Where We Were: Greyhound Benefit at The Mercury

Sunday afternoon, Executive Chef Chris Ward cooked up a storm to benefit the Greyhound Adoption League of Texas.

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This year's event was the fourth annual Greyhound Adoption League of Texas (GALT) benefit at The Mercury. Over 60 guests enjoyed a cooking demonstration, cocktails, plenty of food and a silent auction to benefit the organization.
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GALT was founded in 2001 by John and Susie McQuade. At the event, we were surprised to learn that gray is actually the least common color among dogs of this breed.
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The Mercury's private party room includes a demonstration kitchen and a full-sized bar. We've made a note for our next special occasion.
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A few lucky guests enjoyed V.I.P. seating right at counter of the demonstration kitchen.
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While preparing dishes like pepper-crusted sirloin and shrimp ceviche, Chef Ward shared a few tips and tricks with the crowd.
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Chef Ward has a Basset Hound himself, but he's a big supporter of GALT. The group currently fosters over 60 greyhounds.
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Items at the silent auction included works of art, jewelry and photography packages. Needless to say, many involved a greyhound motif!
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Three Dog Bakery sent everyone home with a "doggie bag".
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