Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Party Girl dropped by the Yarn Nook to check out its Community Projects Group, which knits helmet liners and gaiters for the military and chemo caps for cancer victims. This project started three years ago when a member’s son was deployed to Iraq and asked for 41 liners/gaiters for his fellow troops. Soon after, the generous ladies knitted 150 warmers for the brave soldiers. The group meets every Wednesday night from 6-8 p.m. alternating between the Yarn Nook in the Oil Center and Indulge in Parc Lafayette. New knitters are welcome. For more information, visit the website at yarnnook.com or call (337) 593-8558.
(1) Diane Gallagher (2) Diane Venable and Ami Peyton-Kleiner (3) Heather Long and Yarn Nook co-owner Suzette Bienvenu (4) Heather Long (5) Kathy Rea (6) Lisa Mayeux, Casey Albritton and Gail Zarosinski
Gourmands gathered at Cochon for its first boucherie of the restaurant’s exclusive Berkshire-Blue Butt hog. While sipping on Vermilion Sunset cocktails on the terrace and watching the actual sun set over the river, guests enjoyed appetizers made from the pig, including boudin, sausage and head cheese, followed by a family-style feast featuring the succulent roasted meat, home-style veggies and decadent chocolate chip bread pudding with whiskey sauce.
(7) Lee Anne and Robert Daigle, and Dr. Jennifer Hanby (8) Luke Tullos and Denny Culbert (9) chef Stephen Stryjewski plates the pork while chef Donald Link carves the pig (10) Susan and Louis Simon (11) guests get a lesson in carving (12) Cochon goes whole hog (13) chef Pat Mould (14) Link with roasting Berkshire-Blue Butt hog
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