SoFAB Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on September 29

27 August 2014

The Southern Food and Beverage Museum will celebrate their move into a new location on Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Monday, September 29.

Cut the Ribbon at SoFAB's New Home

Southern Food and Beverage Museum

26 August 2014

Monday, September 29 at 1:00 PM

1504 Oretha C. Haley Boulevard, New Orleans

Free and Open to the Public

Join SoFAB for the ribbon cutting celebrating the re-opening of the Southern Food and Beverage Museum, the Museum of the American Cocktail, Galerie d’Absinthe, the Kuyper Cake Collection, and the Gallery of the South – States of Taste, in New Orleans in our own building with a demonstration kitchen, as well as the restaurant and bar Purloo. The event is hosted by Mark Romig, President & CEO of the New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation. Speakers will include Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne, Council members Stacy Head and LaToya Cantrell, various donors and community members. Special guest chef Jeremiah Tower will be presenting a keynote talk, as well as conducting a master class for area culinary students on September 30 and a class for children on October 1. A special thank you party will be held at the museum that night.

The building is the former Dryades Street Market, which was part of the city market system of New Orleans until 1946. The architect is the Office of Jonathan Tate and construction has been managed by Woodward Design + Build.

The museum will also feature a new Temporary Special Exhibit Space; during the opening the space will include the photographic work of Stephen Binns. This exhibit will be followed in mid-December by an exhibit celebrating the 175th anniversary of Antoine’s Restaurant in New Orleans. Antoine’s is America’s oldest continuously operating restaurant run by its founding family.

At 5:30 PM, SoFAB welcomes Jeremiah Tower as he presents the Contemporary Issues in Food & Drink Lecture sponsored by Domino Foods, Inc., the annual lecture that culminates the Culinaria Query. He will speak to the 2014 query: Can We Reset the Family Table?

Jeremiah Tower will remain in New Orleans after the ribbon cutting and lecture. On Tuesday, October 1, he will conduct a Master Class for aspiring culinary students from area schools and programs, including Café Reconcile, Liberty’s Kitchen, and NOCCA. On Wednesday, October 2 he will also conduct an after-school class for children.

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