What’s New in New Orleans?

P1020114 As spring time approaches, we awaken from our winter slumber, roll out our calendar and our travel wish list, and think about the interesting places we can go.

Fast becoming a top travel destination for Canadians is Louisiana. One great way to experience it is by boat. The Queen of the Mississippi is a Victorian-style paddle wheel riverboat cruise equipped with staterooms with private P1000595 balconies, room service and WiFi.

In April, the American Eagle will set out on its maiden voyage offering modern amenities with the classic elegance of the late 1800s for eight-day itineraries from New Orleans to Memphis.

While in New Orleans experience the dining scene and visit Emeril’s New Orleans, the original flagship of Chef Emeril Lagasse, is celebrating 25 years in the Crescent City in 2015. The restaurant will host a variety of events to commemorate the anniversary, including special “Throwback 12112930551_1387383911 Menus” and a trio of dinners. The oldest continuously operating restaurant in America and birthplace of Oysters Rockefeller is Antoine’s Restaurant. Celebrating 175 years of French Creole culinary traditions, Antoine’s will be hosting special events, present new menus and bring its celebrations beyond the French Quarter.

nojo-entry On the music scene, debuting right now is Irvin Mayfield and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra’s New Orleans Jazz Market! This new facility, located in the former Gators Department Store, will serve as a performance space and feature music education experiences, a New Orleans Jazz archive and tributes to current and past Jazz Masters.



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