It’s not every day that a Preston Hollow estate has flamingos flapping on the grounds. But such was the case on Monday, October 17, at Deni Bryant‘s home for the 2022 Zoo To Do patron party.
While guests like VIP Chair Sherwood Wagner, Honorary Chair Kim Hext and Dianne LaRoe were decked out in leopard and cheetah prints, a Dallas Zoo resident boa wrapped around his handler’s arm.
But it was those flamingos in the backyard strutting their stuff like Las Vegas showgirls that had cellphones capturing their ruffling of feathers and impressing guests Mark LaRoe, Reuben Esquivel, Joan and Alan Walne, Jennifer Staubach Gates, Carol and Don Glendenning, Mary McDermott Cook with Dan Patterson, Todd Clendening, Jessie Owens and Honorary Co-Chair Greg Hext with his son Preston Hext, who along with his dad and Michael Meadows and his son Matthews Meadows are serving as “Wine Guys” for the fundraiser on Saturday, November 5, at the Dallas Zoo.
2022 Zoo To Do Co-Chairs Marena and Roger Gault reported that in addition to live and silent auctions, entertainment and visiting with the Zoo residents, guests will be grazing at stations through the Zoo hosted by Honorary Chef Circle T Ranch’s Dan Landsberg, Beckley 1115’s Chef Sharon Van Meter, Botolino Gelato Artigianale’s Chef Carlo Gattini, Bowen House/Las Palmas Tex Mex/Mike’s Gemini Twin’s Chef Hilario Serratos and Chef Joe Shirghio, Bright Box Foods’ Chef Christopher Patrick, Cake bar’s Chef Tracy L. Gernean, Cane Rosso’s Chef Jeff Bekavac, Dessert Unlimited’s Executive Pastry Chef Sam Major, Ellie’s Restaurant and Lounge at Hall Arts Hotel Executive Chef Anthony Hsia, Empire Baking Company Chef Meaders Ozarow, Encina’s Chef Matt Balke, Fletcher’s Original Corny Dogs’ Amber Fletcher, Gemma /Sachet’s Chef Stephen Rogers, Home Cooking with Blythe Beck’s Chef Blythe Beck, Isla and Co, La Bodega Rotisserie and Goods Chef Skye McDaniel, Make Your Life Sweeter – glowing cotton candy and hot cocoa’s Yasmeen Tadia, Mozzarella Company’s Chef Paula Lambert, Nothing Bundt Cakes Highland Park’s Tara Cooper, OAK’D Handcrafted BBQ’s Chef/Pitmaster Michael Lane, Parigi’s Chef/Owner Janice Provost, Rockow Catering/Killer Caramels’ Chef Jeff Rockow, Salum’s Chef Abraham Salum, Sevy’s Grill’s Chef Jim “Sevy” Severson and Chef Gerardo Calderon, Ssa group’s Chef Tyler Wallace, Suze’s Chef Gilbert C. Garza, Taco y Vino’s Chef Jimmy Contreras, The Zodiac Room Downtown Neiman Marcus’ Chef Sara Toth, Tiff’s Treats, Toussaint – A Downtown Brasserie’s Chef Shaun Hinson, Truluck’s Chef Manny Vera and Willie Ds’ Chef Brad Miller.
Tickets are still available for the night of partying for the animals.