Schilling wined and dined its private guests with a four-course dinner and le vin to go with it. Robert “BJ” Brankline did the cooking, pairing up butternut squash soup with Custard Chardonnay, mushroom bruschetta and pinot noir followed by rib eyes and Zin, and finished by chocolate chip cookies, whipped cream and B-Side Blend. There was nothing B-side about this event, and one guest was overheard to say, “That’s the most badass outdoor kitchen I’ve ever seen.” Savoring each sip were Samantha Sullivan, and Brian and Ashley Thom and the Acadiana Symphony’s Dana Baker.

Kickoff Party

Jefferson Street Pub hosted The American Cancer Society as it announced the 2017 Black and White Gala Spirit of Hope honorees. The gala, which will be held in early September, recognizes those who’ve made significant contributions in the fight against cancer. Making the roll of honor are Katie Bernhardt, Drs. Ross Michael Doizé, Megan Daigle and Stephen Wilt, Pamela Granger, Monica Helo, Cindy Herpin, attorney Frank Neuner and Jan Skinner. Guests enjoyed some after-hours hors d’oeuvres, French 76s and primo silent auction items as well as photo ops, including gala Vice Chairman Stephen Barker, bridegroom Kavin Kuriyan and little black dresses Kathryn Loewer and Ashley Choate.