Need a fun night out with the girls? Taste food and wine  created by some of Dallas/Ft. Worth's finest female chefs and wine makers? Check out Union Station in Downtown Dallas? As a proud member of the  Dallas Chapter of  Les Dames d ™Escoffier  , I ™m happy to blog about our annual fundraiser, The Raiser Grazer. Sunday, March 4, 2012, 5 “ 8 p.m. Union Station, 400 S. Houston, Dallas, 75202 This year's Grazer, Dames in the City ,  features our very own Dallas & Ft. Worth  stars of the food, beverage and hospitality industries, including Susan Auler (Fall Creek Vineyards), Liz Baron (Blue Mesa Grill),  Jill Bates (Fearing's), Joanne Bondy (Old Hickory Steakhouse),  Shari Carlson (Dessert Dreams), Michelle Hudson, Andrea Hagar & Terri Sugamoto (Food Company), Bonnie Itzig (Cavallini Coffee and Tea), Paula Lambert (Mozzarella Company), Karin Lukin (Whole Foods Market) Kathy Mancini and Mynetta Cockrell (Allen Brother Meats),  Claudine Martyn (Slow Food USA & Juha Ranch), Lynn Mattie (El Centrol College) June Naylor (Lambert's Steaks, Seafood & Whiskey), Gina Puente (La Bodega Winery), Lisa Perini (Perini Ranch),  Janice Provost (Parigi), Oona Settembre (Carlson Restaurants Worldwide), Wendy Timson (Wolfgang Puck), Dunia Terslich (La Duni), Caris Turpen (Lightcatcher Winery) and Sharon Van Meter (Milestone Culinary Arts/Texas Chefs Association).   The evening also features our much-anticipated silent auction, food and wine pairings and the first ever cake raffle.    Proceeds benefit scholarships for women interested in the food, wine and hospitality industries along with support of educational/food-related programs in the Dallas area. Tickets are $50 per person with sponsorships available. Business casual dress. Sample the fine wines and fabulous food created by the top female chefs and purveyors in the Dallas area.For tickets and more information Thank you to our sponsors: American Food Service, Neiman Marcus and Whole Foods Market The Dallas Chapter of Les Dames d ™Escoffier International, (LDEI), is a not-for-profit (501C3) group of professional women with outstanding careers in the fields of food, beverage and hospitality.    Our mission is to provide education and professional support to women beginning their careers in these fields through educational programs, mentoring, and scholarships.    

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