Sunday, November 08, 2009
Looking for a great foodie event this weekend? Make tracks for this week's Friends of the Four Winds Sunday Soiree, benefiting 7th generation Louisiana shrimper Ray Brandhurst. The benefit will feature food and special dishes from some of the city's best known and most beloved chefs and restaurants, including chefs Donald Link and John Besh, Patois, Green Goddess Cafe, La Petit Grocery, Patti Constantin Designs in Catering, and others. Come help out one of Lousiana's most stalwart protectors of our local seafood, and have a great time in the process.
The Soiree will be held from 3:00 to 6:00 PM on November 15th, at the Uptowner Special Events and Catering on 428 Henry Clay Avenue. Tickets are $40 for adults and $10 for children, and can be bought at the door.
Founder of the White Boot Brigade, a group advocating for local seafood, Ray Brandhurst and his family lost their boat, their home, and their business post Katrina, attracting the attention of the New York Times. Now Ray faces another challenge: he has been diagnosed with stage 3 lung cancer and requires some expensive treatments, which his insurance is not covering. To assist Ray with his medical bills, his friends and admirers have put together the Friends of The Four Winds Sunday Soiree.
This weekend at the Crescent City Farmer's Market, Brandhurst friend, James Beard nominated chef, and Gabrielle at the Uptowner catering owner Greg Sonnier gave away samples of his fabulous shrimp and corn bisque.
The trick? Home-made shrimp stock, lobster base, local shrimp and a dash of heavy cream. Just plain delicious.