The Last Supper of The Man Who Ate New Orleans
Friday, October 21, 2011 at 7:30 PM (CDT)
New Orleans, LA
Please join us for The Last Supper of Ray Cannata, "The Man Who Ate New Orleans". Ray is completing his quest to eat at every restaurant in New Orleans (more than 700!) with a celebration hosted by Chef John Besh, recently voted Best Chef in New Orleans, serving a 5 course meal (including wine) from Ray's final restaurant, Besh Steakhouse. At The Last Supper Ray will announce the first annual Crawfish d'Or awards, which will be given out to favorite local NOLA chefs in a "best of Ray's" type of awards ceremony. The Rebirth Brass Band and other musical guests will provide live entertainment.
JUST ANNOUNCED: "Late Show" tickets! After the dinner has concluded, please join us to hear the announcement of the Crawfish d'Or awards and to be entertained by Rebirth! Late Show ticket holders are admitted after the dinner, around 9:30 pm. A cash bar will be available. Last Show tickets are $20 at the door.
A film about Ray, entitled "The Man Who Ate New Orleans", is in production and will be filming that night. You can see a preliminary trailer for the film at http://vimeo.com/22921986 (password is "dunaway")
All net proceeds from this event will be donated to St. Roch CDC, the community development arm of St. Roch church, and will be used to continue the rebuilding efforts in New Orleans. A portion of every ticket price is tax deductible (ticket holders will receive a receipt for their tax records at the event).
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The Last Supper is hosted by John Besh, and is brought to you by Gasoline Films.
John Besh is a James Beard award winning chef who has six restaurants in New Orleans and was recently voted the city's top chef. He is also the host of the PBS series "Chef John Besh's New Orleans. After the storm, he redoubled his efforts in a town that many left behind. The organizers are honored to have Chef Besh at the helm of this important event.
Gasoline Films is a film production company founded by Paste Magazine's Michael Dunaway and BMI's David Claassen. The Man Who Ate New Orleans is its premiere feature-length documentary.