World Record-Breaking Wines
The Emeril Lagasse Foundation’s “Carnivale du Vin” raised a record-breaking $3.5 million for children’s charities.
Eric Linquist, Mark Romig, Emeril Lagasse and David Briggs
The 13th annual “Carnivale du Vin” featured its nationally recognized wine auction and gala dinner at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans following the previous evening’s seventh annual outdoor food and music festival, the sold-out “Boudin, Bourbon & Beer.”
“Carnivale du Vin” featured culinary greats Scott Conant, Larbi Dahrouch, Rick Moonen and Jacques Torres, and brought together the best in wine and food for a night of charitable giving. More than 600 guests experienced a five-course meal created by Emeril Lagasse and culinary students from the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts.
The live auction broke a world record for the most expensive single bottle of wine sold at an auction with a rare bottle of 2015 The Setting Wines Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon that sold at $350,000. Another highlight included a bottle of renowned winemaker Bob Cabral’s inaugural 2015 Troubador Pinot Noir, which sold for $50,000. The auction raised over $1.5 million in total.
In addition to charitable giving towards children’s charities, the evening also recognized the devastating California wildfires and Gulf Coast hurricanes with a Fund-a-Need to support recovery efforts in Sonoma and Napa Valley, Houston and South Florida.
Event at a Glance
What: “Carnivale du Vin,” benefiting Emeril Lagasse Foundation
When: Saturday, November 4
Where: Hyatt Regency New Orleans