Dinner Winners

Farm Girls Supper Club founders Marcia Smart, Courtney Paddock and Kelley Sullivan Low welcomed around 100 Houstonians to a pop-up dinner benefiting the Buffalo Bayou Partnership. The event, featuring flowing seasonal centerpieces by Maria Maxit and family-style dishes like hearty lamb-shank stew with polenta, was held at Allen’s Landing. Nearby, Houston Ballet supporters celebrated the return of the company to the Wortham with the Jubilee of Dance onstage dinner.

Sippi and Ajay Khurana at ‘Jubilee'
Sippi and Ajay Khurana at ‘Jubilee'


Sippi and Ajay Khurana at ‘Jubilee'

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Októ will have a lively bar like the one at Doris Metropolitan, pictured here. (photo by Kirsten Gilliam)

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