Wine Enthusiast Magazine
Although the city has a stigma of wild partying accompanied with heavy drinking (due, of course, to Mardi Gras), there are tons of things to do in New Orleans that will satiate even the most affluent appetites. From wining and dining to luxury hotels, this Louisiana city has it all.
Spring marks the best time to travel to The Crescent City. It’s warm, yet summer’s sweltering heat has yet to arrive and the city as a whole has released its proverbial exhale after Mardi Gras. While best known for its pre-Lenten bacchanalia, The Big Easy isn’t all beads and booze. No, it’s mostly booze—and wine, and envelope-pushing food and a whole mess of charming, fun-loving folks who know how to appreciate the decadent bounties of life.
Wine & Dine
Stop for briny Gulf oysters on the half shell and 24 wines by the glass at John Besh’s brasserie, Lüke, where the beloved bivalves are just fifty cents from 3–6 pm daily.