2nd ANNUAL New Orleans for Halloween

JOIN CHEF RIC ORLANDO IN

IN NEW ORLEANS

October 28 - November 1, 2019

Small Group of 20-24

We Are Proud To Partner With This Guy

Ric Orlando; Chef at New World Bistro Bar
Ric Orlando; Chef at New World Bistro Bar

CHEF RIC ORLANDO OF NEW WORLD BISTRO BAR IN ALBANY, NY

Ric Orlando is a chef and activist working in the Hudson Valley of New York. He directs the Capital Region's award winning New World Bistro Bar.  He has claimed victories on TWO Food Network Series: Beat Bobby Flay & twice on Chopped. He been people's choice winner Best Chef from both Albany Times Union (2015, 16 & 17) and Hudson Valley Magazine (2014, 15 & 17)

Ric brings an inspired blend of lust for life, outspoken passion for the flavors and ingredients of the world community, and nationally renowned cooking prowess to his roles as chef, lecturer, author, and media source. His tireless work in promoting the products, people, and beauty of the region combined with his quirky sense of humor and rock and roll pedigree has made him one of the Hudson Valley’s leading culinary spokespeople and best foodie draws for events, fundraisers and festivals. He has been called the Pioneer of Hudson Valley Farm to Table cooking.

New Orleans Paddlewheel Cruise
New Orleans Paddlewheel Cruise

Itinerary

October 28th - Flight from Albany to New Orleans. Private Transfer from Airport to Hotel.

Check in for 4 Nights at the Hotel Monteleone.

Group Welcome Dinner (TBD).  (D)

 

October 29th - This morning you'll have time to relax and enjoy the city at your pace before meeting up to head to The Court of Two Sisters, one of Ric's favorite restaurants, for their courtyard Jazz Brunch.

After lunch we'll head to the Presbytére Museum for a tour into the history of Mardi Gras and an exhibit regarding living with hurricanes and Katrina.

Your evening and dinner will be at leisure, but then we'll meet up to head to Preservation Hall for a performance.   (B,L)

 

October 30th - Today join Ric for a stroll through the French Market. You'll have time to browse and shop and enjoy the market.

Then we'll head down to the mighty Mississippi and board a paddle-wheel boat to enjoy a Harbor Jazz Cruise with a buffet lunch. Enjoy the scenery, the music and the food as we paddle our way down the river.

On our way back to the hotel, we'll stop at the famous Tujague's restaurant and meet cookbook author and story teller Poppy Tooker while enjoying a signature cocktail.

After some free time, we'll meet up this evening to enjoy a group dinner (TBD). (B, L, D)

October 31st - This morning we'll take a ride over to the Garden District. Here we'll enjoy a walking tour through the old cemetery and the beautiful houses that make the district famous.

We'll end the tour at one of New Orlean's most historic restaurants, Commander's Palace. We'll enjoy a three course lunch in our private dining room.

Your afternoon and dinner will be at leisure, and then you'll have the opportunity to join Ric on a trip to Frenchman's Street for their Halloween Parade. (B, L)

November 1st - This morning we check out of the hotel after breakfast and walk down the block for our last event before flying home.

Brennan's restaurant is famous for their Bananas Foster and you'll enjoy a champagne brunch with their speciatly!

Filled with the goodness of New Orleans, you'll be transferred to the airport for your flight home. (B, BR)

Brennan's for Farewell Brunch
Hotel Monteleone
Hotel Monteleone

PRICE* - $2399/person Double Occupancy

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT - $450/person

*PRICE INCLUDES - Roundtrip Economy Air from Albany, 4 nights Luxury Accommodations, 10 meals, all tours, entrance fees & transfers listed in the itinerary.

*PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE - Meals not listed in the itinerary, items of a personal nature or Travel Protection**, which can be purchased separately.***

**Group Policy NY Plan 2019

$174/person to Cover $2399

$206/person to Cover $2849

Below is a link that will allow you to purchase the Group Travel Protection Plan for your trip. Rates are based on overall trip cost and not age. You will need to enter your full trip cost for accurate coverage $2399 if Sharing a Room/$2849 is Single. For all plans you will need to make your purchase prior to final trip payment on August 30th in order to qualify for the pre-existing medical condition waiver. Please view the group marketing for rates and schedule of coverage then click the link to purchase. You can only purchase for one person at a time. For questions on the plan, coverage or procedures, please contact the Group Desk at Travel Insured 844‑440‑8113.

***PURCHASE GROUP TRAVEL PROTECTION

 

$500/PERSON DEPOSIT DUE TO HOLD YOUR PLACE BY JULY 29th

FINAL PAYMENT DUE BY AUGUST 30th