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Celebrating the 3-Year Anniversary Shows in Baton Rouge, Louisiana - May 19 & June 9 at Boutin's Restaurant

posted Apr 30, 2013, 9:34 PM by Peggy Sweeney-McDonald

MEANWHILE, BACK AT CAFÉ DU MONDE… the popular, unique, and festive food monologue show and now a best seller coffee table/cookbook is back in Baton Rouge for the 3 year anniversary shows, on May 19th and June 9, 2013 at Boutin’s Restaurant.


The Meanwhile, Back at Café Du Monde… premiered with Baton Rouge foodies in May, 2010 at The Myrtles Plantation and The Lyceum Ballroom.  Over 250 foodies have shared their food stories in shows throughout Louisiana, Mississippi and California. The coffee table/cookbook launched in September 2012, was created and edited by Peggy Sweeney-McDonald, with photography by Troy Kleinpeter. The book has received rave reviews from Emeril, Rex Reed, Jeffrey Marx - Pulitzer Prize winning author of Season of Life,, and has been featured in magazines, newspapers, radio and television throughout the country.


Humorous and heartfelt, these personal food stories all have the common thread of food – our culture and relationships, personal life stories, past love affairs and more. “We’ve all experienced the highs and lows of life, which mostly revolve around our food experiences,” says creator/producer Peggy Sweeney-McDonald, a former actress and veteran event producer (Superstar Events-LA), a Baton Rouge native, LSU Graduate and 15-year resident of Los Angeles, CA. “Everyone has their own “Café Du Monde” —the place where they know what they are ordering, they know it is delicious, and they know they are with good friends and family and for that hour, life is really wonderful!” 


Featured foodies/personalities sharing their stories include:

  May 19 Show:

Emcee, Chef Jay Ducote – Baton Rouge Chef/Culinary Personality & Host of The Bite & Booze show Talk 107.3

Smiley Anders – The Advocate Columnist

Jim Urdiales – Chef and Owner of Mestizo’s Louisiana Mexican Restaurant

Pam Bordelon – The Advocate Social Columnist – Pam’s Party Line

Karen Profita – Management and Marketing Advisor, Host of Saturday Style Talk 107.3

Bill Profita – Host of The Bill Profita Show on Talk 107.3

Jim Engster – Owner/President of Louisiana Radio Network & Host of The Jim Engster Show

Peggy Sweeney-McDonald - President of Superstar Events-LA, Creator of Meanwhile, Back at Café Du Monde

Show and Coffeetable/cookbook by Pelican Publishing

June 9 Show:

Emcee, Paul Arrigo - President and CEO of Visit Baton Rouge

Lisa Annitti - Actress/Production Accountant of ABC's Revenge

Missy Crews - Former Miss Louisiana and Director of Communications for the Louisiana International Film Festival

Gabby Loubiere - Owner of Brew HaHa Coffee House

Vanda Gray - Owner of Body Fit Pilates

Daron Stiles - Actor

Kat Rivera - Event Coordinator and Food Writer

Sean Rivera - Food Editor Dig Magazine Baton Rouge, Chef de Cuisine St. James Place

Myles Sweeney - Consultant & President of Myles Sweeney & Associates

John Gray - Music Educator and Musician - The J Gray Jazz Band, The Mike Foster Project, The Soul Juke BoxPeggy Sweeney-McDonald - President of Superstar Events-LA, Creator of Meanwhile, Back at Café Du MondeShow and Coffeetable/Cookbook by Pelican Publishing


The shows will be presented at Boutin’s Restaurant May 19 & June 9th with doors opening at 6:00 PM and the show beginning at 7:00 PM show - Tickets are $35 and include show, buffet dinner, coffee/tea, tax & gratuity.  A cash bar is available for purchase.  Located at 8322 Bluebonnet Boulevard, Baton Rouge, LA 70810 Limited Seating.

For Reservations call (225) 819-9862 Website:


  For more information on the shows and book, please contact: Peggy Sweeney-McDonald at 310-709-2851

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  Twitter: @BackCafeDuMonde