LOVE in the Garden 2019 presented by Hancock Whitney

2019 LOVE Co-Chairs

Julie & Ted George
Cammie & Charles Mayer
Aimée Farnet Siegel & Mike Siegel

NVC Chair | Jennifer Heebe


2019 LOVE Honorees

Sydney and Walda Besthoff




610 Stompers

Randi and the Nola Dukes band



Thank you to our sponsors!


Presenting Sponsor




Gold Sponsors




Silver Sponsors

Sydney and Walda Besthoff

The Booth-Bricker Fund

J. Edgar Monroe Foundation

Robert and Mary Lupo

Janice Parmelee and Bill Hammack

Rodney and Jane Steiner




Bronze Sponsors

Julie and Ted George

Cammie and Charles Mayer

Mimi and Claude Schlesinger

Aimée Farnet Siegel and Mike Siegel





Media Sponsors





Gail and Nick Asprodites
Bagert Law Firm, Ben Bagert
Cathy and Morris Bart
Bayou Tree Service
Valerie Besthoff
Elizabeth A. Boh
Hon. Steven R Bordner
Virginia Boulet and Alvin R. Albe Jr.
Louisette Brown and George Dunbar
Rick Caballero
James Carisella Family
Hugh and Sheila Collins
Crescent Sound & Light
Bernice and Don Daigle
Judy and Tom David
Domino’s – Stephanie Mueller
Margo and Clancy DuBos
Sally Duplantier
Catherine and David Edwards
Vivian Fonseca and Owen Grossman, MD/Chronos BHW
Joanna Giorlando
Becky and Warren Gottsegen
Juli Miller Hart
Adrea Heebe and Dominick Russo, Jr.
Jennifer and Fred Heebe
Claudio Hemb
Sharon Jacobs and Leonard A. Davis
Dr. Jarrett Johnson
Anne Kock
Linda and Gordon Kolb
Krewe of Goddesses and Krewe of Spank
Ray Lagasse
Ray J. Lousteau, MD
The Lupin Foundation
Kay McArdle
Laura and Chase Mullin
Palmisano, LLC
Ray Pecot
Pixie and Jimmy Reiss
Resource Bank
Sally E Richards
Donna and Ben Rosen
Julia and Bo Sanders
Lisa and David Schlakman
Schonekas, Evans, McGoey & McEachin, LLC
Susu and Andrew Stall
Pamela and Rob Steeg
Rian and Teri Tanenbaum
UBS Financial Services, Inc.
Janis van Meerveld and Charles Cerise
Kimberly and Keith Zibilich






Carla and Jay Adams
Natasha Alveshire – Fluer de Lis Event Designs
Wayne Amedee
American Aquatic Gardens
Anne and Luis Baños
Lisa Brooking and Bennett Davis
Jeremy Scott Brumbelow
Vivian and Richard Cahn
Joni and Tommy Diaz
Cherise and Bart Farris
Glendy and Larry Forster
René J.L. Fransen and Edward C. Bonin
Elizabeth and David Grimes
Karen and Mark Gundlach
Dana and Steve Hansel
Marshall Hevron
Jeffrey and Andrea Huseman
Barbara and Harris Hyman
Mikell K. Johnson
Kathleen and John Kazour
David and Sara Kelso
Dr. Don Kern and Dr. Lynne Neitzschman
Mr. and Mrs. E. James Kock III
Sally and Jay Lapeyre
Beth and Austin Lavin
Conor T. Lutkewitte
Mac-Gryder Gallery
Diana and Chip Mann
Sharon Marchand
Jonathan C. McCall
Carol and Al Merlin
Dr. Tyra Ceasar-Mitchell, Tyler and Nathan Mitchell
Kathleen Mix
Brenda and Michael Moffitt
Elizabeth and Willy Monaghan
Kenneth E. Newburger
Robin O’Bannon and Richard Bertram
Rise Delmar Ochsner, MD
Terry and John T. Olivier
Gary and Linda Raphael
Anne and Edmund Redd
Emillie Rhys
River Parish Disposal
Jacki and Brian Schneider
Robyn and Andrew Schwarz
Carol Short
Frank and Paulette Stewart
Jackie Sullivan
Melanee and Steve Usdin
Diane and Hughes Walmsley
Lynda and Irving Warshauer
Vanessa Whipple
Ann and David Williams
Lele and Brent Wood
Carlos and Elizabeth Zervigon




