As the “Crescent City” counts down to its hosting of Super Bowl XLVII in February 2013, football fans, foodies and local philanthropists will have the opportunity raise awareness for the Taste of NFL’s Party with a Purpose event which will take place at New Orleans Convention Center on February 2, 2013. Top New Orleans chefs have banded together to create exciting nights of food and wine pairings at their respective restaurants which will be attended by some of the New Orleans Saints’ finest. Proceeds from each night will benefit the Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans.
The mission of the Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans is to lead the fight against hunger in south Louisiana through food distribution, advocacy, education and disaster response. Serving 262,800 clients each year, the Food Bank has several programs to help provide food and nutritional education throughout the city. The Child Hunger Programs include the Backpack Program, the Summer Feeding program and 9-A-Day the Headstart Way. The food bank also provides outreach to the senior population with the Senior Brown Bag Program. And of course, it serves the general population with its mobile pantry and through its member agencies including local homeless shelters.
Upcoming Dates for the Taste of NFL New Orleans Dinner Series are:
November 6: Zea’s Rotisserie and Grill featuring Chef Greg Reggio
November 13: La Petite Grocery featuring Chef Justin Devillier
November 20: Rene Bistrot at the Renaissance Hotel featuring Chef Rene Bajeux
November 27: Mondo featuring Chef Susan Spicer
December 4: Commander’s Palace featuring Chef Tory McPhail
December 11: Patois featuring Chef Aaron Burgau
December 18: Cafe Adelaide featuring Chef Chris Barbado
January 8: Cafe Giovanni featuring Chef Duke LoCicero
Previous “Dinner Series” restaurants include SoBou, Root, Galatoire’s, the Irish House Pub and Restaurant Revolution.