Carnivale du Vin Bourbon, Boudin and Beer
Groupon Serves Up a Savory Sweepstakes for a Good Cause to Meet Chef Emeril Lagasse

Win an epic New Orleans experience for two by donating $10 to the Emeril Lagasse Foundation, which helps at-risk youth, or for free by mail

Today, Groupon launched an epic sweepstakes for a trip for two to New Orleans to meet renowned chef, restaurateur and television personality Emeril Lagasse and be his guest at his two upcoming charity fundraisers on November 13 & 14, 2015: Boudin, Bourbon, and Beer (a food and music festival) and Carinvale du Vin (which has been named among the top 10 charity wine auctions in the country by Wine Spectator). Starting today and running through July 16, Groupon users can visit to make a $10 donation and enter the sweepstakes.* All donations will go directly to directly to the Emeril Lagasse Foundation, which creates opportunities to inspire, mentor and enable youth through life skills development and culinary, nutrition, and arts education.

“I’m excited to welcome the winner and their guest to experience a successful fundraising weekend for my foundation while indulging in the great food and wine that New Orleans has to offer” said Chef Emeril Lagasse.

The epic Big Easy experience includes:

  • Meet and greet with Emeril Lagasse and other celebrity chefs
  • Two tickets to Boudin, Bourbon & Beer
  • Two tickets to Carnivale du Vin
  • Airfare for two to New Orleans
  • Three-night hotel stay
  • Transportation to and from the New Orleans airport


To watch a special video message from Emeril about the sweepstakes and the mission of the Emeril Lagasse Foundation, please visit

About the Emeril Lagasse Foundation

Renowned chef, restaurateur and television personality Emeril Lagasse might be best known for his Food Network cooking shows (and his catchphrase, "BAM!"), but he's also a dedicated philanthropist. Since its 2002 inception, the Emeril Lagasse Foundation ( has distributed $6 million in grants to children's charities working to create opportunity for young people—particularly those from disadvantaged circumstances—to realize their full potential. Projects funded by the foundation have included an accessible learning kitchen for students with special needs, hospitality training for at-risk youth, and outdoor classrooms and gardens for multiple schools in New Orleans. Thanks to his personal contributions and work through his foundation, Emeril was named the James Beard Foundation Humanitarian of the Year in 2013.

About Groupon

Groupon (NASDAQ: GRPN) is a global leader of local commerce and the place you start when you want to buy just about anything, anytime, anywhere.  By leveraging the company’s global relationships and scale, Groupon offers consumers a vast marketplace of unbeatable deals all over the world. Shoppers discover the best a city has to offer on the web or on mobile with Groupon Local, enjoy vacations with Groupon Getaways, and find a curated selection of electronics, fashion, home furnishings and more with Groupon Goods. 

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Carnivale du Vin Bourbon, Boudin and Beer


Champions Square
New Orleans

6 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
This event is for adults 21+

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