I will be in New Orleans for work. We will be delivering our meeting planners a holiday gift. We will also be hosting a reception in their honor at the famous Arnaud's. Arnaud's has been a family business since 1918. I'm staying at a boutique hotel the Bienville House which is in the French Quarter. If you plan to visit during the Holiday Season I highly recommend the Reveillon Dinners in restaurants throughout the city. Three of their Reveillon restaurants - Commander's Palace, Galatoire's, and Tujague's are more than 100 years old! It's the authentic taste of Christmas New Orleans Style. This is my favorite time to be in the Crescent City.
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