by Kevin Allman
Get a jump on your holiday shopping (and eating) at...well, just read the poster:
Sat. Dec. 13, 9:30AM to 6PM
The Jazz & Heritage Center (formerly the Tharp-Sontheimer-Laudumiey Funeral Home) 1225 N. Rampart St.
The Jazz & Heritage Center (formerly the Tharp-Sontheimer-Laudumiey Funeral Home)
1225 N. Rampart St.
The first annual Tremé Creole Gumbo Festival celebrates the history of Faubourg Tremé as a hotbed of New Orleans musical and culinary culture. Admission is free.
This unique event features outstanding musical performers, including:
9:45 am The Heritage School of Music Allstars
11 am Davis Rogan
12:30 pm The Tremé Brass Band
2 pm Shannon Powell Quartet
3:30 pm Shamarr Allen
5 pm John Boutte, Leroy Jones, Paul Sanchez and Todd Duke
In addition, two famous Creole chefs will demonstrate the secrets to making the perfect gumbo:
11:45 am Chef Alfred Singleton (Dickie Brennan's Steakhouse)
1:15 pm Chef Leah Chase (Dooky Chase Restaurant)
Several outstanding New Orleans Creole restaurants will be on hand selling their own takes on gumbo and other local delicacies. Participating restaurants include: Dooky Chase, Dunbar's Creole Cooking, Li'l Dizzy's and Olivier's Creole Restaurant. Locally made wearable art, jewelry and fine crafts for the home will be featured in the festival's Arts & Crafts Market. The festival also includes the third annual Jazz & Heritage Holiday Bazaar - a special sale of official Jazz Fest t-shirts, posters and other collectibles.
My secret to making the perfect gumbo? Going to Dooky Chase to get it. But if Carl Arredondo is right -- we'll all be wanting a big bowl of gumbo by this weekend.