We’re gonna have a good time. The Krewe of Bonaparte celebrated Napoleon’s 248th birthday with a private party at LaFonda.

Gathering to toast his memory were many past Bonapartes and their Josephines, among them Marty Audiffred, John Fenstermaker, Chook and Lydia Cloninger and sharp-dressed man Greg Moroux. We have it on good authority that there was indeed a cake, the "Happy Birthday" song was sung, while celebrating far fewer years was little Caroline Kahn, waiting for a table in the LaFonda lobby with her brother. She only had four candles, to be exact.

The Home Stretch

Defending champion Zea Rotisserie & Grill scrambled to keep its “Pink Panther” martinis coming to a crowd of standing-room-only patrons during the contest’s last blast. The combination of Absolut vodka, pineapple and cherry juice, coconut crème and Champagne rolled out in droves, and you needed a blowtorch to make your way to the bar. The restaurant will find out how well it stacked up at the culminating gala within a few days, the proceeds of which benefit Healing House.


Patricia Gannon covers society for The Acadiana Advocate. She can be reached at pgannon@theadvocate.com.