The Louisiana Restaurant Association (LRA) Greater Baton Rouge Chapter is delighted to host its “Sip and Stroll Downtown,” presented by Hancock Whitney, on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019. The event will be held from 6:30 to 9 p.m.at The Trademark on Third, 326 Third Street and The Loft at Cecelia, 421 N. Third Street in downtown Baton Rouge. VIP attendees will kick off their evening with champagne and sushi at Tsunami, 100 Lafayette St. at 5:30 p.m.
Sip and Stroll will feature progressive wine and food pairings from local LRA member restaurants at some of downtown Baton Rouge’s finest event venues. VIP partygoers will begin their night at Tsunami at 5:30 p.m. General admission guests will start their evening at 6:30 p.m. at The Trademark where they will enjoy wine, hors d’oeuvres and a live auction while listening to the sounds of The Michael Foster Project. The evening doesn’t end there. Attendees will then take a relaxing stroll to The Loft at Cecelia to polish off the night with even more delicious food, wine and cocktails.
Guests should bring their appetites, as they will be able to sample bites and wine from a plethora of area restaurants and bars including Beausoleil Restaurant and Bar, Cecelia Creole Bistro, Duvic’s, The Gilded Artichoke, Jolie Pearl Oyster Bar, Kalurah Street Grill, L’Auberge Baton Rouge, Neat Wines, Phil’s Oyster Bar and Seafood Restaurant, Portobello’s Grill, Reinhart Foodservice, Republic National Distributing Company, The River Room and Rouj Creole.
The auction is guaranteed to generate some friendly competition with prizes that include private dining packages, sporting events tickets, a “Date Night for a Year” package and more!
“We are excited to bring this premier event to downtown Baton Rouge again this year,” said Greater Baton Rouge Chapter President Lisa Boudreaux-Lecoq. “The city’s restaurant industry continues to flourish, particularly downtown. The evening represents the efforts of our restaurants, businesses and stakeholders who want to see continued success in the Greater Baton Rouge area. It’s become much more than a fundraiser – it’s a celebration of our area’s culinary scene.”
A portion of the proceeds from Sip and Stroll will benefit the LRA Education Foundation (LRAEF). The LRAEF, in turn, will use monies raised to further promote the restaurant industry as a career choice through its restaurant management and culinary arts program, ProStart, offered at sixty high schools statewide, 19 in the greater Baton Rouge area alone. It will also enhance the restaurant community through expanded educational and career opportunities, including culinary and hospitality scholarships.
Sip and Stroll is open to the public. General admission tickets are $75. Elevate your event experience with the purchase of a $100 VIP ticket to enjoy an additional hour of entertainment and sweeping sunset views of the Mississippi River. To purchase, visit the “upcoming events” tab on the LRA website at www.LRA.org. General admission tickets will also be available at the door the evening of the event for $75.
For more information, contact LRA Chapter Member Services Coordinator, Britney Ford, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (225) 240-7189.