(2014 UPDATE: Tickets on sale now for the 6th Annual NOLA Eats King Cake Tasting Party! Click here!)
Hosted by NOLA Eats and presented by PROPAGANDA New Orleans, the 5th Annual NOLA Eats King Cake Tasting Party will be held on Saturday, February 9th at 6 p.m. This is the BIGGEST public king cake party in New Orleans, where party-goers will be able to indulge in and vote for king cakes from the best bakeries in and around the city. Guests will enjoy live music and prize giveaways from local businesses in the beautiful Ramp Room at Little Gem Saloon. Prizes include gift certificates from Booty’s Street Food, Lux Salon Blends, Fat Hen Grocery, a Carnival Gift Set of locally-made Haybandz, plus festive hair chalk from Abeille NOLA, and a handcrafted king cake jewelry set by Flambeaux Design Company.
Located on the corner of S. Rampart & Poydras (445 S. Rampart St.), a full service restaurant awaits guests downstairs, while the Ramp Room itself boasts gorgeous interiors, wrap-around balcony, and a beautiful bar area. Live entertainment for the king cake party will be provided by vocalist Robin Barnes and guitarist Matthew Berman. Special Guest Judges include fashion designer and Louisiana native Amanda DeLeon, Susan Ford, President and publisher of Louisiana Kitchen & Culture magazine, and restaurateur Robert LeBlanc. Special dance performance by The Star-Steppin’ Cosmonaughties of Krewe de Lune!
The party will be only blocks away from the Krewe of Endymion parade route, so the NOLA Eats King Cake Tasting Party is the perfect spot for clean restrooms, comfortable accommodations and lively entertainment. Party-goers may come and go as they please so as not to miss any of the parade action on Canal Street. KCP 2013 is the ideal event for king cake connoisseurs, Mardi Gras enthusiasts, tourists and newcomers to New Orleans; if you’re looking for a unique NOLA experience, you ought to go see the NOLA Eats King Cake Tasting Party!
Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. A discount of 20% off is available with the purchase of 4 or more tickets. You can purchase tickets online here or below, and join the Facebook event here.
Robin Barnes, Susan Ford, Amanda deLeon, Robert LeBlanc, Little Gem Saloon
Featured images / Michael Dominici, Frank Aymami.