Old Car Heaven turned into a culinary mecca April 21 for the Parkinson Association’s annual Taste for a Cure fundraiser, benefitting UAB’s medical research efforts to find a cure for Parkinson’s disease.
The fundraiser was organized by association Executive Director Mary T. Miller as well as a host committee.
Serving as both emcee and auctioneer for the evening was Bob Straka.
The night began with a silent auction as guests mingled and enjoyed food tastings with beer and wine pairings.
Participating chefs included David Bancroft, Acre; Carey Thomasson, Dinner; Chris Cullen, El Barrio; George McMillan, FoodBar; Chris Zapalowski, Homewood Gourmet; Chris Hastings, OvenBird; Aman Judge, Taj India; and Stone Hollow Farmstead, The Pantry.
A live auction followed, featuring big ticket items such as University of Alabama football season tickets, a wine tasting for eight at the home of Mary and Ed Finch, quail hunts donated by Rusty Steward and Gates Shaw and a seven-night vacation to Costa Rica.
Guests in attendance included Joan and Jim Rein, Robert Coker, Rusty and Carol Stewart, Mimi Bittick, Elizabeth and Tom broughton, Rebecca and Russ Chambliss, Brian Corbett, Mary Virginia and Ken Cater, Elizabeth and Shane Hubbard, Mary and Ed Finch, Christopher and Craig Hey, Mary Louis and John Quinn, Mallie Ireland , Stewart Dansby, Alice Major, Suzie and John McCullough, Blair and Edwin Moss, Dan Thomasson, Julia and Oliver Williams, Buffy and Tim York, Phillip Johnson, Dr. John and Emily Riser, Will Riser, Emily Getty, Laura Murray, Brent Latta, Kelly Henderson, Ashley and Jason Goetz, Kristen and Nathan Collums, Mitzi and Richard Davis, Tricia Noble, Gloria Beall, Tookie and Keith Hazelrig, Kim and Mark Downey, Cami and Scott Perry, Meredy and John Hogue, Mary T. and Bud Miller, Jamie and Matthew Laney, John Beard, Sybil and George Newton and Emily and Dowe Bynum.