NEW ORLEANS (press release) – The New Orleans Wine & Food Experience (NOWFE) kicks off its annual event with the Ella Brennan “Stand Up for Your Hometown” Awards gala dinners on Tuesday, June 8. The dinners will take place concurrently at three locations— Galerie de Galatoire, Rib Room, and Broussard’s. Traditionally given to one individual each year that has made a lifetime commitment to the hospitality industry, the board of directors of NOWFE decided this year to honor 13 organizations for their unwavering love and extraordinary response to supporting our community during the Pandemic. “There are thousands of people and entities in our community who contributed to the outstanding efforts in response to the outbreak of COVID-19,” said Aimee Brown, NOWFE Executive Director. “The recipients of this year’s award are a representation of those that banded together, and certainly not an exhaustive list of those that are so deserving.”
Each restaurant venue will host a selection of award recipients (noted above). VIP tables to the event are available at nowfe.com include a VIP reception from 6 – 7 p.m. The dinner gala tickets are $150 per person and are sold through table purchases. Proceeds from the event benefit the many local non-profit organizations that NOWFE supports throughout the year.
NOWFE 2021 is scheduled for June 8 -13 and will include safely presented VINOLA; Grand Tastings; Tournament of Rosés; Burlesque, Bubbly and Brunch; and a lineup of Labs and Experiences.