People & Places: Wine & Roses event to benefit Tulsa Garden Center
BY DANNA SUE WALKER World Staff Writer
Sunday, September 16, 2012
9/16/12 at 4:58 AM
The Tulsa Garden Center's An Evening of Wine & Roses has been called "magical" by many who keep coming back year after year to enjoy the fine wines, great food and the heady fragrance of all those roses.
Come experience the enchanted evening when one of the region's largest wine tasting events is held from 7 to 9 p.m. Sept. 28 at the Tulsa Municipal Rose Garden.
We will enjoy more than 150 different wines from around the world, complemented by elegant hors d'oeuvres and desserts from some 35 of Tulsa's top restaurants and caterers. Tickets are $65 for Tulsa Garden Center members and $80 for non-members.
Prior to the main event, a private sponsor tasting will be held in the Tulsa Garden Center Mansion from 6 to 7:30 p.m. featuring wines from premium vintners and delicious fare from Tulsa's top chefs. Sponsorship tickets are $130 per person or 10 tickets for $1,100. A private table for 10 guests can be reserved for $1,600. Included in the price is the main event in the Municipal Rose Garden.
Wine participants include: Dynamic Brands Inc., E & J Gallo Winery, Glazer's Oklahoma, Oak Hills Winery & Vineyard, Paragon Brands, Premium Brands Wine & Spirits, Putnam Wines, Republic National Distributing Co., Select Wines & Spirits, Stable Ridge Winery, Stone Bluff Cellars, Summerside Vineyards, Thirst Wine Merchants, Tulsa Deco Wines, Whispering Vines Vineyards & Winery, and Woods and Waters Winery.
Restaurants and caterers include: Baxter's Interurban Grill, Biga, Bodean Restaurant, Cafe Ole, Charleston's Restaurant, Doubletree by Hilton Tulsa Downtown, Edward Delk's Bar & Restaurant, Euro-Mart, Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, Go West Restaurant, Golf Club of Oklahoma, Juniper Restaurant & Martini Lounge, Just Catering by Orr, Keo Asian Cuisine, Ladyfingers Catering & Party Planning, Los Cabos Mexican Grill & Cantina, Mahogany Prime Steakhouse, McGill's Restaurant, Oliveto Italian Bistro, P.F. Chang's China Bistro, Panera Bread, Perfect Touch Catering by Jamil's, Post Oak Lodge, Redrock Canyon Grill, Shades of Brown Coffee & Art, Sonoma Bistro & Wine Bar, Taste Catering, The Bistro at Seville, The Chalkboard, The Local Table, The Melting Pot, The Stock Pot, Ti Amo Ristorante Italiano, TSF Catering, The Girl Can Cook at Urban Kitchen, Waterfront Grill and Whole Foods Market.
Debbie Kirkpatrick is chairwoman of An Evening of Wine & Roses. Committee chairmen include Dixie Bohannon, Tracy Stow, Lisa Brandes, Scott Davidson, Lois Galpin, George Harrington, Mary Lou Havener, Betty Kusleika, Lucy Lockwood Lewis, Paige Martin, Sue Stees, Lynn Wheatley, David White, JoAnn White and Barbie Raney, Tulsa Garden Center executive director.
An Evening of Wine & Roses sponsors are Tulsa World, B & B Liquor Warehouse, Moody's, MIX 96 and TES Productions.
Deadline for reservations is Sept. 21, and space is limited. Those attending must be 21 or older. Proof of age is required.
Proceeds from An Evening of Wine & Roses benefit Tulsa Garden Center. For reservations, call Tulsa Garden Center at 918-746-5125.
For more information, visit tulsaworld.com/tulsagardencenter
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Dixie Bohannon (left), committee chairwoman of An Evening of Wine and Roses, stands with event chairwoman Debbie Kirkpatrick, Moody's Jewelry owner Ernest Moody and Barbie Raney, executive director of the Tulsa Garden Center, where the event will be held Sept. 28. CORY YOUNG/Tulsa World