An evening of delectable dining and drinks, as well as silent and live auctions, was held on March 23 to benefit renowned national landmarks Hermann-Grima and Gallier Historic Houses. The annual “Amazing Grapes Fine Wine Auction and Dinner” was held at the Foundry on St. Joseph Street, where chef Horst Pfeifer once again thrilled partygoers with his culinary talent.  A sampling of hors d’oeuvres—smoked beef tips and Portobello on a popsicle stick and vegetable spring rolls, to name two—was joined by a three-course meal consisting of a salad of marinated asparagus, vine ripe tomatoes and crabmeat remoulade, an entrée of a petite filet with skewered shrimp complemented with mashed potatoes and vegetable ratatouille, finished off with a white chocolate cheesecake. Each course was paired with a special wine.

Both auctions preceded the dinner, with Ruthie Winston as the auctioneer leading the night’s spirited bidding. Underwritten by Iberia Bank, the event raised funds to keep these two French Quarter treasures looking beautiful for future generations to enjoy.

A Vine AffairEvent co-chairs Ellen Coleman and Dunbar Amoss with their husbands Grant Coleman and John Amoss

A Vine AffairHermann-Grima/Gallier Historic Houses executive director Stephen Moses and Dee Moses with Janet and Stanwood Duval

A Vine AffairTiffany Adler, chef Horst Pfeifer and Karen Pfeifer

A Vine AffairKarl Hoefer, Kristen Dry and Tommy Westervelt

A Vine AffairPam Halter, Dr. Ralph Lupin and Mamie Gasperecz

A Vine AffairLizzie Peaus, David Lane, Susan Gundlach, Merritt Lane and Susu Stall