True to its name, “Paint the Town Green” featured centerpieces of paint cans sprouting trees and green décor all over.
The Patron Party was held at Ruth’s Chris Steak House, where patrons enjoyed delicious hors d’oeuvres, an open bar and charbroiled oysters from Drago’s.
At the main event, 12 restaurants provided special dishes. Participating restaurants included: Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Andrea’s, Antoine’s, Arnaud’s, Chateau Gold and Country Club, Drago’s, Gordon Biersch, GW Fins, La Louisiane Bakery, Mr. Budbug Catering, Palace Café and Royal Sonesta’s Desire Oyster Bar. The Yat Pack provided live entertainment.
The live auction highlights were a Saints Experience package with tickets in a suite to a home game, hotel stay and Ruth’s Chris Steak House gift card; an embellished giclée from James Michalopolous entitled “Step Child;” and David Yurmann gold earrings donated by Aucoin Heart.
The silent auction displayed a huge variety of items including pieces by Terrance Osborne, a membership to the New Orleans Athletic Club and numerous hotel and restaurant experiences.
Approximately 300 patrons attended the event in support of needed services for at-risk children and families in the Greater New Orleans Area.
EVENT AT A GLANCE
What: “Paint the Town Green,” benefiting Raintree Children and Family Services
When: Saturday, March 7
Where: Harrah’s Theater