St. Charles Avenue - October 2008

Oysters or Ersters?

New Orleans’ love affair with oysters is a long and flavorful one. A New York Times article from February 17, 1889, describes the blooming oyster business, claiming that by 1900, New Orleans would be supplying the oysters for the entire…

Calendar of Events

2    Ten Outstanding Persons Gala, benefits Family Service of Greater New Orleans, 827-40022    New Orleans Film Festival Patron Party, benefits the New Orleans Film Society, 309-66333    20th Annual Justice for All Ball, benefit for the Pro Bono Project, 581-34804    Art…

Snapshots

Rubye Noble Evans, with Pat and Byron LeBlanc at the Omni Bank Parkway Promenade XVII Patron Party.Joy Shane, embodying this year’s “Beautification for All Seasons” theme, having fun with Dr. and Mrs. Henry Andressen.A Chef Dennis sandwich worthy of Le…

Regarding REST

Rest periods, the time you spend resting between sets during your workout, might be more important in getting a good workout and seeing the results you want than you think. Most people spend most of their workout worrying about how…

Davis - Ballard Wedding

While living and working in New York City, Francine Davis met New Orleans native Westervelt “Westy” Terhune Ballard one night out with friends. A year and a half later, Westy proposed at Francine’s family’s beach home in Melbourne Beach, Fla.…

Room at the Table

We gave a great assignment to some of the top stores in New Orleans and as always, they surpassed our expectations. Let the next pages serve as your guide to Thanksgiving tablescapes. You will get great ideas and tips for…

Junior Achievement Celebrates its 2008 Rising Stars

On Saturday, November 7, Junior Achievement of Greater New Orleans will honor its 5th class of Rising Stars at the 2008 City Stars Soirée. The celebration and recognition will take place at the newly restored (slated to be finished in…

A Community of Celebration

Celebrating 70 years of philanthropic work for disadvantaged citizens across the nation, the Urban League of Greater New Orleans held its annual gala Saturday, June 12. Festivities included a Benefactor’s Reception at the Hilton Riverside Hotel’s Grand Ballroom, followed by…

Go Green for Girl Scouts

Saturday, June 21, approximately 200 scout-supporting guests, dressed in cocktail attire boogied to the sounds of Wanda Rouzan and A Taste of New Orleans, as well as Kermit Ruffins and the Barbecue Swingers at the Girl Scout Council of Southeast…

Celebrating Our Scientists

On Sunday, June 22, the Windsor Court welcomed some of our area’s best and brightest minds at the Eighth Annual “Celebrating Our Scientists” dinner, hosted by the Louisiana State University Health Science Center’s Neuroscience Center of Excellence. The evening was…

As You Like It

While it may not have taken place on Twelfth Night, the annual Shakespeare Festival at Tulane Gala was the perfect way to kick-off the 15th season of three-month festivities. The gala, a fundraiser for the festival, took place on Saturday…

Humani-Tea

Friday, June 6, the American Red Cross Southeast Louisiana Chapter held it’s largest annual fundraiser, the Humanitarian Ball, at the Audubon Tea Room. Guests at the 6:30 p.m. patron party enjoyed music by Jazz vocalist Ms. Keith Porteous, before heading…

Dishing out Charity

On June 20, the American Cancer Society held their 2008 Celebrity Waiter event at Andrea’s Restaurant in Metairie. Host Waiter Chef Andrea Apuzzo, Maitre d’ Ray Seamon and Emcee Jack Sloan joined an esteemed group of ACS supporters, including celebrity…

Shining Stars

It was a star-filled evening for the New Orleans Ballet Association on May 31, when the Ballet Resource and Volunteer Organization, the fundraising arm of NOBA, hosted their annual gala. This year’s theme was “Dancing with the Stars,” and was…

Into the Starry Night

With the events stretching nearly a week, the March of Dimes’ Spotlight on Success party was indeed a huge success. The “Starry Night” themed celebration was emceed by local favorites Roop Raj and Camille Whitworth of WDSU, who introduced the…

Open the Stage Door!

The National World War II Museum held the 2008 Stone Energy Victory Ball June 7, in the Louisiana Memorial Pavilion under the Torpedo and Tumbleweed planes. Co-chairs were John and Sylvia Laborde and Cappy and Darlene Bisso. Always a fabulous…

Cancer Conquerors

Each year, through the combination of research, early diagnosis and continually more focused treatments prove that cancer is no longer a death sentence but rather a treatable disease. The following two local survivors show an often-overlooked face of cancer: Those…

Fall into Something New

Chef Tom Wolfe opened the doors to his new restaurant mid-September, having revamped the former Peristyle in a manner better reflecting his unique style and verve. The new iteration is called, simply enough, Wolfe’s, and it heralds a return to…

Taste of the Season

APPETIZERSpiced Shrimp Napoleonwith crisp mirliton, rémoulade, cayenne beurre blanc and friséeENTRÉEThe DuckSteen’s-cured-smoked breast, confit leg, walnut-bleu risotto, Hudson Valley foie gras and pear glaceDESSERTCandied Macadamia CrustedEspresso Bombewith dark chocolate and macadamia sauces Spiced Shrimp NapoleonRémoulade2 cups mayonnaise1 cup sour cream1/2…

Fresh New Face

You know those times when you’re just about to walk out the door and you look in the mirror and think, "Ehhh"? You just don’t like your makeup but you’re not sure why. It seems bland, or maybe you’re tired…

What's Hot: Art

October is a month of art in New Orleans. Between Art for Arts Sake and the plethora of cultural events – much less the feel of fall in the air (finally!) that encourages us to put on our new fashions…

Along the Avenue

Neither wind, nor rain, nor Hurricane Gustav can stop the course of true love.The elegant Trinity Church ceremony and Orleans Club reception of E.Lee Jahncke and Jason Mead morphed into a barefoot-on-the-beach event. The pair exchanged vows in Grayton Beach,…

A Note From Bev

Get ready for the spectacular fundraiser this month benefiting Longue Vue House and Gardens – Sentimental Journeys! The Patron Party will take place October 24 with the fabulous dinner and auction event on October 25. Thanks to co-chairs: Denise Monteleone,…

On the Cover

Those who wish to spend “A Night in Old Havana” need go no further than the “Sentimental Journeys” this October 24 and 25. Besides transporting guests through time and international embargos, the fundraiser serves as a benefit for the Longue…