white adidas hoodie Kids Foundation invites supporters to have a Taste of the Tournament
While golf is the main attraction for those who go to the Zurich Classic of New Orleans in late April, what makes the experience more enjoyable are the amenities, such as the food. On Oct. 20, the Fore!Kids Foundation, which hosts this PGA golf tournament, decided to add those culinary memories to the annual Golf Ball, theming it “Taste of the Tournament.”
Held at Club XLIV at Champions Square, the party’s featured restaurants were Acme Oyster House (raw oyster bar), Bourbon House (Gulf seafood ceviche), Drago’s (shrimp Roma), Galatoire’s 33 Bar Steak (shrimp remoulade and deviled egg), Meril (boudin tamale), Mr. B’s Bistro (seared yellowfin tuna on crispy wontons with wasabi dressing) and Zea (sweet chili glazed chicken with spinach salad). Partygoers could sit down and sample the dishes at golf themed tables with centerpieces made of Zurich Classic pin flags surrounded by flowers from Villere Florist in vases, standing on a miniature putting green, also filled with golf balls and tees.
A traditional highlight of the event is its diverse offerings in its silent auction: Smoky Mountain cabin getaway; GolfTec full bag custom club fitting; GolfTec three month membership and 10 lessons; guided fishing charter for two; autographed baseballs by Darryl Strawberry, Doc Gooden, Jose Canseco, Ozzie Smith, Dave Righetti and Gaylord Perry; World Hall of Fame golf package; 2018 Zurich Classic exclusive executive parking pass; Acme Oyster House party for 30; and private sushi class and premium sake tasting for six people. The raffles included 38 bottles of fine wine worth $3,500 and a Rolex watch from Adler’s. Hannan, Jill and Chris Kenyon, Sarah and Greg Feirn, WDSU’s Sharif Ishaq, Juliana Mazza and Fletcher Mackel with Megan Mackel, Mark Romig, Rocky Weigand, Sohelia and Fred Holley, and longtime event emcee Damien Serauskas, who dressed in his customary black tie and white patent leather golf shoes, ready for the Zurich Classic, April 23 to 29, 2018, at the TPC Louisiana golf course.