This year, The Rock & Rouge Women’s Music and Food Festival will be trying something new. Come on out and try these tasty treat, we promise you won’t be disappointed!

Family-owned Carmo will be providing picnic meals for reserved seating. Guest will be able to chose from three mouthwatering entrees: a Tuna Poke Bowl, Passion Fruit Pulled Pork Sandwich, or Shimp Acaraje.

Aunt Sally’s Pralines has been in business for 85 years and we are so excited to incorporate their New Orleans tradition into The Rock & Rouge Women’s Music & Food Festival. Each picnic basket will include an Aunt Sally’s praline, made from the same tried and true recipe since 1935.

Our bars will be equip with kegs of Gnarly Barley Brewing Co.’s Jucifer IPA and Catahoula Common. We be serving up delicious mixed drinks with Seven Three Distilling Co.’s Black Pearl Rum, Marigny Moonshine, St. Roch Vodka, and Gentilly Gin, as well as Casamigos Tequila’s Blanco and Anejo.


Women’s Empowerment & Food

Thank you for supporting these women-owned and operated businesses! Here are some photographs of our vendors in action at The Rock & Rouge Women’s Music and Food Festival 2018.

Meet the 2018 Rock & Rouge Food Vendors

Food is a huge part of the New Orleans festival culture. What better way than to share in a meal of southern hospitality and vigor then from the women chefs from our beautiful 2018 Rock & Rouge Women’s Music & Food Festival? Each vendor was selected by the producer who has eaten their plates, and personally loves what they do. The these women chefs will provide good, clean and healthy eating. The festival’s delicacies are all made by women and served with love in every bite.

MEALS FROM THE HEART CAFE, French Market, Chef Owner Marilyn Doucette, https://mealsfromtheheartcafe.com/

Meals From The Heart Cafe, Founder/Owner, Marilyn Doucette is a Doucette of an awesome tribe and yes, she is the sister of famed Big Chief Alfred Doucette. A New Orleans native of black, Indian and German heritage, Marilyn established Meal From The Heart Cafe in 2008 at the French Market. Marilyns mantra speaks for itself in the restaurant’s name, Marilyn is all about Heart health and keeping the body fit and trim through good healthy eating.

LA DELYO’S CREOLE CATERING, Chef Owner, Yolanda Carter, https://www.facebook.com/La-DelYos-Creole-Catering-212931172098929/

The owner and chef of Ladelyo’s Creole Catering, Yolanda Carter, is a festival master. She has been a professional caterer for nearly 20 years, serving up her Creole Cuisine at many festival around town. The producer of the Rock & Rouge has eaten Carter’s food many times at festivals and considers her one of the best female chefs in New Orleans.

MRS. WHEAT’S NEW ORLEANS MEAT PIES, Chef Owner, Linda Wheat, https://www.facebook.com/Mrs.Wheats/

Mrs. Wheat’s Louisiana Meat Pie’s has been making delicious, home style Louisiana Meat Pies in New Orleans for over 35 years.  Their “Original Natchitoches Meat Pies” are a top selling item at world renowned “French Quarter Festival” and for over 35 years at the “New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival”.  And their products are made with the freshest ingredients to guarantee a great food experience for all to enjoy. Mrs. Wheat’s Louisiana Crawfish pies generously stuffed with whole crawfish tails, fresh vegetables, and a old familysecret recipe of seasonings that will make your mouth do a Cajun 2-Step.

WILLIAMS PLUM ST. SNOBALLS, Owner, Donna Black, https://www.facebook.com/Plum-Street-Snoballs-46126897621/

In New Orleans, snoballs are an essential part of any balanced diet. Snoballs are made with real snow (from generation-old patented ice machines), fruit-flavored syrup, and condensed milk. These traditional summer treats have been served at Plum Street Snoballs since 1945! You’ll love the classic New Orleans flavor and vibes of the Plum Street Snoballs stand. If you’re looking to experience NOLA’s authentic culture, and indulge in some of the tastiest treats only found here, Plum Street is a must-go!

