Antique Village

Brad Jones from BRQ (left) hands a sampling of meats to Lori Cothern at The Restored Home during Chef's Evening in the Antique Village on Thursday, Nov. 29.

DENHAM SPRINGS -- Food lovers got their fill during the 18th Annual Holiday Chef’s Evening and Wine Tasting on Thursday, Nov. 29.

This advanced-ticket event, put on by Denham Springs Main Street, ran in 27 shops across the Antique Village. Approximately 300 people bought tickets to the event, which featured appetizer, entrée, and dessert options from more than 20 local restaurants.

All proceeds from Chef’s Evening will go toward preserving and promoting the downtown district, which was recently placed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Participating restaurants in Chef’s Evening included: Café Du Jour at the Whistle Stop, Big Mike’s Sports Bar & Grill, Raising Cane’s, Rice & Roux, Café Pere-Dale, Café Amercain Seafood & Oyster Bar, BRQ Seafood & Barbeque, Don’s Seafood Hut, Hooters, Duke’s Seafood & Steakhouse, Cakes by Mama T, Walk-Ons, Sombreros Mexican Restaurant, Chick-fil-a, Chicken Salad Chick, Saritas Grill & Cantina, Louisiana Bayou Bistro, Taste of Louisiana (TOLA) Café, Geisha Sushi With a Flair, Sisters Louisiana Gumbo and Desserts First.

Chef’s Evening is one of several events planned for the Fourth Annual Christmas in the Village, a month-long series of events held across the Antique Village.

The next scheduled event will be the 2018 First Guaranty Bank Christmas Parade, presented by Kiwanis Club of Denham Springs, on Saturday, Dec. 8, beginning at 2 p.m. Lineup for the “Christmas on the Bayou” parade begins at 9 a.m. at Healing Place Church.

Following the parade, the Kiwanis Club will hold the Lighting of the Christmas Tree, beginning at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 13, at Train Station Park.

Two days later, Livingston Parish Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) will present a live nativity scene, slated for 6 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 15.

In addition to the scheduled events, there will also be Christmas Caroling in the Village Dec. 15 and 22.

For more information, call Old City Hall at (225) 667-7512.

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