Club Berlin

One night only, Club Berlin will be held on Nov. 9 to benefit Rice University's Baker Institute and celebrate James A. Baker, III’s role in the fall of the Berlin Wall. Honorary event chairs Jenna Bush Hager and Henry Hager will be in attendance. Event co-chairs are Kristen and Lee NixCody Sutton and Molly Reese Ward.

Club Berlin will feature New York-based DJ KISS on the turntables as well as bites from Houston’s top chefs: Bryan Caswell of Reef, who will create a delicious reef caviar bar, and Philip Speer of Uchi, who will design a world-class dessert bar. Ron Killen of Killen’s Steakhouse will helm a charcuterie bar. Grey Goose will provide a martini bar and signature Baker Wall Breakers, and CÔTÉ OR will provide a champagne bar.

As a special thank you, all current Associate Roundtable members will receive two complimentary tickets to Club Berlin. For more details, visit the Associate Roundtable page or contact Jessalyn Giacona at 713.348.5624 or email


When: Saturday, November 9, 
7:30 pm to Midnight

Where: Rice University's Baker Institute

Tickets: Early bird presale tickets for Club Berlin can be purchased for $100 each until midnight on Friday, Nov. 8. After midnight, tickets can be purchased for $150 online or at the door.



Reef Caviar Bar 
by Bryan Caswell
  Killen Charcuterie Bar 
by Ronnie Killen

Uchi Dessert Bar 
by Philip Speer

Blini with Crème Fraiche, Chives, Caviar

Shrimp Shots with Fresh Cucumber, Avocado, Horseradish

Blue Crab Claws with Sriracha Remoulade

Kinilaw Ceviche Spoons


Pulled Pork Sliders

BBQ Brisket on a Pretzel Bun

Pork Ribs

Smoked Turkey Breast

Short Rib Ravioli

Brisket Pot Stickers

German Potato Salad


Mignardises Trays

Pumpkin Mousse with Chai Tea Spice, Crispy Tuile, Citrus Gel

Chocolate Panna Cotta with Cinnamon Cream, Candied Hazelnut, Coffee Soil

Brown Butter Cake with Lemon Curd, Huckleberry, Black Sesame

Whiteout Snoballs with Coconut, Vanilla

Nitro S’mores “Pops” with Interactive Chef Demo

Late Night Bites by Reef   Specialty Bars   Signature Cocktail

Adult Mini Milkshakes

French Fries


Grey Goose Martini Bar

CÔTÉ OR Champagne Bar

  Baker Wall Breakers by Grey Goose


Host Committee

Cameron Alguire ’07
Ammar Alkhawaldeh, Ph.D.
Beverly Barrett
Andrew Bowen ’08
Jennifer-Joy and Chris Bronk
Tom Campbell ’11
Kelcey and David ’05 Case
Nicole and Paul Caver
Jennifer Chao and John Bannister
Matthew ’04 and Marie Chen
Carrie Chiu and David Chen
Sean C. Cowan ’08
Isabel and Danny David
Bevin and Dan Dubrowski
Laurie and Teddy Dykoski
Rebecca ’08 and Brad ’09 Elmore
Irina and Radu ’08 Filip
Michael J. Freedman
Sparky Frost ’07
Lindsay Germano ’01
Mary-Helen and Ellis ’98 Giles
Ashley and Scott ’07 Goforth
April and Nick Hiemstra
Cynthia and Darren Hubbard
Kirkwood Johnston ’95
Josh Kimmel ’98
Elizabeth and Dan King
Allison and Ryan ’13 Kirksey
Lydia and Will Kline
J.C. ’99 and Jennifer ’02 Kneale
Chris Kopczynski
Angie and Cinco '06 Light
James Lloyd ’06
Lori and Brandon Malone


Giovanna Marciano and Guglielmo Andreoli
Robert W. Mark
Kirstin and Rob Matthews
Katie and Joe Mattingly
Dr. Thomas D. McNeese ’14
Kyle and Brittany McQuire
Rob Meister ’10
Jessica and Peto Meyer
Jeff and Robin Moore
Janet H. Moore
Michel and Philip ’14 Mullett
Heidi and Tobin ’09 O’Donnell
Kate Gunn Pagel ’05 and Garner Pagel
Sarah and Richard Punches
Kristen Hallberg Reavis ’10
Gwen and Jonas Referente
Kara and Randall Richardson
Aleida and Eduardo Rios
Raj Salhotra ’13
Pat Sanchez
Kelly Sandill
Jill Thompson Shull ’01
Sarah and Gregg ’09 Snyder
Henry ’09 Richardson and Monsour Taghdisi
Elizabeth Tobin ’01 and Rob Priske ’99
Pamela D. Tyner and Liam Ó Súilleabháin
John Vogelgesang ’12 
Kerry and Charles ’92 Walker
Tracy ’98 and Dan Wallach
Ashley and Rad Weaver
Traci and Caperton White
Katherine and Mark ’94 Yzaguirre
Lauren and Ron Zboril 







Complimentary valet parking will be provided. Please follow the instructions below.





Group(s): Baker Institute


Sat, Nov. 9 - Sun, Nov. 10, 2013
7:30 p.m. - midnight
(GMT-0500) US/Central


James A. Baker III Hall, Rice University
6100 Main Street
Houston, Texas 77005