New Iberia, LA
The Aioli Dinner Supper Club celebrated the first in a series of special dinners re-creating George Rodrigue’s iconic Aioli Dinner painting. Over 80 guests joined the George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts on the beautiful grounds of Shadows on the Teche, an historic New Iberia home on the banks of Bayou Teche. We are thrilled to share that this event raised over $25,000 for our Louisiana A+ Schools program, which transforms schools from failing to thriving, through an arts-integrated curriculum.
Chef Greg Doucet and his team at Jolie’s Louisiana Bistro provided a delicious four-course meal inspired by the early 20th-century rustic cuisine enjoyed by the people depicted in Rodrigue’s Aioli Dinner. Students from Epiphany Day School in New Iberia created miniature Blue Dog sculpture for the guests.
To commemorate the evening, guests posed for photographs re-creating Rodrigue’s Aioli Dinner painting. We were fortunate to have several guests in attendance who are descendants of the people depicted in the original work of art.