A Great Comeback Story
Lakeview, a neighborhood on the south shore of Lake Pontchartrain was hit hard by Hurricane Katrina. But that was then and this is now. Lakeview is baek. Homes have been re-built, families have returned and live is good again in Lakeview. The Lakeview Civic Improvement Association, established in 1924, a non-profit civic organization dedicated to the continued restoration and beautification of Lakeview remained strong and, along with the residents, business owners and others have made many of the improvements that make Lakeview a big draw for young New Orleans families.
A Celebration for Lakeview
The Lakeview Civic Association in partnership with WGNO ABC26 and NOLA 38,is selling tickets for Taste at the Lake, an annual wine and food event in Lakeview featuring an assortment of fine restaurants, lively libations and community spirit. Taste at the Lake is a celebration of food, music, wine, and community spirit, designed with foodies in mind. Sponsored by Banner Chevrolet, the event will take place on Saturday, March 24 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at 135 Robert E. Lee adjacent to Robert Fresh Market.
As with any festival in New Orleans the food will be great. Taste at the Lake will present an attractive array of dishes from more than 30 different restaurants from the Greater New Orleans area including Mannings, The Dinner Belle, El Gato Negro, Squeal BBQ, Sammy¹s Seafood on Bourbon, The Velvet Cactus, Mondo, Reginelli¹s, Robert Fresh Market, Chateau Coffee Café, Lakeview Harbor, Oceana Grill, Copeland¹s, La Madeleine, Coco Bamboo, ETC Catering, Vincent¹s Italian Cuisine, Mr. Mudbug¹s, Rotolo¹s, Haydel¹s Bakery, Cajun Moon Catering, Zea Rotisserie & Grill, Duke¹s on Basin, Ace of Taste Catering, Metairie Marriott, Gordon Biersch, Chad¹s Bistro, Cook Me Somethin¹ Mister, New Orleans Catering, Zachary¹s On The Lake, Bissap Breeze, Big Shirley¹s of New Orleans, Lakeview Peal and Intermix and Mingle Catering.
Drinks, Music and More
In addition to great food, the event will feature fine wines, beer and beverages from Who Dat Water, Starbucks Coffee, Southern Eagle, The Bulldog, Velvet Cactus, El Gato Negro and Bissap Breeze among others. The local hit band, High Voltage, will provide live entertainment. Additionally, the second annual Taste at the Lake commemorative poster designed by New Orleans artist Bunny Matthews will be on sale at the event for $20.
Tickets cost $45 in advance and $55 at the door. For the first time, a patron level is available for $100 that includes early admission to the event; admission to the patron tent with a private bar, reserved tables and chairs and private bathroom facilities; a Bunny Matthews poster; and name recognition at the event and in the community newsletter, LAKEVIEWS. Patron tickets are only available in advance online. Tickets are available online at this website, or in-person at any Robert Fresh Market. Attendees must be 21 years or older.
For a Great Cause
Proceeds from Taste at the Lake will help to purchase lights for New Basin Canal Park along the West End Boulevard and Pontchartrain Boulevard corridor. The new lights and lampposts will make the park safer for walkers and joggers and add to the quality of life. This is a great way to have fun, enjoy some great food, listen to music and help Katrina victims to restore, renew and rebuild. Because that's what we've been doing here in New Orleans.
.For more information on LCIA or Taste at the Lake, please visit this website or call (504) 569-0964.