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A Louisiana Parlor:…

Oct 4 - 11, 2015
This exhibition is in celebration of the acquisition of a superb Rococo Revival… more

Ashe Cultural Arts…

Oct 4 - 4, 2015
Join us for Ashe to Amen: the Enduring Spirituality of People of African… more

City Park Pumpkin…

Oct 4 - 25, 2015
Get ready for some nonstop fall fun at New Orleans' City Park! Located at City… more

Collective Media…

Oct 4 - 25, 2015
Join Longue Vue for the first opening of its three-part "Collective… more

Fats Domino & Dave…

Oct 4 - Dec 27, 2015
Join us at the Carver Theater for a Music Tribute honoring Legendary Musicians… more

Gretna Heritage…

Oct 4 - 4, 2015
Join us in celebrating the Gretna Heritage Festival, encompassing 25 city… more

Hell Yes Fest

Oct 4 - 11, 2015
HUKA Entertainment and The New Movement are proud to announce the 4th Annual… more

Longue Vue House and…

Oct 4 - 11, 2015
For the 10th Anniversary of the storm, Longue Vue will commemorate the revival… more

New Orleans Saints…

Oct 4 - 4, 2015
The New Orleans Saints & the Dallas Cowboys kick-off at 7:30 pm. more

New Orleans Swing…

Oct 4 - 5, 2015
Dancers and vintage enthusiasts from all over the world are preparing to visit… more

Newcomb Art Museum of…

Oct 04, 2015 - Jan 03, 2016
Join us for the  Exhibition: "A Shared Space: KAWS, Karl Wirsum,… more

SoFAB presents Cirque…

Oct 4 - 4, 2015
The Southern Food and Beverage Museum is happy to announce that the Cirque de… more

Southern Rep presents…

Oct 4 - 10, 2015
Does art imitate life or vice versa? In this effervescent romantic comedy by… more

The Foundation…

Oct 4 - 30, 2015
Join us at the Foundation Gallery for  House: Group Exhibition with Andrew… more

The Photography of…

Oct 04, 2015 - Mar 01, 2016
The Photography of Modernist Cuisine: The Exhibition, a collection of over 50… more

The Sweat Social…

Oct 4 - Dec 20, 2015
Designed for wellness travelers visiting New Orleans, the Sweat Social offers… more

Treme Festival

Oct 4 - 4, 2015
On the first weekend of October, the famous Tremé neighborhood will host… more

Trinity Artist Series…

Oct 4 - 4, 2015
"Uncle Wayne" Daigrepont, presents his special brand of entertaining… more

7th Annual Pumpkin…

Oct 5 - 31, 2015
The Lutcher/Gramercy Lions Club presents its 7th Annual Pumpkin Patch at the… more

Preservation Hall…

Oct 5 - 5, 2015
Live New Orleans Jazz Nightly! more

A Louisiana Parlor:…

Oct 4 - 11, 2015
This exhibition is in celebration of the acquisition of a superb Rococo Revival… more

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

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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