Chef Thomas Keller Includes Tequila Casa Dragones in Smash-Hit Auction Item at TWO x TWO Annual Fundraiser & Gala
Two X Two
TWO X TWO for Aids and Art, the annual contemporary art auction and gala benefiting amfAR and the Dallas Museum of Art, was once again hosted by Cindy and Howard Rachofsky, and chaired by philanthropist Nancy Rogers for the second year. Laura Owens, this year’s featured artist, also received the amfAR Award for Excellence for Artistic Contributions to the Fight Against AIDS in recognition of her generous support of amfAR’s programs.
This year, the renowned event featured a particularly outstanding array of items included in the auction. One of the most exceptional items available for bidding during the live auction portion of the evening included Tequila Casa Dragones Joven in an offer from Michelin Star chef Thomas Keller– the only American chef to ever receive three simultaneous Michelin stars for two different restaurants, and currently has a jaw-dropping total of 7 Michelin stars to his name.
Chef Keller auctioned off a private dining experience for up to 60 people at The French Laundry which was twice named “The Best Restaurant In The World” by Restaurant Magazine and currently has 3 Michelin Stars. In addition, the completely private experience included Tequila Casa Dragones Joven in a multi-course dinner prepared by chef Keller himself. The immense experiential value of the item spoke louder than words could ever describe, and Chef Keller’s once-in-a-lifetime offer was actually purchased not once, not twice, but three times and helped the evening to reach a final amount of $7.5M in fundraising.
Beyond the evening’s staple live auction event, Tequila Casa Dragones appeared in several different instances throughout the evening. Before sitting down to a four course dinner, guests clad in elegant black tie attire enjoyed Casa Dragones Blanco on the rocks, or in the “Honey Dragon Margarita” signature cocktail. Along with significant pieces of contemporary art, the silent auction included personalized bottles of Casa Dragones Joven, as well as two Special Edition bottles of Casa Dragones Joven by artists Gabriel Orozco and by Danh Vo. During dinner, the night’s attendees were treated to a live performance by the Puerto Rican-Spanish pop music sensation, Ricky Martin. After dessert, guests enjoyed more cocktails and dancing in the gorgeous Rachofsky House and were invited to explore its surrounding grounds before the event finally came to a close.
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