Baton Rouge

Hosted by Gwen & Todd Graves

Aioli Dinner wbluedogThank you to everyone who joined us for a multi-course wine dinner under the oaks at the fabulous home of Gwen & Todd Graves. They graciously opened their home for one night to celebrate the arts with a dinner inspired by one of George Rodrigue’s most famous paintings.

All proceeds benefited Louisiana A+ Schools, a program of the George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts (GRFA). GRFA is a non-profit organization dedicated to youth development through the arts in education. Learn more at RodrigueFoundation.org and AplusLA.org

Live and silent auctions with artwork by George Rodrigue

Dinner provided by Heirloom Cuisine

Music by Steve Riley & Mamou Playboys!



Built in 2015 by famed treehouse master Pete Nelson, the treehouse on the Graves family’s property is definitely something to see. With three levels and 1,200 square feet, Todd and Gwen’s treehouse is the largest ever featured on the show Treehouse Masters.


windgatelogoAll funds raised at the Aioli Dinner were matched 1:1 by the Wingate Foundation.



Hors d’oeuvres

Cheese board with Manchego, Brie with Truffle Honey and Aged Cheddar, Dried Fruits, Toasted Nuts and French Bread Baguettes, Herbed Butter

Billecart Salmon Brut Rosé

First Course

Creole Tomato Basil Bisque with Smoked Gouda Grilled Cheese

Chateau Olivier Blanc from Graves Region

Second Course

Local Salad Greens with Louisiana Strawberries, Toasted Bergeron Pecans, Crumbled French Feta and Pepper Jelly Vinaigrette

Champy Gevrey Chambertin 1er cru Les Cazetiers

Third Course

Dual Entree

Pepper & Herb Crusted Beef Tenderloin with Bearnaise Sauce


Louisiana Gulf Fish with Champagne Beurre Blanc and Cointreau Aioli

Baked Oyster Rockefeller Bread Pudding and Herbsaint Creme

Louisiana Grown and Sauteed Spinach with Chantrelle Mushrooms

Bordeaux Chateau Cordellain Bages


Gateaux Basque with Fresh Berries & Mint

Chateau Clos Haut-Peyraguey

 Dinner by Heirloom Cuisine

Photos by Joey Bordelon Photography