Legendary Houston restaurant uncorks wine supper for deserving women’s lead to

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1 of Houston’s most prestigious restaurants not long ago wined and dined a top-tier crowd for a worthy women’s lead to.

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Tony’s, the celebrated palace of posh dining, hosted an exquisite gathering of far more than 130 locals for The Women’s Fund’s sixth-yearly Wine Evening meal .

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Chaired by Houston electricity pair Joanna and Brad Marks, the meal elevated extra than $135,000 to make certain Houston-space women of all ages and ladies have free of charge accessibility to applications they have to have to be advocates for their wellness by way of courses, workshops, lectures, and publications focused on bodily, mental, money, psychological, overall health, and wellness.

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Things kicked off with a reception which includes handed osetra caviar on ahi tuna tartare, corn cappelletti on a porcelain spoon, and tomato and burrata along with Billecart-Salmon Brut Reserve, Champagne. The Markses then welcomed the crowd and paid homage to the evening’s best sponsors: Kroger, IW Marks, and the Petersen Household Belief.

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Beloved Houston restaurateur Donna Vallone, who has fearlessly helmed the legendary eatery because her husband Tony’s passing, then guided company as a result of an beautiful 4-study course food with wine pairings that involved:

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    Genovese salad with jumbo lump crab served together with pinwheel of zucchini, cucumber, tomato, prolonged stem artichoke, pesto, lemon emulsion and paired with 2017 Hudson Ranch, Hudson Ranch Vineyards, Chardonnay
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    Tony’s notorious “flaming fish” dish of complete-salt-crusted gulf pink snapper served along with Barolo ristretto and paired with 2014 Domaine Anderson Estate, Pinot Noir
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    Prime truffled filet of beef served alongside with whipped potatoes, grilled asparagus and paired with 2016 Carpe Diem, Cabernet Sauvignon   
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    Grand Marnier soufflé and biscotti paired with Masottina Brut, Prosecco

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Houston’s individual American Idol Time 12 finalist Vincent Powell and the Houston Ensemble Band serenaded company with performances of classics these as “Crazy,” “Summertime,” “All of Me,” “Let’s Continue to be Together,” and “September.”

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Visitors nabbed raffle tickets for a opportunity to win a attractive Tudor Men’s View or a women’s necklace, bracelet, and earrings with multi-form black onyx stones from IW Marks Jewelers.

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A welcoming bidding war (sparked by silent auction sponsor David Peck) ensured as friends chased items these kinds of as a two-night time continue to be at Margaritaville Lake Resort, an MCM branded bag, tickets to a Houston Texans game, champagne luncheon at Tony’s, an instant wine cellar of more than 30 wines, a getaway offer at The Club at Houston Oaks, tickets to a Theatre Below the Stars performance, and a Tootsies reward card.

Hannah McNair walked absent with the Tudor Heritage Black Bay Chronograph enjoy, although Paul Somerville was the lucky winner of the sparkly set of onyx gems jewelry.

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Revelers provided: Meghan and Jerry Hughes, Jr. Mary Beth Robinson Hannah and Cal McNair Amy and Rob Pierce Martha Walton Philamena and Arthur Baird Hallie Vanderhider Fady Armanious and Bill Baldwin Alan and Elizabeth Stein Nan and Jerry Brewer Kristina and Paul Somerville and Pat and Bo Sturdivant David Gow Eva Wilke Lisa Chandler Jillian and Keith Nel Julie and Stephen Chen Alexandra and Robert Ochoa Aletha and Jeff Harris Kathy and Alex Johnson Edna Meyer-Nelson Marilyn and Tom Sumner Jane and David Braden, MD Peggy and Craig England Jackie Macha and Brian Faulkner Cheryl Byington Nancy and Paul Darst Deborah and Mark Grayson Charlie Hartland Katherine and Brian Parsley, MD Linda and Curtis Rhodes. Jr. Mary and Mark Troth Beth and Cynthia Wolff Lynne and Joe Hudson and Paulina and Jim McGrath.