Summer Wine Festival

"Everything French"

hosted by the French American Chamber of Commerce, Louisiana Chapter

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Level 3 in The Shops at Canal Place, located at the foot of Canal Street along the Mississippi River, was transformed into a French Market showcasing; on site-cooking, vendor displays of sweet delicacies, beers, wines, spirits, and a silent auction.  

  This was the scene for the Twelfth Annual Summer Wine Festival, "Everything French."

Ann and I had a fabulous time, several of our friends were there!


Darlin' Margarita Bergen helped serve, and eat!


Creole Delicacies', Lizette dropped by my table..... They make the BEST pralines!    


Fred and Jan Garcia from Houston were our guests!  They were in town for a Liberian's convention. They even donated their time to help restore an elementary school's library!! Way COOL!!  Fred is my official telescope repair man!

 Tim Laughlin and Chef Emile

Clarinetist Tim Laughlin came by to help serve (and EAT!!) some of my Herbal Chicken Pasta!

Donating Restaurants and Caterers

American Sector  , Malfatti with Heirloom Tomatoes  

Benedict's Plantation  , Salmon Platter

Broussard's , Cold Shrimp salad with Citrus Vinaigrette  

Cafe B FB , Absinthe Mussels

 Café Degas , Chilled Shrimp and Cucumber Soup 

Chateau du Lac, Coq au Vin 

Aurora Catering, Les pates de poulet de herbed  (Herbal Chicken Pasta)   

Creile Cuisine Restaurntsa  , Shrimp & Scallop Ceviche   

 Creole Delicacies Logo 4-18-11 , Pralines (Made at the Event)  

Degas House   , French Waffles with Fruit, (Made at the Event), Bloody Marys  

 Fat Hen Lg Brown.  Pulled Pork on Grilled Raisin Bread w/ Candied Jalapenos 

Galvez logo ,  Burgundy Beef  

JW Marriott  , Lobster Bisque

kjoes , Signature Appetizer

La Cote , Cold Shrimp salad with House Made Remoulade Sauce And Diced Mirliton 

La Louisiane Bakery, Assorted Breads 

La seafood BoardLouisianaSeafood Promotion & Marketing Board  , Fresh Louisiana Seafood 

Maurice's Bakery , Assorted Desserts   

Montrell's, Creole Cuisine

Oceana, Seafood Maison on Toasted Briochesinger/artist Armand St. Martin


 We were entertained by local singer/artist Armand St. Martin and clarinetist, Tim Laughlin. Jeanne d'Arc was in a medieval parade.


Photos, Images and Gifs courtesy of Frank Stansbury and the French American Chamber of Commerce, Louisiana Chapter


To promote the event Frank asked me to appear on the Fox 8 noon broadcast with Liz Reyes the day before.

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