Cookies & Cocktails and All that Jazz fundraising gala set for February 4

What’s more delightful than Girl Scout cookies? How about one-of-a-kind Girl Scout cookie appetizers, cocktails, and desserts made with delicious Girl Scout cookies!  New flavors and longtime favorites will inspire 20 New Orleans area chefs and bartenders as they think outside the (cookie) box at the 2017 Cookies & Cocktails and All That Jazz fundraising gala on Saturday, February 4, from 7 to 10 p.m. at club XLIV in New Orleans’ Champions Square.

As guests sample the delicious creations, they will also enjoy live entertainment from jazz vocalist, Anaïs St. John, photo booth, and silent auction. Awards for Judge’s Choice will be decided by notable community members while guests select People’s Choice.

“Our event continues to grow and become more exciting with every year,” said Dr. Allison Augustus-Wallace, event co-chair, who is joined this year by Girl Scout supporter and alum, Fox 8 news anchor Nancy Parker.

Restaurants include Antoine’s Restaurant, Crescent City School of Gaming and Bartending, Culinary Kids, Fat Boy Pantry, Felipe’s Mexican Taqueria, Happy Italian Pizzeria, La Boulangerie, Lüke, Mizado Cocina, NOLA Brewing Company, Rebellion Bar & Urban Kitchen, Revel Café & Bar, Sac-a-Lait, Semolina, University of Holy Cross Food Science Program, Winn- Dixie, World of Beer, Zea Rotisserie & Grill.

“Funds raised from our event support our programs, thereby supporting our girls and the development of the leadership and social skills that they’ll need to make a positive impact in our communities as adults,” said Dr. Augustus-Wallace.

Guest judges will decide the best appetizer, best dessert and best cocktail, while gala attendees will select the People’s Choice. Emcee is WGNO’s News with a Twist reporter Kenny Lopez. Guest judges include NFL analyst Mike Detillier, health educator Doc Griggs, food columnist Kristine Froeba of the Uptown Messenger and host of WWNO’s Out To Lunch Peter Ricchiuti.  Other special guests include on-air personality Uptown Angela from iHeart Media.

Gala tickets are $75 per person, and $100 for the gala and patron party, which begins at 6 p.m. Sponsors include: New Orleans East Hospital, George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts, Girl’s Guide to New Orleans, Winn-Dixie, and Yelp. Additional sponsorships and silent auction items are needed.

Tickets may be purchased online at  Guests must be age 21 or older and cocktail attire suggested.

For more information please contact the Girl Scouts Louisiana East Fund Development office at 504-355-5885.