Slow Fish Festival 2016 has been cancelled due to the closing of the US Mint

Schedule at a Glance
All events take place at the US Mint unless otherwise noted. Public events are denoted by (P)
For attendees, a full conference program schedule is now available here

THURSDAY, MARCH 10 Afternoon

  • Registration at the US Mint

  • Louisiana is Washing Away presented by Slow Food New Orleans. The Louisiana story told through an interactive presentation and performance, featuring Cry You One.

  • The Slow Fish Story – Keynote speaker Michèle Mesmain

Dine-Out for Slow Fish will feature local chefs hosting chefs traveling to New Orleans for Slow Fish.  Chef pairings for the opening evening of Slow Fish will feature:​

Chef Alex Harrell and Angeline hosting Chef Drew Deckman of Deckman’s en el Mogor in Baja. Mexico
Chef Dickie Brennan and the Bourbon House hosting Chef Digby Stridiron of Baltar in St. Croix, Virgin Islands
Chef Tenney Flynn and GW Fins hosting Chef Nate Hereford of Niche in St. Louis
Chef Matthew Gulotta and MoPho hosting Chef Kurt D’Aurizio of the I. M. Sulzbacher Center in Jacksonville, Florida
Chef Melissa Martin and the Mosquito Supper Club hosting Chef Jessica Tantalo of Orlando’s East End Market.

The chefs pairs will create special Slow Fish dishes &/or menus with a portion of the proceeds going towards funding Louisiana fishers to attend Slow Fish.   Please click the link of the host restaurant to make your reservations for this incredible evening of Good, Clean and Fair Seafood.


  • Reception at Continental Provisions in the French Market


  • Opening Plenary Speaker

  • Slow Fish Program Sessions—at the US Mint

  • Seafood Festival featuring dishes prepared by local and visiting chefs, 3 – 7 p.m. (P)

  • Slow Food Speakeasy (P)

  • Live Music (4:00-6:00 p.m.) (P):
    4:00-6:00 – Bruce “Sunpie” Barnes & the Louisiana Sunspots


  • Plenary Panel

  • Slow Fish Program Sessions continued—at the US Mint

  • All-day Seafood Festival & Public Education Events—at the US Mint (P)
    Live Music (noon – 7:00 p.m.):
    12:00-1:00  Fire Safe Kids
    1:30-2:30    Cry You One
    3:00-4:00    To Be Continued Brass Band
    4:30-6:00    Lost Bayou Ramblers


  • Slow Fish 2016 will conclude with a Seafood Boil and Cajun Boucherie to be held at Docville Farm in Violet, LA on Sunday March 13 from 7am to 4pm.  The day long feast will include shrimp boiled by Lance Nacio of Anna Marie Shrimp, a whole-hog slaughtered and prepared by Toby Rodriguez and Lâche Pas Boucherie et Cuisine an Israeli-style lamb courtesy of Shaya and Dr. Howard Conyers, oysters and more.   Limited tickets are available for this amazing all-day event through this link.   Purchase your tickets now as this event will sell-out.

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