Friday, March 1, 2013

Les Dames d'Escoffier 2013 Raiser Grazer

Les Dames d’Escoffier International’s Dallas chapter will host its annual Raiser Grazer on Sunday, March 3 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Union Station in Dallas. The event, themed "Dames Go Local," raises money for educational scholarships for area women seeking careers in the culinary arts. The event is open to the public and tickets are available for $65 per person. This year’s event will showcase the many local purveyors of fruits, vegetables, meat, cheese and other artisanal dairy products.

Raiser Grazer brings together talented chefs, suppliers, pastry artists and business women for an evening of exceptional food and beverages, outstanding auction items and a lively, family-friendly environment. The event will feature more than 25 chef-hosted kiosks serving everything from local beef to desserts made with local dairy products; local and international wines, and an outdoor beer garden featuring only local brews. There are almost 100 items and experiences up for grabs in the silent auction -- online here http://www.biddingforgood.com/auction/AuctionHome.action?auctionId=184480646 through March 3.

Participating chefs include:
Dame Liz Baron, chef/owner, Blue Mesa Grill – Salad of Tassione Farms Greens, Mozzarella Company cheese and olive oil, pecans and grapefruit from Texas.
Dame Dunia Borga, chef/owner – La Duni – Arequipe (aka Dulce de leche) with 3 Happy Cows Dairy Cream and Texas Pecans
Dame Tiffany Derry – chef – Pan Seared Scallops with Texas Ruby Red Grapefruit Beurre Blanc
Dame Sharon Hage and Dame Wendy Taggart – Chef and Owner of Burgundy Pasture Beef – Burgundy Pastures Beef Keftah with 3 Happy Cows Tzaziki Sauce
Dame Lisa Perini – Owner, Perini Ranch Steakhouse – Mesquite Smoked Peppered Tenderloin

Local beverage suppliers include:
Dame Susan Auler – Fall Creek Vineyards
Dame Gina Puentes La Buena Vida Vineyards
Dame Caris Turpen – Lightcatcher Winery
Dame Louise Owens – Windmill Lounge Cocktails

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