Trynd Ristorante & Boutique Lounge gave patrons a sneak peak of its fabulous new restaurant, martini bar, cigar bar and outdoor patios at two recent VIP Parties. Party-goers sampled freshly shucked oysters, clams and huge boiled shrimp from the iced-down seafood bar. Servers passed around dishes of braised rabbit, bruschetta and fresh caprese on skewers. Special guests were treated to first-rate service and a visit by chef Dean Mitchell in the exclusive private dining room. Sated from the wine and delicious food, attendees adjourned upstairs to the lounge to dance the night away to tunes from the ’70s and ’80s.
Matt Stuller, Kathleen Haik (standing), Cece Stuller and Nichole Begue
Rachel Conques, Leslie Turk, Stephanie Decuir and Sharon Moss
Kim Neustrom, Dana Cañedo, Kenny Hunter and Susan Holliday
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.