Thursday, May 22, 2014

TJ Martell Foundation's Best Cellars Dinner was a Night of Fine Wines and Gourmet Dinner

The T.J. Martell Foundation’s 2ndAnnual Best Cellars Dinner Dallas, which was held May 1, 2014 at Hotel ZaZa, was a huge success doubling its attendance from last year’s event and drawing attention to the collaborative efforts of two local medical institution’s quest to stamp out lung cancer forever. The exclusive night of fine wine and food was hosted by the area’s top chefs.
Benji Homsey, Tinti Moffat, Gary Smith, Angie Clayton Brown
Dallas music favorite Ray Johnston performed while guests feasted on (name some great meals here) and premier wines provided by wine hosts. Some wines were also provided from the area’s top private wine cellars.
Ray Johnston
The Best Cellars Dinner Dallas was chaired by Chris and Nita Hudson with John & Mary Martha Pickens serving as Honorary Chairmen. The four-course gourmet dinner was prepared by guest chefs Chef Dan Landsberg of Hotel ZaZa's Dragonfly Restaurant, Chef Bradford Hodgkins of FT33, Chef Cody Sharp of Casa Rubia and Chef Lance Smith formerly of Smoke. Fine wines from the private cellars and local wine hosts were perfectly paired with each meal and served tableside.
MJ Parker, Mike Delzotti, Gretchen Vaughan, Stephanie Baird
The Best Cellars live auction featured a trip to the Country Music Awards with a silent auction featuring music and culinary experiences and other exclusive items, all of which benefitted charity.
Chris Trowbridge, Rachel Trowbridge
Proceeds from the Best Cellars Dinner Dallas go to the TJ Martell Foundation’s mission to fund the combined team of lung cancer experts from the University of Texas Southwestern and MD Anderson Cancer Center in developing new methods to help patients with lung cancer develop immunity against their own tumors thus offering a new approach to treating the disease.
Rick Rogers, Melody Rogers, Tara Null, Jeff Null

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