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NOLA Goes Pink Press Conference-Friday

Media Contact:

Char Thian, Director of PR, Ritz-Carlton Hotels of New Orleans

Top Chef Event to Benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure, New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS, La. - Join dozens of chefs in pink attire along with Mark Romig (NOTMC), Kelly Schulz (NOMCVB), Lisa Plunkett (Susan G. Komen for the Cure, New Orleans), Celebrity Chef Susan Spicer (Bayona and Mondo) and Executive Chef Vinny Russo (The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans) for the official kick-off press conference for NOLA Goes Pink (NGP) 2012 from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. this Friday, September 28, 2012!

Throughout the month of October, New Orleans' top chefs will wear pink chef's coats and designate an existing healthy menu item or create a NOLA Goes Pink (NGP) dish with ten percent (10%) of the proceeds of each sale going directly to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, New Orleans. Get hungry for the cure! In a city renowned for its sauces and spices, menus will feature healthy alternatives. Wait staff at other participating NGP restaurants will wear official Susan G. Komen for the Cure pink ribbons and the same pink ribbons will be made into decals, so that patrons will know that they are dining in an establishment that supports raising funds and awareness for breast cancer research.

NOLA Goes Pink (NGP) is the only month-long, city-wide, top chef-driven promotion in support of breast cancer awareness in the United States, so get hungry for the cure! Chefs and restaurateurs can still sign-up for this second annual event.


Participating Chefs and Restaurateurs:
5 Fifty 5 (Chef Mark Quitney)
8 Block Kitchen & Bar (Chef Eric Damidot)
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 B (Chef Chris Montero)
Café Giovanni (Chef Duke LoCicero)
Crêpes à la Carte (Chef Kevin Merlin)
The Davenport Lounge (Chefs Vinny Russo and Emily Dillport)
Dickie Brennan's Steakhouse (Chef Alfred Singleton)
Juan's Flying Burrito- Magazine Street (Chef Neal Swidler)
La Thai (Chef Diana Chauvin)
Le Meritage (Chef Michael Farrell)
M bistro (Chefs Vinny Russo and Emily Dillport)
Nirvana (Chef Anjay Keswani)
Orleans Grapevine Wine Bar & Bistro (Chef Eddie Ray King)
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 metro locations (Chef Darryl Reginelli)
RioMar Seafood (Chef Miles Prescott)
Slice Pizzeria- Magazine Street (Chef Paul Wilner)
Slice Pizzeria- St. Charles Avenue (Chef Amy Mockovak)
Soif Faim (Chef Alex Wolf)
Taceaux Loceaux (Chefs Maribeth and Alex del Castillo)
Vitascope Hall (Chef Eric Damidot).


WHO: NOLA Goes Pink (NGP) 2012
Susan Spicer and Vinny Russo, Celebrity Co-Chair Chefs
Participating Chefs and Restaurateurs
Kelly Schulz, NOMCVB
Lisa Plunkett, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, New Orleans
Char Thian, NOLA Goes Pink (NGP)

WHAT: Official Press Conference to Launch NOLA Goes Pink (NGP) 2012

WHEN: FRIDAY, September 28, 2012 from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

WHERE: M bistro (The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans, 921 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA, 70112)

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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 ( We encourage people to "like" the NOLA Goes Pink Facebook page ( and follow @NOLAGoesPink on twitter.



New Orleans Tourism and Marketing Corporation Chief Executive Officer Mark Romig, New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau Vice President of Public Relations and Communications Kelly Schulz, Celebrity Chef Susan Spicer, Ritz-Carlton Executive Chef Vinny Russo, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, New Orleans Affiliate Director Lisa Plunkett and NOLA Goes Pink Founder Char Thian.