The Louisiana Restaurant Association (LRA) Acadiana Chapter is excited to partner with the University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s (UL) Department of Hospitality Management for the third annual “Acadiana Food and Wine Soirée,” on Wednesday, November 6, 2019, from 6 to 9 p.m. in the UL Student Ballroom located at 620 McKinley St. in Lafayette.
Guests are guaranteed an evening filled with culinary specialties from some of the area’s finest restaurants, along with extensive wine tastings and entertainment provided by solo pianist Julie Williams. Event entry includes a commemorative wine glass as well as the opportunity to win an assortment of wines. If you love a wine you sip, you can buy the bottle!
“We are excited to bring the Acadiana Food and Wine Soiree back for its third year,” said LRA Acadiana Chapter President Linda Arnaud. “The funds raised from this event will support future generations of the restaurant and hospitality industry through education and training, so why not eat and drink for a good cause?”
Guests will enjoy bites from area restaurants including Charley G’s, Fezzo’s, Zea Rotisserie and Bar, Randol’s Restaurant, and more.
In coordination with the event, a raffle drawing will take place for an entire year’s worth of meals to many of Acadiana’s tastiest restaurants valued at $5,200. Contest entry is not restricted to event ticket holders, so all are invited to try their luck and enter the 52 Weeks of Dining raffle. The winning raffle ticket will be drawn the evening of the event, and the individual selected is not required to be present to be eligible. Please note, the purchase of a raffle ticket does permit entry into the event. Tickets are on sale now through November 5, 2019, at noon for $10 each at SipItLoveItBuyIt.com.
A portion of the proceeds from Acadiana Food and Wine Soirée will benefit the LRA Education Foundation (LRAEF) and the UL Department of Hospitality Management. Monies raised will be used by the LRAEF to further promote the restaurant industry as a career choice through its restaurant management and culinary arts program, ProStart®, offered at eight Acadiana high schools.
This event would not be possible without the support of our sponsors: Republic National Distributing Company, POUR Restaurant and Bar, Lafayette Travel, and Home Bank.
Tickets are available online for $50 per person at www.sipitloveitbuyit.com. Tickets will also be available for purchase at the door. Attendees must be 21 or older.
For more information about the event or sponsorships, contact LRA Chapter Member Services Coordinator Britney Ford at firstname.lastname@example.org or (225) 240-7189.