An exclusive invitation brought 50 guests to Asian fusion restaurant Musume for a special evening celebrating the newest brand of HALL Wines.
THE PARTY On a Tuesday evening in the Dallas Arts District, Craig and Kathryn Hall hosted a pairing dinner for 50 friends of the arts and future residents of HALL. Their daughter, Jennifer Cain-Brown, was in town specifically to debut BACA Wines, the brainchild of HALL Wines and WALT Wines, in Texas, with a five-course dinner at Musume (ironically, “daughter” in Japanese) curated by chef Ken Lumpkin. THE GUESTS Debbie and Gavin Ryan, Jill and Tom Tiernan, Cheryl and Steve Carter, Allan McBee, Tina McBee, and Geoff and Denise Yates were welcomed into the Gensler-designed space by Lea Anne Laughlin and the Hall family before moving into the private dining room for dinner. Arts District neighbors CEO Kim Noltemy and Vice President of Development James Leffler of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra were also in attendance. THE HIGHLIGHTS Guests savored kanpachi crudo, five-spice duck leg confit, and lamb loin with enoki mushrooms and saffron pearl couscous. As they sipped on glasses of 2016 BACA Double Dutch and Cat’s Cradle Zinfandel, Cain-Brown shared stories of the Hall family’s Napa footprint. “Each vineyard knows what kind of wine it wants to make. We just try to get out of the way and let it express itself,” said Cain-Brown. -Krystal Sarna
Photos by Tamytha Cameron