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The Bourbon Orleans Hotel of the New Orleans Hotel Collection creates a historic “Battle of New Orleans Package and Dinner” in commemoration of the Bicentennial

November 28, 2015 Hotel News No Comments Print Print Email Email

The Bourbon Orleans Hotel has announced a special package to commemorate the famous “Battle of New Orleans.” The Battle of New Orleans was fought just downriver from the city on January 8, 1815 and served to confirm an important victory against a vastly superior force for the United States in the War of 1812.  It is often referred to as America’s “Second War of Independence”.

The Andrew Jackson Premium Overnight Package from the six fine hotels of the New Orleans Hotel Collection offers guests a step back in time to the period of the battle.   Available on the dates of January 7, 8, 9, 2016, the three night stay includes:unnamed (17)

  • Overnight premium room accommodations for three nights, four days for two guests at a choice of six hotels of the New Orleans Hotel Collection
  • Daily Breakfast,  Wi-Fi, In-room coffee and bottled artesian water, newspapers and local phone calls
  • A welcome “period” cocktail from the Bourbon O Bar – Bourbon Streets Classiest Bar as created by New Orleans “Mixologist of the Year”.
  • A period 5-course themed dinner with wine, (Pakenham’s Final Supper)  including open bar reception and instruction on the battle by General Sir Edward Pakenham, commander of the British Forces in America, and over 20 other officers of the British mess in period costume.
  • Private History Walking Tour of the French Quarter from the experts at Livery Tours, including Battle of New Orleans  highlights
  • Luxury Transfers by Limousine Livery with entry to the reenactment ceremonies on Saturday January 9.
  • Price: $950 for two guests, plus 14.75% sales and occupancy taxes

Reservations must be made in advance by calling Judy at (504) 571-4672 weekdays from 9am4pm.

Pakenham’s Final Supper

Included in the above historic package is a wonderful period dinner attended by actors portraying General Sir Edward Pakenham and senior officers of the British Expeditionary Forces of 1815. The period dinner recreates a meal that would have been served at an important function in the early 1800’s, with research done by Chef Joey Wells, longtime chef of the Bourbon Orleans, where the dinner will be held in the historic 1817  Orleans Ballroom,  New Orleans oldest. The five-course candlelight dinner, served with wine, and preceded by an open bar with period drinks will be held on Tuesday January 6 at 6:30 pmand is open to individual guests.  Period entertainment will be provided by the Hogg Family Players, a fiddle, singing and recital group specializing in historic reenactments.

Price: $139 per person, inclusive of tax and gratuities.

Dinner reservations and a sample menu can be viewed online atwww.neworleanshotelcollection.com/1812    For phone reservation, please contact Judy at (504) 571-4672 between 9am and 4pm weekdays.

Throughout the US, groups recreate events from the period of the War of 1812 as part of the Bicentennial celebrations.  The War of 1812 is often referred to as the “War that Forged a Nation,” or “America’s second War of Independence.”     Notably, the opponents in this war, Great Britain and the US have never been on the opposite site of a conflict since.

Both the Andrew Jackson Overnight Package and General Pakenham’s Final Supper are recognized official events of the Battle of New Orleans Bicentennial Commission with theHonorable W. Henson Moore III, Chairman.

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