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