After the rains fell for the first time in ages, the season of harvesting was underway. But there seemed to be a tad bit of confusion of how the “harvest” benefited.
While a New Yorker Burberry type tried to smile and answer questions, NTFB senior marketing manager Lora Farris had the facts nailed down. Yes, the fundraiser would be taking place at the “revitalized” Dallas Farmers Market’s The Shed facility on Friday, September 18, with Modern Luxury’s Blake Stephenson chairing the food fest, Chef Sharon Hage serving as chef chair, and Anne and Steve Stodghill handling the honorary co-chair duties.
Alas, the Stodghills weren’t able to attend the NorthPark event. They were over at Kara and Randall Goss’ estate for the John Wayne Film Festival patron event, which they’re also honorary co-chairing.
Not to worry. There was plenty to talk about at Burberry and food was a leading topic, in addition to it being passed around. Lucian LaBarba who had announced his retirement last year, revealed that he had moved his foodie talents to the Ben E. Keith Co. He had also undergone the challenge of losing weight. The results? He’s 35 pounds lighter. Has he bought an entirely new wardrobe? Nope, but he has a couple of great tailors who have been busy. The secret to his weight loss? “I just stopped eating like a Sicilian!” Which did he miss the most? Pasta!
Others among the 75 sipping and being seen were Nancy Gopez, Cindy Stager, Eric Reeves, Katherine Coker, Cara and Jim French—freshly changed after catching their offspring’s rain-threatened field hockey game—and Hayley and Gary Cogill.
And, yes, Hayley admitted that Gary had indeed had come to realize that for his health’s sake he needed to lose a couple of pounds—and Hawaii had been the perfect spot to tackle the weight-loss program.
And, speaking of “harvesting” fundraising, Hayley’s Dallas Uncorked is putting on its own “Harvest” at Salum with Pali Wines on Sunday, October 11, to benefit New Friends New Life.
It appears that when it comes to harvesting in Dallas, countless folks benefit.