Sunday, August 14, 2005

Madelyn's New Orleans Schedule

I always wanted an easy way to post my schedule. So people who want to know, can find it.
And people who don't care won't be bombarded with emails of my itinerary

New Orleans august 2005 schedule******************

American Airlines Flight Number: 2238 Coach Class S
Depart: Dallas/Ft Worth, TX 08:54AM August 15, 2005
Arrive: New Orleans, LA 10:17AM August 15, 2005

August 15, to August 20
Hotel Monteleone
214 Royal St.

Monday August 15
Lunch open

Bamboozed spa treatment (arrive early) 3-5
At Belladonna
Lauren MassetGuest Services ManagerBelladonna Day Spa2900 Magazine StreetNew Orleans, Louisiana

6:30 dinner with Eric Johnson at Cuvee

Tuesday August 16
Monteleone spa Sandy Blum, the owner of Spa Aria
2:15 facial and eye treatment
Lunch open
Dinner 6:30 at Brennans with Eric Johnson

Wednesday August 17
Shopping story day
Lunch open?

“Tales of the Cocktail”, the three-day event, dedicated to celebrating the history and culture of dining and drinking in New Orleans, will take place on Thursday, Aug. 18, Friday, Aug. 19, and Saturday, August 20th at the Hotel Monteleone and other French Quarter locations. The event will feature dinner pairings, book signings, culinary demonstrations, a cocktail clinic, industry seminars, film screening, dine and design luncheon, entertainment, celebrity bartenders, a VIP tour and more.

As a VIP guest of Tales of the Cocktail we would like to make you aware of the events and invite you to participate in all of them. The two-day celebration will feature the following events:

“Welcome Dinner”
Wednesday, August 18, 7:30 p.m. cocktails and dinner
Café Giovanni
117 Decatur Street
Please join us as we bring together our VIP’s, authors, media and sponsors for a New Orleans welcome dinner.
RSVP 504-299-0404


Thursday, August 19, 9a.m.
Court of Two Sisters
613 Royal Street
Come enjoy a sumptuous southern breakfast of classic style eggs, bacon, grits, biscuits and gravy. With beverages and eye openers.
RSVP (504) 299-0404


Lunch open

Bitters Panel Discussion - led by Phil Greene
Napoleon House
Thursday, August 18th, 1:30 p.m.
500 Chartres Street
Phil Greene is an author and descendant of Antoine Amedee Peychaud, the 19th century New Orleans pharmacist who concocted Peychaud’s Bitters and is credited with coining the term “cocktail.” Phil’s discussion will include the history of bitters.
RSVP (504)558-1820

Spirits U - led by Chris Morris
Thursday, August 18th, 3 p.m.
Arnaud’s Restaurant
813 Bienville Street
Chris Morris of Brown-Forman will discuss the universality of whiskey, its origins and production of how it became Americanized.
RSVP (504)558-1820

Cocktail Hour
Thursday, August 18, 5:30p.m.-7:30p.m.
Hotel Monteleone
214 Royal St.

Meet and greet authors of famous books, purchase autographed copies, and sample their signature cocktails. Taste classic dishes with a twist, by local chefs who conduct cooking demonstrations with New Orleans own Southern Comfort. Meet our celebrity bartender and enter a raffle to win a Southern Comfort bar.
RSVP (504)558-1820


Spirited Dinners
Thursday, August 18, 8 p.m.
Various Locations
Enjoy a fine dining experience in one of 19 famous New Orleans restaurant with a unique menu, specially designed by the chef and a cocktail book author. Each menu will be served with complementing cocktails and spirits. Mingle with the authors and learn how to prepare unique cocktails. For a complete list of restaurants and menus visit RSVP online or call (504) 558-1820.

Friday, August 19, 9a.m.
New Orleans Pharmacy Museum
514 Chartres St.
RSVP (504) 299-0404


Dine and Design Luncheon
Friday, August 19th, Noon
Brennan’s Restaurant
417 Royal Street
Join author and designer Beverly Church for a lesson in party planning and entertaining. Enjoy a fabulous meal, complete with cocktails and wine and leave with great ideas for table settings, party favors and special events.
Call (504) 558-1820 to RSVP


Bartending Consulting as a Profession Panel Discussion – led by Dale DeGroff
Friday, August 19th, 2:30 p.m.
Ritz-Carlton Library Lounge
921 Canal Street
Dale DeGroff, author of “The Craft of the Cocktail,” consults around the world, developing drink menus for restaurants and training the next generation of world-class bartenders. DeGroff will discuss how to start, run, and market a professional bartending consulting business and the hospitality industry today.
Call (504) 558-1820 to RSVP

VIP Southern Comfort Cocktail Tour
Gray Line Lighthouse
Toulouse Street at the River
Take the walking tour that explores history – with a twist – in New Orleans’ oldest and most renowned bars and restaurants. Special guest, Kerri McCaffety, author of “Obituary Cocktail,” on which the tour is inspired, will accompany tour guide Joe Gendusa.
RSVP (504) 569-1401

Hollywood and Cocktails Seminar/Film Screening – led by director Peter Moody
Friday, August 19th, 5:30 p.m.
Antoine’s Restaurant
713 St. Louis Street
View Peter Moody’s first feature length film, “Olive or Twist,” as it traces the history of the U.S. through the martini, from the industrial revolution to the present, and learn about the role of cocktails in Hollywood.
Call (504) 558-1820 to RSVP


Mad Dogs and Englishmen
Saturday, August 20, 11:30 a.m.
Led by Anistatia Miller and Jared Brown
Muriel’s Jackson Square
801 Chartres St.
Authors Miller and Brown drink (and write) for a living. Join them as they present cool cocktails for the dog days of summer. Classics such as the Mojito, Tom Collins, and Margarita will be presented along with their history and the famous people who drank them.


Mix It Up
Saturday, August 20th, 6-9 p.m.
2000 block of Magazine Street
Listen to music, shop, enjoy cocktails by Southern Comfort and celebrate at the final Tales of the Cocktail event.


By now, Jan Dressler should have made contact with everyone about travel arrangements. Jan is with Navigant travel

When you arrive to New Orleans you will receive a welcome basket with a final itinerary enclosed and gift certificates for other meals and treats from our sponsors..


Anne 504-299-0404 or

Bonnie Warren


Belinda Lazaro []


Depart: New Orleans, LA 05:16PM August 20, 2005
Arrive: Dallas/Ft Worth, TX 06:50PM August 20,

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