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Revamped restaurant's unveiling brings out a TV news star, a red carpet scene and crazy cocktails

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News, Table Restaurant opening, May 2014, chef Manuel Pucha Debbie Elias, Michael Garfield
At the helm in the kitchen at Table is chef Manuel Pucha.  Photo by Daniel Ortiz
News, Table Restaurant opening, Courtney Zubowski and Dr. Eric Haas, May 2014
Courtney Zubowski and Dr. Eric Haas. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
News, Table Restaurant, May 2014
The March of Dimes was celebrated at opening Table of restaurant. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
News, Table Restaurant opening, Sabrina Midkiff, Mary D'Andrea, Hallee Winnie May 2014
Sabrina Midkiff, Mary D'Andrea and Hallee Winnie. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
News, Table Restaurant opening, Roz Pactor, Alan Pactor, May 2014
Roz and Alan Pactor. Photo by David Ortiz
News, Table Restaurant opening, May 2014,  Chris Wadley, Katherine Whaley
Chris Wadley with Katherine Whaley. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
News, Table Restaurant opening, May 2014,  Milena Radovancevic, Kira Lange, Katherine Verity
Milena Radovancevic, from left, Kira Lange, Katherine Verity Photo by Daniel Ortiz
News, Table Restaurant opening, Angela Bowers, Cyndy Cordray, May 2014
Angela Bowers, left, and Cyndy Cordray. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
News, Table Restaurant opening, Micha Renfro, Cahal Mowery, May 2014
Michael Renfro, left,  and Cahal Mowery. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
News, Table Restaurant opening, Natasha Helm, Denise Hammond, Vicki LeeMay 2014
Photo by Daniel Ortiz
News, Table Restaurant opening, May 2014,  Montague Henson, Barbara Henson
Montague and Barbara Henson. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
News, Table Restaurant opening, May 2014, Debbie Elias, Michael Garfield
Debbie Elias and Michael Garfield. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
News, Table Restaurant opening, May 2014,Albert Liou, Rina Liou
Albert and Rina Liou. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
News, Table Restaurant opening, Adam Kuspa, Julie Kuspa,, May 2014
Adam and Julie Kuspa. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
News, Table Restaurant opening, May 2014, chef Manuel Pucha Debbie Elias, Michael Garfield
News, Table Restaurant opening, Courtney Zubowski and Dr. Eric Haas, May 2014
News, Table Restaurant, May 2014
News, Table Restaurant opening, Sabrina Midkiff, Mary D'Andrea, Hallee Winnie May 2014
News, Table Restaurant opening, Roz Pactor, Alan Pactor, May 2014
News, Table Restaurant opening, May 2014,  Chris Wadley, Katherine Whaley
News, Table Restaurant opening, May 2014,  Milena Radovancevic, Kira Lange, Katherine Verity
News, Table Restaurant opening, Angela Bowers, Cyndy Cordray, May 2014
News, Table Restaurant opening, Micha Renfro, Cahal Mowery, May 2014
News, Table Restaurant opening, Natasha Helm, Denise Hammond, Vicki LeeMay 2014
News, Table Restaurant opening, May 2014,  Montague Henson, Barbara Henson
News, Table Restaurant opening, May 2014, Debbie Elias, Michael Garfield
News, Table Restaurant opening, May 2014,Albert Liou, Rina Liou
News, Table Restaurant opening, Adam Kuspa, Julie Kuspa,, May 2014

Top rung March of Dimes supporters were treated to an evening of champagne, signature cocktails and menu samplings when the curtain went up on Table restaurant on Post Oak Boulevard. More then 300 turned out to walk the red carpet and weigh in on the redo of the former Philippe Restaurant space.

Although the changes were lightly cosmetic, the red carpet walkways throughout added a certain verve to the surroundings.

General manager Henrryk Cid welcomed the throng while executive chef Manuel Pucha put on a spread in the second floor dining room that included a seafood bar plus servings of ponzu crab, tuna carpaccio flatbread, duck breast and short rib osso bucco, each offered with a wine pairing.

The real party action took place at street level where master mixologist Hector Vargas offered tastings of the Cavender Martini composed of Cinco Vodka, St. Germain and Cleto Rosé Champagne and the  popular La Sandia, served with Cinco vodka, fresh watermelon and soda.

Among the first to experience the new restaurant digs were TV news stars Courtney Zubowski with hubby Dr. Eric Haas, Mary and Dr. Mark D'Andrea, Becky Zimmerman, Susanne Dawley Byram, Katherine Whaley with Chris Wadley, Miya Shay and Michael Garfield, plus Debbie Elias, Mary and Dr. Mark D'Andrea, Becky Zimmerman and Rena and Albert Liou.

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