Sat. Feb. 3: Amber Harrell Chairs the 8th Annual Bonne Santé A Wine and Food Showcase presented by The Westin Galleria Dallas benefiting the National Kidney Foundation

Reserve your tickets now for Saturday, February 3, 2018 at The Westin Galleria Dallas

(Featured photo: Amber Harrell, chair; Sam Harrell, Suzanne Pate.)*

The Park Cities Nick and Sam’s Grill was the perfect setting for the Launch Party celebrating the 8th Annual Bonne Santé Wine and Food Showcase presented by The Westin Galleria Dallas benefiting the National Kidney Foundation (NKF), which happens on Saturday, February 3, 2018.


Longtime National Kidney Foundation supporter Amber Harrell was announced as the first-ever chair of the event to a standing ovation.  She and her husband, Sam, joined with supporters and sponsors to celebrate Bonne Santé and hear the scoop on the updates for the event.

David Knop of Dallas Nephrology Associates expressed heartfelt thanks to everyone and recognized Amber, as well as many of those present, including Ron Adams, Stan Langhofer, Megan and Andy Meyercord, Ed Oleksiak, Scott Price, Tim Ronan and more.


Founded by Chef William Koval, Lakewood Country Club, Bonne Santé is the premier culinary and wine event featuring celebrity chefs from around the country raising funds to fight kidney disease.

The perfect event for friends to join in the fun, it features a food and wine showcase, unique tastings with wine pairings, silent and live auctions and live entertainment. The event continues to grow with the support of chefs representing some of the finest restaurants in our community. Neil Foote is president of the National Kidney Foundation North Texas.


Two honorees will be presented awards at Bonne Santé. The 2018 Burl Osborne Awareness Award Honoree is Tarrant Nephrology Associates. The Burl Osborne Awareness Award recognizes individuals and organizations which have helped advance awareness and understanding of kidneys, kidney disease, and organ donation.

The 2018 Gift of Life Award Honoree is Erin Gossett.  This award honors those involved in the ultimate “gift of life,”  a lifesaving transplant.


Sponsorships and underwriting are available starting at $3,000. A deluxe package for $440 includes two tickets to Bonne Sante’, one sleeping room at The Westin Galleria Dallas and overnight valet parking. Individual tickets are $200. All underwriting opportunities and tickets are available through and can be purchased online at:  or by calling the National Kidney Foundation office at 214-351-2393, extension 652.Contact

The Westin Galleria Dallas is also offering special rates: Visit Bonne Sante 2018 (or copy and paste the following link into a web browser)

From the National Kidney Foundation: Vanessa Garnica, Amanda Crowley-Rios, Jenny Moore


National Kidney Foundation, Inc. (NKF) is the leading organization in the U.S. dedicated to the awareness, prevention and treatment of kidney disease for hundreds of thousands of healthcare professionals, millions of patients, and tens of millions of Americans at risk.






*Photos by Rob Wythe/Gittings.


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