Magic in the Moonlight

At the New Orleans Botanical Garden

The 2015 event is Sold Out. 

Magic in the Moonlight  is an al fresco dinner served under the beautifully lit oaks on the grounds of the New Orleans Botanical Garden. This year we will showcase the exciting new Helis Foundation Enrique Alférez Sculpture Garden and the exciting work-in-progress of the new entrance to the Botanical Garden and Storyland.  Proceeds from this year’s Magic in the Moonlight will be dedicated to the creation of the Arrival Garden at the new entrance to the Botanical Garden.

A three-course, seated dinner prepared by Susan Spicer will be held on the grounds of the New Orleans Botanical Garden in City Park underneath the beautifully lit oaks.  Leroy Jones Quintet will provide entertainment during and after dinner.  In addition to the musical entertainment, there will be a fabulous auction.

Traditionally, this event sells out and is lauded as one of the most beautiful evenings in the city.   There are a limited number of tickets available and they are moving quickly!

The event is: Friday, October 16, 2015 at 6:30pm

Event menu:

Hors d’oueveres

• Ceviche with Guacamole on Tortilla Chip
• Miso-glazed Eggplant Roulade with Shiso and Tofu
• Cauliflower Fritti with Lemon Anchovy Caper Aioli
• Smoked Duck, Cashew Butter and Pepper Jelly
• Crab Salad on Potato Chip

Pre-set First Course:

Antipasto Plate – Marinated Mozzarella, Rosemary Shrimp, Fennel Salami, Roasted Garlic,
       Pumpkin-Escarole Agro-Dolce, Olives, Parmesan Herb Flatbread

Main Course:

Osso Bucco – Parmesan Polenta, Italian-style Roasted Broccoli, Basil Gremolata


Warm Chocolate Hazelnut Turnover with Mascarpone Ice Cream and Luxardo Cherries

Future event dates:

October 14, 2016
October 13, 2017
October 12, 2018
October 11, 2019

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If you pass through City Park at night or early in the morning, you'll notice LED lights illuminating the Monteleone Columns at the Lelong entrance to the park. The colored lights are changed for holidays and special events.