This delicious event will feature “tastes” of the best restaurants in northwest Louisiana and a silent auction with great items such as a New Belgium Brewing Bicycle, a catered private party for 10 and a Los Pinos Winery tour and stay at one of their cottages. Live entertainment will be provided by the musician, Lennice Bolton. A cash bar will be available all evening and the event will feature the “TASTE-tini,” a signature cocktail provided by the Hilton Garden Inn. For every signature cocktail sold, $1 will benefit the LRA Education Foundation (LRAEF).
Attendees will enjoy tasty creations from nearly 20 of the area’s most beloved restaurants, including Cotton Boll Grill, Ernest’s Orleans Restaurant, Monjunis, Notini’s Restaurant and Texas Roadhouse, among many others. After sampling dishes from all the restaurants, party-goers will vote on their favorite restaurant and the winner will be named the first ever “TASTEMAKER.”
“We are excited to offer this fun and new event to the Shreveport/Bossier City area,” said LRA Northwest Chapter President Jason McKinney. “It will be a wonderful party, with fantastic food and entertainment, all for a great cause.”
TASTE will benefit the LRAEF, which administers the ProStart® program in five area high schools. ProStart is a nationwide, two-year high school program that unites the classroom and industry to develop the best and brightest talent into tomorrow’s restaurant and foodservice leaders. ProStart schools in the Northwest Chapter are Caddo Career & Technology Center, Mansfield High School, North Caddo High School, Red River High School and Ringgold High School.
Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased in advance for $30 per person at web.lra.org/events. For more information, contact LRA Chapter Member Services Coordinator Angela Martin at firstname.lastname@example.org or (318) 366-1326.