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Fresh from the Farm to the Royal Sonesta's Round Table Luncheon - Wednesday June 18, 2014

Ever wondered what the term “locavore” meant or wanted to know where to buy the freshest seasonal products? We’re unearthing the answers at the Royal Sonesta’s Round Table Luncheon, on Wednesday June 18th at 12 Noon.
Just in time for the creole tomato season, three local experts will discuss the value of locally sourced foods within the Crescent City’s growing Farm-to-Table movement. Expand your food knowledge while enticing your palette as our expert culinary team presents an elegant three-course menu seeped in Louisiana offerings. Hosted by Margarita Bergen in the hotel’s elegant Fleur de Lis Suite, join us in toasting this “Farm-to-ROUND-Table” luncheon complete with plenty of champagne, darlings.
Elisa Munoz, Market Director for the Crescent City Farmers Market, will share her mission of providing the New Orleans community access to healthy local ingredients. A firm believer that public markets serve the public good, Munoz will expertly enlighten us on the benefits of farm-to-table practices.  
A self-proclaimed “locavore” by birthright from Chauvin, Louisiana, Chef Melissa Martin will discuss how her early immersion in fresh, seasonal ingredients has shaped her culinary philosophy. Martin guided young minds at Café Hope, worked under decorated chefs in California, and has nurtured ingredients from the garden to her customer’s plate. Currently, she offers Farm-to-Table Cajun Cuisine through her buzzworthy Mosquito Supper Club.’  
Then guests will get to hear from the new Executive Director of the French Market Corporation, Jon Smith. Former owner of Cork & Bottle Fine Wines and founder of the Mid-City Farmer’s Market, Smith will delve into his exciting vision to expand the corporation’s Farmer’s Market offerings.
Singer/songwriter Kara Klein, a native of Covington Louisiana who began composing at the age of eight, will provide the entertainment accompanied by Round Table’s resident pianist Jim Walpole.
The Royal Sonesta’s culinary team has prepared a stunning three-course spread chock full of fresh Louisiana ingredients. This culinary journey begins with Chappapeela Farms Duck Confit Tamales with Watermelon Salsa and Citrus Tossed Baby Rocket. Then the entrée features a duet of Louisiana Heritage Beef “French Quarter Strip” with Creole Country Andouille and Okra Ragout paired with Louisiana Crab and Crawfish Cheesecake accompanied with Liuzza Farms Summer Squash Medley and Herbed “Jazzmen” Rice Grits. For Dessert, enjoy Executive Pastry Chef Solandie Exantus’ Pomegranates Catalane and Compressed Clementine with Espresso Chocolate Crumble and Crème Chantilly.
The Royal Sonesta Hotel’s Round Table Luncheon is $50 inclusive with advance reservations or $55 at the door. Parking is complimentary in the hotel’s parking garage. For reservations, please contact Shari Appel at 504-553-2221 or email her at
The 500-room Royal Sonesta Hotel is just steps away from some of the finest antique shops, art galleries and visitor attractions in New Orleans.  Selected as one of the top three ‘Best Hotels in New Orleans’ by U.S. News & World Reports, the Royal Sonesta provides visitors with an authentic New Orleans experience. Centrally located in the heart of the historic French Quarter, the Royal Sonesta is home to Restaurant R'evolution, Irvin Mayfield's Jazz Playhouse, Desire Bistro and Oyster Bar, and PJ's Coffee Cafe.  For more information on the Royal Sonesta Hotel, please call 504-586-0300 or visit  
We’ve jazzed up Royal Sonesta New Orleans. Located in the heart of the French Quarter and just steps away from some of the city’s finest shopping and visitor attractions, the all-new Royal Sonesta New Orleans looks forward to welcoming you and your guests. With 483 newly appointed guest rooms and suites, special performances presented nightly at Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse, fine dining at Restaurant R’evolution, seasonal beverages at PJ’s Coffee Café and casual dining at Desire Oyster Bar, there are always plenty of exciting new offerings to enjoy at this luxurious hotel. We invite you to make Royal Sonesta New Orleans your exclusive travel destination. For more information, visit, 1.800.SONESTA or call directly at 504.586.0300.
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