May 21-24 Prepare for the New Orleans Wine and Food Event May 21-24, 2014. Celebrating 22 years, the annual event attracts many and features over 175 wineries, 1000 wines and dozens of international wine and food experts. There are plenty of wine and food seminars to attend as well as dinners at some of the city’s most celebrated restaurants. Proceeds support local culinary schools and charities, including Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans and Acadiana. For more information, visit www.nowfe.com/
Ongoing Commander's Palace offers the option of private dining in the "Little Room." The private room seats 12 in the wine cellar. Sommelier Dan Davis selects wines to pair with an exclusive tasting menu created by executive chef Tory McPhail. Commander's Palace, 1403 Washington Ave., New Orleans, LA 70130, 504-899-8221.
Mondays and Wednesdays At Vega Tapas Café, all bottles of wine are half-price on Monday evenings. Don’t forget "Winey Wednesdays," when wines by the glass are $5 all night long. Vega Tapas Cafe, 2051 Metairie Rd., Metairie, LA 70005, 504-836-2007.