3rd annual North Delta Food and Wine Festival

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WEST MONROE, La. (KNOE) - The North Delta Food and Wine Festival is the weekend of October 13th through the15th to celebrate the great food we have in Northeast Louisiana. They'll have over 100 locally-owned restaurants in Ouachita Parish alone, and this is their opportunity to show the state of Louisiana what the Delta region has to offer. Plus, it all supports the Northeast Louisiana Arts Council.

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Thirty renowned chefs will serve delicious small plates. When you arrive, you'll receive a complementary wine glass to use throughout the evening to taste all the wonderful wine. You can bring home the wine glass as our gift to you. A Rare Culinary Collaboration is three hours of food, wine, music, and fun.

On Saturday, October 14th, they'll be closing down Endom Bridge for the first time for Brew on the Bridge. Our region's own Flying Tiger and Ouachita Brewing will be serving samples of their beers. Choice and Marsala will also be featuring other craft beers. They'll have food trucks, artists, live music, and tailgating games all on the bridge.

Bridge access is free to the public, and wristbands to sample beer are only $5. Bring your friends. It's going to be a fun time.
Later on Saturday and Sunday, many local restaurants like Restaurant Sage, Cascio's Chateau, The Fat Pelican and For His Temple and Chef Pat Nolan's to serve unique meals. They've partnered up with local nonprofits to support area arts.

Chef Dana Milford will be at two events as part of the North Delta Food and Wine Festival. Milford will be one of more than 30 culinary, beer, wine and spirits purveyors at A Rare Culinary Collaboration from 6p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, October 13th at the West Monroe Convention Center.

Tickets are $50 and benefit the Northeast Louisiana Arts Council. Milford will also be hosting a farm-to-table, gluten-free feast at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, October 14th at for His temple. Tickets are $75 and benefit the Downtown Arts Alliance. Both tickets can be purchased at northdeltafoodandwinefestival.com.