The Louisiana Restaurant Association (LRA) Acadiana Chapter is excited to partner with the University of Louisiana Hospitality Management Department for the second annual “Acadiana Food & Wine Soirée,” Thursday, October 25, 2018 at the University of Louisiana Alumni House, 600 E. St. Mary Blvd. from 6-9 p.m.
This must-attend event will be an evening filled with great culinary specialties from some of the area’s finest restaurants, along with impressive wine tastings and entertainment provided by solo pianist, Steve Smith, in the beautiful gardens of the UL Alumni House. A commemorative wine glass will be given to each guest, as well as the opportunity to win cases of assorted wines. If you love a wine you sip, buy the bottle!
“We are very excited to bring Acadiana Food & Wine Soiree back for a very successful second year,” said LRA Acadiana Chapter President Linda Arnaud. “We are combining a love of great food and fine wine for a memorable evening in the gardens of the UL Alumni House, along with the opportunity to add to your wine collection if you love what you sample! This will be a great event for an even better cause—raising funds for the next generation of the restaurant and hospitality industry.”
Guests will enjoy bites from restaurants such as POUR Restaurant & Bar, Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, Drago’s Seafood Restaurant, Romacelli and more!
A portion of the proceeds from Acadiana Food & Wine Soirée will benefit the Louisiana Restaurant Association Education Foundation (LRAEF) and the University of Louisiana Hospitality Management Department. The LRAEF 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 eight Acadiana schools. Attendees will be able to meet students from the ProStart programs at Washington Parish Career Center and W.D. Mary Baker Smith Career Center at the event, as they will be preparing and serving one of the dishes of the evening.
Thank you to our sponsors for the Acadiana Food & Wine Soirée: Waitr, Republic National Distributing Company, POUR Restaurant & Bar and Lafayette Travel.
Tickets are available now at $75 per person. The price will increase to $85 on October 12, 2018. To purchase tickets, visit www.SipItLoveItBuyit.com. You must be at least 21 years or older to attend.
For more information about the event or sponsorships, contact LRA Chapter Member Services Coordinator Dana Gresham at firstname.lastname@example.org or (225) 240-7189.