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Abilene // Chef Derry's Italiano

Chef Tiffany Derry's authentic Italian menu shown with its paired plate. Blue + White Salad Plate, White Classic Catering, Gold Rimmed Glass Charger and Blue + White Dinner Plate, Parisian Flatware, White Rectangle Plate, all POSH.

Our West Texas friends came together for good with an evening of fine wining and dining at a private ranch in Abilene, Texas, to raise money for the Pregnancy Resources of Abilene. The hostess committee, led by Danna Oliver, handpicked everything from the chef to the entertainment. With the idea of a Tuscan feast in mind, they picked the fan favorite Top Chef alum and Beaumont, Texas native Tiffany Derry to create an authentic Italian feast, which was served family style and paired with five Italian wines. This magical night under the stars also included musical pairings with each course thanks to the award-winnings singer/songwriters Caryl and Scott Parker from Nashville (also Abilene natives).

Chef Tiffany Derry goes over the menu. / POSH Place Settings / Breaking bread with friends for a good cause.

Chef Derry’s menu was printed around an Italian Deruta pattern by Tinyah Hawkins for GoofididtyDesigns. Danna and friends hand-picked the tabletop for the evening. We everything served family style, they still wanted to showcase the presentation of each course as well as play with the bright whites and blues of the evening. Courses were then served on either a traditional blue and white china plate or classic catering white china. To further personalize the place settings, Parisian Flatware was selected for its mixture of silver and gold, White Chloe Goblets provided another pop of bright white, and the Pure Stemware was a perfect choice for enhancing the wine selections. Thank you for allowing POSH to be a part of such a special evening, Abilene!

Images courtesy of Danna Oliver / Waitstaff by Zodiac Hospitality Service and Staffing / Paper Goods by Goofidity Designs / Entertainment by Caryl and Scott Parker /

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