Tales of the Cocktail® Announces New Orleans Excursions in 2011
Tales of the Cocktail® visitors can get a taste of New Orleans culture with excursions to
Laura Plantation and Metairie Cemetery.
NEW ORLEANS, LA—April 19, 2011 – Those visiting New Orleans for the 9th Annual Tales of the Cocktail® this summer will have two special opportunities to venture beyond the French Quarter for a bit of New Orleans culture. For the first time, Tales of the Cocktail® is offering two New Orleans Excursions on Sunday, July 24 with cocktail tours of Laura Plantation and the Metairie Cemetery. As a festival that not only celebrates cocktails, but also the unique and flavorful culture of New Orleans, these excursions add a completely new dimension to the Tales of the Cocktail® experience.
“There’s so much to see beyond the French Quarter,” said Ann Tuennerman, founder of Tales of the Cocktail®. “I’m happy that these excursions will give members of the cocktail community the opportunity to dive a little deeper into New Orleans’ culture.”
Laura Plantation Excursion
Presented by Buffalo Trace Bourbon Whiskey and Firefly Sweet Tea Vodka
Though the drinks at Tales of the Cocktail® may take your taste buds to all corners of the Earth, our special Plantation Excursion will take you 200 years in the past. Join us as we take a break from shaking things up at Tales 2011 with a short trip to the Laura Plantation. Walk the home’s expansive grounds and tour the beautiful Creole home as you fill up on some Louisiana history before heading back for another round of cocktails. The guided tour is based upon 5,000 pages of documents related to this plantation discovered in the Archives Nationales in Paris, with the major stories coming from Laura Locoul Gore’s own Memories of the Old Plantation Home.
Waking the Spirits Cemetery Excursion
Presented by Herbsaint Original
Led by Mary Jo Day and Candy Kagan
While in New Orleans for Tales of the Cocktail®, you owe it to yourself to get a little taste of the city’s rich history. Join us on a special cocktail tour of Metairie Cemetery, one of New Orleans’ famous Cities of the Dead. With cocktails in hand we’ll weave through these impressive tombs as we visit the final resting places for some of the liveliest spirits in New Orleans history. We’ll stop by cocktail icons like J.M. Legendre and Henry Ramos as well as proprietors of the city’s most legendary establishments.
Tales of the Cocktail® 2011 returns to shake up the cocktail industry with a brand new spirited schedule of events, July 20-24. Tickets and special packages are now on sale exclusively at www.TalesoftheCocktail.com.