Sixth Annual Gentlemen’s Dinner Photos by Elizabeth Rose
Over a hundred movers and shakers from across the State gathered at Pamplona Tapas Bar for the Sixth Annual Gentlemen’s Dinner. Hosted by the gentlemen who attended, the event celebrated 200 years of Louisiana’s history. Executive Chef Kevin Hawkins and Craig Crosby presented an impressive array of tapas complimented by superior Spanish wines, liquors and expertly-crafted cocktails. The cocktail hour followed with a welcome by Adam Lemoine and Joey Durel, an invocation in French by Monsignor Robert “Bob” Angelle, and a Toast and Roast by Fred Mills, Mike Michot and Paul Segura.
The event began seven years ago as a gathering to allow the gentlemen to break away from their everyday lives, visit with friends, reconnect with old ones and meet with new ones from all regions of the state. The men in attendance are committed to improving the State by engaging business, political, academic and other leaders to shape Louisiana’s regional, global and industry agendas. This year’s event was the biggest one yet, with attendees from seven of the eight regions of Louisiana
Chris Roy, Jr., Albin Provosty, Darrell Bradley, Jacques Roy and Allen Smith
Dr. Kal Veerina and Don Bacque
Allen Smith, Adam Lemoine and Mark Romero
Jacques Roy, Randy Roach and Joey Durel
David Wilson and Jim McGehee
Robbie Bush, Joey Durel and Greg Ellison
Mike Michot, Gary Keller, Jimmy Mallia, Eric Lafleur and Andre Frugé
Jerry Prejean and Kyle Braniff
Mark Landry and Adam Lemoine
Chris Haik and Jason Wilson
Adam Lemoine, Jacques Roy, Allen Smith and Chris Roy, Jr.
Bob Miller and Geoff Daily
Rachel Whittle, Steve May and Laura Hebert
Chad Cole and Frank Slavich
Rob Crouchet, Gary Hebert and Charles Cornay
Jady Regard and Sean Ezell
Jimmy Mallia, Jerry Prejean and Conrad Comeaux
Gary Keller, Msgr. Bob Angelle and Lenny Lemoine
Bill Fenstermaker, Gary Keller and Bill Slaughter
Dr. Mohit Srivastava and Darrell Bradley
Nicole Touchet, Rachel Whittle, Laura Hebert and Brionnie Andrews
John Panaro and Rachel Whittle
Nicole Touchet, Laura Hebert, Adam Lemoine, Rachel Whittle and Brionnie Andrews
Mark Ackal, Jerry Prejean and Matthew Breaux
Al Boudreaux, Garland Jean Baptiste, Raymond Hebert, Dr. Bernard Frugé and Rick Frayard
There will soon be a whole lot of shakin’ going on at Benny’s Sportshack Supplement Depot, a new concept by Opelousas native Benny Nele. Located at 2002 Johnston St., the supplement shop, smoothie bar and café, featuring hot off the press paninis and wraps, plans to open in late May.
Philip deMahy Sr., a once respected New Iberia ad exec, was sentenced May 2 to spend the next two years (he faced up to 100 years) in a state penitentiary after state and federal investigators found dozens of images depicting children engaged in lewd sexual acts on his personal computer.