Aptly named “Martini Madness,” Friends of City Park hosted a craft cocktail-forward celebration at the Arbor Room at Popp Fountain, joined by a sold-out crowd of 1,100 guests.
Friends of City Park collaborated with Republic National Distributing Company to serve over 30 martinis, including a French 75 Martini, Watermelon Spicetini, Ginger Hibiscus Martini, The Swedish Paloma, Ponchatoula-tini, Cucumber Lemonade Martini, Spiced Pear Pom Pom, Elderflower Gimlet and a “Make Your Own Martini Bar.”
The Beer Garden of Martini Madness included four breweries serving tastings of their crafted beers: Urban South, NOLA Brewing, Gnarly Barley and Port Orleans Brewing Co.
The menu featured savory delectables from more than 32 restaurants. Guests mingled and danced to the DJ’s performance as well as posed for photos at the Insta Station, complete with props, a lounge area from NOLA Woodworks outdoor furniture and sunglasses provided by Louisiana CAT.
Five raffle packages featured prizes such as a two-night hotel stay at Catahoula Hotel, a Day of Relaxation at Earthsavers, Friday lunch for six at Jack Rose, a cruiser bike from YEP Bike Works, a wooden bar cart from West Elm donated by Crescent City Developers, a foursome of golf at Bayou Oaks at City Park, three hours of limousine charter from Limousine Livery and more.
Chairpersons were Meghann Holland and Alexis Claire Tripplehorn Hall.
Event at a Glance
What: “Martini Madness,” benefiting Friends of City Park
When: Friday, September 20
Where: Arbor Room at Popp Fountain, City Park