A step up from a cocktail party, Chef Al Massa's dinner party for Preis, Kraft & Roy's Summer Law Clerk Social tempted Party Girl's tastebuds. Straight from Emeril Lagasse's kitchen, Chef Al served up the finest cuisine and showed off his culinary talents at the home of Chistine and Edwin Preis. Black Pepper crusted Tuna with Saffron Poached Shrimp and Kalamata Aioli is just one of the chef's creations, but the name itself proves he'll be a hit at Lafayette's Town House Restaurant, where he'll be executive chef when the restaurant opens later this summer. "Chef Al not only brought new flavors and styles of cuisine to our party, he 'wowed' our guests with gourmet techniques. â?¦ He fit in just like he had known us all of his life!" says Christine. See you soon Chef Al. And this just in, Monitos Tapas Restaurant is now scheduled for opening in October. I know you've all been waiting as patiently for the opening as Party Girl has, but until then, do your tapas homework, and serve up some stuffed olives or salted almonds at home.
If you're not brave enough for tapas, just fire up the grill in the back yard. That's what the annual Justice Grillin' for Multiple Sclerosis Hamburger Cookoff did May 27. Held at River Ranch, the cookoff offered a choice of 23 different types of hamburgers, from vegetarian to spicy to blue cheese-filled, and more than 800 guests voted on the winner; Van Eaton & Romero Burger Brokers were the People's Choice. In the spirit of competition, a friendly rivalry that developed a couple cookoffs ago between the Lafayette City Marshal's office and Gachassin Law Firm continued and made for some interesting fun. The Marshal's office dressed in prison suits and "fried" Gachassin Law Firm in the electric chair to beef up the competition, all to some great oldies performed live by The Hurricanes, a band made up of local doctors and lawyers. The night was a success, raising almost $20,000!
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