Philanthropic Fun: Taste of Cuba


The “Feast at the Board of Trade” transported guests to Old Havana with an elegant, tropical brunch evoking Cuban style and cuisine. The event honored Dr. Lake Douglas.

The courtyard at the New Orleans Board of Trade featured tables draped in lime green satin cloths, with indoor tables covered in cream linens surrounded by gold chairs. Table centerpieces featured tall, ornate arrangements of baby palms, white gladioli, elephant ears, bamboo shoots and curly willows. Fedoras, cigar boxes, coffee beans and floral fans enhanced the whimsical, thematic décor.

Pigeon Catering provided mini grilled Cuban sandwiches, tacos and fried plantains in mango chutney, and tiny cupcakes topped with coarse sugar. A mojito bar offered the choice libation.

Javier Gutierrez & Vivaz performed Latin jazz. Lindsey Labadie presided as Event Chair, and Norma Grace was the Event Speaker to the 200 patrons in attendance.

Event at a Glance

What: “Feast at the Board of Trade,” benefiting Parkway Partners Program
When: Sunday, October 14
Where: New Orleans Board of Trade

Philanthropic Fun: Taste of Cuba

 Lanette Dumas and Event Chair Lindsy Labadie

Philanthropic Fun: Taste of Cuba

Kristi Trail, Denise Estopinal and Ann McDonald


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