ET Volume 5, our Friendsgive themed dinner party, was hosted in the new Still Austin Whiskey Co. event space, which is adjacent to their distillery. Lisa, one of the wonderful co-founders of Still, took our guests through a whiskey tasting and gave an introduction to how their local grain-to-glass focus promotes community and collaboration. 

As for the chefs, we featured not one, but four talented community-driven chefs to put together a family-style dinner party that revealed their individual stories and passions. The table was set with gorgeous Fall inspired floral designs by Davy Gray, rentals by Loot Vintage, and dinner menus were designed by Emma Gundlach. Guests sipped on beer from Still's next door neighbor, St. Elmo Brewing Co., wine was provided by Pioneer Wine Company, and of course, whiskey cocktails by Still. 

At the end of the evening we held a silent poll for the guests to vote on a non-profit that we would donate 100% of the proceeds from ticket sales to. Planned Parenthood of Texas was the winner, and we were thrilled to support this amazing organization!


Dinner Collaborators

Chefs | Deepa Shridhar of Puli Ra | Mike Torres of Gold Epicure | Alan Delgado of Tumahye | Megan Mascola of Odd Duck

Location | Still Austin Whiskey Co.

Whiskey Cocktails | Still Austin Whiskey Co.

Beer | St. Elmo Brewing Co.

Wine | Pioneer Wine & Spirits

Floral Design | Davy Gray

Rentals & Tabletop Design | Loot Vintage Rentals

Photographer | Chelsea Laine Francis

Illustrations | Emma Gundlach