Delicious Charity

Only the fun could surpass the food at TACA's divine Dallas dinearound

Only the fun could surpass the food at TACA's divine Dallas dinearound

Brooke Grisham, Keith Grisham
Brooke Grisham, Keith Grisham Photo by WJNPHOTO
Diana Zaseeva, Julia Kanaan
Diana Zaseeva, Julia Kanaan Photo by WJNPHOTO
Sheryl and Eric Maas
Sheryl Maas, Eric Maas Photo by WJNPHOTO
Stewart Greenfield, Steve Wrubel
Stewart Greenfield, Steve Wrubel Photo by WJNPHOTO
Robyn Stevens, Kristen Miller
Robyn Stevens, Kristen Miller Photo by WJNPHOTO
Rachel Michell, John Michell
Rachel Michell, John Michell Photo by WJNPHOTO
Mike Jacoby, Colleen Jacoby
Mike Jacoby, Colleen Jacoby Photo by WJNPHOTO
Matt Woolsey, Anne Woolsey
Matt Woolsey, Anne Woolsey Photo by WJNPHOTO
Hibiscus dish at TACA Party on the Green 2015
Hibiscus dish Photo by WJNPHOTO
Heid Lane, Lisa Runyon
Heidi Lane, Lisa Runyon Photo by WJNPHOTO
Eneida Hatch, Keenan Delaney
Eneida Hatch, Keenan Delaney Photo by WJNPHOTO
Barbara Miracle, Sarah Drew
Barbara Miracle, Sarah Drew Photo by WJNPHOTO
Audrey Brown, Graham Dodds
Audrey Brown, Graham Dodds Photo by WJNPHOTO
Lucy Wrubel
Lucy Wrubel Photo by WJNPHOTO
Cindy Sullivan, Matthew Van Dolen, Julie Van Dolen
Cindy Sullivan, Matthew Van Dolen, Julie Van Dolen Photo by WJNPHOTO
Emily Rogers, Phillip Rogers
Emily Rogers, Phillip Rogers Photo by WJNPHOTO
Lauren and Taylor Conway
Lauren Conway, Taylor Conway Photo by WJNPHOTO
Mansion dessert buffet at TACA Party on the Green 2015
Dessert buffet as presented by Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek. Photo by WJNPHOTO
Sarah Snow, Brian Luscher
Sarah Snow, Brian Luscher Photo by WJNPHOTO
Samantha Karpienski, Elizabeth Laurenzi, Tarryn Franco
Samantha Karpienski, Elizabeth Laurenzi, Tarryn Franco Photo by WJNPHOTO
Rosewood London fish and chips at TACA Party on the Green 2015
Fish and chips from Rosewood London. Photo by WJNPHOTO
Brooke Grisham, Keith Grisham
Diana Zaseeva, Julia Kanaan
Sheryl and Eric Maas
Stewart Greenfield, Steve Wrubel
Robyn Stevens, Kristen Miller
Rachel Michell, John Michell
Mike Jacoby, Colleen Jacoby
Matt Woolsey, Anne Woolsey
Hibiscus dish at TACA Party on the Green 2015
Heid Lane, Lisa Runyon
Eneida Hatch, Keenan Delaney
Barbara Miracle, Sarah Drew
Audrey Brown, Graham Dodds
Lucy Wrubel
Cindy Sullivan, Matthew Van Dolen, Julie Van Dolen
Emily Rogers, Phillip Rogers
Lauren and Taylor Conway
Mansion dessert buffet at TACA Party on the Green 2015
Sarah Snow, Brian Luscher
Samantha Karpienski, Elizabeth Laurenzi, Tarryn Franco
Rosewood London fish and chips at TACA Party on the Green 2015

The threat of inclement weather could not impede the excitement about Friday’s TACA Lexus Party on the Green, when hundreds of charitable foodies descended on the Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek for the annual gourmet affair.

The event had to be moved indoors, and the Mansion executed the contingency plan flawlessly. Organizers directed the crowd down tented paths to explore food stations manned by top Dallas chefs — Matt McCallister, Stephen Rogers, Graham Dodds (winner of the Golden Skillet Award for his English pea soup with chicharrones and deviled quail egg), Omar Flores, Danyele McPherson — and culinary talents imported from other Rosewood properties in such far-flung places as London, Cabo and Antigua.

For that reason, Party on the Green has a vacation appeal, and we overheard friends in the crowd remark that this event, to them, is the unofficial kickoff to summer. Certainly no one in attendance had a care in the world; they were there simply to eat, drink and be merry.

Oh, yes, and raise money for TACA, the Dallas nonprofit that champions artistic excellence in performing arts organizations. So, to help with that effort, there was a raffle drawing for a Lexus RC 350, a wine pull and a silent auction. The latter primarily comprised getaways to Rosewood properties such as San Miguel de Allende, Little Dix Bay and Sand Hill. See? Vacation-y.

For entertainment, DJ Lucy Wrubel spun her usual magic in the ballroom, while guests — including Sheryl and Eric Maas, Christy Coltrin and Brad Oldham, Gillian Breidenbach, Kate Rose Marquez, Lindsey Miller, Rachel and John Michell, Colleen and Mike Jacoby, Heidi Lane, and Lisa Runyon — picked treats from Nicolas Blouin’s cake-in-a-cup “flower garden.”