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Honoring Historic Houses

The Woman’s Exchange celebrated the support of the Historic Houses Society throughout the years with a fall gala.

Host Jim Perrier, Evelyn Kissel, Ashley Bright and host Jim Ashbee

photographed by Jeff Strout

The Board of Managers of The Woman’s Exchange thanked the Leadership Circle of the Historic Houses Society with a “Fall Gala” in honor of their support. The Woman’s Exchange, founded in 1881, is the owner and operator of the Hermann-Grima + Gallier Historic House museums in the French Quarter.

Ralph Brennan Catering and Events served selections such as passed truffle Arborio arancini with fontina cream, lobster ravioli with champagne butter sauce (chef Chris Montero’s signature dish), saffron grilled shrimp over stewed white beans, kale and chorizo and a special dessert of fall-flavored bonbons and petit fours.

Ambrose Gardens and Elizabeth Walden Designs provided the flowers, and the Garden District Jazz Trio serenaded guests with pleasant tunes.

Jim Ashbee and Jim Perrier graciously hosted the event in the Belfort Mansion on St. Charles Avenue. Maury Rendeiro and Melissa Steiner served as Event Chairs. 


What: “Historic Houses Fall Gala” benefiting Hermann-Grima + Gallier Historic Houses
When: Thursday, November 13
Where: Belfort Mansion, home of Jim Ashbee and Jim Perrier


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