Les Dames d’Escoffier International’s Dallas chapter hosts its annual Raiser Grazer, Sunday, Mar. 3 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Union Station in Dallas. For $65, you can partake in goods from local purveyors of fruits, vegetables, meat, cheese and other specialty dairyproducts. Proceeds from this event raises money for educational scholarships for area women seeking careers in the culinary arts. Les Dames d’Escoffier is the only organization of its kind:  a worldwide society of professional women of high achievement in the fields of food, beverage and hospitality.

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Raiser Grazer brings together talented chefs, suppliers, pastry artists and business women for an evening of exceptional food and beverages, outstanding auction items and a lively,family-friendly environment. The event features more than 25 chef-hosted kiosks serving everything from local beef to desserts made with local dairy products; local and international wines, and an outdoor beer garden featuring only local brews. But the big cherry on top comes from the 100 items and culinary experiences up for grabs on http://www.biddingforgood.com. (Browse Auctions, Texas and find Les Dames d’Escoffier and will continue through the public event March 3.)

Participating chefs include:
Dame Liz Baron, Chef Owner, Blue Mesa Grill:

Salad of Tassione Farms Greens, Mozzarella Company cheese and olive oil, pecans and grapefruit from Texas 

Dame Dunia Borga, Chef Owner of La Duni:

Arequipe (aka Dulce de leche) with 3 Happy Cows Dairy Cream and Texas Pecans

Dame Tiffany Derry, Formerly of Private Social and Bravo’s Top Chef:

Pan Seared Scallops with Texas Ruby Red Grapefruit Beurre Blanc

 Dame Sharon Hage and Dame Wendy Taggart, Chef and Owner of Burgundy Pasture Beef: 

Burgundy Pastures Beef Keftah with 3 Happy Cows Tzaziki Sauce

 Dame Lisa Perini, Owner, Perini Ranch Steakhouse: 

Mesquite Smoked Peppered Tenderloin

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Local beverage suppliers include:
Dame Susan Auler – Fall Creek Vineyards
Dame Gina Puentes La Buena Vida Vineyards
Dame Caris Turpen – Lightcatcher Winery
Dame Louise Owens – Windmill Lounge Cocktails

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Beer Garden breweries include:
Lakewood Brewing Company
Rahr & Sons Brewing Company
Peticolas Brewing Company

Raiser Grazer
Les Dames d’Escoffier
March 2, 5 -8 p.m.
Union Station Dallas
$65 per person
www.LDEDallas.org