A dinner with heart

| February 24, 2011

A Valentine’s dinner party was held in grand style to raise money for Whitehall House and Gardens. The dinner was prepared by chef Gregoire Guiet of Mirabelle Gourmet Catering.

Guests arrived and went to their tables where they were served a first course of miniature crab cakes with lotus root chips with aioli sauce, cheese Goujere and miniature roasted red pepper tart Provencial. The plate was garnished with a variety of dried beans.

That was followed by butternut squash soup and then a salad of Bibb and Mesculin lettuce topped with citrus, seasonal berries, toasted almonds and blood orange dressing.

The entrée was a duet of filet of beef en croute with brandy peppercorn sauce and Atlantic salmon medallions with asparagus and a Champagne lobster sauce and heart-shaped white Vermont Cheddar potato gratin served with fresh baked rolls and honey butter.

The dinner ended with a desert trio of miniature vanilla crème brûlée, traditional chocolate mousse in a sugar crust and lemon curd shot.
Charming Guthrie Zaring, president of the Historic Homes Foundation, who was there with his darling wife, Lisa, made it a point of greeting the guests at each table.

Among those attending were Barbara Brown, the regent of Whitehall, along with her husband, David. Architect Scott Kremer was there with his exquisite fiancée, Catherine Rutledge.

Rosemary Middleton, Lori and Steve Andriot, Susan Rostov and John McDermott, Sug and Dan Schusterman, beautiful Becky Masden and her mother, Libby and Don Parkinson, Nancy Welter, Anne and Chris Dreisbach, Jeanne and David Ferguson, Judy and Peter Wayne and their daughter-in-law, Julia Wayne, Theresa and John Bondurant and Terry and John Malcolm were among the crowd.

The Rescue & Runway committee

The Rescue & Runway committee is from left, front row: Phillipa Sledge; second row: Kelly Mount and Louise DeBlois; third row: Joan Lurie, Terry Kearney and Maureen Jenner; back row: Paul DeBlois, Georgia Ferreira, David Mount, Tracie Lennon and John Schidt.


The Shelby County Humane Society, in partnership with Glasscock and Chic Boutique, will host the first annual “Rescue & Runway” fashion show and dinner on March 26 at The Henry Clay.

The Shelby County Humane Society offers a no-kill shelter and refuge, the only one of its kind in the region. In 2010 the society opened the Mary Gaylord McLean Clinic through private fundraising efforts. The Shelby County Humane Society is not eligible for federal or state funding because of the “no-kill” policy.

Glasscock, a long-standing fashion institution in St. Matthews, is once again set to bring the New York runway to Louisville. Glasscock will be bringing the stunning runway samples of Douglas Hannant, Christian Siriano, Badgley Mischka, Kevan Hall, Anita Ford, Stephen Yearick, Georges Chakra, Tangerine Jill and other fashion notables to town for a very special fashion presentation.

Glasscock also will be hosting a trunk show at the boutique on Chenoweth Lane through the following week, with a substantial offering of the sales proceeds benefiting the Shelby County Humane Society.

All proceed from “Rescue & Runway” will be used to complete the wildlife refuge outside of Simpsonville. It will be produced by C’Inc. Marketing Solutions. The event is being sponsored by Glasscock, The Silver Spoon, The Henry Clay, Brown-Forman and many corporate and private table underwriters.

For tables of 10 or tickets, call (502) 655-6095 or e-mail Georgia Bulmer Ferreira at,  georgia@monningtonfarm.com.

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