A Favorite, Annual New Orleans Event Is Back for Another Year: Boudin, Bourbon, and Beer

The Emeril Lagasse Foundation presents its 9th annual Boudin, Bourbon & Beer at Champion Square, adjacent to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. This one-night event will feature a specially curated menu by a mixture of 70 chefs, both locally and nationally based. Co-chairs for this year’s festival will include Donald Link, Stephen Stryjewski, and Aaron Sanchez.

Pronounced boo-dan, this tasty delicacy originated in western Europe and was honed to perfection in southern Louisiana. In the versions that originated in Louisiana's Cajun Country, boudin is a sausage-like meat dish in which a pork rice dressing is stuffed into pork casings, along with pork meat and herbs. There are many ways it can be prepared, and the chefs use all their creative energy to come up with some crowd-pleasing dishes.

For four and a half hours, enjoy handcrafted, savory, small bites, Buffalo Trace Rum cocktails, Jim Clemdenen Au Bon Climat wine, and a variety of Abita Beers. Chefs joining Emeril and the co-chairs include Gabriel Beard, Philip Buccieri, Ryan Cantwell, and many more. In addition to the culinary spread, there will be live performances, cigar selections and lounge, a merchandise tent, and a silent auction. The music lineup includes Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Grace Potter, Fruition, and Motel Radio.

The festival is a benefit for the Emeril Lagasse Foundation, which supports nonprofit organizations that provide educational programs, life skills development, culinary training and cultural enrichment in the communities where Emeril's restaurants operate. He owns and operates more than a dozen restaurants, including the world-famous Emeril’s in New Orleans that started it all.

Tickets for this culinary showcase and fundraiser include unlimited food, drinks, cigars, and access to the silent auction. The event is 21+. For tickets, visit

Our team at Brookstone Park Apartments in Covington, Louisiana recognizes the truth in this old saying: variety is the spice of life! Spice up your weekly routine by making plans to attend this event on Friday.

Event Time/Date:
Friday, November 8, 2019—6:00 PM

Event Venue Location:
Champions Square
Lasalle Street
New Orleans, Louisiana 70112

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