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St. Francisville Food & Wine Festival

Posted by Myrtles Plantation on October 17, 2019

The Inaugural “St. Francisville Food & Wine Festival” Comes to The Myrtles Plantation and Restaurant 1796”

ST. FRANCISVILLE, LA., Wednesday, October 9, 2019 - Country Roads Magazine and The Myrtles Plantation present the inaugural "St. Francisville Food and Wine Festival" on Sunday, November 17, 2019 from 11am to 5pm at The Myrtles Plantation.

Featuring signature dishes served small plate-style, from acclaimed chefs Will Avelar of Mawi Tortillas, New Orleans, LA; Regina Charboneau of Regina's Kitchen, Natchez, MS; Ryan Andre of Soji Modern Asian, Baton Rouge, LA; Bonnie Breaux of Cafe Sydnie Mae, Breaux Bridge, LA; and Daniel Dreher of Restaurant 1796 at the Myrtles, the festival format lets guests visit chefs' stations arrayed around The Myrtles' beautiful  grounds, enjoying creative small plates paired with craft cocktails, and fine wines selected by Louisiana wine merchants ​Artisan Fine Wines​ ​and ​Uncorked Fine Wines & Spirits​. 

Alongside featured chefs’ stations, the St. Francisville Food & Wine Festival is proud to be showcasing a cheese and charcuterie station by ​ 3Tails Wine & Cheese​ ​of Baton Rouge, LA; a Louisiana oyster bar presented by the ​Louisiana Seafood Promotion & Marketing Board​, ​and a menu of creative cocktails showcasing unique spirits by New Orleans’ own ​Seven Three Distilling Company​.

Between the dishes and drinks, festivalgoers will get to explore The Myrtles property inside and out, test their aim at an all-day ​boccé competition​, and hear concerts by live Louisiana bands including  the legendary ​Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys​. 

“In 35 years of covering the culture of Louisiana and Mississippi for ​Country Roads, we’ve discovered so many spectacular places, met crazy talented chefs, and been blown away by bands as creative and exciting as any in the world,” said James Fox-Smith, publisher of ​Country Roads 
​ magazine. “With this festival, we want to bring all these good things together in one, uniquely beautiful place. There’s no better place to do that than at The Myrtles Plantation in St. Francisville.” 

Tickets for the festival are $75 and can be purchased through To learn more, contact The Myrtles Plantation at (225) 635-6277 or Country Roads magazine at (225) 343-3714 ext. 107.


* A portion of proceeds from The St. Francisville Food & Wine Festival will benefit the ProStart® program at West Feliciana High School. ProStart® is a nationwide, two-year culinary arts and restaurant management program for high school students that develops the best and brightest talent into tomorrow’s restaurant industry leaders.

The St. Francisville Food & Wine Festival is presented with generous support from these sponsors: 

Read the official press release here.