Friday, March 22nd, 2013
Cafe Reconcile, 1631 Oretha C Haley Boulevard
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
The New Orleans Roadfood Festival, which has become FOODFEST: America's Hometown Eats, will kick off this year on Friday night, March 22, with a unique, limited-attendance party.
The evening is titled "America's Hometown SWEETS." Its goal is to honor the nation's best chocolates, cookies, candies, cakes, pies, donuts, cupcakes, fritters, and fudges.
In the adventuresome spirit of the weekend's FOODFEST, it will bring the best sweets from all over the country to New Orleans (and, of course, include local greats,too!), giving guests an unprecedented opportunity to sample, compare, and contrast regional taste in all those things that ring the chimes of a sweet tooth.
Included among the goodies will be key lime pie from Key West, Moonshine cake from Virginia, Whoopie pies from Maine, "apple pie in a paper bag" from Wisconsin, the ultimate turtles from Massachusetts, the city's best pralines, smores, and plenty of beverages like egg creams, and cofee cabinets.
The (non-edible) highlight of the evening will be the presentation of the Roadfood Blue Plate Award to a chef who has made a unique contribution to America's regional food.
Tickets are limited. Admission buys access to all the food (and paired cocktails) as well as an opportunity to meet the Blue Plate Award winner and to share in celebrating America's Hometown Eats and Sweets in a party of passionate fellow foodies. Tickets are non-refundable and all proceeds benefit Cafe Reconcile. No physical tickets are issued - please bring along an ID for the guest list.
Ticket price includes drinks provided by our sponsors: featured cocktails by Fuzzy's Premium Vodka and Specialty Beers & Wines from Southern Eagle Presented in part by our sponsors Swerve Natural Sweetener
|Abbotts Frozen Custard||Mini Custard Turtle|
|Angelo Brocato||New Orleans||LA||Mini Cannoli|
|Antoine's Restaurant||New Orleans||LA||Baked Alaska|
|Bayou Barn||Crown Point||LA||Bayou Barn's Famous White Chocolate Bread Pudding with Pecan Praline Sauce|
|Bourbon House||New Orleans||LA||Bourbon Milk Punch|
|Café Reconcile||New Orleans||LA||Praline Demo/ Banana Foster Bread Pudding|
|Creole Creamery||New Orleans||LA||Ice Cream|
|CRUST/ The Laundry||Fenton||MI||Bourbon Bacon Michigan Cherry Bug Bar|
|Elegant Farmer||Muckwonago||WI||Apple Pie baked in a paper bag|
|Humphrey Popcorn Co.||Warrensville Hts||OH||Popcorn Balls|
|Julian Pie Co.||Julian||CA||Apple Memories|
|Key West Key Lime Pie Co.||Key West||FL||Original Key Lime Pie|
|Loretta's Authentic Pralines||New Orleans||LA||Mini Praline Tasters|
|Mariott New Orleans||New Orleans||LA||French Pastry Display, Scones|
|Morning Call||New Orleans||LA||Café Au Lait|
|Red Truck Bakery||Warrenton||VA||Double choc. Moonshine cake, bourbon cake, granola|
|Restaurant August||New Orleans||LA||Banana Pudding with Marshmallow, peanut butter and nilla wafer cream|
|Sucre||New Orleans||LA||Macarons, Artisian chocolates|
|Sugarcoat by Graceful Event Productions||New Orleans||LA||Candy Table|
|Turtle Alley Chocolates||Gloucester||MA||Mini Turtles|
|West Point Market||Akron||OH||Killer Brownies|
|Wicked Whoopies||Gardiner||ME||Wicked Whoopies|
|WWOZ||New Orleans||LA||Mango Freeze|