Here's my favorite thing about art shows: free wine and food! A little while back I had the pleasure of attending a show featuring Hannah Lane's work. Hannah is a great childhood friend and local Baton Rouge painter and illustrator who does amazing work on the canvas. This past show took place at the Acadian Frame and Art in the Drusilla Shopping Center where the wine and food did not disappoint.
Jambalaya in Front, Fried Catfish Fingers to the Back
Free food is always a good method to draw a crowd and I was impressed with the spread at Acadian Art. The jambalaya shown above was a classic chicken and sausage Cajun dish that hit the spot. Equally tempting were the catfish fingers in the background. These catfish fingers were fantastic, fresh, and crispy finger foods that dipped well into the accompanying tartar sauce. But, the real reason I attended the show was to see Hannah and the art!
Hannah's Painting on the Wall of the Acadian Art Gallery
You can't see Hannah in this picture but she is back there showing off her paintings to some art show guests. This wall featured a lot of her work including the crab, pelican, and pear paintings that you can see here. It is always great to catch up with her and her family, of which saw Papa Robert and Mama Elaine as well as Chelsea at the show. One member of the family that was not present was the younger Robert who happens to be in New Zealand right now. You can read about all of his adventures here!
Blueberry and Cherry Cheesecakes
The cheesecakes for dessert were without a doubt the culinary highlight of this evening. As good as the other foods and wines were, these homemade cheesecakes took home the prize. The blueberry cheesecake tasted like a slice of heaven in my mouth and I knew from the first bite that I would need to blog about it. Each additional bite reinforced how creamy and wonderful this treat can be. I was impressed to say the least. Thanks for the invite Hannah!