LOS PANCHOS, https://www.yelp.com/biz/los-panchos-terrytown

A relaxed establishment in Gretna, Los Panchos’ tacos, burritos, tamales and more will certainly appease your appetite. At this restaurant, everyone will find something they love, kids included!  Their food is cheap in price but luxurious in flavor.

NONPAREILS BAKERY, Baker Owner, Morgan A. Bonds, https://www.facebook.com/pg/NonpareilsBakery/about/?ref=page_internal

Nonpareil’s Bakery, LLC is currently a home-based bakery in New Orleans, LA, specializing in custom cakes and cupcakes for any occasion.  It is important for them to provide a quality product, both in taste and appearance, to all of their customers. Nonpareil’s Bakery prides themselves on their elegant touch and bringing your cake or cupcake vision to life! Wherever possible, Nonpareil’s Bakery uses locally-sourced ingredients. All of their products are baked from scratch, and with love.

EFFERVESCENCE, Owner, Crystal Coco Hinds, http://www.nolabubbles.com/

It’s a bubbly, swanky affair at Effervescence, the Champagne bar on Rampart Street.  At 56 years young, Crystal Hinds followed her passion and opened Effervescence on Rampart street a year back.  The well-curated list of all things bubbly offers 17 sparkling wines by the glass and a lengthy list of international and domestic bottlings. There are high-profile selections from top Champagne houses as well as lesser-known bottles from the same estates or vineyards.  Though sparkling wines are the main attraction, food is far from an afterthought.

CAJUN CAVIAR, Owners, Alden Lagasse, Amy Hollister Wilson, & Alison Vega-Knoll, http://www.cajuncaviar.com/

CAJUN CAVIAR is owned and operated by the wives of three renowned chefs, with one of the trio being a chef herself.  Their shared love for fine foods and the south makes CAJUN CAVIAR a natural fit for these three friends. CAJUN CAVIAR was first introduced to the world by Louisiana Caviar Co. in 1986. This Louisiana seafood delicacy is processed and packed by hand according to a traditional Russian method. The roe used to make CAJUN CAVIAR is from the Choupiquet (Amia Calva), most commonly known as the Bowfin. This prehistoric ganoid class fish is found in the fresh waters of the Atchafalaya Basin and is one of only three true caviar producing species found in the USA (Sturgeon, Paddlefish and Bowfin).

COOL FRUIT SENSATIONS, , Owner, Don Harding Jr., https://coolfruitsensations.com/

Cool Fruit Sensations is a locally owned and operated fruit juice visionary featuring the freshest quality ingredients hand mixed to order. With only one elusive location in Harvey, Cool Fruit Sensations is scheduled to open a new location in Mid-City during Spring of 2019. Owner Don Harding Jr.’s  mission is simple. “Who down South, with our blazing heat, would turn down a refreshing fruit beverage made by hand, right in front of you, using fresh fruit?” This vendor is not to be overlooked!

THE LAKEHOUSE, Owner, Cayman Sinclair, https://www.lakehousecuisine.com/

The Lakehouse is a full-service catering company, restaurant and event venue located in Mandeville, Louisiana, just 30 miles north of New Orleans. This fine dining establishment is well known in the worlds of special event, film catering, and disaster relief.  In addition to Caesar Salads and Grilled Shrimp Tacos, The Lakehouse will be serving various fruit sorbets.

THE ROCK & ROUGE TOMBOYS CLUB FOOD, Owners, The Rock & Rouge Women’s Music & Food Festival

Parents and children, fear not: The Rock & Rouge TOMBOYs Club Food will feature kid-friendly items for all the picky eaters out there. Serving chicken nuggets, grilled cheese, pigs in a blanket, and fruit cups, TOMBOYs Club Food has got something for everybody. TOMBOYs Club Food is designated for guest 12 & under.

“The Dugout” – Men’s Experience: cigars provided by Mayan Imports, whiskey bar, and a crawfish boil by Woodie’s at M.R.B.’s

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