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Charitable revelers wine, dine and dance at TACA Party on the Green

Charitable revelers wine, dine and dance at TACA Party on the Green

Kathleen Hutchinson, Van Weir, Roz Colombo, TACA, Party on the Green
Kathleen Hutchinson, Van Weir, Roz Colombo Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Clark Knippers, Kersten Rettig, Kenny Goss, Clayton Carter, TACA, Party on the Green
Clark Knippers, Kersten Rettig, Kenny Goss, Clayton Carter Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Troy Schiermeyer, Heather Alpert, TACA, Party on the Green
Troy Schiermeyer, Heather Alpert Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Emerald City, TACA Party on the Green
Emerald City lured guests onto the dance floor. Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Eve Hay, Karl Thumm, TACA, Party on the Green
Eve Hay, Karl Thumm Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
TACA, Party on the Green
Twenty chefs — including Daniel Trasevich of Second Floor — competed for the Golden Skillet. Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
TACA, Party on the Green
Stuffed squid with pea puree, chorizo and watermelon radish by Jeff Harris of Bolsa. Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Christy Abbott, Jill Tananbaum, Cindy Stager, TACA, Party on the Green
Christy Abbott, Jill Tananbaum, Cindy Stager Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Lisa Ogle, Nancy Rogers, TACA, Party on the Green
Lisa Ogle, Nancy Rogers Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Fathay Smith-Kiawu, Jordan Roberts, TACA, Party on the Green
Fathay Smith-Kiawu, Jordan Roberts Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Olivia Peloubet, Peter Lynch, TACA, Party on the Green
Olivia Peloubet, Peter Lynch Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Lindsay Wilson, Emily Rogers, TACA, Party on the Green
Lindsay Wilson, Emily Rogers Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Terry Shields, Justin Kettler, Tim Loecker, TACA, Party on the Green
Terry Shields, Justin Kettler, Tim Loecker Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Vincent Carrizales, Leigh Bailey, TACA, Party on the Green
Vincent Carrizales, Leigh Bailey Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Jennifer Betbadal, David Betbadal, TACA Party on the Green
Jennifer Betbadal, David Betbadal Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Tanya Roberts, Halina von Kempski Rakoszyn, TACA, Party on the Green
Tanya Roberts, Halina von Kempski Rakoszyn Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Rebecca Sommer, Ciera Tabb, TACA, Party on the Green
Rebecca Sommer, Ciera Tabb Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Brooke Grisham, Keith Grisham, TACA, Party on the Green
Brooke Grisham, Keith Grisham Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
TACA, Party on the Green
Slider with tempura-battered grouper, island slaw and banana on raisin bun by chef Guido Brambilla from Rosewood Tucker's Point. Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Lakeisha Williams, Eric Brandt, TACA, Party on the Green
Lakeisha Williams and Eric Brandt from Bistro 31. Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Wadell Hodges, Jason Maddy, TACA, Party on the Green
Wadell Hodges and Jason Maddy from Oak. Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Juan Rosado, Asiya Ahmed, Carly Fields, Erica Nicholl, Alan Lamp, TACA, Party on the Green
Juan Rosado, Asiya Ahmed, Carly Fields, Erica Nicholl and Alan Lamp from Rosewood Crescent Court. Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Scallop, Juan Rosado, TACA Party on the Green
Juan Rosado of Rosewood Crescent Court won the Golden Skillet award for his seaweed-cured scallop with crispy enoki, pickled radish and aji amarillo brûlée. Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Brian Luscher, Paige Assadi, TACA, Party on the Green
Brian C. Luscher and Paige Assadi from The Grape. Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Lance Smith, Jeremy Hess, TACA, Party on the Green
Lance Smith and Jeremy Hess from Smoke. Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Kelly Snadon, Brooke Shelby, Gayle Sands, TACA, Party on the Green
Kelly Snadon, Brooke Shelby, Gayle Sands Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Kathleen Hutchinson, Van Weir, Roz Colombo, TACA, Party on the Green
Clark Knippers, Kersten Rettig, Kenny Goss, Clayton Carter, TACA, Party on the Green
Troy Schiermeyer, Heather Alpert, TACA, Party on the Green
Emerald City, TACA Party on the Green
Eve Hay, Karl Thumm, TACA, Party on the Green
TACA, Party on the Green
TACA, Party on the Green
Christy Abbott, Jill Tananbaum, Cindy Stager, TACA, Party on the Green
Lisa Ogle, Nancy Rogers, TACA, Party on the Green
Fathay Smith-Kiawu, Jordan Roberts, TACA, Party on the Green
Olivia Peloubet, Peter Lynch, TACA, Party on the Green
Lindsay Wilson, Emily Rogers, TACA, Party on the Green
Terry Shields, Justin Kettler, Tim Loecker, TACA, Party on the Green
Vincent Carrizales, Leigh Bailey, TACA, Party on the Green
Jennifer Betbadal, David Betbadal, TACA Party on the Green
Tanya Roberts, Halina von Kempski Rakoszyn, TACA, Party on the Green
Rebecca Sommer, Ciera Tabb, TACA, Party on the Green
Brooke Grisham, Keith Grisham, TACA, Party on the Green
TACA, Party on the Green
Lakeisha Williams, Eric Brandt, TACA, Party on the Green
Wadell Hodges, Jason Maddy, TACA, Party on the Green
Juan Rosado, Asiya Ahmed, Carly Fields, Erica Nicholl, Alan Lamp, TACA, Party on the Green
Scallop, Juan Rosado, TACA Party on the Green
Brian Luscher, Paige Assadi, TACA, Party on the Green
Lance Smith, Jeremy Hess, TACA, Party on the Green
Kelly Snadon, Brooke Shelby, Gayle Sands, TACA, Party on the Green

