Please note these optional programs are available only to those who have registered for the 2018 New Orleans Antiques Forum.

Preconference Bus Tour
Thursday, August 2 • 8:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.*
$125 per person, lunch included

Traveling by bus with experts Eugene D. Cizek and William M. Hyland, participants will visit three significant sites along River Road in St. John the Baptist Parish. Evergreen, one of the most complete plantation complexes in the South, is a privately owned working sugarcane plantation. The site features a  main house constructed around 1790 and renovated to its current Greek Revival style in 1832. Trip participants will be the first members of the public ever to view the Haydel-Jones House, a rare example of a French Creole plantation house. The house has been owned by the same family since its  construction around 1815. A tour and private organ concert at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church and Cemetery will explore the religious history of the site, upon which a church was first constructed in the late eighteenth century. Lunch at a River Road restaurant will include regional specialties served  family style. 

Buses will depart from the 300 block of Bienville Street promptly at 8:30 a.m. and will return by approximately 5:30 p.m.

You may make your preconference tour reservations when registering for the forum online or by calling (504) 598-7146.

* Return time is not guaranteed.

Jazz Brunch at Arnaud’s Restaurant
Sunday, August 5
12:30–2 p.m.
$55 per person

Join us for one final opportunity to socialize and dine at one of the city’s finest restaurants, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary. You may make your brunch reservations when registering for the forum online or by calling (504) 598-7146.


Soufflé potatoes with Sauce Béarnaise
Gougères with Fontina and Prosciutto


Shrimp Arnaud
Gulf shrimp marinated in our famous tangy Creole Remoulade Sauce


Sautéed Gulf Fish
Sautéed fillet topped with capers, mushrooms, artichokes, basil, garlic and Lemon Butter Sauce


Key Lime Mousse Bar
Shortbread cookie and lime curd


Mimosas, Bloody Marys, Bourbon/Brandy Milk Punch, Hahn Cabernet Sauvignon, Hahn Chardonnay, Monmousseau Champagne, non-alcoholic beverages also available


Parking: Admission rates for the optional programs listed above do not include parking. Suggestions for parking will be included in your written confirmation letter.