Sunday, August 16, 2009

TACA's Proscenium Weekend presented by ALON USA and the Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek

Delicious cuisine, fabulous wines, unique and spectacular auction items and entertainment flown in from New York is to be enjoyed at TACA’s Proscenium Weekend presented by ALON USA and the Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek!!

This third annual weekend extravaganza kicks off Thursday, night September 10 with the TACA RBC Wealth Management Custom Auction Gala. Chaired by Dee and Glenn Simmons the black-tie evening features a seated dinner in the restaurant and both the Burford and FDR Suites. Following a spectacular live auction, guests will enjoy entertainment provided by the Loston Harris Trio, direct from Bemelmans Bar at The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel, New York. Underwriting levels are from $2,000 to $12,000. Individual tickets are from $500 to $1,500.

The next evening, guests will enjoy cuisine from the Rosewood Mansion's Chef Eric Brandt and Chef David Collier along with approximately 15 celebrity chefs including Chef Roland Mesnier, former White House pastry chef and Chef Martin Yan of the PBS cooking show "Yan Can Cook!" This Friday fete under the stars, chaired by D’Andra Simmons will also feature a fabulous silent auction created by the chefs, a Wine Cork Pull and live entertainment. Casual attire. Table of 10 is $5,000; tickets are $350 or $500.

Close out the weekend honing your cooking skills and adding to your wine list. Watch culinary experts demonstrate the latest and greatest cooking techniques followed by a three-course lunch at the TACA Mega Capital Culinary Master Class. Michael Flynn, The Rosewood Mansion's Food and Beverage Director will select wines to complement each course. This class is from 11:00am to 1:00pm and will be held at the Milestone Culinary Arts Center and The Viking Cooking School. Tickets are $125.

TACA's mission is to provide financial support and services and to increase public awareness and participation in the performing arts of North Texas, which improve the quality of life for citizens of all economic, social and ethnic backgrounds. Since its inception in 1966, TACA has raised and distributed more than $14.6 million to 115 performing arts organizations from proceeds of the TACA Silver Cup Award Luncheon, TACA RBC Wealth Management Auction Gala, TACA Board of Governors, Party on the Green, and other events. Last year was the second consecutive year, TACA granted $1 million to the North Texas Performing Arts Community.

To purchase tickets, call Amy Taylor, Director of Development at 214.520.3930.

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