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Sunday, July 6, 2014

A Garden Party

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.

1 comment:

  1. My lens is also scratched, but it almost looks like you have film over your camera. I found that if I take cleaner for glasses and a little sham, it at least makes presentable photos :) You look like you had a GREAT time though!