The luncheon is going to be spectacularly gorgeous with Alex Hitz speaking. Boy, does he have a story to tell! He spent part of his youth in Europe, but learned about cooking from the family’s Southern cook, Dorothy Williams. Combine that with his parents’ love of French food, and no wonder he authored “My Beverly Hill Kitchen: Classic Southern Cooking with a French Twist.” How he found time to do that, plus co-produce several Broadway shows including the revival of “The Sound of Music” in 1998, develop real estate and design clothing, is amazing.
If you bump into Alex, here are a couple of questions to ask him:
- What type of food does he serve guests at his numerous dinners?
- How do the oversized doors of his Los Angeles home play a role in his parties?
- Who said: “’A host is like a general; calamities often reveal his genius.”
Ah, but Monday night’s Tablescapes By Candlelight is the secret deal. There’s more food that a Swedish smörgåsbord. It’s much more easy going with men-folk all around. The feel in the rooms really sets the mood for the upcoming holiday season. And let’s be honest — everyone is prettier by candlelight.
But according to Kappa organizers there are just a few spots left for Monday evening.
You already know that the two-day event is being chaired by Christine Flanagan and Caroline Williams and presented by Central Market. Proceed from the events will benefit Catch Up and Read, Child Care Group, Contact, Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center, Dwell With Dignity, Mosaic Dallas, New Friends New Life, Promise House, VNA and Kappa Kappa Foundation.
* Graphic provided by 2014 Tablescapes