first course dfw restaurant week kick-off party

First CourseWill you be at First Course DFW Restaurant Week Kick Off Party?!

If you haven’t purchased your ticket, I have sad news for you. The event is sold out! If you have purchased your ticket, read on because there is a lot in store.

Date: Thursday August 7, 2014
Location: Centennial Hall at Fair Park
Time: VIP: 5:30 PM-7:00 PM – GA: 7:00 PM-10:00 PM

General Admission: Restaurant tastings, spirits, beer and wine samplings plus commemorative glassware.

VIP: Exclusive early preview, VIP lounge and free valet, plus restaurant tastings, spirits, beer and wine samplings, and commemorative glassware.

Celebrity chefs and spirited mixologists will be the stars of the show for this festive cirque-style evening kicking-off the 17th annual DFW Restaurant Week 2014. Attendees will whet their appetites with featured craft cocktails, wine, beer and delectable bites from 20+ favorite North Texas restaurants, along with live main stage music by Larry G(ee), circus-themed performers, chef demos and more. A portion of ticket sales benefit the North Texas Food Bank and Lena Pope.

“DFW Restaurant Week provides vital funding and awareness for Lena Pope’s work to help Fort Worth children and families, while also supporting our Tarrant County restaurant friends,” said Todd A. Landry, executive director of Lena Pope.  “The addition of this year’s First Course Kick-Off Party means added excitement and opportunity to dine out, discover new culinary adventures, and give back to the community at the same time!”

The 17th annual DFW Restaurant Week presented by Central Market is also sponsored by CBS RADIO DFW, Metroplex Cadillac Dealers, AIWF, GuideLive, Texas Beef Council, Oak Farms Dairy, Glazer Wines, OpenTable, Sysco, FreshPoint and 360 West Magazine.

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