What: Pet Set gala kick-off.
Where: Harwood Grill on Westheimer.
The 411: Tate Johnson and Raymond Gibson, owners of the new eatery that replaced 60 Degrees, hosted the event for more than 125 Pet Set supporters. Chairs of the gala Tena Lundquist Faust, Tama Lundquist and Patti Murphy were there to stir up excitement for the event as was that evening's honoree, Jan Duncan.
While sipping on wine and specialty vodka martinis, guests sampled chef Craig Bianco's Akaushi Wagyu beef meatballs, smoked Akaushi Wagyu beef tenderloin with grilled onions on toast bites, gravlax salmon spoon tastings, mini-crab cakes and tomato and mozzarella Skewers.
Guests were asked to bring a bottle of wine for the gala auction or pony up $25 each. The event raised $1,870 and gathered 42 bottles of wine. The 11th Annual Houston Pet Set Fierce & Fabulous Soiree will be held on Friday, Sept. 11, at The Astorian.
Who: Tyson Faust, Don Murphy, Shelby Kibodeaux, Bruce Padilla, Caroline Matthews Kenney, Donae and Rob Chramosta, Courtney Hobson, Neal Hamil, Charlotte Hill, Lauren Wren, Dany Daniel, Judy Nichols, Elizabeth Stein, Vanessa Senduka, John Evatz and Bubba McNeely.