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Chef Sharon Hage and Master Sommelier Barbara Werley Pair Up for Sip ‘N Savor on February 28


What’s Sharon Hage not doing these days? Two days ago, I posted about Hage working on the menu for The Rustic, a restaurant opening in Uptown this spring. Whatever pool of dazzling, immortal water she’s drinking, I’d like to have some, too. Now my inbox tells me that she and Barbara Werley, both powerful women in the restaurant business, are donating their efforts to YW’s Sip ‘N Savor event benefitting low-income women. That’s pretty darn awesome.

Press release time! Yay!

Dallas, TX (Jan. 23, 2013) – Food and wine femmes chef Sharon Hage and Master Sommelier Barbara Werley are pairing up February 28, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the 2nd annual Sip ‘n Savor event benefiting YW (YWCA of Metropolitan Dallas). Guests will be treated to Hage’s farm-to-fork creations paired with red, white, bubbly and dessert wines hand-selected by Barbara Werley. Both women will be on-hand during the event to meet guests and chat one-on-one about the unique wine and food pairings. The limited-space event will be held at the University Park home of Angela Fontana and Andre Szuwalski.

Werley is one of only 17 female master sommeliers in North America and one of only 190 worldwide. She currently manages more than 33,000 bottles of wine at Pappas Bros. Steakhouse. Hage is lauded for her farm-to-fork-focused cuisine she introduced at her former York St. restaurant. These days she is sharing her food philosophy with other chefs and restaurateurs through her new consulting and menu development company.

“Sip ‘n Savor is a major fundraiser for YW and advances our efforts to help low income women change their lives as they move out of poverty,” says YW CEO Jennifer Ware. “It is a huge honor that these two immensely successful women, Sharon Hage and Barbara Werley, are donating their time, talent and treasure to benefit other women working hard to get themselves and their families out of poverty.”

Space is limited to 125 guests. Tickets are $120 per person or $200 per couple, and are now on sale at http://www.ywcadallas.org/wine/wine-donation.asp. Those who can not attend but still want to support YW can make a donation on that same web page: http://www.ywcadallas.org/wine/wine-donation.asp

Sponsorship support from Central Market and Stacy’s, event ticket sales, and proceeds from the $20 cork pull held during the event will benefit YW.