|AREA BUSINESSES CONTRIBUTE TO CHEFS EVENING MENU, “TREASURE CHEST”
HAMMOND -- Thirty-five of the
area’s best restaurants, caterers, and breweries have joined the menu for
Southeastern Louisiana University’s Chefs Evening 2004.
The annual food festival and
fund raiser, sponsored by the Southeastern Development Foundation, is scheduled
from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Sunday, March 28 at the University Center.
The University Center’s arena
will be transformed into a medieval wonderland for the event, which also
boasts a new feature, a “treasure chest” of special prizes, said the Development
Foundation’s Sarah Schillage, who is chairing the event.
Schillage said Chefs Evening
2004 participants are Abita Springs Water, Aramark Classic Fare Catering,
Bella Rose, Benedicts, Blythewood Plantation, Carona’s Bakery, C’est Bon
Restaurant, Carter Plantation-The Plantation Restaurant, Champagne Beverages,
Chookie’s Seafood and Oyster Bar, Coca-Cola Bottling Co., and Cuco’s.
Also participating are Don’s
Seafood, Garrison’s Global Café, Gerald Banta Catering, Glazer,
Hon Yum Chinese Restaurant, Jacmel Inn, Jambalaya & Co., Lagniappe
Catering, Miki’s Fish Co., Mule’s Pub, Murphy’s Seafood Restaurant, Nacho
Mama’s, Outback Steakhouse, Picadilly, Subway, Taste of Bavaria Bakery,
The Cocoa Bean, The Crazy Pig, The Crescent Bar, Tommy’s Pizza, Tope La’,
Trey Yuen, and Wilbert’s BBQ at Suga Canes.
“We can’t reveal the contents
of the ‘treasure chest,’” Schillage added, “but here’s a hint. Participating
merchants include George Ibert Jewelers, Guzzardo’s Jewelers, Lanny Murrell’s
Jewelers, Solid Gold Jewelers, and The Mulberry Tree.”
Tickets for Chefs Evening, which
supports Southeastern academic programs, are $40. Patrons can also choose
from a variety of ticket packages which can include the popular Patron
Party, the “Champagne Toast” at the campus residence of President Randy
Moffett, and keys to the prize-filled treasure chest.
Chefs Evening ticket packages
and their rewards are
-- The President’s Medal: $500,
eight tickets each for the president’s champagne toast,
Chefs Evening, the Patron Party, eight treasure chest keys, and a reserved
table for eight.
-- Summa Cum Laude: $350, eight
tickets for Chefs Evening and a reserved table for eight.
-- Magna Cum Laude: $150, two
tickets each for the president’s champagne toast, Chefs Evening, and the
Patron Party, and two treasure chest keys.
-- Cum Laude: $75: one
ticket each for the president’s champagne toast, Chefs Evening, and the
Patrons Party, and one treasure chest key.
To obtain tickets, contact the
Development Foundation at 985-549-3771.