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"Let Them Eat Cake!"…

Oct 25 - Nov 9, 2016
Join us for Exhibition for "Let Them Eat Cake!"  Fine Art… more

"Organ & Labyrinth"-…

Oct 25 - 25, 2016
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An Evening with David…

Oct 25 - 25, 2016
The Orpheum Theater has announced David Sedaris, one of America’s… more

Art is the Driving…

Oct 25 - Dec 30, 2016
Art has a power that reaches beyond personal visual expression. This exhibition… more

ART21: Mexico City

Oct 25 - 25, 2016
Join us for a screening of "Mexico City" from season 8 of PBS'… more

Danse Macabre- The…

Oct 25 - 30, 2016
The Historic New Orleans Collection will be offering a special Halloween-themed… more

David Hansen's Garden…

Oct 25, 2016
Since 2006, Hansen's Garden District Jazz Trio has performed every night at… more

Education Gallery…

Oct 25 - Nov 27, 2016
Artists and Sense of Place Residency Show featuring artwork created by students… more

Historic New Orleans…

Oct 25, 2016 - Apr 09, 2017
The Historic New Orleans Collection is gearing up for an exciting new… more

Ogden Museum of…

Oct 25 - Nov 8, 2016
Each year, the Ogden Museum celebrates Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead),… more

Opening Reception for…

Oct 25 - 25, 2016
Join us for The Opening Reception for "Let Them Eat Cake!"This will… more

Pablove Shutterbug…

Oct 25 - 25, 2016
We are celebrating the work of our 2016 New Orleans Pablove Shutterbugs… more

Saenger Theatre…

Oct 25 - 30, 2016
Join us for the Illusionists- Live from Broadway. This mind blowing spectacular… more


Oct 25, 2016 - Jan 06, 2026
In The Voodoo Garden, All Ages. House of Blues New Orleans hosts a new weekly… more

Comedy Gold hosted by…

Oct 26, 2016 - Jan 07, 2026
In The Voodoo Garden, All Ages (content may not be appropriate for all ages).… more

Dean's List

Oct 26 - Dec 28, 2016
Dean's List is a variety show of a most unusual kind. This show blends improv,… more

Evenings with Enrique

Oct 26 - 26, 2016
Join us for Evenings with Enrique! This series features entertainment, and… more

Happy's Running Club…

Oct 26 - Dec 28, 2016
Join us every Wednesday  for a  fun 5k or close at the Happy's Irish… more

Le Meridien New…

Oct 26 - 26, 2016
Join us for "Art + Aperitifs," a fun, interactive painting class… more

Light Up the Night…

Oct 26 - 26, 2016
Visiting the city, whether from afar or from just across the bridge? Looking to… more

"Let Them Eat Cake!"…

Oct 25 - Nov 9, 2016
Join us for Exhibition for "Let Them Eat Cake!"  Fine Art… more

NOLA Goes Pink chefs present final check to Susan G. Komen

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The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans
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New Orleans, LA 70112
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NOLA Goes Pink chefs present final check to Susan G. Komen

New Orleans, La. - This Friday at 1:00 p.m., NOLA Goes Pink chefs and restaurateurs will present a final check for their efforts to raise funds for breast cancer awareness and research to Susan G. Komen New Orleans during their annual Salute to Survivors luncheon. Join us this Friday as the chefs and restaurateurs reveal the final tally, which exceeded their goal, on behalf of the culinary community of New Orleans!

NOLA Goes Pink was the first city-wide, month-long, chef-driven event to raise funds and awareness for breast cancer. Chefs from thirty-six (36) restaurants across the metropolitan area donned pink chefs coats and created healthy menus for the entire month of October (2011) with ten (10) percent of the proceeds of each sale being allocated to Susan G. Komen New Orleans. Ritz-Carlton Executive Chef Vinny Russo appeared on the Today Show in October of 2011 with Hoda Kotb to promote the citywide event and show the world that the New Orleans' culinary community cares!

The luncheon's keynote speaker is NBC's Hoda Kotb and the master of ceremonies is WWL-TV's Karen Swensen. Information on the Salute to Survivors luncheon can be found at this link: On Friday, NOLA Goes Pink and Susan G. Komen New Orleans will announce their plans for the second annual event to be held in October of 2012.

WHO: NOLA Goes Pink Chefs and Susan G. Komen New Orleans

WHAT: NOLA Goes Pink Chefs Present FINAL Check to Susan G. Komen New Orleans

WHEN: FRIDAY, APRIL 27th at 1:00 p.m.

WHERE: Komen's Salute to Survivors Lunch at City Park's Pavilion of the Two Sisters (

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2011 Participating Restaurants: 35
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)
Chophouse (Jerry Greenbaum)
The Davenport Lounge (Chefs Vinny Russo and Emily Dillport)
Dickie Brennan's Steakhouse (Chef Alfred Singleton)
Herbsaint (Chef Rebecca Wilcomb)
High Hat Café (Chefs Adolfo Garcia and Jeremy Wolgamott)
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)
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; Chef Darryl Reginelli)
Ste. Marie (Chef Mike Pedranti)
Sylvain (Chef Alex Harrell)
Taceaux Loceaux (Chefs Maribeth Del Castillo and Alex Del Castillo)
Vega Tapas Café (Chef Glen Hogh)
Veranda (Chef Klaus Happel)

2011 Committee:
Char Thian, Founder, NOLA Goes Pink
Cheryl Landrieu, First Lady, City of New Orleans
Lisa Plunkett, Director, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, New Orleans
Mark Romig, Chief Executive Officer, New Orleans Tourism and Marketing Corporation (NOTMC)
Susan Spicer, Celebrity Chef and Owner of Bayona and Mondo
Vinny Russo, Executive Chef, The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans