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Report: “Dining Out In Dallas” Fundraiser

Crowds gather At The Start Of Dining In Dallas At The Frontiers Of Flight Museum

At the Frontiers of Flight Museum two nights ago (incidentally, the best inside venue for charity fundraisers in Dallas), the Texas Neurofibromatosis Foundation held its annual fundraiser to raise awareness of a common yet unknown disease. This event, which first started in 1995, helps raise money for patient programs and research projects surrounding Neurofibromatosis, a devastating neurological disorder that affects more people than cystic fibrosis and muscular dystrophy combined. Every hour, three people are born with it. NF is the most common neurological disorder and is caused by a single gene mutation. It affects 1 out of every 3,000 people worldwide. At tonight’s event, twelve prominent chefs served food and 16 more contributed to the auction prizes in an auction led by Scott Murray to raise funds for this under-reported medical charity. In addition, over 40 other sponsors contributed to the cause. Here is a sampling of the dishes on display:

The Place At Perry's (Jaime Corona). Ahi Tuna Nachos
Pappas Bros. (James Johnson). Lobster Bisque
Dragonfly (Dan Landsberg). Rope Hung Smoked Salmon with Saffron Pearl Cous Cous & Golden Raisin, Toasted Almond & Harissa Rouille
Bailey;s Prime Plus (Grant Morgan). Bruschetta
Nothing Bundt Cakes. Red Velvet. Chocolate Chocolate Chip. White Chocolate Raspberry.
Second Floor Restaurant (Joel Harloff). Wild Boar Ragout on a Pretzel Hoagie with a House Mustard Cole Slaw
Bridge Bistro (Kay Agnew). Stilton Savory Cheesecake. Wild Mushroom Savory Cheesecake. Herb Grilled Spring Vegetables.
Trulucks (Manny Vera). Tuna Tartare with Pickled Beets and Pears. Fresh Wasabi Goat Cheese on Sesame Flatbread
Meso Maya (Nico Sanchez). Halibut Ceviche with Watermelon, Passion Fruit, Avocado, Jicama, Cilantro and Cucumber. Elote Con Crema - Wood Roasted White Corn with Mexican Crema, Lime Juice & Chile Piguin
Dee Lincoln's Restaurant and Bubble Bar (Juliard Ishizuka).
Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse (David Holben). Spiced Rubbed Prime Beef Tri-Tip with Cheesy Jalapena Griswold Grits & Pomegranate Glaze
Sullivan's (James Mockerman). Carved Beef Tenderloin. Whipped horseradish mashed potatoes. Finished with Bordelaise