Carnivale du Vin: New Orleans Culinary Experience


I’ll try to update By Invitation events (which Amex Platinum Members get) as they get updated. One of the ways I find out about these events is from my credit card statements where they attached a little sheet with my paper statements.

On November 12 to 14 in New Orleans, LA, there is a VIP Krewe du Vin reception being held. You will get to mingle with top chefs like Emeril Lagasse and John Besh.

Carnivale du Vin is one of Wine Spectator’s “Top Ten US Charity Wine Auctions” to benefit Emeril Lagasse Foundation. According to their website,

“The annual celebration brings together the best in celebrity chefs and winemakers who serve a once-in-a-lifetime dinner to our esteemed sponsors and guests. This esteemed group showcases its passion through unique culinary pairings with the season’s finest offerings.

On Saturday (13th), Lousiana native John Besh is hosting a private lunch at August. It includes a kitchen tour and there will be discussions aboiut New Orleans food and culture. In the evening, you could enjoy premier seating and dinner by Emeril Lagasse and his celerity chef friends at Carnivale du Vin. When dinner is over, there will be a live auction with great experiences from the country’s top chefs’ and winemakers.

On Sunday (14th), there will be a sendoff brunch at Lagasse’s famous restaurant NOLA. There you will learn how to make one of Emeril’s signature dishes with Chef de Cuisine Joshua Laskay.

The price for this experience is $2,800 (or you can use 350,000 Membership Rewards Points). Platinum card members can book up to six packages. There are only 30 packages available. Sale begins on 2nd September 2010 and 3pm EST. You can also call 800-321-7787.

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