Lift a Fork with Forklift!

Thank you to all who joined us for a magical evening with Chef Fiore Tedesco of L’Oca d’Oro and bartenders Tacy Rowland and Bill Norris of Midnight Cowboy to benefit Forklift Danceworks!

Springdale Station
979 Springdale Road, Austin, Texas 78702

Tuesday, April 3, 2018
6pm    Champagne Reception
7pm     Dinner with Cocktail Pairings

Funds raised at the dinner will support Forklift Danceworks’ 2018 season, including this summer’s My Park, My Pool, My City performance in East Austin.


Chef Fiore Tedesco & L’Oca d’Oro

Like many Italian-Americans, to Chef Fiore Tedesco, Italian cuisine is so much more than pasta and red sauce. It is subtle flavors, simple preparations, bold textures, and crazy-fresh ingredients, lovingly prepared and meant to be shared.

These fundamental beliefs, nurtured in his Uncle’s deli, married seamlessly with his experience at New York City’s Gramercy Tavern, Roberta’s in Brooklyn, Franklin BBQ and Bufalina here in Austin, where he developed his palate over the last decade.

Fiore now brings his family traditions, experience and vision of gracious hospitality to life in L’Oca d’Oro. L’Oca d’Oro, meaning The Golden Goose, is a celebration of community, locality, and the warm, simple connections that a great neighborhood restaurant should promote. Named for Chef Tedesco’s daughter, affectionately referred to as Lucy Goose, the L’Oca d’Oro dining experience is designed with family in mind.

Tacy Rowland & Bill Norris of Midnight Cowboy

Tacy Rowland has cut her teeth in the emerging Austin cocktail scene. As an essential personality and creative force behind many well known cocktail destinations, she was one of the first female bar managers in Austin. Her boldness, notoriety, and customer-oriented style of service garnered her the “Best Craft Bartender” award by CultureMap. As the General Manager of Midnight Cowboy, she has pursued the interest of innovative and culinarily driven cocktails with passion.

For more than 20 years, Bill Norris has poured drinks in venues from the Jersey Shore to London to New York to Austin, winning numerous awards and cocktail competitions along the way.  Since 2011, he has been the Beverage Director for the Alamo Drafthouse, The Highball, Midnight Cowboy, Glass Half Full and 400 Rabbits.

Q U E S T I O N S ?

For more information, contact Jenna Carrens at or 409.553.9198!