Philanthropic Fun: Soirées and Sips

This gala marked 30 years of "Amazing Grapes” for Hermann-Grima + Gallier Historic Houses.
John Robertson, Co-Chairs Amy Rosato Robertson and Merisa Aranas Pasternak and Ryan Pasternak

More than 200 patrons gathered in the 1831 courtyard of the Hermann-Grima Historic House in the French Quarter for “Amazing Grapes” 2019.

The classic courtyard features original garden beds and flagstone from when the home was built, beautiful brick walls and a historic open hearth kitchen. Patrons mingled underneath string lights in the courtyard to the sounds of traditional New Orleans Jazz by Smitti Supab.

The event was catered by Broussard’s restaurant who served fresh Gulf fish, beef tenderloin, a Mediterranean spread and ravioli with Creole touches. Bittersweet Confections and Nothing Bundt Cakes donated desserts. Landry Vineyards hosted a wine tasting and donated wine. Libations were also donated by Pinhook Bourbon, Cajun Spirits Distillery, Urban South Brewery and Old New Orleans Rum. Patron table centerpieces were provided by the Martzolf Group.

Auction items of note included a custom bench by Rivers Spencer, fine wines such as Opus One, Jazz Fest tickets, chartered fishing trip, a round of golf at Old Edwards Golf Club, a week in Perdido Beach, Florida and custom artwork.

Community support from events such as “Amazing Grapes” helps Hermann-Grima + Gallier Historic Houses to expand and advance the organization’s mission of all-ages educational programming and the ongoing preservation of the institution.

Merisa Aranas Pasternak and Amy Rosato Robertson served as Chairs.


Event at a Glance

What: “Amazing Grapes,” benefiting Hermann-Grima + Gallier
Historic Houses

When: Friday, March 29

Where: Hermann-Grima Historic House


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