Krewe of Cork®

Announcing 2019 Queen Gayle Dellinger and

2019 Grand Marshal Bryan Del Bondio

At lunch in September, we announced that Gayle Dellinger would reign as Queen 2019.  Gayle has been an active member of the Krewe since 2003 and served as the Royal Coordinator until 2009.

We are elated that Gayle will honor the Krewe as Queen 2019.

We are thrilled that Bryan Del Bondio of Markham Vineyards has accepted our invitation to be our 2019 Grand Marshal

I would like to take this time to thank Laura Symmes for all of her hard work taking the reservations and seating arrangements provided to the Krewe for the past few years. 

This is a voluntary position and I am proud to announce that Kellie Barnes is now in charge of the reservations, so please be patient with our new volunteers as they get used to your names and table mates. Kellie will also be assisting me with membership for enquiries Kellie may be reached at

I want to thank Linda Thompson, Tina Childs and Allyson Navoy for checking everyone in at the luncheons and Walt Navoy for assisting with crowd guidance and helping with folks getting to their seats.

Subsequently, to help control the work load on our volunteers and to be fair to our paying members we will be using some guidelines for our luncheons going forward. They are:

      • Sparkling members who are currently paid up for 2018/2019 will get first priority for reservations.
      • Sparkling members who paid for the previous year and have indicated they intend to renew and Still members who are currently paid up for 2018/2019 will have second priority.
      • Guests and Still members who have paid up for the current years will be accepted if there are spaces available.
      • Efforts will be made to honor seating requests within the constraints of the venue space and the number of reservations. It is hoped that Corkians will join with each other to enjoy the meal and camaraderie when they get the opportunity to sit with members they have not had a chance to meet before.

TGICD (Thank goodness it’s Cork Day)

Cafe Degas, 3127 Esplanade Ave.

On Friday October 5th, 2019 check in time at noon

Menu for Krewe of Cork Luncheon

Friday, October 5, 2018


House made Ravioli

Crawfish, spinach and Mushrooms in a lemon beurre blanc sauce


Sauteed Gulf Fish with Herbsaint-Tarragon beurre blanc,

served with confied fingerling potatoes and vegetable bouquetiere



Floating Island

Make your reservation now.

The inclusive price is $65.00 per person and covers a fabulous menu with white and red wines.

Please pay at the door with cash or checks made payable to Krewe of Cork. Please make your checks out in advance to save time at check-in.

Make your reservations through the reservation e-mail by clicking on Or type the link into your send to.

You will receive a confirmation e-mail from Kellie. 

Remember when you make a reservation we expect to see you or you will be billed.

Having trouble with the link?  Easy fix just open a new e-mail and type in the To go box and click send.  Remember to mention October lunch in the subject line. 

When you make a reservation we expect to see you or you will be billed.

SIGN UP NOW for the

 SPARKLING Membership for 2018-2019 

Click Here to Register for this Event
 and choose the membership tab, just follow the steps to a secure registration where you can use your credit card or pay by check. Please join early and secure your membership for 2018-2019.

The Sparkling membership will include all the festivities of Parade Day, February 22nd, 2019.  Once again you will be treated to a Meet and Greet Party, a Bloody Mary Street Party, lunch at the Court of Two Sisters, a sunny parade thru the French Quarter, the King and Queen’s Party at the Royal Sonesta with live music a buffet and more wine  Each Sparkling member will receive one dozen Krewe beads, our custom Krewe Wine Goblet and the annual membership pin.

The Royal Street Stroll and after Party is also included in the Sparkling Membership. 

Complete package is $370.00 per person.
Additional beads are also available for purchase.

Please Note that Memberships purchased after November, 30th 2018 will be charged an additional $50.00.



Our 2018 poster by famous artist Alan Flattman is for sell.  

Maybe be purchased  for $20.00  check or cash only.

Contact Kellie at

Alan, a New Orleans native, at the age of 17, received a New Orleans Art Association Scholarship to study with the renowned regionalist painter, John McCrady, at the John McCrady Art School in the French Quarter. It was there that his lifetime interest in painting the French Quarter began. Spanning a career of over four decades, Alan Flattmann is recognized as one of America’s most outstanding and gifted artists’. He was inducted into The Pastel Society of America’s Hall of Fame in 2006 and awarded the PSA Master Pastelist distinction in 1991. He is the recipient of the 1996 American Artist Art Masters Award for pastel teacher and has been listed in Who’s Who in American Art since 1981. In conjunction with the publication of the book, “Alan Flattmann’s French Quarter Impressions”, the mayor of New Orleans officially proclaimed September 28, 2002 as Alan Flattmann Day in recognition of 25 years of success painting in the French Quarter.