Girls Night Out at Dames in the City on March 6
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Girls Night Out at Dames in the City on March 6

Need a night out with the girls? Join me and my fellow Dames as we kick it up-downtown and uptown style-at the Dames in the City event on March 6, 2011.


Our annual fundraiser, The Raiser Grazer, is slated for Sunday, March 6, 2011 at Cityplace in Dallas. This year’s Grazer, “Dames in the City”, features our very own Dallas stars of the food, beverage and hospitality industries, including Liz Baron (Blue Mesa Grill), Dunia Borga (La Duni), Shari Carlson (Dessert Dreams), Mynetta Cockerell (Milestone Culinary Arts), Rachel Gaffney (Rachel Gaffney’s Authentic Irish Goods), Cristiana Ginatta (Pacuigo Gelato), Anita Hirsch (Neiman Marcus) ,Michelle Hudson (Food Company), Bonnie Itzig (Cavallini Coffee and Tea), Paula Lambert (The Mozzarella Company), Courtney Lusher (The Grape), June Naylor (Lambert’s Steaks, Seafood & Whiskey),  Katie Natale (Café on the Green at The Four Seasons), Lisa Perini (Perini Ranch House), Janice Provost (Parigi), Sharon Van Meter (Texas Chefs Association),  Susan Auler (Fall Creek Vineyards), Gina Puente-Brancato (La Buena Vida Vineyards and La Bodega Wineries), and Caris Turpen (LightCatcher Winery and Bistro).
The evening also features our much-anticipated silent auction, food and wine pairings, a signature bar and a walk up coffee bar. Relax in our lounge area, enjoy live music and entertaining street performers including a lipstick reader, caricature drawings and much more. 
For more information and tickets: www.ldedallas.org
The Dallas Chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier International, (LDEI), is a not-for-profit (501C3) group of professional women with outstanding careers in the fields of food, beverage and hospitality.  Our mission is to provide education and professional support to women beginning their careers in these fields through educational programs, mentoring, and scholarships.  


Through the generous support of our community, we’ve raised over 1 million dollars for women in foodservice and hospitality. Our chapter has funded scholarships and endowments at Texas Tech, University of Houston, University of Texas and The University of North Texas. Locally, we have endowed funds at El Centro College in their culinary arts department and the Communities Foundation of Texas for Collin County Junior College. In addition, we provide underwriting to Days of Taste, as well as financial support to The Friends of the Dallas Public Library and the Family Gateway Culinary Training Program.
2 Comments
  • Patty Jo Turner
    Posted at 20:06h, 20 February Reply

    Got a snail mail invitation to this. Says it is sunday Mar. 5th 5- 8 at Union Station. tickets are $50.00. does this include wine ? or is it a cash bar ? Is it just for ladies ? So is this right or my invitation right ?

    • Robin
      Posted at 20:36h, 20 February Reply

      Hi Patty Jo! This particular blog post is about last year’s event, however, the snail mail invitation that you likely received in the last 2-3 weeks or so is for THIS year’s event! Yes, the price does include wine and spirits–and no, it’s not just for ladies. (although I think it would be a GREAT girls night out event!). The invite that you have is correct since this was last year’s post. If you have any other questions, please let me know. Hope to see you there!

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