Walking in a Gingerbread Wonderland
|Photos by Groovehouse|
It was all part of the 2nd Annual Christmas Tail, a charity fundraiser conceived by Chef Michael Kramer to benefit Lucky Dog Rescue. For a donation of $25, guests enjoyed free cocktails and bites from the restaurant while bidding on their favorite dog houses, which were crafted by some of Houston's best pastry chefs -- both professional and amateur -- like Rebecca Masson of Shade and the team at La Toretta del Lago. Proceeds from the auction went to Lucky Dog, while the dog houses went home with the highest bidder at the end of the night.
A panel of judges, including John DeMers -- author and host of Delicious Mischief -- and me, chose their favorite gingerbread houses from among the batch. Photos of the winners are below the jump.
|Snoopy seen on far right, with red roof.|
Second place went to the Houstonian for their enormous, gabled dog house (not pictured).
For more photos from the night, see our slideshow.