An experience with more of an otherworldly flair was the Performing Arts Society of Acadiana's annual Harvest Bacchanal dinner, the final event in its Wine Escapades. L'Eglise, a restored mission chapel situated in a field between Youngsville and Erath, was the perfect harvest backdrop for the event, and Chef Pat Mould took advantage of seasonal offerings for his Fall Pumpkin Cheesecake. L'Eglise owner Merilyn Crain set the mood with bare trees that formed a canopy at the entrance and votive chandeliers. Centerpieces of Christmas greenery included Vivian Alexander eggs ' on loan. And the event wouldn't have been complete without wines flowing from Glazer, enjoyed by Charlene Bright, Gail Robinson, Pam Blackstone and Art and Julie LeBlanc. "Repeat patrons commented that the wine choice was the best it's ever been," says PASA's Natalie LeBlanc.
And for the party wrapup, more New Orleans evacuees were welcomed to Lafayette by Perrin, Landry, deLaunay, Dartez & Ouellet. The law firm hosted a wine and cheese social for New Orleans firm Smith Stag, which temporarily relocated to Lafayette. The social included a viewing of Galerie Eclaireuse's exhibit of artists from the Big Easy and Mary Perrin's Elegy for South Louisiana at the Acadiana Center for the Arts. Down the street, The Lafayette Chamber of Commerce's annual diplomat Christmas party took advantage of one of the last opportunities to gather at Chris' Po-Boys downtown, in addition to its chicken and sausage gumbo, meat pies and of course po-boys. Party Girl's going to ask Santa to find a way to keep Chris' open, but there's only so much one girl can do!
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Meat, cheese and veggies piled high on Texas toast
American companies export smog; UN calls for cease-fire in Gaza; fist bump keeps germ transfer down and more national and international news for Monday, July 28, 2014.
Monday's Blogs from the Bog!
Louisiana has joined nine other states in support of Indiana’s appeal of a federal judge’s ruling that the Hoosier State’s ban on sam-sex marriage violates the Constitution.
The eclectic vibe of summer
Three bedroom River Ranch cottage or four bedroom Youngsville traditional home
The parent of Investar Bank says its second-quarter earnings fell to $1.1 million or 26 cents a share from $1.7 million of 44 cents a share in the same period a year ago.
1,554 rigs were exploring for oil and 315 for gas. Two were listed as miscellaneous. A year ago there were 1,770 active rigs.
The Saints are being cautious in an effort to minimize risk of re-injury.
Most personal auto insurance policies exclude coverage when people charge money to drive others in their personal vehicles.
In this letter to the editor, Lafayette Parish School Board member Shelton Cobb (the board's former president) weighs in on the difficulty behind this year's budget process, calling out a number of his fellow board members over their inability to drop their power struggle with the superintendent and make the interests of the students a top priority.
Acadiana's nightlife guide.
LSU Health Sciences Center says people with a common, hard-to-treat kind of lung cancer can join a new national trial to test drugs faster.
As New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton and general manager Mickey Loomis spoke about the opening of training camp, steep, tree-covered mountains were in full view behind them.
The family of fallen cyclist Lon Lomas is speaking out after the release this week of the man charged with his death.
"The solutions are obvious: undo consolidation, or amend the charter to make this hybrid attempt at a new form of government work better."
A refreshing twist at a Lafayette institution comes served with a black bean salad stuffed avocado
Louisiana's 21 casinos took in $203.5 million statewide in June, edging up one-half of a percentage point from a year earlier.
Three bedroom Sunset Victorian or three bedroom Opelousas Acadian home
Louisiana designer commissioned for NYC Awards gift
The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education is considering whether to get involved in a lawsuit against Gov. Bobby Jindal for his attempts to undermine use of the Common Core education standards in Louisiana's public schools.
Business First Bank has announced plans for a Baton Rouge market expansion through a merger deal with American Gateway Financial Corp.
Acadiana's nightlife guide.
The latest meeting of a south Louisiana flood board that stirred political turmoil with a lawsuit against the oil and gas industry is taking place amid uncertainty over the future of the lawsuit — and the board's own membership.
The photos taken nearly a mile under the Gulf of Mexico are so clear that small holes are visible in a lifeboat that may have gone down or been scuttled when a passenger ship was sunk by a Nazi submarine in 1942.
Advocate columnist and Jindal shill Quin Hillyer has been against the New Orleans levee board lawsuit from day one, but a recent piece targeting author/activist John Barry prompted the perfect rebuttal from the board’s former vice-president, who takes Hillyer to task on just about every distorted claim he’s made on the issue.
INDEats and EatLafayette want to give one lucky foodie and friends the most memorable meal — here’s how you can win
Thousands of people who bought health insurance through the marketplace created by the federal health care overhaul face price hikes next year that could top 10 percent.
Three bedroom traditional Lafayette home or three bedroom Breaux Bridge home
Style market slated for old Artesia