Food Fest Kick-Off Party: America's Hometown Sweets
Friday, March 22, 2013 from 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM (CDT)
New Orleans, LA
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 coffee 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.