Every year there are a few events that I look forward to. One of the top events on my list is Savor Dallas. To say it is only one event, would be a lie. Savor Dallas is a weekend full of spectacular events throughout Dallas that focus on only the best food and wine.
Savor Dallas is not only about tasting delicious wine and food but about educating and entertaining food enthusiasts. Savor Dallas features selections from some of DFW’s top restaurants and chefs. I’ve been attending Savor Dallas for over 4 years and it just gets better and better each year.
Now that Savor Dallas is in it’s 11th year, it has become a signature event in the area. The four-day festival features educational and wine-tasting seminars, wine dinners hosted at premier destinations in the city and our signature events in Dallas’ landmark locations that include:
Arts District Wine Stroll, March 19th 5:00-7:30pm
Kicking off the Savor Dallas festival, the Arts District Wine Stroll is a popular mainstay of the weekend. Hosted amidst the nation’s largest contiguous urban arts district, its a feast for all the senses, providing the opportunity for guests to embrace the art while sampling tastings from local food artisans and culinary talent, along with fine wine and spirits. Venues include the Crow Collection of Asian Art, Meyerson Symphony Center, and Nasher Sculpture Center.
Must Be 21+ | Location: Dallas Arts District | Ticket Price: $40
Savor the Arboretum, March 20th 6:30-8:30pm
Savor the Arboretum, in partnership with Rosewood Ranches Wagyu Beef, is an exclusive evening at Dallas’ world-class botanical gardens just minutes from downtown. Culinary connoisseurs and Dallas Arboretum members gather in one of the most beautiful settings in the city for a lush, laid-back sampling experience at sunset. Tastemakers mingle with chefs and explore gardens while savoring the delightful, bold sips, sights and sounds. Proceeds benefit the education department of the Dallas Arboretum. It’s the ultimate garden party!
The Reserve Tasting, March 21st 5:30-7:30pm
The Reserve Tasting offers epicurean enthusiasts an evening filled with the finest wines and spirits, paired with flavors from top Dallas restaurants and live entertainment. In addition, Goody Goody will be showcasing a selection of high-end Grand Cru Classe Bordeaux wines from the finest chateaux in France, specifically chosen by the Goody Goody Wine Team during yearly trips abroad. Look for some vintners to bring older vintages of their wines to demonstrate how the wines successfully age. Premier distillers will also be in attendance to introduce their claims to fame. As an extra treat, the ultimate Republic National Distributing Company mixology lounge will feature such brands as Absolut Elyx and Hendrick’s Gin with master mixers shaking up cocktail tastings that can’t be missed.
Must Be 21+ | Location: Women’s Museum at Fair Park | Ticket Price: $150
The Grand Tasting, March 21st 7:00-10:00pm
The delicious main event of the Savor Dallas festival, The Grand Tasting is truly one of the most exciting epicurean events of the year. Dallas-Fort Worth’s star chefs and culinary artisans offer tastes of signature cuisine, paired with sips from winemakers, distilleries and breweries. The Grand Tasting features delicious sampling opportunities along with interactive experiences, social lounges, and a live music stage, all within Dallas’ beautiful Fair Park.
Early Access (6:30PM-7:00PM) will also be available for this event!
Must Be 21+ | Location: Centennial Hall at Fair Park | Ticket Price: $125-$150
The Community Brunch, March 22nd 11:00am-2:00pm
Mimosas, Bloody Marys and all the brunch faves…the Community Brunch, in partnership with Downtown Dallas, Inc., delivers bold tastes, festive sips and lively entertainment. Join co-hosts Rob Brinkley, FD Editor in Chief, and Christopher Wynn, FD Deputy Editor, for this new “Sunday Funday” Savor Dallas event—assuring plenty of good company. The focus is on local flavors and an outdoor, community-style dining experience with a culinary selection curated and served by Cafe Momentum, along with tastes from The Joule Hotel and Wild Salsa, plus cocktail bars featuring signature sips from Korbel, Chambord and Skyy Vodka. Live music includes soulful sounds by Dallas’ own Larry g(EE).
Also on the menu? A specially designed, custom plate by Dallas artist and Aurora co-founder Shane Pennington . Proceeds from the Community Brunch benefit Cafe Momentum.
Must Be 21+ | Ticket Price: $30-$100 | More Info
Anyone can purchase tickets for Savor Dallas’ events through the Savor Dallas website and they range in price from $40 to $150 per event with several discounted packages available for multiple events. I highly suggest buying tickets as soon as possible because events will sell out!