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On Saturday, May 22, 2021, The NOCCA Institute and the James P. Raymond, Jr. Foundation host ART OF THE FEAST, a celebration of music, food, and fine art. Whether you attend in person or enjoy from the comfort of your home, you'll experience a fabulous meal, great music, and a chance to win artwork, vacation packages, and more in our silent auction and raffle. Festive floral attire!


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In Press Street Station and NOCCA’s Solomon Family Hall, guests will enjoy an exquisite five-course, seasonally inspired chef’s dinner and wine pairing. ART OF THE FEAST’s special, one-time menu will be designed and executed by 2017 Culinary Arts alum Quentin Jackson and the fantastic, six-time James Beard Award-winning chefs of Link Restaurant Group: Stephen Stryjewski, Donald Link, Ryan Prewitt, and Maggie Scale. The menu includes:

  • First course: Tuna dip, pimento cheese, rillion, crackers
  • Second course: Ceviche garnished with fried rice and lime, avocado creme fraiche, red onions, cilantro, green onion (fish, crab)
  • Third course: Roasted quail quinoa salad with roasted vegetables and lemon, rosemary vinaigrette 
  • Fourth course: Smoked braised beef cheeks, grits and blistered cherry tomatoes with red wine vinegar and basil
  • Fifth course:  Rum-soaked cake with local berries and coconut cream 

Live entertainment will be provided by alumni Kevin Gullage and Doreen Ketchens, as well as an alumni jazz ensemble. Guests will also be able to peruse artwork and other items in our silent auction.

We are sorry to inform you that this ticket option has sold out and is no longer available. Please consider purchasing a raffle ticket or making a 100% tax deductible donation. Thank you for your support, The NOCCA

Enjoy a four-course meal for two (2) from the comfort of your home prepared by James Beard Award-winner (and NOCCA’s Chef-in-Residence) Frank Brigtsen (limited amount available). This four-course menu will feature:

  • Butternut shrimp bisque
  • House salad with local organic greens, feta, spiced pecans, croutons, pickled red onion, cane vinegar dressing
  • Grilled striped bass with crabmeat bordelaise
  • Pecan pie with caramel sauce

Pick up will be at Brigsten’s Restaurant located at 723 Dante St.

Enjoy a four-course meal for two (2) from the comfort of your home prepared by Galatoire's (limited amount available). This four-course menu will feature:

  • Turtle soup au sherry
  • Bistro romaine salad with grape tomatoes, blue cheese, and creole dressing
  • Creole glazed porkloin with Lyonnaise potatoes, broccoli, and andouille cornbread
  • Black bottom tartlet with Oreo crust, pecans, caramel and chocolate sauce, and chantilly

Pick up at Press Street Station: 600 Homer Plessy Way

Raffle tickets: $20 each, only 500 available, just one winner!

Enter for a chance to win three great prizes!

  • A 12”x16” canvas print giclée titled Oyster Red Pearl by Becky Fos. Donated by Gallery B. Fos. Fair market value: $400.
  • A spirits collection from local distillery, Seven Three Distilling Co. The collection includes 750ml bottles of Black Pearl Rum, Gentilly Gin, St. Roch Vodka, St. Roch Cucumber Vodka, Irish Channel Whiskey, and Marigny Moonshine, which is embellished by Becky Fos. Donated by Seven Three Distilling Co. Fair market value of bottles: $220. Fair market value of embellishment: Priceless
  • A wine tasting for up to eight people in NOLA Wine Merchant's private tasting room. You’ll be informed and entertained with a personalized tasting created at your direction and led by Geoff Worden. With nearly 30 years of experience in the wine industry, he has a plethora of information but also knows how to make sure your event is relaxed and fun. Whether you have a specific theme in mind or not, NOLA Wine Merchant can help build a memorable event for you and your guests that everyone will enjoy. Due to COVID restrictions, NOLA Wine Merchant will only be able to honor this tasting once restaurants and bars are allowed to operate at 100% capacity. Fair market value: $500

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