Adjacent to the beautiful St. Louis Cathedral in New Orleans’ French Quarter is the newly opened St. Anthony’s Garden, which had its formal opening events on September 27 and September 29. The garden has been stunningly restored by Parisian architect Louis Beneche.

A benefactors evening was held on Thursday, September 27, at the George Rodrigue Gallery. Guests enjoyed complimentary cocktails while perusing some of the most impressive art New Orleans has to offer. This was followed by an intimate dinner at a benefactor’s stunning home.

On Saturday, September 29, a jazz brunch was held with coffee and beignets provided by none other than Café du Monde. Afterwards there was a champagne brunch at the Bourbon Orleans Hotel where guests also listened to New Orleans’ finest jazz music.

The two functions raised money for the endowment of the renewed St. Anthony’s Garden.

Event at a Glance
What:  “La Fête du Jardin,” benefiting the renewed St. Anthony’s Garden
When: Thursday, September 27 and Saturday, September 29
Where: George Rodrigue Gallery and Bourbon Orleans Hotel