Wine Tasting and Fine Dining in Dallas
Star chefs and great wines return to Savor Dallas for their 7th annual event in Downtown Dallas and the Arts District.Enjoy a wine stroll through the Dallas Arts District or attend a wine tasting seminar at the Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek or even attend a cooking class with renown chef, Stephen Pyles.
She Is Dallas info: Savor Dallas is an exciting two day gourmet festival from March 18-19, 2011. Ticket prices range from $35 – $125 depending on the event. You can also find Savor Dallas on Facebook and Twitter.
The 7th annual Savor Dallas, March 18-19, is a Celebration of Wine, Food, Spirits and the Arts. The largest premium wine and food event in Texas is dedicated to showcasing the finest chefs in DFW, some of the world’s best beverages, and the renaissance of Downtown Dallas and the Arts District while recognizing industry leaders.
We are excited to announce this year's Lone Star Awards honorees, Dallas restaurateur Phil Romano and Fredericksburg vineyard owners Dr. Richard Becker and his wife Bunny, says Jim White, Savor Dallas co-founder along with his wife Vicki Briley-White. Phil is being recognized for his success and leadership in the culinary world, and the Beckers are receiving the Texas Spirit Award at Savor's prestigious Reserve Tasting on Saturday, March 19th.
The popular “Arts District Wine Stroll” sets the stage for the two-day festival on Friday, March 18th, 5-7pm, where guests can enjoy wine and food tastings in the Nasher Sculpture Center, the Meyerson Symphony Center; and the Winspear Opera House.
Several new features are expected to draw special food, wine, and art lovers this year, including The Ultimate Friday night pARTy at Gables Park 17 following the kick-off event, The Arts District Wine Stroll on Friday, March 18th; and a cooking class with Stephan Pyles at his namesake restaurant as well as a pairing of wine and cheese seminar at The Mansion on Turtle Creek with the Mansion's Michael Flynn and Mozzarella Company's Paula Lambert on Saturday, March 19th.
The Sheraton Dallas Hotel in downtown is the scene of Savor Saturday mainstays, March 19th, including a wine panel showcasing the top winemakers appearing at Reserve Tasting of ultra-premium wines and spirits, and the gourmet highlight of the Savor Dallas weekend —
the “International Grand Tasting” ( 7-10pm). The Grand Tasting features a sampling of signature cuisines from over 60 top DFW chefs and tasting of more than 400 premium wines, spirits, and imported beers.
In addition to the Friday night Gables Park 17 event presenting an exhibition of the work of local artists, the International Grand Tasting on, Sat., March 19th will hold an auction of ceramic and glass tableware created by professional artists from North Texas. All auction proceeds will benefit EASL (Emergency Artists Support League), a North Texas not-for-profit that coordinates with Communities Foundation to provide grants to artists who are in temporary distress because of an unforeseen medical emergency or other catastrophic event.
Savor Dallas donates proceeds from a fine wine silent auction to the North Texas Food Bank and funds a scholarship for a deserving chef to attend culinary school, which is administered through the Greater Dallas Restaurant Association. The Art Department at Booker T. Washington High School receives profits from the sale of student artwork at the event.