Sunday, October 7, 2007

Finally, an event worth attending... Dessert First™ on October 16

My dear friend Cara Bush is one of those true "community builders" whose heart and hard work make our city a better place to live. Among her many services to Dallas, she is a member of the local chapter of Altrusa International. She recently forwarded me an invite to their upcoming event, Dessert First™.

Dessert first?!?! Now this is an event I could get into! Here are the details from the site:

Dallas Contemporary - Tuesday, Oct 16, 2007 - 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

"Dessert First™" is the unveiling party celebrating the design of edible chocolate sculpture created by legendary Dallas architect, Cole Smith, FAIA. Cole has created a unique piece that has been made into 2 sizes of European style gourmet chocolate that can be purchased the night of the event or ordered online at

We are honored to have Cole along with his wife, noted Dallas interior designer, Sherry Hayslip, ASID serve as Honorary Chairpersons for the event.

The event will be held Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2007 at the Dallas Contemporary museum located in the Wilson Historic District at 2801 Swiss Ave. The Dallas Contemporary spotlights smart art by emerging Texas talents. Currently on exhibit is the work of 2007 Texas Legend, Roger Winter.

Veuve Clicquot champagne provided by Moet-Hennessey will be served with chocolates truffles from Chocolate Secrets, cheese provided by Chateau de Fromage and Jimmy's Italian Market and desserts from York Street restaurant. Samples of the molded chocolate sculpture will be provided by Morgen Chocolate.

This European style gourmet chocolate sculpture will be offered along with chocolate truffles and poinsettias for your holiday gift giving to raise funds for the charitable projects of the Altrusa Club of Downtown Dallas Foundation.

Altrusa International, Inc. of Downtown Dallas is an organization of business professionals dedicated to serving the Dallas community. Our focus is on helping women and children in need in the Dallas area. Since 1982, our fund raising projects have raised almost $500,000 for community grants. We have contributed over 50,000 hours of hands-on services to local community agencies. Your support will help us to further our goal to help as many worthy organizations as possible.

Thank you, Cara, for all that you are doing for Dallas! And thank you Altrusa for putting on an event that looks too tasty to pass up...