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17th Annual Martin…

Mar 6 - 7, 2015
Join us for the 17th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Art… more

Andrew Jackson: Hero…

Mar 6 - 29, 2015
THNOC's exhibition tracks Jackson's rise from humble beginnings to immortality… more

Artist Spotlight…

Mar 6 - 31, 2015
New Orleans-based woodturning artist Tom Dunne will be the featured artist in… more

Edgar Degas: The…

Mar 6 - May 24, 2015
Featuring drawings, prints, sculpture, and photographs, all from a single… more

Friends of the…

Mar 6 - 6, 2015
Local jazz band, the Panorama Jazz Band, will bookend the final concert of… more

International…

Mar 6 - 7, 2015
Now in its seventh year, the New Orleans International Children's Film… more

Jefferson Arts…

Mar 6 - 15, 2015
Mrs. Stancliffe's Rose Cottage Bed & Breakfast has been successful for many… more

Jim Roche: Cultural…

Mar 6 - Jul 12, 2015
Born in 1943, Jim Roche received a BA from Florida State University (1961)… more

Lauren Sturm - Bayou…

Mar 6 - 6, 2015
Performs solo acoustic piano. more

Maple Leaf Bar…

Mar 6 - 6, 2015
Join us for live entertainment featuring Groovesect. more

Mark Steinmetz: South

Mar 6 - May 10, 2015
Mark Steinmetz lives and works in Athens, Georgia. His work transcends the… more

Music at the Mint…

Mar 6 - 6, 2015
Billie performs mainly in an avant-garde, free style painting expansive… more

Opening Reception -…

Mar 6 - 6, 2015
Join us  for a free opening reception for Radcliffe Bailey: Recent Works… more

Ponchatoula Antique…

Mar 6 - 8, 2015
Featuring-Antique Collectibles Booth, Fine Arts & Crafts Booth, Food Booth,… more

Preservation Jazz…

Mar 6 - 6, 2015
Live New Orleans Jazz Nightly! more

Preservation Resource…

Mar 6 - 6, 2015
The patron party features specialty cocktails and cuisine from world famous… more

Stage Door Canteen…

Mar 6 - Apr 5, 2015
"Always ... Patsy Cline," a musical play, complete with down-home… more

Tennessee Williams:…

Mar 6 - May 31, 2015
Tennessee Williams was one of the most admired playwrights of the 20th century.… more

The Boat Show

Mar 6 - 8, 2015
The entire Mercedes-Benz Superdome floor will evolve into the region's largest… more

The French Market…

Mar 6 - 6, 2015
Deborah Etienne creates her gumbo while the local musicians talk about the… more

17th Annual Martin…

Mar 6 - 7, 2015
Join us for the 17th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Art… more

Joins FestiGal’s All-Star Celebrity Lineup: John Folse, The Man Your Momma Warned You About

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The Man Your Momma Warned You About
Joins FestiGal's All-Star Celebrity Lineup


NEW ORLEANS, LA (May 16, 2012) - The 2012 FestiGals Women's Weekend set for June 22-24 in New Orleans is stirring up something tantalizing for your taste buds.  Award-winning celebrity Chef John Folse has signed on for a Revolutionary Presentation that's sure to please the ladies.  Mischievous and devilishly charming, Folse will have this group eating out of his hands, literally, as he entertains attendees with the story of the women that helped shape his life and mold his amazing career.  Beginning with the woman that reared him as a young child upon the death of his mother, Folse pays homage to the ladies in his life by sharing a personal introspection of treasured memories and interpreting them through his finest instrument, his food.  A three-course menu that allows attendees to taste their way from Folse's early beginnings to the present launch of his newest joint venture with James Beard Award Winner Chef Rick Tramonto. Their Restaurant R'evolution opens to the public on June 4 in the Royal Sonesta Hotel.

Those lucky enough to be in the house on Saturday June 23 at 12:00 Noon will sample one of Chef Folse's signature bisques, a fresh Gulf catch of a local favorite and a sweet interpretation of a classic Italian dessert.  This special Revolutionary Presentation is offered to FestiGals as part of the Ultimate FestiGals Package. Single luncheon event tickets are also available for $55.

Chef John Folse, Restaurant R'evolution and The Royal Sonesta Hotel

Welcomes FestiGals To a Revolutionary Luncheon

~Soup~

Corn and Crab Cappuccino

A revolutionary presentation of a Louisiana icon

~Main~

Grilled Striped Black Bass

Caramel turnips, braised chard and lemon verbena broth

~Dessert~

Bittersweet Plantation Dairy Creole Cream Cheese Panna Cotta

Meyer lemon curd, strawberry vanilla gelée

FestiGals is a four-day summer weekend festival created by women for women. The event offers a full range of inspirational seminars, empowerment workshops and networking opportunities designed to showcase the New Orleans cultural scene for an experience that few insiders ever have.  "With the announcement of Chef Folse as our featured culinary offering, this year's FestiGals experience is simply over-the-top!  We are thrilled and honored to welcome Chef Folse on-board," explained Diane Lyons, Founder of FestiGals.  Besides a Revolutionary experience, FestiGals attendees will also be treated to lunch with NBC's Hoda Kotb, a series of private tours and cocktail receptions at coveted New Orleans locations, a parade through the streets of the French Quarter as stars of their own Second-line, dancing the night away on Bourbon Street and shopping til' they drop on world famous Royal Street. The Ultimate FestiGals Package is $275 each. Individual FestiGals events are priced separately. To launch your ultimate New Orleans experience, visit http://www.festigals.org/. Be sure to sign-up for e-mail updates at info@festigals.org, friend us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

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About Hotel Monteleone

Make sure to book accommodations at the historic Hotel Monteleone, your Official FestiGals Headquarters. A member of Historic Hotels of America and Preferred Hotels of America, the Monteleone boasts 600 newly renovated luxurious guests rooms and suites, 25 meeting and reception rooms, Criollo Restaurant & Lounge, the famous Carousel Bar, a heated rooftop pool, Spa Aria, state-of-the-art fitness center, 24/7 business center, logo shop and valet parking all on one of the world's most beautiful shopping corridors, Royal Street. As a proud sponsor of FestiGals, the Monteleone is pleased to offer participants a special rate of $149 per night

 

About FestiGals

The brainchild of entrepreneur and New Orleans tourism professional Diane Lyons, FestiGals' maiden-voyage in 2011 attracted over 150 women from across the U.S. including Washington D.C., New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, Colorado, Tennessee and the entire Gulf South Region.  The 2nd Annual FestiGals Weekend is perfectly positioned on the summer festival calendar of offerings in New Orleans.   Endorsed by the New Orleans Tourism and Marketing Corporation and the New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau, FestiGals provides something for women of all ages and cultural backgrounds.  Voted "Best Girls Getaway" in 2011 by AAA Southern Traveler, FestiGals provides the ultimate New Orleans women's experience.  Committed to both raising awareness and resources for issues that impact today's women, FestiGals is a non-profit entity whose net proceeds support targeted community projects that benefit women.  Other FestiGals sponsors include LouisianaTravel.comCity of New OrleansNewOrleansOnline.com,Renaissance PublishingWhitney BankEJGH Healthy Lifestyles, Lulu B.YellaWood Pressure Treated PineCupcake VodkaStein MartNOLA.com, and Cumulus Media Inc.