Philanthropic Fun: Sips and Spirits

More than 200 partygoers filled Broussard’s Restaurant and Courtyard for the “Spirit of the Vieux Carré Gala” benefiting Vieux Carré Commission Foundation. The gala benefits the mission of the VCC Foundation and funds the programming for the following year of programs such as the Vieux Carré Virtual Library, VCC Design Guidelines and Quarterly Care Workshops.

Autumn-colored red and orange roses were arranged on the tables from Dunn & Sonnier Antiques • Flowers • Gifts. A string-lit tent in the courtyard offered conversations areas mixed with dining tables.

Broussard’s catered the event, offering corn and crab beignets, a carving station with NY strip loin, redfish courtbouillion and dessert shooters, including bread pudding with Chantilly cream, fresh berries with sabayon sauce and Bananas Foster cheesecake with caramel drizzle.

Local bands performed for partygoers, with a NOCCA Alumni Trio at the Patron Party and Sweet Crude at the gala.

One lucky raffle winner received a Private Chef’s Dinner for eight guests at Broussard’s, complete with wine pairings.

Amanda and Ryan Berger served as Event Chairs. 

Event at a Glance

What: “Spirit of the Vieux Carré Gala,” benefiting Vieux Carré Commission Foundation

When: Wednesday, October 16

Where: Broussard’s Restaurant & Courtyard 

Philanthropic Fun: Sips and Spirits

Amanda McFillen, Daniel Hammer and Melissa Gibbs 

Philanthropic Fun: Sips and Spirits

Founder Darryl and Louellen Berger, Temple Stephens and Nicholas Russo


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