Nicholls culinary gala to feature Spanish cuisine

THIBODAUX – The 14th annual Bite of the Arts, Nicholls State University’s premier fundraising event for the John Folse Culinary Institute, is slated to begin at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 11, in the Bollinger Memorial Student Union. This year’s celebration is themed “Viva España: Celebrating the Spanish Influence in Cajun and Creole Cuisine.”

The festivity will begin with a cocktail reception and hors d’oeuvres at 6:30 p.m., followed by a three-course dinner prepared by well-trained student culinarians under the direction of Chef Adolfo Garcia – owner of Rio Mar, La Boca, a Mano and Gusto restaurants in New Orleans.

In addition to fine dining, attendees can look forward to the annual live and silent auctions.

Corporate tables for 10 are available for $5,000, with Benefactor tables for eight available at $2,500. Regular seating is $150 per guest. Wine will be served during the meal, and every couple in attendance will receive a commemorative event poster. Cocktail attire is requested.

To order tickets, call (985) 449-7114. For additional information about the John Folse Culinary Institute, go to