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Executive Chef Chris Ward hosts an afternoon grilling and cooking class Saturday, August 19 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at The Mercury.  Assisting Chef Ward this year is Craig Ludwig, former Dallas Star and Stanley Cup winner and longtime friend of the Greyhound Adoption League of Texas (GALT).

 Chef Ward will prepare menu classics including Grilled Steaks, Marinated Olives, Garbage Salad, Twice-baked Potatoes, Board Dressing and Baked Alaska for class guests.  Grilled demonstrations take place on the Hasty-Bake Legacy 131 Charcoal Grill to be auctioned off during the event with proceeds benefitting GALT.

 $85 per person full course tasting of demonstrated recipes, recipe cards, two drink tickets and door prizes.  Bid in the silent auction for artwork, spa/restaurant gift certificates, custom jewelry and more.

 Serving from a changing menu, Chef Ward uses influences from Asian, French and Mediterranean cooking to present award winning New American cuisine.  The Mercury evokes both a sophisticated setting and a casual neighborhood atmosphere, offering a unique dining experience.

 GALT is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit all-volunteer group dedicated to placing all greyhounds primarily those that competed and trained for racing, greyhound mixes, large sight hounds and sighthound mixes into loving homes.  GALT facilitates the adoption of greyhounds by providing kennel services and foster homes along with their medical needs, including spay and neuter, assisting them in the transition from track-life to home-life, and educating the public about why the greyhound has been a favored companion dog for more than 4,000 years.  To learn more about GALT go to

 The Mercury is located at 11909 Preston Road (Preston and Forest), 972-960-7774.  Seating is limited.  To purchase tickets online  and click on the events page or call 972-503-GALT.


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