LOCAL Houston | The City Guide JULY 2016 - Page 68

SCENE EVENT: NORA’S HOME AT THE KENTUCKY DERBY GALA BENEFITING TRANSPLANT PATIENTS’ FAMILIES WHERE: ROYAL SONESTA HOUSTON HOTEL The Houston transplant community and its supporters were transported to a night at the races during the 2016 Nora’s Home Kentucky Derby Gala. Guests enjoyed an evening with cocktails, dinner, live music, an auction filled with amazing lavish items, wonderful stories about how Nora’s Home impacted many lives and a beautiful video highlighting Nora Gaber and her parents’ love for their daughter. Photography by Daniel Ortiz Chef Roberto Del Grande EVENT: CAFÉ ANNIE 35 YEAR ANNIVERSARY WHERE: CAFÉ ANNIE Five hundred friends, fans and foodies enjoyed an evening with famous Cafe Annie bites, cocktails and dance as they celebrated the restaurants trailblazing 35-year track record. Chef Robert Del Grande made sure they got what they came for with a deluge of iconic dishes that kept the crowd coming back for more. Photography by Daniel Ortiz 68 L O C A L | july 16