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Wining and Dining with Jim White February 17, 2011

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There is nothing like a Dame!

Susan Auler, Fall Creek Winery

Rodgers and Hammerstein said it in song, and the Dallas Chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier says it with great food and wine!  Their 22nd “Raiser Grazer” is coming up Sunday March 6th from 5 until 8 p.m., at Cityplace Conference Center in Dallas, 2711 North Haskell.

This year’s Grazer, “Dames in the City”, is a Who’s Who of women who have redefined a new era in wine and culinary arts. The evening will feature luminaries of the wine industry and 20 well-known women chefs and culinary professionals offering samplings of food. In addition to the cork pull, a silent auction of culinary classes, private dinners, fine wines and more will be held. Guests will also enjoy specialty cocktail bars and ‘street performers’ at the event.  The group has raised more than $1 million for deserving women. Funds raised will benefit the Dallas Chapter’s established scholarship programs and endowments at five colleges and universities in Texas for women in the food, wine and hospitality industries.  Tickets to the Les Dames Raiser Grazer are available online for $50 prior to the event, and $60 at the door. The website address is www.LDEDallas.org.

And speaking of “Who’s Who”.  Read on to see all the great participants.  Thanks, ladies!


• Liz Baron – Blue Mesa Grill

• Jennifer Brightman-Moschel – Brightman Moschel Culinary Consulting

• Bonnie Itzig – Cavallini Coffee & Tea

• Shari Carlson – Dessert Dreams

• Tsuki Caspary Brooks – Dolci, A Dessert Company

• Michelle Hudson – Food Company

• Kathie Natalie – Four Seasons Resorts

• Christina LaBarba – FreshPoint Dallas

• Courtney Luscher – The Grape

• Dunia Borga – La Duni

• Mynetta Cockerell & Kathi Mancini – Milestone Culinary Arts Center/Allen Brothers

• Paula Lambert – Mozzarella Company

• Anita Hirsch – Neiman Marcus Restaurants

• Cristiana Acerbi Ginatta – Paciugo Gelato & Caffè

• Janice Provost – Parigi

• Lisa Perini & June Naylor – Perini Ranch/Lambert’s Steaks

• Rachel Gaffney – Real Ireland

• Lori Finkelman Short – Sodexo/Exxon Mobil

• Sharon Van Meter – Texas Chefs Association

• Karen Lukin – Whole Foods


• Susan Auler – Fall Creek Vineyards

• Gina Puente Brancato – La Buena Vida Vineyards

• Caris Turpin – LightCatcher Winery & Bistro

2010 LDEI Raiser Grazer Images 011311


1. Karen - February 17, 2011

This sounds like a wonderful event for women. Our Women’s Club in Mansfield has a special interest group – Supper Club – that is always looking for interesting things to do that has to do with food and drink. Can someone give me an idea of the night’s agenda, including food or drink that will be available at the event (with or without extra cost)? Thanks – Karen


jwdineline - February 17, 2011

Hi Karen,
The Raiser Grazer is $50 per person. It’s a benefit. Features great chef food and wines. It’s a fun evening. Thanks.


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