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Bonne Santé’s 2nd Annual Food and Wine Showcase Raises Money to Fight Kidney Disease

Rosewood Mansion's tuna tartar with bloody mary sorbet and celery chili (photos by Jason Acton)

I hope you’ve eaten lunch already.

If you haven’t, then tough luck. You’re going to feel some hunger pains after looking at these photos from last Thursday, when 13 chefs from Dallas, Fort Worth, Las Vegas, Chicago and Utah gathered inside the Westin Galleria for Bonne Santé’s Food and Wine Showcase. It all started in the summer of 2010 after acclaimed chefs Scott Gottlich of Bijoux and William Koval of the Lakewood Country Club came up with this fundraiser to benefit the National Kidney Foundation after Chef Gottlich’s sister underwent a kidney transplant, and Chef Koval had to lean on the NKF after his son was born with only one kidney. The lucky attendees of the event walked around the chef stations, eating off small plates as they sipped on wine pairings.

Jump for some great photos.

Westin Hotel's irish cake with lobster sauce, caviar, puff pastry, and microgreens (by Jason Acton)

Probably the last dish I will ever eat from Nana’s:

Nana's soba noodles with cilantro (by Jason Acton)
Chef Anthony Bombaci of soon-to-be-gone Nana. (left) Macarons from the French Pastry School (right)
Cool cowboys Keith Presley, Jim Coco, and Ty McClary (by Jason Acton)

Keith Presley, the auctioneer, helped Gottlich and Koval raise a gross total of $122,000 for the National Kidney Foundation by auctioning off goodies like VIP wine tours and six-course dinners for eight prepared by Dallas chefs served at winning bidders home (valued at $25,000). Wow.

Lakewood Country Club's Chinese pork dumplings with scallops and shiitake mushrooms (by Jason Acton)

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