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.