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DALLAS, Texas — May 26, 2010 — Chaired by Ashley Tripplehorn, TACA Lexus Party on the Green was held on Friday, May 21. Sixteen acclaimed chefs from around the world prepared gourmet dishes for more than 500 people who turned out for a glorious evening to sample delicacies including Patagonian Style Braised Leg of Lamb, Citrus-glazed Roasted Duck, Crisp Ahi Tuna Tacos, Raz el Hanout Shrimp, and Nihon-braised Kobe Style Beef Short Ribs. Participants tried their luck at a wine cork pull for chances to receive some rare wines.

For the most money raised during the silent auction created by the chefs, Chef Victor Palma received the Golden Skillet Award for his Los Cabos Beach Retreat auction package. The winner will luxuriate at one of the most acclaimed resorts ever, Las Ventanas al Paraiso, A Rosewood Resort, with air transportation provided by American Airlines.

Local radio personalities Gene and Julie Gates kept the silent auction bidding spirited and interviewed the celebrity chefs on stage. Entertainment was provided by the Dallas Wind Symphony, Sammons Jazz Trio, Pianist and Vocalist Kristin Yost and DJ Jennifer Miller & DJ Paul Paredes

At the conclusion of the evening, the lucky winner of a 2010 Lexus HS 250h was drawn.

Celebrity Chefs:

Daniel Bausa Rosewood Mayakobá
Stephane Chevet Shibuya at MGM Grand
David Collier Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek
Hemant Dadlani Rosewood Little Dix Bay
Bruno Davaillon Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek
Wolfgang Eberle Al Faisaliah, A Rosewood Hotel, and Hotel Al Khozama, A Rosewood Hotel
J. Pablo Loza Jumby Bay, A Rosewood Resort
Natalia Machado Industria Argentina
Victor Palma Las Ventanas al Paraiso, A Rosewood Resort
Monica Pope T’afia
Oliver Ridgeway Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi
Juan Rosado Rosewood Crescent Hotel
Peter Rudolph Madera Restaurant at Rosewood Sand Hill
Luca Rutigliano CordeValle, A Rosewood Resort
James Sakatos The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel

"TACA's Party on the Green continues to be an overwhelming success thanks to our wonderful supporters," said Lynn McBee, TACA Board Chairman. "We appreciate all our generous sponsors including ALON USA, Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek and Lexus."

Title Sponsor Proscenium Weekend: ALON USA
Event Sponsor Party on the Green: Lexus
Official Airline: American Airlines
Wine Cork Pull Sponsor: Merrilll Lynch
Media Sponsors: 103.7 Lite FM, PaperCity Magazine and Texas Monthly
TACA Party on the Green Beverage Sponsors: Hudson Ferus and Maker’s Mark
Weekend Host Sponsor: Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek

Party on the Green Chef Sponsors:
Artesana Rosewood Residences / Rosewood San Miguel de Allende
Baker Botts L.L.P.
Bickel & Brewer
Diane and Hal Brierley
Faye C. Briggs
Nancy and Clint Carlson
Carreker Family Foundation
Dianne Cash
Don and Barbara Daseke
Jennifer and Tim Doke
Jennifer and John Eagle
Mr. and Mrs. Gerald J. Ford
Tara Lewis and John Swords
Neiman Marcus
The Rosewood Corporation
Jacquelin Sewell
Travis Wolff Independent Advisors & Accountants