Share a summer night of fine wines and hors d’oeuvres while supporting Swine Palace’s 20th anniversary season at the Wine Gala on Thursday, July 28, in the Reilly Theatre on Tower Drive on the LSU campus.

Swine Palace is Baton Rouge’s premier professional theater company. All proceeds from ticket sales will benefit Swine Palace’s upcoming season.

The champagne reception begins at 5:30 p.m., followed by the gala from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The event will feature an assortment of 24 champagnes and wines and is sponsored by The Fresh Market and Lance Hayes Flowers.

The Fresh Market’s Wine Gala menu includes a prime rib carving station with European crusty bread and horseradish sauce, classic shrimp cocktail with TFM signature cocktail sauce, super crab dip canapés, Maryland-style crab cakes with Port City sauce, caramel pecan brie on ginger thins, saga bleu cheese with dried cherries and walnuts, fresh sushi assortment, Godiva chocolates with strawberries and cream, Prosciutto wrapped bread sticks, caramelized onion and feta perfect bites and olive caprese skewers.

Wines include Coppola Rosso, La Crema Pinot Noir, Sonoma-Cutrer Chardonnay, Aquinas Pinot Noir and Black Stone Sauvignon Blanc.

Also, $5 tickets will be sold to win an instant wine cellar - 25 bottles of wine valued at more than $550. There also will be mystery envelopes filled with gifts provided by some of southeast Louisiana’s finest hotels, arts organizations, restaurants, spas and businesses.

Tickets are $40 in advance and $50 at the door.

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