This March, in celebration of Women’s History Month, chapters of Les Dames d’Escoffier International (LDEI) around the world are hosting a series of virtual events focused on women, food, beverage, and the hospitality industry. On Monday, The New Orleans Dames will host their very own Table Talk.
An international organization with a budding NOLA chapter, LDEI is made to inspire, advance, and support women in food, beverage, and hospitality.
The membership – composed of over 2,400 members in 45 chapters in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, France, and Mexico – is highly diversified and reflects the multifaceted fields of contemporary gastronomy and hospitality.
“Table Talks with Les Dames” will feature tastings, food and drink classes and demonstrations, one-on-one interviews with industry luminaries, panel discussions on industry issues, and more. On Monday, March 22, LDEI New Orleans will host their event: Missing New Orleans? Drink & Learn History with Two Famous Cocktails.
Beginning at 6:30 PM CST, the virtual event and cocktail tasting will feature New Orleans drink historian and dame Elizabeth Pearce, founder, and owner of the podcast Drink & Learn. Guests from around the world are invited to celebrate and learn about the history of New Orleans’ cocktail culture while whipping up and enjoying famed NOLA cocktails the Sazerac and Hurricane.
Not to miss the opportunity of a good food & bev pairing, the continuation of LDEI’s virtual culinary book club stretches through the month as well. The book is available free of charge to foodies who are interested in discussing food-related fiction and nonfiction.
Registration is $20 and a portion of the proceeds will help philanthropic efforts in New Orleans. A full list of ingredients for each cocktail, along with a zoom link, will be provided to all registered participants. Registration is required in advance and available here.
For information on the entire series, please visit tabletalkslesdames.com