Performing arts supporters work up an appetite all year for The Arts Community Alliance’s (TACA) most exciting — and delicious — springtime fete. Co-chairs Jill Tananbaum and Cindy Stager pulled out all the corks for the seventh annual TACA Lexus Party on the Green at the Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek.
 
Wearing a pretty turquoise sheath, Tananbaum, a longtime devotee of TACA, told us that we lucked out with a beautiful night, after an unexpected cold snap brought chilly breezes to Dallas just 24 hours before.

The weather warmed up in the nick of time, as hundreds of foodies gathered on the Mansion grounds for a night of eating, drinking and bidding. Strings of sparkling lights draped the courtyard, setting a romantic scene for superstar chefs — from 12 Dallas restaurants and eight Rosewood properties — to work their culinary magic.

The chefs created signature dishes not only for supporters to enjoy but also to vie for the evening’s Golden Skillet award. Among the competitors: Bruno Davaillon, Nicolas Blouin, Juan Rosado, Juan Bochenski, Alejandro Rojas, Carlos Hannon, Victor Palma, Guido Brambilla, Gustavo Pinet, Eric Brandt, Jeff Harris, Nathan Tate, Matt Raso, Jason Maddy, Tim Byres, Brian C. Luscher, Andre Natera, Craig Kamrowski, Matt McCallister, Scott Gottlich and Daniel Trasevich.

We went back for seconds of the curry pork and shrimp pot sticker, from Chef Natera of Village Marquee Texas Grill & Bar; Bermuda slider with tempura grouper, from Chef Brambilla of Rosewood Tucker’s Point; and the “sweet and sour” dessert with goat cheese foam, rhubarb and yuzu curd, from Chef Blouin of Mansion.

As drinks flowed throughout the night, guests bid on foodie silent auction items such as luxury travel escapes, dinner parties and sports packages — all accompanied by one of the participating chefs.

After the sun set, Emerald City’s rocking rendition of Tina Turner’s “Rolling on the River” got everyone to the dance floor, just before Bill Ogle, Tananbaum and honorary co-chair Skye Brewer announced the winner of the Golden Skillet. Juan Rosado took the price for his seaweed-cured scallop with crispy enoki, pickled radish and aji amarillo brûée.

As artist Brad Oldham handed over the shiny trophy he created, Oldham joked to Rosado, “Just don’t cook with it.”

Spotted among the revelers: Cattle Baron’s Ball co-chairs Mary Gill and Brooke Shelby, Troy Schiermeyer, Heather Alpert, Barbara and Don Daseke; honorary co-chair William Brewer, Tanya Roberts, Leigh Bailey, Vincent Carrizales, Kenny Goss, Emily Rogers, Christy Abbott, and Brooke and Scott Taylor.

TACA provides financial support and services to performing arts groups in North Texas. Since 1966, TACA has distributed more than $21.5 million to emerging and already established organizations.