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Hidden Treasures:…

Sep 2 - 2, 2014
Join Friends of the Cabildo as the Louisiana State Museum's impressive… more

Irvin Mayfield's Jazz…

Sep 2 - 2, 2014
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

Kinder Garden:…

Sep 2 - 30, 2014
Play, learn and grow in this hands-on introduction to the world of gardens for… more

Kinder Garden:…

Sep 2 - 30, 2014
Play, learn and grow in this hands-on introduction to the world of gardens for… more

Maple Leaf Bar…

Sep 2 - 30, 2014
Join us for live entertainment featuring the Grammy Award winning ReBirth Brass… more

Standing in the…

Sep 2 - Nov 25, 2014
"Standing in the Shadows (No More)" is a series of narrative quilting… more

Funk Monkey featuring…

Sep 3 - 24, 2014
Join us for Funk Monkey featuring members of Bonerama. more

Grammy Award-winning…

Sep 3 - 24, 2014
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

Irvin Mayfield's Jazz…

Sep 3 - 24, 2014
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

Lunchbox Lecture -…

Sep 3 - 3, 2014
History remembers the American, British and Polish Paratroopers who jumped into… more

Mark of the Feminine

Sep 3 - Oct 4, 2014
Curator Regine Basha's Mark of the Feminine is the first in a series of… more

The Royal Sonesta's…

Sep 3 - 3, 2014
The Royal Sonesta New Orleans presents the September Round Table Luncheon… more

We Live to Eat Kick…

Sep 3 - 3, 2014
For the first time, this event is open-to-the-public and attendees will be able… more

White Glove Wednesdays

Sep 3 - 3, 2014
It's one thing to read on an exhibit label that an infantryman's pack in World… more

Irvin Mayfield's Jazz…

Sep 4 - 25, 2014
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

Irvin Mayfield's Jazz…

Sep 4 - 25, 2014
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

Jazz in the Park

Sep 4 - Oct 30, 2014
Jazz in the Park returns for nine straight weeks this fall,  with a… more

Special Presentation…

Sep 4 - 4, 2014
Join us for a  Special Presentation - "Challenging Internment"… more

The Trio featuring…

Sep 4 - 4, 2014
Join us for The Trio featuring Johnny Vidacovich, Roland Guerin, John Gros. more

17th Annual Save Our…

Sep 5 - 6, 2014
Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation is gearing up for its 17th Annual Save Our… more

Hidden Treasures:…

Sep 2 - 2, 2014
Join Friends of the Cabildo as the Louisiana State Museum's impressive… more

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact:
Char Thian
Director of Public Relations
The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans
921 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70112
Direct: (504) 670-2817
Cell: (504) 343-3316
E-Mail: char.thian@ritzcarlton.com

 

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: http://komenneworleans.org/. 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 (http://www.neworleanscitypark.com/mapofpark.html)

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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