The scene for the 65 Roses extravaganza in Fort Worth

Posted 7:18am on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013

The 14th annual 65 Roses Wine and Food Extravaganza took place Oct. 16 at the River Ranch in the historic Fort Worth Stockyards. The much anticipated event, one of the best scenes annually in DFW, had over 600 attendees at $150 per person to sample fine cuisine from all over the Fort Worth area and support the Fort Worth Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

65 Roses featured food from the area's hottest restaurants including Michael's Restaurant and Bar, Bonnell's, Ellerbee Fine Foods, Bob's Steak and Chop House, Cast Iron at the Omni Fort Worth Hotel, Wild Mushroom, Ruth's Chris Steak House, 360 Catering and Events, Tillman's Roadhouse, the Capital Grille, Fire Oak Grill, Lanny's Alta Cocina, Rio Mambo, Queen's Steakhouse, the Grill at the Harbor on Possum Kingdom Lake, the Fort Worth Club and Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse. Central Market was on hand providing rich wines and Firestone and Robertson Distillery provided their popular whiskey.

In addition to the dining, guests were also able to bid on silent and live auction items including four tickets to the Lone Star Film Festival Ball's cocktail reception and awards ceremony that came with access to the VIP area and a meet-and-greet with Lyle Lovett and the other honorees; one-of-a-kind chef-prepared dinners; six tickets to a suite at American Airlines Center for Pink's concert on Nov. 16; and an exclusive couples-only getaway to Aspen. The trip to Aspen, valued at over $20,000, included a one-week stay at a private condo, four Silver Patron tickets to the Jazz Aspen Snowmass 2014 Labor Day Festival and four 25,000 American Airlines AAdvantage certificates.

“The unique setting and generosity of the chefs set this event apart from everything else in town,” said lead chef Michael Thomson, Michael's Restaurant and Bar. “I’ve been a part of this event since it began 13 years ago, and the CF Foundation has made great strides in research and patient care.”

The night's activities were originally scheduled to take place at the La Paloma Ranch -- home of Marcee and Grant James -- but the rainy weather in DFW forced an audible to the indoor location, and the evening ended up being a huge success. The event, chaired by Holly and Rob Lydick and co-chairs Olivia and Jeff Kearney, raised $420,000 for CF Foundation programs.

For information on the Fort Worth chapter and its future events, visit here.




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