|Past Governors are always hanging around at these events!|
|Milissa Duhe of Designs by Milissa knocked it out of the park with this design.....AWESOME!|
|The cigar box was a gift from Cuisine Etc Catering in New York City!|
|She doesn't smoke....but that was the cutest big whistle!|
|Band Stormy kept the crowd on their feet back in the rose garden|
|Here are some of the cars back at the "Drive In Movie"|
|Yes, there were some antique cars parked out here and a movie on the screen along with Kleinpeter Farms Ice Cream and a snow cone machine!|
|Rear patio at the Mansion|
|Chef Dustin and Team Member Stephanie always enjoy these events!|
|Our "Field Of Greens" Salad|
|Southern Hospitality Description|
|We cut your salad greens fresh!|
|We loved seeing reactions to our "Southern Hospitality"|
|Yes, that is Baton Rouge Mayor Kip Holden with Dianne|
Our team served up freshly made "Southern Hospitality" featuring our griddle fried corn cakes topped with collard greens and black eyed pea caviar.
We also served up freshly cut salad greens in our black handled take out boxes. Guests enjoyed the fresh spring greens topped with Feta, Candied Almonds, Fresh Roasted Corn, Dried Cranberries and our own light Cranberry Vinagrette.
There was certainly an abundance of food and drink at this event, and those in attendance were offered different items throughout the evening. Champagne was passed and there was a festive mood in the air. Even Baton Rouge's own, Mayor Kip Holden dressed for the event, as did many of the attendees.
I even saw a Pan Am Pilot and a Flight Attendant!
We visited with the General Manager of White Oak Plantation, and Caryn Roland of Heirloom Cuisine, also Bayou Bistro's Representative and the Representative from Unique Cuisine. There were multiple other caterers represented by their food items in the main dining room. Chef Don Bergeron offered up a Crawfish Cheesecake which was being complimented on over and over. I also heard rave reviews all evening long about Ronda Courtland's Bread Pudding. Although I never saw Rhonda, I did see that bread pudding being enjoyed! There were martini bars, a drive in theatre set up, a fun photo booth, lots of antique cars, (I even saw a blue GTO), great bands (both inside and outside), Kleinpeter Dairy offered up ice cream, there were snow cones out back, Brew Ha Ha offered up sweets in the family dining room and there were both live and silent auctions taking place throughout the evening. Cute little white demitasse cups of coffee were served later in the evening.
Allie Wester and Claire Trahan, Cammie Davis and all the others responsible for this event, should be very proud. Caryn Roland, once again, your hard work did not go unnoticed. It was a very nice evening and those not in attendance tonight, sure did miss a good time!
A good event for a great cause......Thanks to all who donated their time and services to make a successful event once again for our Baton Rouge. Maybe, just maybe, next year I will win a bid in the silent auction!