The Louisiana Restaurant Association Greater Baton Rouge Chapter will present its inaugural masquerade, “Candela e Vino,” from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday at White Oak Plantation, 17660 George O’Neal Road, in Baton Rouge.
Area chefs — Jeremy Langlois of White Oak Plantation, Kelley McCann of Kalurah Street Grill, Nathan Gresham of Beausoleil and Noah Lessard of Ruffino’s Restaurant — will create a four-course dinner, which also includes wine. Appetizers will be provided by The Gilded Artichoke and local ProStart® students.
The evening will include a live auction of items such as a live painting from the night of the event, a private wine dinner, a date night for a year, dinner at the chef’s table at L’Auberge Baton Rouge. A silent auction will include jewelry, wine and tailgate packages.
Partygoers should dress in cocktail attire. Masks will be provided, but guests are welcome to bring their own.
A portion of the proceeds from "Candela e Vino" will benefit the LRA Education Foundation (LRAEF), which promotes the restaurant industry as a career choice through its restaurant management and culinary arts program, ProStart. The program is offered at 60 high schools statewide, including 15 in the Greater Baton Rouge area. Proceeds will also enhance the restaurant community through expanded educational and career opportunities, including culinary and hospitality scholarships, a news release says.
"Candela e Vino" is open to the public. Tickets are $125 per person. To purchase, visit www.eventbrite.com and search “Candela e Vino.” For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (225) 328-2163.