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Talented group of chefs will fete at February 27 Galleria fundraiser for National Kidney Foundation

The chef Scott Gottlich and his wife Gina, who recently announced they’ll soon close their once high-flying Bijoux restaurant, won’t have much of a rest. Gottlich will host a big group of talented chefs at his Second Floor restaurant in the Westin Galleria Dallas hotel for his annual fundraiser, Bonne Santé, which benefits the National Kidney Foundation.

Joining Gottlich in the February 27 dine-around food and wine event are the host chefs William Koval (Lakewood Country Club) and Edward Mendoza (Mendoza’s Kitchen 1454), plus

  • Shawn Armstrong, executive chef from Montage Hotel Dear Valley in Park City, Utah
  • Tim Byres from Smoke
  • Richard Chamberlain from Chamberlain’s Steak and Chop House
  • J. Chastain from Stephan Pyles
  • Richard Hebben from XIX Nineteen Hyatt at The Bellevue in Philadelphia, PA
  • Matt McCallister from FT-33
  • Shawn McClain from Sage Restaurant in Las Vegas, NV
  • Shelly Register from “A” Restaurant and Market in New Port Beach, CA
  • Abraham Salum from Komali and Salum
  • Gianni Santin from Haute Sweets Patisserie
  • Marcus Strietzel from The Adolphus Hotel
  • Shuji Sugawara from Shinsei
  • Jason Weaver from Omni Dallas Hotel

Gina Gottlich will handle the wine pairings for the evening, which will also include live music and, once you’re liquored up,  silent and live auctions.

Scott Gottlich and William Koval have a personal interest in the Kidney Foundation. Gottlich’s sister is a transplant recipient, and Koval’s son Nathan “was born with only one kidney, so his family leaned heavily on the National Kidney Foundation to get through that difficult time,” notes a release. Pretty sure Shawn McClaine has a personal connection to the Foundation, too.


Individual tickets for Bonne Santé are $200; sponsorships from $3,000 to $25,000 are available. For tickets and info:

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