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The New Orleans Hotel Collection Announces a Special Dinner as a part of the Running of the Bulls (Festival de San Fermin)

A Spanish Wine Dinner to Kick-Off the Running of the Bulls event in New Orleans-July 12 Event will be hosted at the Historic Orleans Ballroom

/EIN News/ -- New Orleans, May 30, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- In a city famous for its festivals, the launch and then continuity of a new festival is cause for celebration.    As the preferred hotel partner of the Festival de San Fermin (Running of the Bulls) festival in New Orleans, now in its 11th year,  the New Orleans Hotel Collection, featuring seven fine hotels throughout the city, has created a very special Spanish Wine Dinner to celebrate the start of the festival on the Thursday prior to the now famous Saturday morning run.

And the New Orleans "Bulls" prepare to chase the white suited, red sashed runners at the Annual Running of the Bulls in New Orleans

A Spanish wine dinner to kick off the Running of the Bulls Festival in New Orleans


The run is nothing like you’ve ever seen, and includes the remarkable combination of colorful costumed individuals, and terrifying looking “Bulls”.  New Orleans bulls, in the spirit of safety and animal protection undertaken by the organizers are none other than roller derby girls wearing horns and carrying nerf bats!

Featuring easy drinking wines from Spain, this dinner will be held on Thursday, July 12 at  the historic Orleans Ballroom of the  Collection’s  highly rated Bourbon Orleans Hotel, located at 717 Rue Orleans in the French Quarter.  

A special guest of the evening will be Governor Bernardo de Galvez, ruling governor of the Spanish territory from 1777 to 1785.   A cocktail mixer will start at 6:30pm p.m., with the dinner being served at 7:30 p.m.  Guests are offered reduced price valet parking at the hotel entrance.  As an added treat, flamenco guitar music will be provided through the evening by acclaimed musician Riccardo Crespo, a native of Brazil, now living in New Orleans between world tours.

Guests of the dinner are encouraged to wear the traditional garb of the Festival participants:  all white cotton or linen  “pantelones” , white shirt, and brilliant red sash.   All manner of red and white will be accepted at this dinner!

Three wines specially selected to complement the four course dinner will be served, ending with a Tawny Port from the Douro Valley of Portugal. The special price for the four course dinner, wines, service and gratuities is $99 per person. The dinner will help raise funds for the support of the Running of the Bulls festival, and the 501C(3) animal charities that the organization supports.   


Chef Stanley Broussard a native of New Orleans has designed a delectable menu offering a true taste of Spain in celebration of the festival.   The high-light  of the four course menu will be the chef’s  Braised Short Rib with fig barbeque sauce and fingerling potatoes

This hearty dish is designed to give runners the fortitude  needed for the upcoming race.  Generous applications of the evening’s wine also contribute to the rigorous training the runners endure.

Special guests who will be recognized include the decedents of immigrants from the Canary Islands, who settled south of New Orleans in St. Bernard Parish hundreds of years ago. These  “Islenos” as they are known, form a strong culturally significant group with distinct ties to Spain.

For tickets or more information about the New Orleans Hotel Collection Spanish Wine Dinner including a full menu and list of wines served, please visit   more information and complete activities schedule of the Festival de San Fermin, better known as the Running of the Bulls in New Orleans, visit .

About the New Orleans Hotel Collection
The New Orleans Hotel Collection is a group of seven fine hotels in the New Orleans region owned by local investors. Comprised of the new Jung Hotel and Residences, Bourbon Orleans, Dauphine Orleans, Hotel Mazarin, The Whitney, Crowne Plaza New Orleans Airport and Hotel Le Marais, these are boutique and small upscale meeting hotels in prime locations throughout the city. For more information, visit the New Orleans Hotel Collection website at



Marc Becker
New Orleans Hotel Collection

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