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Publish Date: 11-Oct-2010

Dallas Monday, October 11, 2010

Dallas – October 11, 2010 – Pyramid Restaurant & Bar sommelier Hunter Hammett is partnering with the Lakeside Civic Chorus for an Italian Wine & Song dinner and silent auction. The event, which came to fruition through Hammett’s involvement with the group during a previous event, celebrates the ensemble’s dedication to providing premier performances, affording opportunities for area students to attend events free of charge and setting up scholarship funds for high school students pursuing music degrees at the university level. Hammett wanted to bring the chorus group to The Fairmont Dallas to showcase the talents of some of its members to an audience that may not hear it otherwise given that most of the chorale’s performances take place in Rockwall, Rowlett and Garland. Hammett and event organizer Shelba Gorham-Bell will frame the event with an Italian theme, complete with dishes like Osso bucco alla Milanese (Braised veal shanks from Milan with saffron risotto) paired by Hammett with Italian wines that will bring out the abounding flavors in Italian cuisine.

            In addition to dinner, which will take place in the Brasserie at The Fairmont Dallas, a silent auction will be set up in Pyramid’s Private Dining Room, with all proceeds benefiting the Lakeside Civic Chorus. Auctioned items include a week-long stay at a private residence in Costa Rica, various wine baskets, tickets to a Dallas Maverick’s basketball game and various art and jewelry. The price is $75 per person and reservations can be made by contacting Jennifer Durham, Catering Coordinator, at 214-720-5295.


Who: Pyramid Restaurant & Bar sommelier Hunter Hammett and members of the Lakeside Civic Chorus are partnering for a night of Italian cuisine and harmonious Italian songs derived from one of the world’s most romantic languages.


What: Wine & Song Italian Dinner and Silent Auction. Guests will enjoy a four-course Italian meal with wine pairings and a silent auction benefiting the Lakeside Civic Chorus. Tickets are $75 per person.


Where: The Fairmont Dallas Brasserie and Pyramid Restaurant & Bar Chef’s Tasting Room

1717 N. Akard, Dallas, Texas 75201


When: Sunday, November 7, 2010

Arrival and Silent Auction:

5:45 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.


First Course

6:30 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.


Second Course

7:15 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.



7:45 p.m. - 8 p.m.


Third Course

8 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.


Fourth Course

8:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.


Silent Auction Concludes

9:15 p.m. - 9:45 p.m.


How: Reservations can be made by calling Jennifer Durham, Catering Coordinator, at 214-720-5295.


About The Fairmont Dallas

Located at 1717 N. Akard, The Fairmont Dallas is situated in the heart of the Downtown Dallas Arts District, just steps from fine dining, shopping, arts and entertainment. The hotel’s 545 elegant guest rooms and luxury suites combine hospitality, comfort and that special Texas flair for an unrivaled experience.  Fairmont Gold, an exclusive lifestyle experience, is designed to fulfill the needs of the discerning business executive and leisure traveler, with many of the comforts of home and more. The Fairmont Dallas hotel can accommodate your lodging needs for business or leisure, grand events, weddings, conferences, or intimate meetings. For more information or to make reservations visit or call 214-720-2020.

About Lakeside Civic Chorus

Lakeside Civic Chorus Group has been a premiere choral ensemble in the Rockwall area since 1984. The chorus presents public concerts and offers opportunities for area students to attend concerts at no charge and funds scholarships for voice lessons for high school students and students pursuing music at the university level. The chorus is a volunteer choir and is completely funded by community donations and fundraisers. The choir is under the direction of David Bush. For more information visit

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