The 35th Annual Barrett Havran Memorial Big Taste of Fort Worth benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters presented by The Dorothea Leonhardt Fund of the Communities Foundation of Texas, Andrea Harkins, Donor Advisor is pleased to announce that the Governor of Texas Rick Perry and First Lady Anita Perry will serve as the Honorary Chairs of this year’s premier food and wine event. Big Taste combines fine dining with premium wine sampling all under one roof , musical entertainment by Trey and the Tritones, and a silent auction featuring unique and exclusive items. This popular event sells out well before the event date, so be sure to get your tickets now!
All proceeds of the event benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters and the Barrett Martin Havran Little Steps Big Futures Program. The impressive roster of participating restaurants is rivaled only by the wildly popular wine tasting portion of the evening. The VIP Wine Tasting presented by NovaCopy offers countless varieties of wines for sampling. The Main Tasting follows and offers a variety of petite menu selections from area restaurants ranging from prime beef tenderloin, smoked salmon, beer braised short ribs, hand-made tortellini, grilled fish tacos and much more. Dessert offerings are just as delectable with gourmet bundt cakes, bananas foster and more.
Winners of the event are selected by a panel of celebrity judges and by attendees. The “Best of Big Taste” award is the judges’ choice for best overall food at the event. The “People’s Choice Award” is determined by attendees who vote for their favorite restaurant via ballots. This year’s celebrity judges will be Fort Worth Police Chief Jeff Halstead and Kim Halstead; Amy Kushnir, TV host at The Broadcast and Foodie at MyTexasToday.com; Louise Lamensdorf, Executive Chef of Bistro Louise Catering; Bob Ortegle, Fox Sports Southwest Announcer and former Voice of the Dallas Mavericks (1988-2011); Lisa Taylor, Host of Wake Up with the Wolf Show on 99.5 FM the Wolf. VIP Wine Judges are Samuel Jason Huerta, Pappas Brothers Steakhouse;Richard O’Neill, Jeroboam Distribution; Renie Steves, Owner of Cuisine Concepts; Ryan Tedder, Advanced Sommelier for Graileys Fine Wines. Past winners and participants in the food portion of the evening include Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House, Eddie V’s Prime Seafood, Bob’s Steak and Chop House, MICHAELS Restaurant and Ancho Chile Bar, and the 2013 Best of Big Taste winner Ruth’s Chris Steak House.
WHEN: Sunday, March 30, 2014
VIP Wine Tasting: 4:30 – 6 p.m.
Main Tasting: 6 p.m
Omni Fort Worth Hotel
1300 Houston Street
Fort Worth, TX 76102
TICKETS: $125-$200. Please click here to purchase tickets.