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5 Nights with NOLA: Dinner and a Show

On December 2, Garden & Gun kicked off an unparalleled celebration of New Orleans’ tricentennial year. The evening’s festivities were hosted by Garden & Gun contributing editor and New Orleanian  Julia Reed and featured a special menu prepared by chef Justin Devillier of New Orleans’ La Petite Grocery and Balise. Dinner was followed by a one-of-a-kind jazz performance from the legendary Preservation Hall Jazz Band. Bons temps were had by all.

Special thanks to:

New Orleans Tourism and Marketing Corporation

Preservation Hall Jazz Band

Justin Devillier

Julia Reed

The Cedar Room

 

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New Orleans is brought to life in Charleston, South Carolina, for a kickoff celebration of the Crescent City’s tricentennial year.

photo: Anne Rhett

Preservation Hall Jazz Band joins G&G in Charleston for a classic New Orleans jazz party following dinner.

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From left: Sandy Hill, Peter Frank Edwards, and David and Amy Pastre.

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Guests enjoy NOLA’s signature cocktails—Hurricanes, Sazeracs, and Milk Punch—throughout the evening.

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Randy Johnson and G&G’s Phillip Rhodes toast to three hundred years of New Orleans.

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South Carolina Power Team CEO James Chavez and G&G’s Jana Robinson mingle before dinner.

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The evening’s host, G&G contributor and NOLA resident Julia Reed, shares her “One Time in New Orleans…” story while wearing her favorite Mardi Gras leopard-print bra hat.

photo: Anne Rhett

From left: Lucy Cuneo, Julia Engel, Stacy Smallwood, Lindsay Fleege, and Natalie Bloomingdale.

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Vice President of Marketing and Special Projects for New Orleans Tourism Jeremy Cooker congratulates La Petite Grocery and Balise’s Justin Devillier on bringing the flavors of NOLA to Charleston.

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Britt Bates and Cyrus Buffum embrace the bons temps motto of New Orleans during dinner.

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Preservation Hall Jazz Band gets the party started for post-dinner dancing and dessert.

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Lacey and Lars Hollis let the good times roll on the dance floor.

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Members of the band Branden Lewis and Ronell Johnson laugh with the lively crowd during their performance.

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Saxophone tunes from Clint Maedgen highlight the signature sound of New Orleans jazz.

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Jill Wagner applauds an unforgettable evening celebrating an unparalleled city.

photo: Anne Rhett