Spring has sprung and it is time for the 8th Annual Savor Dallas. This event brings people together to enjoy light bites from some of North Texas’ finest chefs along with wine, spirits and the appreciation of art.
The weekend is packed with events to entice the palate and educate attendees in the fine art of pairing food with wine and spirits.
There are over 60 restaurants participating including Dakota’s Restaurant Chef Pete Harrison. Chef Harrison has participated in Savor Dallas several times over the years when he worked for other well-known restaurants – Nick & Sam’s, Dish, Hotel ZaZa and Capital Grill.
As part of Dakota’s Steakhouse theme of serving fine carved beef Chef Harrison is preparing an Ancho rubbed NY strip with jicama, cucumber slaw and a Chipotle aioli for Saturday night’s event.
“I like to see all of my chef friends. It is a good social thing. I get to mix and mingle the two for the night,” said Harrison who shares the same view as many other chefs. They never get the opportunity to taste food prepared by their chef friends because they are always working. Having all of the chefs together at one event is a wonderful experience for the community.
Chef Andre Natera from The Fairmont Dallas’ Pyramid Restaurant and Bar is excited about doing the event. He has participated in many events but this will be his first time at Savor Dallas. “It is always fun to be around chefs and people who enjoy good food,” said Natera. Chef Natera is a lover of Asian cuisine and is preparing a Thai Seafood Ceviche for Savor Dallas.
There are over 400 premium wines, spirits and beers being sampled at Texas’ largest food and beverage event. This gastronomic event has grown and expanded from downtown Dallas, south to the Bishop Arts District and northwest Las Colinas.
Event founders Jim White and Vicki Briley-White have stated that the events will benefit different organizations such as the North Texas Food Bank and Les Dames d’Escoffier.
Tickets are going fast for the different events. Go to www.savordallas.com for more information.
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