Sunday, Oct 15th

Brew on the Bridge
11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Endom Bridge

Endom Bridge, spanning the Ouachita River, will be closed to traffic and open to samples of NELA's own Flying Tiger Brewery and Ouachita Brewing Company, and other craft beer selections provided by Marsala Beverage and Choice Brands.

Wristbands to sample brews will be available for purchase for only $5. Park downtown Monroe/West Monroe, or arrive via Float the Ouachita. Proceeds benefit the Northeast Louisiana Arts Council. More details here.

Wine Pairing Class

2:00 p.m.

​Restaurant Sage

​Want to learn more about pairing wines with fine dining? Join Sommelier Tom Ramsey, Chef Durwin Francescon of Restaurant Sage, and Wallace Levy of Purveyor of Fine Wines, Ltd. for an exclusive learning experience.
Only 30 seats are available. Tickets are $75 per person. Call 318-410-9400 for reservations. For more details, click here.


Rare Culinary Collaborations

7:00 p.m.

Various NELA Restaurants

Support your favorite local restaurants as they support Northeast Louisiana Arts organizations. Outstanding chefs have prepared exquisite meals for one night only. Make your reservations today.

Participating restaurants include The Fat Pelican, For His Temple, and Chef Pat Nolan's.

Friday, Oct 13th

Artist Molly Engen will be auctioning off the original poster artwork at A Rare Culinary Collaboration. Purchase a print here.


Other Opportunities

​​On Thursday, October 5, visit the Downtown Gallery Crawl for a chance to win tickets to the North Delta Food and Wine Festival. Fill out your "passport" by purchasing appetizers at various booths, and submit it for the raffle. Meet local artists face-to-face, grab some grub, and support the Northeast Louisiana Arts Council!


Looking for other things to do while in town for the Festival? Click HERE and check out the Monroe-West Monroe Convention & Visitors Bureau's website for all things NELA!

Saturday, Oct 14th

Food Network Star Finalist and local businessman Chef Cory Bahr scheduled to attend A Rare Culinary Collaboration on October 13.

Cory is a culinary and economic leader in Louisiana, and deeply involved in the conservation of his beloved South.  His newest project is Parish Restaurant (Coming December 2017), an inventive take on classic Southern dishes utilizing live fire cooking that infuses all the flavors, technique and heritage of his beloved Delta region.  Honoring everything that's important in his South -- community, culture, and culinary heritage -- Cory presents honest dishes with a strong sense of place, for which he has earned a national recognition.  He's been recognized as Food & Wine's 'People's Best New Chef' in America, Food Network Star Finalist, Food & Wine's "People's Best New Chef' Gulf Coast, Taste of the South "Taste 50", Food Network's Chopped! Champion, King of Louisiana Seafood, and Louisiana Cookin' magazine's 'Chef to Watch'.  Get your tickets now!

Chicken and Champagne Brunch

11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Bayou Roux

To culminate the North Delta Food and Wine Festival, enjoy our traditional Chicken and Champagne Brunch at Bayou Roux.

To view a complete menu, click here.

Call or Email for Information - 318.397.6754 or NDFOODANDWINE@GMAIL.COM

A Rare Culinary Collaboration of Award-Winning Chefs

6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

West Monroe Convention Center

Join 30 award-winning, southern chefs at the West Monroe Convention Center to kick off the 2017 North Delta Food and Wine Festival. Sample cuisine, fine wines and craft beers for three hours for $50. Chefs include 2017 Queen of Louisiana Seafood Bonnie Breaux, and dozens others. To see a full list of chefs, click here.

Proceeds benefit the Northeast Louisiana Arts Council. Buy Tickets Here!

Chef's Party
9:15 p.m.

SQ's On The Ouachita

Continue the festivities at SQ's on the Ouachita. Admission to this party is included in with your wristband to A Rare Culinary Collaboration of Award-Winning Chefs. Buy Tickets Here!​​