The largest food bank in Louisiana honored the 10th anniversary of “Harvest at Home” with a lineup of talented chefs, scrumptious bites and the support of more than 200 guests in attendance.
Guests were impressed with the beauty of the home and outdoor spaces of hosts Rupa and Tarun Jolly. Second Harvest Board member Susu Stall prepared beautiful floral arrangements for the home.
Each year, “Harvest at Home” welcomes a different featured celebrity chef who creates a signature recipe with a selection of featured produce. This year, Kristen Essig and Michael Stoltzfus of Coquette were the featured chefs, and selected the signature produce as radishes. On the roster of participating local chefs and their dishes included Susan Goss, Director of Community Kitchen at Second Harvest Food Bank, who prepared smoked trout with ricotta, asparagus, radish and salsa verde. Chris Lynch took the place of Tory McPhail from Commander’s Palace to prepare a grilled crawfish and pimento cheese sandwich on brioche. Maggie Scales of La Boulangerie prepared a strawberry Paris brest. Alon Shaya from Saba served hummus with leeks, sumac and walnuts, served with pita chips and crudités. Sue Zemanick, chef and owner of Zasu, prepared spinach gnudi, peas, oyster mushroom and ginger mushroom broth.
The Xavier Reed Quartet performed for the nearly 200 guests in attendance.
Jennifer Heebe and Skylene Montgomery served as Co-Chairs, and Gayle Benson was the Honorary Chair.
Event at a Glance
What: “Harvest at Home,”” benefiting Second Harvest Food Bank
When: Thursday, March 21
Where: Home of Rupa & Tarun Jolly
Co-Chair Skylene Montgomery, Honorary Chair Gayle Benson, President & CEO Natalie Jayroe and Board Chair Skye Fantaci
Laura Ashley, Ellen Macomber and CeCe Colhoun
Board Member Robert Marks, chef Sue Zemanick and Lee Adler
Mickey and Melanie Loomis
Board Member Susu Stall, Christa Schwartz and Tina Dang