WHERE
Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa, September 26

AMOUNT RAISED
$250,000 benefiting the Periwinkle Foundation (supporting young adults and families at Texas Children's Hospital)

THEME
"Grand Tasting 2013"

FASHION STATEMENT
Red headdress worn by Jillian Mill

OVERHEARD
"How much for that headdress?!"

STANDOUT AUCTION ITEM
Wine dinner for eight at the soon-to-open Caracol Restaurant with chef Hugo Ortega and Sean Beck—went over $2,000

13
Sommeliers participating: Jason Sherman of Brennan’s; Kelly McCloud of Camerata; Ron Brandani of Carrabba’s; James Watkins of Cordúa Restaurants; Sam Governale of Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar; Evan Turner of Helen: Greek Food & Wine; Kevin Kenyon of The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa; Cathy Nguyen of Mark’s American Cuisine; Ben Roberts of Masraff’s; Steven McDonald of Pappas Bros. Steakhouse; Travis Hinkle of The Pass & Provisions; Christian Varas of River Oaks Country Club; Adele Corrigan of 13 Celsius Wine Bar

450
Attendees

1,000-plus
Bottles of wine at the event

—Marcy de Luna

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