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World wine dinner wows, takes Houston food to an international level

World wine dinner wows, takes Houston food to an international level

1278 Rachel McNeil, from left, David Cordúa and Dr. Wayne Franklin at the Passport to the World wine and food event at The Health Museum October 2014
Rachel McNeil, from left, David Cordúa and Dr. Wayne Franklin. Photo courtesy of The Health Museum
1319 Josh Campos, from left, Kristen Zinser and Michael Leiser at the Passport to the World wine and food event at The Health Museum October 2014
Josh Campos, from left, Kristen Zinser and Michael Leiser. Photo courtesy of The Health Museum
1313 David Wuthrich and Maureen Higdon at the Passport to the World wine and food event at The Health Museum October 2014
David Wuthrich and Maureen Higdon. Photo courtesy of The Health Museum
1296 Val Budworth, left, and Allison Skelton at the Passport to the World wine and food event at The Health Museum October 2014
Val Budworth, left, and Allison Skelton. Photo courtesy of The Health Museum
1288 Blanca Munoz, left, and Christy Garcia at the Passport to the World wine and food event at The Health Museum October 2014
Blanca Munoz, left, and Christy Garcia. Photo courtesy of The Health Museum
1235 Sherise Curd and Jarrett Simmons at the Passport to the World wine and food event at The Health Museum October 2014
Sherise Curd and Jarrett Simmons. Photo courtesy of The Health Museum
1280 Amy Ward, left, and Tracie Tate at the Passport to the World wine and food event at The Health Museum October 2014
Amy Ward, left, and Tracie Tate. Photo courtesy of The Health Museum
1253 Becca Green, left, and Courtney Lane at the Passport to the World wine and food event at The Health Museum October 2014
Becca Green, left, and Courtney Lane. Photo courtesy of The Health Museum
1248 Jan Johnson, from left, with Bill and Jean Frazer at the Passport to the World wine and food event at The Health Museum October 2014
Jan Johnson, from left, with Bill and Jean Frazer. Photo courtesy of The Health Museum
1225 Lori Pendergrass, left, and Brooke Hudson at the Passport to the World wine and food event at The Health Museum October 2014
Lori Pendergrass, left, and Brooke Hudson. Photo courtesy of The Health Museum
1211 Lisa Meeks, left, and Lindsey Porter at the Passport to the World wine and food event at The Health Museum October 2014
Lisa Meeks, left, and Lindsey Porter. Photo courtesy of The Health Museum
1114 Pappardelle gemelli pasta bar at the Passport to the World wine and food event at The Health Museum October 2014
Pappardelle gemelli pasta bar. Photo courtesy of The Health Museum
1278 Rachel McNeil, from left, David Cordúa and Dr. Wayne Franklin at the Passport to the World wine and food event at The Health Museum October 2014
1319 Josh Campos, from left, Kristen Zinser and Michael Leiser at the Passport to the World wine and food event at The Health Museum October 2014
1313 David Wuthrich and Maureen Higdon at the Passport to the World wine and food event at The Health Museum October 2014
1296 Val Budworth, left, and Allison Skelton at the Passport to the World wine and food event at The Health Museum October 2014
1288 Blanca Munoz, left, and Christy Garcia at the Passport to the World wine and food event at The Health Museum October 2014
1235 Sherise Curd and Jarrett Simmons at the Passport to the World wine and food event at The Health Museum October 2014
1280 Amy Ward, left, and Tracie Tate at the Passport to the World wine and food event at The Health Museum October 2014
1253 Becca Green, left, and Courtney Lane at the Passport to the World wine and food event at The Health Museum October 2014
1248 Jan Johnson, from left, with Bill and Jean Frazer at the Passport to the World wine and food event at The Health Museum October 2014
1225 Lori Pendergrass, left, and Brooke Hudson at the Passport to the World wine and food event at The Health Museum October 2014
1211 Lisa Meeks, left, and Lindsey Porter at the Passport to the World wine and food event at The Health Museum October 2014
1114 Pappardelle gemelli pasta bar at the Passport to the World wine and food event at The Health Museum October 2014

What: The Health Museum's "Passport  to the World:  International Wine & Food Pairings."

Where: The Health Museum.

The 411: Wine and culinary masters Antonio Gianola, sommelier and retail manager at Houston Wine Merchant; River Oaks Country Club sommelier and wine director Christian Varas; and popular chef David Cordúa aided guests in their waltz across 10 countries in an evening of appealing wine and food pairings.

While grazing internationally, guests could peruse the pop-up shops from museum supporters including Olive & Vine, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Children’s Art Project, JulieBeth Handbags and Southern Gents.

The evening raised $65,000 for museum programs.

Who: Jean and Bill Frazer, Rachel McNeil, David Wuthrich, Sherise Curd, Jarrett Simmons, Lisa Meeks, Lindsey Porter, Josh Campos, Lori Pendergrass and Brooke Hudson.

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