Sixth Annual LOVE Cocktail Challenge

featuring New Orleans’ top bartenders

 presented by 


Jessie Carr | La Petite Grocery
Henry Chamberlain | Company Burger
Anna Giordano | Longway Tavern
Chris Hannah | Jewel of the South
Konrad Kantor | Manolito
Chris McMillian | Revel
Shae Minnillo | Justine
Sarah Town | Twelve Mile Limit
Steve Yamada | Latitude 29
Luis Zepeda | The Domino


Judges Panel

John Cruse, GM | WGNO
T. Cole Newton | Twelve Mile Limit / The Domino
Daniel Victory | Victory

LOVE Cocktail Challenge Chair

Bryant York




Patron Party Cuisine

in the Besthoff Sculpture Garden Expansion presented by

with support from


Patron and Garden Party Cuisine

Acme Oyster House

Ancora Pizzeria

Angelo Brocato’s Italian Ice Cream & Pastry

Antoine’s Restaurant



Aunt Sally’s Pralines

The Blue Crab Restaurant & Oyster Bar

Blue Oak BBQ

Bon Ton Café


Boulevard American Bistro

Café Degas


Canal Street Bistro


Crescent City Brewhouse

Crescent City Steak House

Dickie Brennan & Co. Catering

Felix’s Restaurant and Oyster Bar

Flamingo A- Go-Go

Fogo de Chao

Galatoire’s Restaurant

Highly Seasoned Catering, LLC

Ice Cream 504

Jewel of the South

Joel Catering

Legacy Kitchen

Lula Restaurant Distillery


Martin Wine Cellar Deli & Catering

Mona’s Cafe

Nothing Bundt Cakes

Oak Oven

Otra Vez

Patti Constantin, Designs in Catering Inc.

P.F. Chang’s China Bistro

Porter and Luke’s Restaurant

Ruby Slipper Cafe

Santa Fe

Sarita’s Grill Latin Fusion


Silk Road

Southern Candymakers

Southern Hospitality Catering

The Station Coffee Shop and Bakery

Superior Seafood & Oyster Bar

Swiss Confectionery

Three B’s



The Vintage


Zea Rotisserie and Bar


Late Night Cuisine

Diva Dawg

Oh La Vache

Petite Rouge Cafe Camionette

Tanjariné Kitchen



Special Thanks

Café Amelie
Café Du Monde
Doris Metropolitan
La Cocinita
Le Meridien
Maple Street Pilates
Two Tony’s



LOVE Event Committee

Carla Adams
Natasha Alveshire
John Cable and Andrea Andersson
Margaret Archila
Buddy Boe
Lisa Brooking and Bennett Davis
Sally Brower
Olivia Carisella
Judy David
Eleanor Davis
Joni and Tommy Diaz
Ann Duffy and John Skinner
Gian Durand
Catherine and David F. Edwards
Pia and Malcolm Ehrhardt
Sarah Forman and Ron Rona
Glendy Forster
Ellie George
Joanna Giorlando
Chad Graci
Elizabeth Grimes
Garlyn Gryder
Karen Gundlach
Dana and Stephen Hansel
Juli Miller Hart
Caroline Hayes
Elizabeth and Henry Hefler
Mary Hoffman
Andrea and Jeffrey Huseman
Barbara and Harris Hyman
Margaret Jones
Anne Kock
Kelsie Korn and Andrew Marcus
Beth and Austin Lavin
Christine LeBlanc
Elizabeth LeBlanc
Mary and Robert Lupo
Kay McArdle
MaryCole McCants
Tyra Mitchell
Kathleen Mix
Brenda Moffitt
Kriss and Kenny Morrison
Laura and Chase Mullin
Janice Parmelee and Bill Hammack
Mary Peters
Kristin Petry
Doug Plymale
Jennifer Rareshide
Anne Redd
Justine Retnam
Jennifer Rowland
Elise and Matt Ryan
Elizabeth Ryan
Shelby Sanderford
Mimi Schlesinger
Robyn and Andrew Schwarz
Carol Short
Teri and Rian Tanenbaum
Miriam Taylor
Margaret and Pierre Villere
Diane Walmsley
Lynda Warshauer
Jennie Cannon West and Jason Richards
Elizabeth Weston and Will George
Grant Melius Worrell
Bryant York
Kimberly Zibilich