Leah Chase’s 95th birthday party celebration is Jan. 6

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Leah Chase's 95th birthday is being celebrated at a gala dinner and reception Jan. 6. - PHOTO BY CHERYL GERBER
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  • Leah Chase's 95th birthday is being celebrated at a gala dinner and reception Jan. 6.

New Orleans’s Queen of Creole Cuisine, Leah Chase, is turning 95 and that’s reason to celebrate.

On Saturday, Jan. 6, a gala dinner and reception at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans will honor Chase and raise funds for the family’s charitable foundation. According to an announcement, the dinner and reception will "feature a musical and theatrical journey through the joys of (Chase’s) life,” as well as a “roster of recognizable faces and tributes.” A four-course dinner will be prepared by some of Chase’s friends in the culinary world, but chefs for the event have not been announced.

There is a patron reception at 6 p.m. and the dinner is at 7 p.m. Tickets to the event are $250 and guests must make reservations by Dec. 29 at ww.dookychasefoundation.org.

Proceeds from the dinner will support the Edgar “Dooky” Jr. and Leah Chase Family Foundation, a nonprofit that funds organizations that support education, culinary and creative arts, and social justice.


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