:
biscuits, muffins, scones
Cocktail pairing: Strawberry Bellini
apple, pineapple, citrus
marshmallow fluff, coconut, pecans
Cocktail pairing: Champagne Cocktail
Short Rib Daube & Egg
red eye gravy, grits
Cocktail pairing: Lemon Lavender Sgroppino
Fallen Chocolate Cake
Cocktail pairing: Cava
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