Club Da Camera

Top chef honored for cultural and culinary contributions at jazzy Club Da Camera

Top chef lauded for culinary, cultural contributions at Club Da Camera

Sarah Rothernberg, Robert Del Grande, Carolyn Piro Landen at Club da Camera
Sarah Rothenberg, Robert Del Grande, Carolyn Piro Landen. Photo by Kim Coffman
Lauren Gore, Sarabeth Peele, Richard Sexton at Club da Camera
Lauren Gore, Sarabeth Peele, Richard Sexton. Photo by Kim Coffman
Club da Camera at The Corinthian
The Corinthian was transformed into Club Da Camera for the evening. Photo by Kim Coffman
Bruce Stram, Jason Moran, Bob Morgan at Club da Camera
Bruce Stram, Jason Moran, Bob Morgan. Photo by Kim Coffman
Jennifer Spivack, Andrew Thorington, Haylie Lehtovaara, Joseph Mims, Clayton Crum, Spencer Harkness at Club da Camera
Jennifer Spivack, Andrew Thorington, Haylie Lehtovaara, Joseph Mims, Clayton Crum, Spencer Harkness. Photo by Kim Coffman
Chinhui Allen, Eddie Allen at Club da Camera
Chinhui Allen, Eddie Allen. Photo by Kim Coffman
John Eldridge, Annette Eldridge, Dvika Ramchandani, Mahesh Ramchandani at Club da Camera
John Eldridge, Annette Eldridge, Dvika Ramchandani, Mahesh Ramchandani. Photo by Kim Coffman
Kris Thomas, Neil Thomas, Kathryn McNiel at Club da Camera
Kris Thomas, Neil Thomas, Kathryn McNiel. Photo by Kim Coffman
Jeremy O'Brien, Laura Sayavedra, Leo Sayavedra at Club da Camera
Jeremy O'Brien, Laura Sayavedra, Leo Sayavedra. Photo by Kim Coffman
Beatrice Graham, Constance Holderer, Bettie Cartwright at Club da Camera
Beatrice Graham, Constance Holderer, Bettie Cartwright. Photo by Kim Coffman
Chefs with Robert del Grande, Kipp Baxter, Carolyn Prio Landen and Jason Moran at Club da Camera
Robert Del Grande, top third from left, is surrounded by chefs and Da Camera admirers. Photo by Kim Coffman
David Sterling, Kim Sterling, Laura Devitt, Stephen Massad at Club da Camera
David Sterling, Kim Sterling, Laura Devitt, Stephen Massad. Photo by Kim Coffman
Nathalie Roff, Lilliane Nahas, Cesar Nahas at Club da Camera
Nathalie Roff, Lilliane Nahas, Cesar Nahas. Photo by Kim Coffman
John Jeffries, Franny Koelsch Jeffries, Michael Jones, Josie Jones at Club da Camera
John Jeffries, Franny Koelsch Jeffries, Michael Jones, Josie Jones. Photo by Kim Coffman
Sarah Rothernberg, Robert Del Grande, Carolyn Piro Landen at Club da Camera
Lauren Gore, Sarabeth Peele, Richard Sexton at Club da Camera
Club da Camera at The Corinthian
Bruce Stram, Jason Moran, Bob Morgan at Club da Camera
Jennifer Spivack, Andrew Thorington, Haylie Lehtovaara, Joseph Mims, Clayton Crum, Spencer Harkness at Club da Camera
Chinhui Allen, Eddie Allen at Club da Camera
John Eldridge, Annette Eldridge, Dvika Ramchandani, Mahesh Ramchandani at Club da Camera
Kris Thomas, Neil Thomas, Kathryn McNiel at Club da Camera
Jeremy O'Brien, Laura Sayavedra, Leo Sayavedra at Club da Camera
Beatrice Graham, Constance Holderer, Bettie Cartwright at Club da Camera
Chefs with Robert del Grande, Kipp Baxter, Carolyn Prio Landen and Jason Moran at Club da Camera
David Sterling, Kim Sterling, Laura Devitt, Stephen Massad at Club da Camera
Nathalie Roff, Lilliane Nahas, Cesar Nahas at Club da Camera
John Jeffries, Franny Koelsch Jeffries, Michael Jones, Josie Jones at Club da Camera

What: Club Da Camera.

Where: The Corinthian.

The scoop: For the annual Da Camera of Houston gala, chaired by Carolyn Piro Landen, Bergner & Johnson Design's Rebekah Johnson transformed the cavernous downtown event space into a posh lounge with low lighting and club seating for nearly 300 guests. Following a dinner catered by Jackson and Company, jazz great Jason Moran thrilled the crowd with a short set, then DJ Lando spun tunes as couples danced the night away.

Celebrated chef Robert Del Grande, a longtime Da Camera supporter, was honored for his contributions to the organization, which is one of the nation's leading presenters and producers of ensemble music. A number of Houston's top chefs, including Anita Jaisinghani of Pondicheri, Kevin Naderi of Roost and Chris Shepherd of Underbelly, toasted Del Grande’s contributions to the city’s culinary and cultural scene.

The evening, which included a silent auction chaired by Kipp Baxter, took in $250,000 in support of the organization.

Who: Spotted in the crowd were Da Camera artistic director Sarah Rothenberg and Robert Azencott, Mimi Del Grande, Paul Landen, Chinhui and Eddie Allen, Lillie Robertson, Nathalie and Charles Roff, Claudia and David Hatcher, Robin and Andrew Schirrmeister, Jacquelyn and Collin Cox and Kathryn McNiel.

Also enjoying the evening were Anita and Gerald SmithElaine and Marvy Finger, Robin Angly and Miles Smith, Mimi Lloyd, Luc Messier and Julie Fette, Carrie Pepi. Jane Rucker, Laura and Leo Sayavedra, and Kim and David Sterling.

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