April 27, 2018
Cochon Cotillion 2018
Bridge House / Grace House hosted Cochon Cotillion XXII at Mardi Gras World on April 6.
The Patron Party in the Bienville Room featured music from Mike Morris and a performance by the Double-Step cloggers. Zea Rotisserie & Bar provided Pulled Pork Sliders & a DIY Grit Bar. King Bill Mimeles & Queen Betsie Gambel were honored with a secondline leading to the main event.
The main event featured colorful Mardi Gras decor and food from 30 local restaurants including dishes such as Pork Belly Tacos from Gulf Tacos, Corn & Crab Bisque from Bourbon House, and Peppermint Ice Cream Sundaes from Cold Stone Creamery. Wooden, chalkboard, pig cut-outs at each food table with the restaurant name and dish hand drawn in calligraphy. Tables draped in alternating Mardi Gras colored table linens and floral centerpieces donated by NOLA Flora.
Dancers from Muggivan School of Irish Dance while The ELS Show Band performed in the Main Ballroom and Mike Morris continued to perform in the Bienville Room. A mini-Parade later in the evening featured the King & Queen and their Court, led by the Sophie B. Wright Charter School Marching Band. The Pussyfooters and the Double-Step Cloggers marched in the parade and performed during band’s set break.
A step & repeat with the Bridge House / Grace House logo was in the Ballroom for guests to take photos in front of and caricatures from “Uncle” Wayne Daigrepont were available for guests in the Bienville Room. Attendees were also treated to psychic readings from Sonnet Ireland, The Hypnotic Librarian.
50 Silent Auction Item Packages included an original painting of New Orleans Saints players Alvin Kamara and Mark Ingram by Terry Marks, Sr. and signed by both players, a Men’s Fortis 43mm Aeromaster Dawn Chronograph Watch, a Two Hour Bowling Party for 6-8 People from Fulton Alley. One lucky raffle winner received a three night all-inclusive stay for two adults at AMResort’s Breathless Punta Cana.
It was a fun night for all, in support of Bridge House / Grace House.
View photos here.