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Best Cellars Dinner Dallas breaks records to benefit lung cancer research

Best Cellars Dinner breaks records to benefit lung cancer research

Rick Rogers, Melody Rogers, Tara Null, Jeff Null, Best Cellars Dinner
Rick Rogers, Melody Rogers, Tara Null, Jeff Null Photo by James Edward
Nita Hudson, Amy Clarke, Best Cellars Dinner
Nita Hudson, Amy Clarke Photo by James Edward
Benji Homsey, Tinti Moffat, Gary Smith, Angie Clayton Brown, Best Cellars Dinner
Benji Homsey, Tinti Moffat, Gary Smith, Angie Clayton Brown Photo by James Edward
MJ Parker, Mike Delzotti, Gretchen Vaughan, Stephanie Bard, Best Cellars Dinner
MJ Parker, Mike Delzotti, Gretchen Vaughan, Stephanie Bard Photo by James Edward
Chris Trowbridge, Rachel Trowbridge, Best Cellars Dinner
Chris Trowbridge, Rachel Trowbridge Photo by James Edward
Allison Edwards, Carla Gourley, Best Cellars Dinner
Allison Edwards, Carla Gourley Photo by James Edward
Alex Aland, Best Cellars Dinner
Alex Aland Photo by James Edward
Amy Shackelford, John Shackelford, Best Cellars Dinner
Amy Shackelford, John Shackelford Photo by James Edward
Dan Landsberg, Bradford Hodgkins, Cody Sharp, Lance Smith, Best Cellars Dinner
Dan Landsberg, Bradford Hodgkins, Cody Sharp, Lance Smith Photo by James Edward
Best Cellars Dinner Dallas
Best Cellars Dinner featured wines from the area's top private cellars. Photo by James Edward
Rick Rogers, Melody Rogers, Tara Null, Jeff Null, Best Cellars Dinner
Nita Hudson, Amy Clarke, Best Cellars Dinner
Benji Homsey, Tinti Moffat, Gary Smith, Angie Clayton Brown, Best Cellars Dinner
MJ Parker, Mike Delzotti, Gretchen Vaughan, Stephanie Bard, Best Cellars Dinner
Chris Trowbridge, Rachel Trowbridge, Best Cellars Dinner
Allison Edwards, Carla Gourley, Best Cellars Dinner
Alex Aland, Best Cellars Dinner
Amy Shackelford, John Shackelford, Best Cellars Dinner
Dan Landsberg, Bradford Hodgkins, Cody Sharp, Lance Smith, Best Cellars Dinner
Best Cellars Dinner Dallas

The T.J. Martell Foundation’s second annual Best Cellars Dinner Dallas at Hotel ZaZa was a huge success. How do we know? Because the organization doubled the attendance from last year’s event.

Plus there was an amazing four-course meal prepared collaboratively by some of the hottest chefs in Dallas — Dan Landsberg of Dragonfly Restaurant; Bradford Hodgkins of FT33; Cody Sharp of Casa Rubia and Lance Smith, formerly of Smoke — which was paired with fine wines from the area’s top private cellars.

Joining chairs Nita and Chris Hudson and honorary chair Mary Martha Pickens were guests John Pickens, Jamie and Keller McCrary, Rachel and Chris Trowbridge, and Angela and Doug Nash, who all share a passion for the evening’s cause: stamping out lung cancer. In addition to a beautiful meal, attendees participated a live auction, featuring a trip to the Country Music Awards, and a silent auction filled with many music and culinary experiences. Dallas favorite Ray Johnston provided the entertainment.

Proceeds from the Best Cellars Dinner Dallas benefit the TJ Martell Foundation, whose mission is to fund the combined team of lung cancer experts from the University of Texas Southwestern and MD Anderson Cancer Center in developing new methods to help patients with lung cancer develop immunity against their own tumors thus offering a new approach to treating the disease.