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"Mysterious…

Oct 24 - 24, 2014
You are invited to the Mysterious Wisterias Plantation for an evening of music… more

"Raise the Roof for…

Oct 24 - 24, 2014
Celebrate the  Roots Of Music at Nola Brewing. The Roots of Music… more

31st Annual Halloween…

Oct 24 - 26, 2014
Join us for the 31st annual Halloween New Orleans, a weekend-long LGBT… more

American Fanfare

Oct 24 - 24, 2014
Guest conductor Jo Ann Falletta leads the LPO in an all-American program… more

Boo at the Zoo…

Oct 24 - 25, 2014
Bring your little ghosts and goblins to Boo at the Zoo Presented by Bryan… more

Bucktober Fridays

Oct 24 - 31, 2014
Every Friday in October, Deanie's Seafood Restaurant delivers live music and… more

Fore! Kids Foundation…

Oct 24 - 24, 2014
The Fore! Kids Foundation has raised money to fund children's service… more

Friday Nights at NOMA

Oct 24 - 24, 2014
Every Friday night, visit NOMA for art activities and a variety of activities… more

Ghosts in the Oaks

Oct 24 - 25, 2014
This family friendly event takes place in the Carousel Gardens Amusement Park… more

Greater Baton Rouge…

Oct 24 - Nov 2, 2014
Carnival rides, food, music, kids' activities, animal shows, games, exhibits. more

Irene Sage

Oct 24 - 24, 2014
 Singer Irene Sage has been composing and performing original rock music… more

National WWII Museum…

Oct 24 - 26, 2014
Get an up close look at some of World War II's most famous planes and talk to… more

NORDC Movies in the…

Oct 24 - 24, 2014
Join us for NORDC Movies in the Park screening of "Monsters,… more

Opening Party for…

Oct 24 - 24, 2014
Join us for the Prospect 3 Opening Celebration for cocktails, dinner, and… more

Roland Guerin Band

Oct 24 - 24, 2014
Join us at the Maple Leaf Bar  for Roland Guerin Band … more

Sacred to the Memory…

Oct 24 - Nov 17, 2014
Showcasing both the historic Hermann-Grima House museum and St. Louis Cemetery… more

Southern Rep presents…

Oct 24 - Nov 2, 2014
In a remote cabin deep in the woods, an old crone spins a spellbinding tale… more

The Civic Theatre…

Oct 24 - 25, 2014
Join us for legendary pop music artist and composer Gino Vannelli, for an… more

The End is Near: The…

Oct 24 - 25, 2014
The House of Shock Haunted House and Halloween Festival launches its final… more

THE GUANTÁNAMO PUBLIC…

Oct 24 - 30, 2014
This traveling exhibit examines the history of the U.S. naval base in… more

"Mysterious…

Oct 24 - 24, 2014
You are invited to the Mysterious Wisterias Plantation for an evening of music… more

NOLA GOES PINK for Breast Cancer Awareness

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

NOLA GOES PINK for Breast Cancer Awareness
New Orleans' First Month Long, Citywide Top Chef Event to Benefit Breast Cancer Awareness

NEW ORLEANS, September 22, 2011 - New Orleans' top chefs will wear pink chef's coats and prepare healthy menu options throughout the entire month of October as NOLA Goes Pink in support of breast cancer awareness and research! 

Thirty-one (31) of New Orleans' top chefs and restaurateurs will offer a $31 prix fixe dinner or entrée for thirty-one (31) days with ten percent (10%) of each sale allocated to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure, New Orleans affiliate.  In a city renowned for its sauces and spices, the menus will feature clean, pro-health, nutrient-dense, plant-based and lean in animal fat offerings. 

"This is a most generous gesture by our chefs and restaurateurs across the culinary community, and one that celebrates the best of New Orleans - our delicious cuisine - for a most worthy and important cause," said Cheryl Landrieu, the wife of Mayor Mitch Landrieu, and co-chair of NOLA Goes Pink. "It is also important to note that this month-long promotion will shine a light on healthy dining options while raising awareness about breast cancer, two vital approaches in fighting a disease that has touched so many people in all of lives.  We're proud that New Orleans is the first city to make this happen and hope that other cities follow our lead."

This is the first-ever citywide, month-long promotion in support of breast cancer awareness.  This is the first time that New Orleans chefs will prepare healthy dining options that help to fight carcinogens.  But, this is not the first time that the top chefs of New Orleans have rallied for a cause  as they illustrated post-hurricane and oil spill.  Join us as NOLA Goes Pink for breast cancer awareness! 

Participating Chefs and Restaurateurs: 5 Fifty 5 (Chef Mark Quitney), Andrea's (Chef Andrea Apuzzo), Arnaud's (Chef Tommy DiGiovanni), Bayona (Chef Susan Spicer), The Bombay Club (Chef Ricky Cheramie), Bourbon House (Chef Darin Nesbit), Café Giovanni (Chef Duke LoCicero), Capdeville (Chef Zach Tippin), The Davenport Lounge (Chefs Vinny Russo and Emily Dillport), Dickie Brennan's Steakhouse (Chef Alfred Singleton), Herbsaint (Chef Rebecca Wilcomb), La Cote Brasserie (Chef Chuck Subra), La Thai (Chef Diana Chauvin), Le Meritage (Chef Michael Farrell), M bistro (Chefs Vinny Russo and Emily Dillport), MiLA (Chef Allison Vines-Rushing and Slade Rushing), Mondo (Chef Susan Spicer and Cindie Crosbie), Muriel's Jackson Square (Chef Gus Martin), Palace Café (Chef Ben Thibodeaux), The Pelican Club (Chef Richard Hughes), Ralph's on the Park (Chef Chip Flanagan), Red Fish Grill (Chef Michael Gottlieb),  Reginelli's Pizzeria (ALL 7 locations and all servers will wear pink custom-designed shirts for the month; Chef Darryl Reginelli), Ste. Marie (Chef Mike Pedranti) and Sylvain (Chef Alex Harrell).

Press Conference:
An official press conference with all participating chefs, committee members and VIP's will take place on Tuesday, September 27, 2011 in M bistro at The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans) at 10:00 a.m. 

 

Committee:
City of New Orleans' First Lady Cheryl Landrieu, New Orleans Tourism and Marketing Corporation Chief Executive Officer Mark Romig, Celebrity Chef Susan Spicer, Ritz-Carlton Executive Chef Vinny Russo and Susan G. Komen for the Cure, New Orleans Affiliate Director Lisa Plunkett. 

Resources:
Restaurants will post menus on their individual websites and information can be found on the Susan G. Komen for the Cure, New Orleans affiliate website (http://www.komenneworleans.org/) as well as website of the New Orleans Tourism and Marketing Corporation (http://www.neworleansonline.com/).  Look for chef's donning pink chef's coats and Komen ribbons and decals at participating restaurants. 

Contact:
Char Thian, Director of Public Relations, The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans, 921 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA  70112

Cel: 504-913-4114; E-Mail: char.thian@ritzcarlton.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/NOLA-Goes-Pink/147858971971213

Twitter: @NOLAGoesPink