Annual Round Table Luncheon
Annual Round Table Luncheon

Round Table Luncheon Saluting the 2019-20 Cultural Season on Wednesday, September 11 at noon at the Bourbon Orleans. 


The annual Round Table Luncheon  will be co- hosted by social editor Margarita Bergen and Lisa D. Alexis, Director  of Mayor's Office of Cultural Economy .

Lt. Governor Billy Nungasser has been invited as well. 


Among the speakers who have been invited are Jenny Hamilton, Director of the New Orleans Ballet Association; Maestro Robert Lyall, Conductor &  Director of New Orleans Opera; Maestro Dennis Assaf, Director of the Jefferson Performing Arts Society, James William Boyd, CEO of the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra;  Susan Taylor, Exec. Director of the  New Orleans  Museum of Art: Laura Tennyson of the Contemporary Arts Center,  Maxwell Williams, Artist Director of Le Petit Theatre; William Pittman Andrews, Executive Director of the Ogden Museum of Southern Art; Dave Hurlbert, Executive Director of the Marigny Opera House; Aimee Hayes, Producing Director of Southern Repertory Theatre; Daniel Hammer   Executive Director of The Historic New Orleans Collection; Greg Lambousy,Director of New Orleans Jazz Museum ;  Gary Rucker and Kelly Fouchi, Co-directors of Rivertown Theater; Nick Stillman , Exec. Director of Prospect 4, Heidi Schmalbach,Exec. Director of Art Council, Beth Arroyo Utterback, CEO of WWOZ; Clem Goldberger of the National WWII Museum, Megan Holt Ph.D Executive Director of One Book One New Orleans,  Dr. Maxim Samarov , Director of New Orleans Chamber Orchestra,  Fallon Young ,Executive Director of New Orleans Film Society , Rosemary James, Co-Founder, Faulkner Society.


Live entertainment will be by  talented bass-baritone Ivan Griffin. Also featured will be Givonna Joseph and Aria Mason, co-founders of OperaCréole with pianist Ashalen Sims.

Pianist Jim Walpole and drummer Carl Mack  will perform before and after the Round Table Luncheon.

Tracee Dundas the founder of the New Orleans Fashion Week is presenting a brief fashion show of Dark Garden Corsetry. 

Doors open at 11:30 a.m. for socializing and seating and the luncheon and speakers start at 12 noon.


 The $65- all-inclusive price includes a delicious, 3-course gourmet luncheon, champagne/wines and valet parking. Make your reservations now by calling Judy LeBlanc at (504) 571-4672 or email her at

September Round Table Menu


Mixed Field Greens

With candied pecans, Boursin cheese crumbles, sliced strawberries, & raspberry vinaigrette 

Pork Medallions With creole mustard cream sauce and Carrot Cake

Champagne/wines are being underwriter by Sandra and Ross Herman! 


The Round Table Luncheon is celebrating its 14th year. Since it started on August 2005, the monthly Round Table has been attracting a distinguished guest list of influential movers and shakers. Modeled after Dorothy Parker’s famed gatherings at the old Algonquin Hotel in New York,  Each luncheon focuses on a current topic of interest locally within thearts, cultural activities and philanthropic initiatives that set our community apart and enhance our quality of life.


Dates and Times:
717 Orleans St
New Orleans, 70116
717 Orleans St  New Orleans, 70116