Cellar in the Sky @ 98
Photos by Sarah Bork Hamilton
Toast of the Town is all about unique—unique events providing a unique opportunity to support the dreams of Central Texas students who hope for a career in the medical field. “Cellar in the Sky @ 98” more than lived up to the unique theme. The party was hosted by Laura and Steve Beuerlein, Katrine and Bill Formby, Lynn and Tommie Meredith, Lynne and Stuart Sargent at the Meredith’s Four Seasons Residences penthouse. Lynn and Tommie have an extraordinary ability to inspire artists as their penthouse amply demonstrates with its artisanal wood and stone. Guests began their evening in the two-story wine cellar with wine and canapés from Truluck’s. Great joy was found in the cocktail shrimp, mini bacon cheeseburgers, crab cake sliders and lobster bisque shooters. They then moved to the library for a second tasting before settling at the table for an amazing dinner featuring the justly famous stone crab claws, Sonoma greens salad, beef tenderloin or swordfish with a dessert of carrot cake or chocolate malt cake. During the evening, guests enjoyed wines from the cellars of the hosts: Andre Clouet Brut Rose; 2009 Fantinel Pinot Grigio Sant’ Helana; 2009 Terlano Pinot Nero; 2005 Massolino Barolo and Feudo Arancio Hekate Passito Sicilia. To be enjoyed in their own homes was 2008 Muscat de Beaumes-de-Venise. Remarks by Jan Lehman and Tom Meredith ensured that all were fully aware of their essential support of some superlative students.
Robert Godwin has been covering the non-profit scene in Austin from the time of blue jeans and backyard barbeques to the black-tie galas of today. With over 20,000 events recorded by word and photo, Godwin leads the leagues in rubber chicken consumption. As a constant witness to the power of publicity, he now seeks to enlist a legion of assistants by sharing his knowledge of the publicity process.