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october 2016

07oct6:30 PMBurgers & Burgundy Benefiting DIFFA/Dallas6:30 PM Ron Kirk Pedestrian Bridge

Event Details

Celebrity Chef John Tesar will once again host the eighth annual Burgers & Burgundy event, benefitting DIFFA/Dallas (The Dallas Chapter of Design Industry Foundation Fighting AIDS).

Funds raised from the event will go towards DIFFA/Dallas’ mission of serving those who are affected by HIV/AIDS across North Texas. This year’s Event Chair, Aileen Roach, is joined by long-time supporter and Honorary Chair Simona Beal at the event. “I’m honored to be chairing DIFFA/Dallas’ 8th annual Burgers & Burgundy, and am privileged to have longtime DIFFA supporter and donor, Simona Beal, as Honorary Chair. We are excited to continue the momentum this one-of-a-kind dining experience has created for the charity, where our supporters can have a wonderful time, knowing their donations are going to agencies and people with the greatest need,” says Roach of DIFFA/Dallas.

This year, DIFFA/Dallas is kicking it up a notch with its first-time “DIFFAcella” theme. The event will feature three live art installations by Jason Reynaga, Anthony Gonzales, and Matthew Brinston, as well as three caricature artists and a henna artist. Accompanying these activities are the highlight of the event each year, the burgers and wine pairings prepared by Chef Tesar and renowned national chefs. The chefs have been tasked with the challenge to serve up the best burger sliders and complement them with the burgundy of their choice. Wine, beer, and specialty cocktails will also be available.

“It’s always a great time when I get to bring together my good chef friends, but this event is made even better by the fact that it’s for a great cause,” comments Chef Tesar. “It’s been an honor to work with DIFFA/Dallas for eight years to put on this event and watch it grow year after year, with last year being our most successful. We have even higher goals set for this year!”

The night will be accompanied with entertainment by Repel the Robot and The Please, Please Me. It will also feature an auction fundraiser, “Pawkitecture”, where local architecture and design firms have been charged with building modern dog houses. The auction, an idea developed by Craig Kolstand, Design Director for Gensler, will directly benefit DIFFA/Dallas. The auction will also feature barbecue grills, gift cards and many more highly anticipated items.

Tickets for Burgers & Burgundy are $150 per person and are limited due to venue capacity constraints.


(Friday) 6:30 PM


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