North Delta Food & Wine Festival
Food and beverage enthusiasts gathered on October 7th to celebrate the second annual North Delta Food and Wine Festival. Presented by Progressive Bank, the festival showcased the talents of local chefs, as well as visiting culinary artists. Proceeds benefitted the Northeast Louisiana Arts Council and its affiliates, the Monroe Symphony Orchestra, the Masur Museum of Art and the Twin City Ballet. The festival kicked off Friday night with the “Rare Culinary Collaboration,” a three-hour tasting extravaganza featuring foods created by over thirty Southern chefs. Award-winning chef Cory Bahr, named “People’s Best New Chef” by Food and Wine magazine, served as emcee for the evening. Guests had the chance to sample each chef’s offerings at booths and displays set up throughout the West Monroe Convention Center. A variety of fine wines and craft beers were also be available for sampling. Later that evening, ticketholders had an opportunity to mingle with their favorite chefs as the party moved to Nonna in Monroe’s Garden District.