There’s nothing more exciting and nostalgic than a visit to the Frontiers of Flight Museum. Remember when airplanes seemed like giant toys? They’re still pretty cool. So when the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers hosted the fourth annual Food For Thought event at the museum, we knew it would take off.
Local chefs — including Tiffany Derry of Private Social, Tre Wilcox of Village Marquee Texas Grill & Bar, Randall Copeland of Restaurant Ava and Janice Provost of Parigi — set up stations serving small portions of their food for guests to taste. Our favorite? Parigi’s cream of mushroom soup with truffle crouton, served in tiny cups with no spoon. (They ran out.)
Because there were more than 500 people — including Emily and Hunter Bywaters, Missy Cousino, Dave Wishnew, Regina Bruce, Amanda Kleen and Todd Sherod — by nine o’clock, wine was served in tumblers. But with a beneficiary as proactive as Big Thought, the creative learning program that enables kids to excel in their school and communities, there were no hard feelings about refilling wine glasses.
The jazz quartet from Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts serenaded attendees before emcee Saul Garza introduced Mark Melton, chair of the DAYL Food For Thought committee. Melton presented Edwin Flores, former DISD school board trustee, with the Gavel of Excellence Award for his efforts in improving student outcomes.
Eyeing the planes above and perusing the auction — filled with items such as sports and travel packages, paintings, and photography —were Nancy and Joseph Webb, Ashley Hinkle, Julia Jones, Mike Morath, Candice Melton, Laura Mossing, Jason Weber, Lucy and Ken Lambert.