by Mary Szefcyk
Guests settled in for a fun filled evening enjoying food, wine and live music at the Westin Galleria for this year’s Bonne Sante, an event that raises funds for the National Kidney Foundation. Scott Gottich (his sister is a transplant recipient) of Bijoux and William Koval (his son was only born with one kidney) of Lakewood Country club were the host chefs of this exciting event. Love goes out to them and all they have brought together under one roof to help spread the awareness of kidney disease prevention and the need for organ donation. We’ve been spoiled sampling from some of the most outstanding chefs from Dallas, Fort Worth, Las Vegas, Augusta, Philadelphia, and Park Cities working side by side creating some of our favorite dishes sharing stories of there passion and culinary history.
Dr. Goran Klintmalm Chairman and Chief of Baylor Regional Transplant Institute received a very special award “Gift of Life” Klintmalm has performed thousands of organ transplants during his career. Well deserved His Legacy and passion for advancing the field of transplantation is much appreciated. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
Scottish Rite’s annual fundraiser Treasure Street is this Thursday evening and will feature some of the area’s top chefs including : Julian Barsotti-Nonna and Carbone’s, Anthony Van Camp-Ser Steak and Spirits, Bruno Davallion-Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek, Paula Lambert-Mozzarella Company, Monica Greene-Monica’s Nueva Cocina, Jim Severson-Sevy’s Grill, Janice Provost-Parigi, Molly McCook-Ellerbe Fine Foods, Larry Guilbeau-Central Market, Bruce Auden-Bige on the Banks and Jason Dady-Tre Trattoria and Bin 555.
The event is largely food-centric. Dean Fearing is serving as the Chef Chair and will be on hand to not only cook but also entertain the crowd with the Barbwires with fellow chef friend Robert Del Grande of Cafe Annie and Texas country singer Robert Earl Keen. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
The Young Texans Against Cancer will host their annual event Bubbly Q which is held each year at Fearing’s located at the Dallas Ritz-Carlton. This annual event funds the organizations grant program which aids in local cancer research and support groups.
The fete is a splashy night of fantastic food, craft cocktails, bubbles and music. This year expect food stations prepared by many area chefs including Dean Fearing (Fearing’s), Pat Robertson (Five Sixty), Abraham Salum (Salum/ Komali), Nick Badovinus (Neighborhood Services), Kevin Garvin (Neiman Marcus), Matt Raso (Nobu), Julian Barsotti (Nonna), James Johnson (Pappas Bros Steahkhouse), Tiffany Derry (Private Social), Jim Severson (Sevy’s), Stephan Pyles (Stephan Pyles/ Samar). Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
Prepare for a meaty overload of the barbecue kind, Dallas. Vegans, run for cover, this isn’t going to be pretty. Alice Laussade, The Dallas Observer’s James Beard nominated “The Cheap Bastard” food columnist is bringing her private meat challenge public and has lined up plenty of beefy chefs to participate. Meat Fight 2012 takes place Sunday, November 4, 2012 at the Sons of Hermann Hall in Deep Ellum and should prove to be one of the more spectacular events of the year. Continue reading
The fourth annual Food for Thought event will be held from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday, September 22, at the Frontiers of Flight Museum. Showcasing Dallas/Fort Worth’s finest chefs and cuisine, Food for Thought benefits Big Thought, one of Dallas’ leading nonprofits dedicated to improving public education through creative learning. At the event, former DISD School Board Trustee Edwin Flores will be honored with the coveted Gavel of Excellence Award.
“Edwin devoted six years to our children through service on the Dallas ISD School Board where he consistently pushed for policies aimed at improving student outcomes,” said Mark Melton, tax attorney at Hunton & Williams LLP and chair of the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers Food for Thought Committee. “He maintained a singular focus on what was best for the children. They will have greater opportunities in life because of his efforts.” Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
When Lisa Moore and Gary Jackson, both of FLUENT announced a fundraiser for long time restaurant GM Camilo Calderon who has been in the industry for many years, the community gathered. Camilo has worked at many restaurants in the Dallas area since he was a very young man, including Stephen Pyles, Samar, Dish and now at the Adolphus Hotel.
Recently Calderon’s sister passed away leaving four young children in his care and last evening a show of love was extended at DUO located at Inwood and Lovers Lane, where a capacity crowd enjoyed food presented by many area chefs that Calderon has worked with in the past. Continue reading
Thursday evening, Dallas radio’s 103.7 morning hosts Gene & Julie will be joined by Megan Saunders who was celebrating her 20th birthday with five of her best friends at the ill-fated Dark Knight Rises screening. Thankfully, they all made it out safely and physically uninjured.
You can meet Megan and show your support for the shooting victims on Thursday at Sambuca in Uptown Dallas. Joining Megan and Gene & Julie will be a gathering of local celebrities, including Sean Lowe of “The Bachelorette,” Steve Kemble, LeeAnne Locken, Amy Vanderoef, and more. Continue reading