Flipping through my phone I realized that I'd never posted these photos on the blog. A few weeks ago, Kelly and I were given tickets to attend the closing party of the US Mayors' Conference held at the beautiful Dallas Arboretum.
Apologies in advance for the image quality. I could lie and say I'm using a nice diffusing filter. The truth is that I've dropped my phone so many times that the camera lens is scratched beyond reasonable repair.
[ Don't tell Kelly that I admitted to dropping my phone. Let alone dropping it multiple times. ]
The party was hosted by Southwest Airlines with food prepared (and served) by four of Dallas' most celebrated chefs: Richard Chamberlain, Dean Fearing, Stephan Pyles and Kent Rathbun.
On to my mostly-wordless-party photos.
|Everything is bigger in Dallas.|
|I love how you can just spot the downtown skyline from the Arboretum.|
Kelly and I run around this lake (9 miles) every Saturday during the winter.
|Food by Chef Richard Chamberlain:|
Chili Cure Salmon, Truffle Quail Egg, Indian Fry Bread, Tiny Greens, Creme Fraiche, Caviar
|Chef Fearing is on the left. He also plays a mean guitar.|
|Food by Chef Dean Fearing|
Maryland-style Crabcake, English Field Pea Salad, Firecracker Slaw, Smoky Chili Aioli
|Food by Chef Kent Rathbun|
Pan Seared Guajillo Chile Dusted Scallop, Smoked Elotes, Cilantro-Lime Butter
|Food by Chef Stephan Pyles|
Chocolate Wild Boar Tamale with Cherry Salsita
|Also by Chef Pyles|
Almond Gazpacho, Lobster, Vanilla Braised Fennel, Champagne Grapes
And to wrap the evening - a little music to welcome the sunset.