Blake Soto, Bohuslav Rattay, Willie Mount and Chris Khoury pose for a photo for the Wild Beast Feast, which is Saturday at Burton Coliseum. (Special to the American Press)
Last Modified: Thursday, May 02, 2013 12:42 PM
Get your game on this weekend at the Lake Charles Symphony’s Wild Beast Feast at 5 p.m. Saturday. Amateur and professional cooking teams will serve up such delicacies as turtle soup, crawfish gravy and grits, angels on horseback and jerked chicken, along with grilled and smoked wild game including venison and wild hog at the all-you-can-eat feast.
The event will be held at Burton Coliseum for the first time this year to accommodate larger crowds.
Bidding for the auction begins at 7 p.m. with Charles Willis as auctioneer. Up for sale are six nights at a 3-bedroom Montana cabin at the foot of the Beartooth Mountains that offers fly fishing, white-water rafting and horseback riding in the summer or skiing in the winter.An overnight duck and goose hunt at the Lacassane Company which also includes cocktails, dinner, a guided hunt, and breakfast is also available at the auction.
The feasting continues with dinners offered by the Symphony’s supporters, including a 5-course duck dinner prepared by Lisa and Gus Schram and a Czech dinner cooked up by Corelie and John Pohorelsky and symphony conductor Bohuslav Rattay.
Evening entertainment will feature City Heat, with Chester Daigle at keyboards, James Bill on drums, and DeWayne Simmons on vocals.
The Wild Beast Feast is a major fundraiser for the Lake Charles Symphony’s educational and outreach programs.
The event is made possible through the generous support of the community, the many volunteer cooking teams, and the corporate sponsors, including The Stream Family, Walnut Grove, Chadick Farms, First Federal Bank, Merchants and Farmers Bank and Trust Company, Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Ad Source Outdoor Advertising, Oasis Foods, Inc., Southwest Beverage Company, NAI – Lake Charles, Kathleen Higgins Graphic Design and Romero and Romero Photography.
Tickets cost $35 in advance and $40 at the door for adults, $10 in advance and $15 at the door for children ages 7-14 and free for ages six and under.
For tickets, call (337)433-1611 or go online at www.lcsymphony.