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You’re Invited to a Dinner Party! Virtually, That Is…

Gather Round virtual dinner

Tune in to our Gather ‘Round: A Virtual Red Beans & Rice Dinner on Facebook on Monday, May 4 from 5 p.m CST.

What brings New Orleanians together wherever they are? Red Beans & Rice of course! Gather the family and tune in for red beans, cornbread and cocktail making sessions, story time and crafts for kids of all ages, a virtual jazz concert, ideas for how to give back to our local heroes, and more! This online party is an opportunity to connect with our community and enjoy what we love, all while staying physically apart. 

Check Your Front Porch for “A Little Lagniappe”…

On Monday before the event, we’ll be dropping off some “lagniappe” – packets of red beans – on front porches around New Orleans, so check your porch in time to soak your beans! Follow @CamelliaBrand on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for updates about how to participate in our May 4 Gather ‘Round event.

And if you’re one of the lucky recipients of our front porch “lagniappe,” please snap a photo of it and share it on social! Remember to tag @CamelliaBrand and use #GatherRound. Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind, totally New Orleans event.

See y’all there!

The Event: What to Expect and How the Whole Family Can Enjoy It

  • Make Red Beans along with Emily Shaya – Check her award-winning recipe to get the ingredients & soak your beans!
  • Krewe of Red Beans DIY Crafting Session – Have dried beans, hot glue gun and old clothes or objects to decorate
  • Bean Talk – Food Writer Poppy Tooker and Camellia CEO Vince Hayward explore what red beans really mean to us in Louisiana
  • Gotta Have Some Jazz! – Jazz concert with the Dukes of Dixieland
  • Storytime for the Kids –  Johnette Downing reads her book, “Today is Monday in Louisiana”
  • Bake Some Cornbread with Chef Jennifer Booker – get your cornbread ingredients together before the event!
  • Learn how to make perfect Pimm’s Cups and Margaritas from the experts at Juan’s Flying Burrito
  • Snap selfies of your family dinner or pics of what you’re making and share them with us!
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