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Moonlighting in the Garden

The French-inspired fête and al fresco dinner supported the Botanical Garden’s outdoor kitchen.

In celebration of the approaching New Orleans Tricentennial, “Magic in the Moonlight” adopted a French ambience throughout the Botanical Garden. The fundraiser generated more than $135,000 for the outside kitchen at the garden.

Chef John Folse recreated the historical banquet given by Prince de Condé in honor of King Louis XIV at Chateau de Chantilly, France. The al fresco dinner was presented in honor of the Duke of Orleans.

Additionally, the fête featured a “party within a party” for the 45 and under crowd – The Moonlighters. These guests enjoyed a cocktail hour followed by dinner, and later,everyone was invited to stay for dancing.

Juli Miller Hart and Margo DuBos served as Co-Chairs. The Oscar J. Tolmas Charitable Trust was the Presenting Sponsor of the event.


Event at a Glance

What: “Magic in the Moonlight,” benefiting Botanical Garden Foundation
When: Friday, October 13
Where: Botanical Garden grounds


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