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5th Annual History with a Twist-1940s Style Ryan Tharp, Amy Tharp, Shalissa Perry, John Perry

Tiffany Derry’s Southern Creations and Charlie Papaceno’s Historic Cocktails – 1940s Style –Delighted Guests at Dallas Heritage Village’s 5th Annual History with a Twist

The joint was jumping on Saturday, April 29 at Dallas Heritage Village’s signature fundraiser, History with a Twist, presented by Sidley Austin, LLP.  Not even the threat of torrential rain could keep guests away from the 5th annual event, featuring an evening of  delicious southern comfort  food by Top Chef All-Star Tiffany Derry; historic cocktail creations by Charlie Papaceno –  lovingly known as the godfather of the Dallas craft cocktail scene; live music by the Singapore Slingers; and dancing with instruction by Elaine Hewlett and the Rhythm Room dancers. 

Derry’s menu consisted of food likely to be served at a dinner party in the 1940s.  Guests dined on roasted turkey, beef bourguignon, twice-baked potatoes, a medley of vegetables, garden and Caesar salads and desserts including lemon pie, fresh strawberry and coconut cakes, as well as decorative cupcakes. Papaceno shook things up with a new twist on four different cocktail creations: the Singapore Sling; Moscow Mule; Maime Taylor; and Rusty Nail – all popular drinks during the 1940s. Guests hit the dance floor in vintage clothing to 1940s tunes by the Singapore Slingers.

Derry, who wowed judges on the seventh season of “Top Chef,” is one of America’s most celebrated young chefs.  Papaceno, of Industry Alley, is one of Dallas’ finest and most beloved bartenders.


History with a Twist raises important proceeds to support learning opportunities for students and adults at Dallas Heritage Village. Visit

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