Tuesday, May 24, 2005
Heartbeat of The Big Easy
The Hotel Monteleon is the gateway to the French Quarter. It is one of only three hotels in the nation designated as a literary landmark.
Ernest Hemingway used The Monteleon in his writing, as did Rebecca Wells, Richard Ford, Eudora Welty, and Tennessee Williams. William Faulkner reffered to it as his favorite hotel, and Truman Capote claims that he was born there.
The Monteleon will be host to Southern Comfort's Tales of the Cocktail, Aug. 18-21.
The event will feature cocktail receptions with authors, a grand New Orleans dining experience and a walking tour of The French Quarter.
If you have the means, I highly recomend it. The Monteleon is the heartbeat of The Big Easy, and the granite muse of writers.