A Toast to Tales

00:00 June 26, 2012
By: 2Fik
[Where Y'At Staff/Provided Photo]

Spirited Dinners And Other Food & Drink Opportunities


The Fruits of Our Labor Redemption, 3835 Iberville St.

A cocktail and dinner pairing that emphasizes the importance of fresh ingredients in the culinary and cocktail world. Ava Kopieczek crafts cocktails that utilize organic or all-natural spirits and local produce to create a dining experience that represents the bountiful offerings of a Louisiana summer.

Three Wonderful Countries, One Great Night! Iris, 321 N. Peterson St.

Alex Day, Tim Master, and Misty Kalkofen are teaming up with talented Chef/Owner Ian Schnoebelen for a night of cocktails and culinary flavors from around the globe. Each of the four courses will be paired with a spirit and inspired by its country of origin. Let's start in Mexico where Ilegal Mezcal is produced, fly over to Scotland for some Edinburgh Gin, Pig's Nose and Sheep Dip Scotch Whiskies, and end up in France sipping on some Chartreuse... all without leaving new Orleans!

A 360 Degree View of Prohibition Palace Cafe, 605 canal St.

Few laws affected the United States as profoundly as the Volstead Act of 1919. Join Hunter Chavanne of Willett Distillery in Bardstown, Kentucky; Joy Perrine of Equus and Jack's Lounge in Louisville; Todd Smith of Pacific Edge Wine & Spirits in San Francisco; Mike Ryan of Sable in Chicago; and Joe Raya of The Gin joint in Charleston in what promises to be an evening filled with memorable food, cocktails and stories.

Aloha New Orleans Calcascieu, 930 Tchoupitoulas St.

Aloha for NOLA will transport you to a world where Hawaii and NOLA are one.The Bar Chef Team, which includes Chandra and Daniel Lucariello, Dave Newman, Kyle Reutner and Tim Rita, will be whipping up Hawaii infused libations featuring the beautiful rums of Cruzan and other delights from the Beam Global portfolio.

Swigs and Pigs Coquette, 2800 Magazine St.

A night of beer cocktails paired with an all-pig tasting menu. Polly Watts, owner and proprietor of The Avenue Pub, one of the world's top beer bars, has curated an impressive selection of rare craft beers from celebrated brewer Brian Strumke. T. Cole Newton of Twelve Mile Limit in new Orleans has created a host of inspired cocktails incorporating these beers. All of this will be paired with an all-pig tasting.

SUNDAY, JULY 19, 2012

Street Food and Go Cups Lafayette Square 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

In a city known for its food, a new culinary trend has hit the streets. Food trucks are rolling through New Orleans serving everything from fish tacos to grilled cheese. Well, at Tales 2012, we're adding cocktails to their menus. Stop by Lafayette Square where the city's best food trucks will be paired with world-renowned mixlogists as they dish out gourmet cocktails and cuisine.

Featured Food Trucks: Brigade Coffee, Foodie Call, Frencheeze, La Cocinita, Meltdown Pops, Slider Shack, Sucre, Taceaux Loceaux

For Tickets, visit TalesOfTheCocktail.com.

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