The sold-out “Summer Cure Chefs Wine Dinner,” hosted by the Windsor Court Hotel, invited guests to enjoy a magnificent five-course meal and wine pairings prepared by a lineup of local chefs in support of the organization’s ambitious mission to reduce the number of breast cancer deaths by 50 percent by 2026.
Featured chefs included chef Joaquin Rodas and chef Jennifer Cole of Bacchanal Wine and Spirits; chef Nina Compton of Compère Lapin and Bywater American Bistro; chef Isaac Toups of Toups Meatery and Toups South; Executive Chef Vlad Ahmadyarov of The Grill Room at the Windsor Court Hotel; and chef Kelly Fields of Willa Jean.
Pat Denechaud, Holley Haag, Kristi Post, Dottie Reese and Jordan Teich served as Event Chairs, and Mark Romig was Emcee. Joe Briand served as Event Coordinator with Committee Members Regan Forrester, Tracie Garner, SGK Board President Jennifer Neil and Elizabeth Williams.
The highlight of the evening was the live auction of the featured chefs by auctioneers Greg Reggio and Jeff Crouere. Chef Isaac Toups doubled his live auction dinners for a $10,000 donation to Komen New Orleans. There was also a silent auction, which included wine lots, local art and dinner packages.
Event at a Glance
What: “Summer Cure Chefs Wine Dinner,” benefiting Susan G. Komen New Orleans
When: Friday, August 10
Where: Windsor Court Hotel
Co-Chair Dottie Reese, Lawrence and Micki Chehardy and Committee Member Elizabeth Williams
Co-Chair Holley Haag, Jason Williams and SGK Board President Jennifer Neil
David Briggs, Committee Member Tracie Garner and Master of Ceremonies Mark Romig
Hon. Paula Brown, chef Kelly Fields, chef Isaac Toups and Co-Chair Jordan Teich
Jessica and Ray Brandt