Hispanic Heritage

The 2016 “Azúcar Ball” welcomed patrons to “An Enchanted Evening In The Land of Fire and Water” inspired by the lakes, volcanoes, rainforests and overwhelming natural beauty of Nicaragua.

Tropical centerpieces of giant orchids and large, hanging heliconias were artfully prepared by Perfect Presentations. Royal Event Rental contributed additional festive decorations.

In a surprise performance, the St. Augustine High School Second Line Band marched into the Empire Ballroom at the Hyatt Regency to present the 2016 Gálvez Cup to honoree Arnold W. Donald, a St. Augustine graduate and CEO of Carnival Corp.

A Patron Party sponsored by chef Adolfo Garcia with signature cocktails by Daniel Victory of Victory NOLA preceded the main event. The ball featured 27 outstanding restaurants and dessert donors, accompanied by five wine and spirits distributors. Ashéson, DJ Felipe Estrada and Julio y César performed live music. There was additionally a silent auction, which featured online bidding. Pan American Life served as the lead sponsor.


What: “Azúcar Ball,” benefiting New Orleans Hispanic Heritage Foundation
When: Saturday, November 19
Where: Hyatt Regency New Orleans


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