On Saturday, August 4, The Historic New Orleans Collection held its “2012 Antique Forum Dinner” at the Royal Salons of the Hotel Monteleone.
During cocktail hour while hors d’oeuvres were passed, cellist Briana Belding-Peck, violinist Janet Heumann and flute player Joyce Kennedy played classical music for the guests.
Guests then enjoyed a four-course dinner that included blue crab and avocado purée with a crabmeat ceviche doughnut and Steen’s glaze; an heirloom tomato and housemade mozzarella Napoleon and micro basil and olive tapenade with rosemary infused balsamic drizzle; a rosette of beef with grilled diver scallops, black summer truffle risotto and golden chanterelle concassé; and Ponchatoula strawberry Charlotte and Valhorna white chocolate Bavarois with hazelnut and mango coulis.
Special guests that attended included: Priscilla Lawrence, Executive Director of The Historic New Orleans Collection; John M. Lawrence, Director of the Museum Programs at the HNOC and speaker; Jack Pruitt Jr., Director of Development and External Affairs at the HNOC and event organizer; Mark Romig, President and CEO of the New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation and a member of the New Orleans Antique Forum Honorary Advisory Committee; Christopher W. Lane, speaker, co-owner of Philadelphia Print Shop West in Denver and a featured appraiser on the popular PBS program “Antiques Roadshow”; Robert Cheney, speaker, Director of Science Technology and Clock at Skinner, Inc. in Boston and a featured appraiser on “Antiques Roadshow”; and Eleanor Gustofson of The Magazine Antiques.
Event at a Glance
What: ““2012 Antique Forum Dinner,” benefiting The Historic New Orleans Collection
When: Saturday, August 4
Where: Royal Salons of The Hotel Monteleone