Dining & Drinking

Follow Your NOLA

In addition to all the seminars, tastings and special events, an important part Tales of the Cocktail® is experiencing the world famous cocktails and cuisine of New Orleans. During the week, look for the Tales Around Town logo in the windows of bars and restaurants throughout the city for special Tales menus and events like our Spirited Dinners, Restaurant Week and Dynamic Duo bartending teams. It’s the best way to get a taste for the food and drinks that have made New Orleans a culinary destination.

Dynamic Duos

A handful of the world’s most renowned bartenders will be picking up extra shifts at bars around New Orleans during Tales of the Cocktail® 2016. But they won’t be going it alone. Local bartenders will be joining them behind the stick to form dynamic bartending teams.

Tuesday, July 19 through Sunday, July 24

Tales Restaurant Week

With five days in this gastronomic city, figuring out where to eat can be a little overwhelming. Well, this year we’re making it a little easier. Throughout the week you’ll be able to sample a special price-fixed tasting menu with cocktail at some of city’s most legendary restaurants.

Monday, July 18 through Monday, July 25

The Spirited Dinner Series

On Thursday July 21st, restaurants located throughout the city will welcome cocktail lovers to enjoy one-of-a-kind dinner pairings of cocktails and cuisine. Reservations for Spirited Dinners® must be made directly through the restaurant.

Thursday, July 21 8:00 PM