AFTER A TWO-YEAR hiatus, the Best Cellars wine dinner, benefiting the Martell Foundation, returned to the Hotel ZaZa in the Museum District.
Nearly 200 guests raised a glass (or several) to cancer research, and also enjoyed a delicious meal prepared by some of the city's finest chefs. Chef Chairman Mark Cox rounded up talent including BCN's Luis Roger, Le Jardinier's Alain Verzeroli and Felipe Botero, and Musaafer's Mayank Istwal to create plates that paired beautifully with rare fine wines from the cellars of local collectors.
The event, chaired by Franelle Rogers, included an exciting live auction as well as an afterparty with a performance by Texas-country singer-songwriter George Birge.
Tracy and Valerie Dieterich
Amalia and Brian Stanton
T.J. and Margaret Farnsworth
Anthony Zogheib and LeTricia Wilbanks
Cathy and David Herr
Mark Cox, Franelle Rogers and Robert Sakowitz
Chef Alain Verzeroli and Franelle Rogers
Lesha Elsenbrook, Caroline Kenney and Denise Monteleone
Dean Putterman, John Obsta and Ed Finger
Kimberly and James Bell
Fady Armanious and Bill Baldwin
Julia Gonzalez and Thor Egeli
Jim and Jane Brann and Laura and Jerry Kent
Jan and Robin Lindley
Jill and Christian Varas