Wine dinner benefits Arthritis Association

Monjunis Italian Café will host a “Wine Dinner for a Cause” benefiting the Arthritis Association of Louisiana at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Cost for the five-wine, four-course dinner $65 per person, with $10 from each plate going to the Arthritis Association, a news release said.

Reservations are required. Call (225) 231-1595.

The restaurant is located at 711 Jefferson Highway, No. 4, Baton Rouge.

Windsor Court plans Prohibition Tea

Windsor Court Hotel in New Orleans is holding a Prohibition Tea featuring cocktails served in teacups, speakeasy-style, at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 20.

The traditional afternoon tea with cocktails for each course is $60 per person. Reservations are required. Call 504-596-4773 or go to

The hotel is located at 300 Gravier St.

Wild game cook-off slated in Slidell

The 11th Annual Wild Game-Seafood-Barbecue Cook-Off will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 4 at Fritchie Park in Slidell.

Six-member cooking teams can compete in one or all of the competition’s five categories: pork, beef, fowl, seafood and wild game. Prizes will be awarded for best entries and a People’s Choice Award category. Entry fee is $50.

The event also will include live entertainment by “Witness” from noon to 4 p.m., silent and live auctions, a Kidz Zone, and raffle tickets for a multiple drawing.

Tickets for the event are $15 for adults, $5 for children ages 7 to 12. Children 6 and under are free. Advance tickets are available at a discount at Community Christian Concern, 2515 Carey St., Slidell, (985) 646-0367, or the Mayor’s Office, 2055 Second St., Slidell, (985) 646-4333.

All proceeds will benefit Community Christian Concern of Slidell, a nonprofit organization.

New Iberia sets food festival activities

The Iberia Parish Convention & Visitors Bureau is sponsoring a contest for a weekend in New Iberia during the World Championship Gumbo Cook-off in October.

The annual food festival will be held Oct. 10-12 and features live music, Cajun delicacies, the gumbo competition and a 5K run.

The contest winner will receive a two-night, three-day stay at one of Iberia Parish’s hotels on either Oct. 10-11 or Oct. 11-12, dinner for two at a local restaurant and gumbo bucks to spend at the World Championship Gumbo Cook-off, along with two passes to Iberia Parish attractions.

For more information, go to To enter the sweepstakes, go to, click on “Gumbo Getaway,” like the page, and fill out and submit the contest entry form. Entrants must be at least 21 years old.

Slow Food Baton Rouge to hold ‘Fall Heat’

Slow Food Baton Rouge will host its second annual fall farm-to-table showcase, “Slow Food Fall Heat,” on Oct. 19 at celebrating local food, chefs, brewers, farmers and the community.

This fund raising event supports Slow Food Baton Rouge’s local food activities, including urban agriculture workshops, as well as the organization’s signature farm-to-school project, Greauxing Healthy Baton Rouge, which provide hands-on gardening, food and nutrition educational programming in local schools.

The event is part of National Food Week, held in connection with Food Day, a nationwide celebration of healthy, affordable and sustainable food held annually on Oct. 24.

Slow Food Fall Heat will showcase local farms, culinary arts, local food traditions and local organizations involved in supporting food access and a more sustainable, local food system.

As part of the activities, a dinner will be prepared by local chefs committed to sourcing from Louisiana growers and will include pairings from premier local brewers, followed by a dessert competition with local chefs. Food will be accompanied by music from Baton Rouge’s The Retro Duke.

The chefs will compete for awards from a jury of local celebrity judges, and attendees will have the opportunity to vote for the People’s Choice award.

Slow Food Fall Heat will take place at the Burden Center’s new outdoor pavilion and grounds at the LSU AgCenter’s Botanic Gardens. The chef showcase will begin at 4 p.m. and the event ends at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $75 per person or $50 per student (with a student ID).

For tickets and more information about SFBR’s work, visit or visit the Facebook page, Slow Food Baton Rouge. Volunteer and sponsorship opportunities are available.

Compiled by Advocate staff