Dazzling Dinner Parties

Dazzling Dinner Parties

We’ve all been cooped-up for too long with our “quaran-teams”. While our families are all a blessing, I think each of us have missed the excitement of mingling with new and interesting people.  With our “Dazzling Dinner Parties”, AMF is bringing you a collection of evenings with charming and fascinating Dinner Hosts, at intimate dinner parties hosted in their beautiful spaces. There’s nothing better for your mental outlook than making interesting new friends.

You can decide to join a dinner party with just partner/date or, team-up with other couples to take-over a dinner host’s entire party!   The Dazzling Dinner Party host will find a date mutually agreeable to all dinner guests sometime this fall.

Join our AMF Dazzling Dinner Parties for a long-awaited return to socializing

Note:  Our goal is to sell out all Dazzling Dinner Parties at the 2021 AMF Gala on May 21st, but you may reserve your seats today by emailing Tara Richard at: tara@agingmindfoundation.org.

Dinner and a Concert – A Tour of Italy

Hosts: Marena and Roger Gault & Kim Noltemy


Join your sparkling and entertaining hosts for a dinner featuring delicious Italian cuisine and beautiful music in the delightful, contemporary home of Marena and Roger Gault.  Chef Eddie Kola will be cooking!  Eddie was raised in Northern Italy and his restaurant has been voted the best Italian restaurant in Frisco, and in the top 5 for standout dishes in the DFW area.  The evening will include a private concert from distinguished members of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra  The Italian food, flowing wine and delightful music are sure to  transport you to the elegance and welcoming spirit of the Italian countryside.

Art Enthusiasts Dinner

Hosts: Laree Hulshoff & Ben Fischer


Delicious and tempting culinary art on a plate… and extraordinary visual art on the walls… a feast for all senses in this one-of-a-kind home of Laree Hulshoff & Ben Fischer designed by Bill Booziotis! A fabulous multi-course dinner catered by The Joule will be paired with extraordinary wines. Dinner will delightfully go on and on… with several wanderings and casual art discussions between courses with Ben and Laree, to highlight their favorite pieces in your hosts extensive personal art collection. There will be music and who knows what else. You will not want to miss this!

Garden in the Sky Dinner

Hosts: Kathy and Greg Nelson


If you delight in gardens, blooms, and lush greenery… this dinner is a must! Twinkling lights and the scent of jasmine welcome you as you step off the elevator into Museum Tower garden home of hosts Kathy and Greg Nelson.  The evening begins by wandering the indoor and outdoor garden spaces with 360 degree views of the Dallas skyline … while sipping cocktails handcrafted with fresh botanicals.  Dinner will be inspired by the bounty of nature with delightful and delicious cuisine from Chef Abraham Salum. 

Salum’s Hollywood Glam Dinner

Host: Chef Abraham Salum at Salum Restaurant in Dallas


This will be an evening of pure Hollywood Glam at Salum Restaurant!  Shine your Bentley or Rolls Royce, get yourself ready with hair, wardrobe and makeup!  Who will you arrive as – the glamiest version of yourself… or as your favorite Hollywood idol – past or present?  Dress to the 9’s… pull out all stops… don’t hold back… this evening calls for diamonds, furs, sequins, and inspired Couture attire.  Classic cocktails, fine wines and a dinner that will dazzle you!  A soulful jazz singer and a bit of after-dinner dancing will complete this star-studded evening!

Hell’s Kitchen Dinner

Hosts: Ashley Tatum & Newt Walker


The beautiful, contemporary home of art enthusiasts Ashley Tatum and Newt Walker will be the setting for this ‘Gordon Ramsay’s Hells Kitchen’ dinner! Chef Michelle Tribble, Hell’s Kitchen Season 17 winner, will prepare a dish made popular by the show, as well as other recipes notable on TikTok and Insta, but with her creative twist!    This cozy and incredible home was designed by Texas architect Frank Welch – and with a recently-remodeled kitchen and dining room – is a must see!

Sky-High Samurai Dinner

Host: Julie Lloyd


Dallas interior designer, Julie Lloyd’s modern contemporary, and exquisitely decorated home is 20 stories in the air overlooking the fabulous Dallas skyline with views from White Rock Lake to Fort Worth.  The dynamite multi-course dinner, perfectly prepared by Shinsei, will include a series of delicious tastes and textures, both interesting and delightful bites suited perfectly with the unique and intimate setting of Julie’s home. 

California Dreaming Dinner

Hosts: Laura and Randy Elia


The newly constructed, modern glass home of Laura and Randy Elia will be the venue for a dinner taking a Californian approach to cuisine – a fusion of Asian, European, and South American flavors and cooking styles, paired with great wines from California vineyards.  Drinks on the patio facing a wildflower ridge will kick-off the evening, with a dream interpreter joining the guests following dinner to ensure the conversation is interesting and entertaining. 

Cooking and Jamming Dinner

Hosts: Gretchen and Randy Kendrick


Hosts Gretchen and Randy Kendrick will welcome you into their casually elegant home at Museum Tower… and guests will enjoy a cocktail while Randy puts finishing touches on what will truly be a delicious dinner!   Randy is no culinary novice; this meal will be amazing!  After dinner entertainment will be a jam session… bring your guitar and singing voice!  This will be a very special evening – casual, highly interactive and loads of fun!