Adelightful culinary occasion filled Emeril’s restaurant when the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center Department of Psychiatry held its annual “Sunday at Emeril’s” on March 18.
A cocktail hour preceded dinner, with a musical performance by two NOCCA students. The cocktails and music allowed guests to work up their appetite for delicious fare prepared by chef Emeril Lagasse and his crew. What did you miss if you didn’t go? Hors d’oeuvres included tuna tartare and New Orleans barbecued shrimp, entrées were chili-glazed Gulf shrimp over watercress salad, Texas redfish “courtbouillon” and paneed veal tenderloin. Dessert was warm Pontchatoula strawberry cobbler. During the party, chef Emeril gave a special toast to longtime LSUHSC supporter Bobby Monroe of the J. Edgar Monroe Foundation, who passed away just before the event.
The theme of the evening was “The World the Way it Ought to Be,” and the benefit allowed the psychiatry department to raise funds for programs for children and families who are victims of trauma.
Dr. Howard Osofsky, Dr. Joy Osofsky, Alden Lagasse and chef Emeril Lagasse
John Casbon flanked by event co-chairs Susan Gundlach and Katherine Boh
Dana Hansel, John Bullard and Linda Mintz
Leah Chase and Francoise Richardson
Ella Flower and Albert Mintz