What comes second to music during the holidays? Food. City Garden Market was the place to taste cranberries mixed in with several delicacies. The market held its first-ever Bayou Chef Competition, with The Townhouse's Al Massa and Blue Dog CafÃ©'s Jean Paul squaring off Iron Chef-style in River Ranch Town Square's gazebo. Cranberries were the chefs' required ingredient, and Al Massa took home the honor for his Quail and Fois Gras Beignet with Cranberry and Pecan Fig Jam. "It was a hoot," says The Townhouse's Cecile Hebert. "Two local chefs sparred for an hour."
With all the eating and drinking, Party Girl's glad Frank Camalo's keeping exercise in mind. He and his son Gabe participated in the Lance Armstrong Foundation bike ride in Austin, Texas, recently, along with 7,000 riders. The ride raised $7 million to help fight cancer, and PG's glad Lafayette had such a great representative. Last on my holiday list this week are diamonds and Lee Michaels' ribbon cutting in its new Mall of Acadiana location. Guys, if you find yourself on Christmas Eve without a gift for your special someone, diamonds really are a girl's best friend. Lee Michaels' Scott and Lee Berg and their staff can make sure your Christmas is merry!
Party On! ' PG
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