Mini-Reunion Postponed for 2020
Virtual Visit to New Orleans, October 17, 2020, 8 pm Eastern!
French Quarter courtyards, Garden District mansions, above-ground tombs, Mardi Gras beads, second lines, Dixieland jazz, live oak trees, Spanish moss, the Hurricane, St. Louis Cathedral, Mardi Gras Indians, Zulu coconuts, Voodoo . . .
We were supposed to be in NOLA together the weekend of October 17 and 18, soaking up the music, architecture, and Carnival traditions that make her special. Sigh . . .
Instead, let’s get together virtually on Zoom starting at 8 pm EDT! (See below for more info.) And in keeping with the New Orleans theme, feel free to bring along a dish or cocktail that represents NOLA’s culinary distinctiveness.
Google (what would we do without it?!) the Internet for a recipe that appeals to you; keywords could include "NOLA," "Louisiana," "Creole," or "Cajun."
My new favorite New Orleans cookbook is Creole Feast: Fifteen Master Chefs of New Orleans Reveal Their Secrets (https://www.amazon.com/
For drinks, here are links to NOLA classics, some of which can be made as mocktails by omitting the alcohol: Absinthe Frappe, Creole Bloody Mary, Daiquiri, Hurricane, Pimm's Cup, Ramos Gin Fizz, and Sazerac.
Whether you cook/concoct something or just feel like hanging out, I look forward to seeing you on October 17th!
The virtual mini will begin at 8 pm Eastern, 7 pm Central, 6 pm, Mountain, and 5 pm Pacific. Here's the Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/5269841235?
Meeting ID: 526 984 1235
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Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/acd67YvaE4
A virtual visit to New Orleans has been scheduled for Saturday, October 17, 2020.
We are so fortunate to have hosts who are also local directors and docents of Atlanta’s finest organizations, and they will take us behind the scenes with decision makers, founders, and CEOs . . . plus we will eat, drink, and relax together.
Reported to be the second-largest Oktoberfest celebration in the world (the largest being the original in Munich, Germany), Oktoberfest Zinzinnati is a three-day celebration of German heritage, beer, and food held each September.