The Dallas Arboretum Food and Wine Festival

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Thursday, March 16, 2017

For the first time ever, the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden is designing and hosting its own festival to celebrate delicious, high-quality food and wine from a host of cultures, set against the backdrop of 500,000 spring blooming bulbs during the spring festival Dallas Blooms, "the best spot this side of Holland to see beautiful flowers," according to Southern Living Magazine.

This festival was born out of the close work done during the planning and development of A Tasteful Place-a pioneering, in-construction food and herb garden that is set to open in the fall of 2017-and the relationships we have developed with some of the best chefs in the region. We became excited about creating a luxurious festival to demonstrate the connection between nature, gardens, and the food we eat.

This premier, spring social event will feature savory delicious bites made by award-winning chefs from many fine restaurants around the Metroplex. Guests will be able to sample wines, and end the evening with dessert, coffee and special concert at the Martin Rutchik Concert Stage & Lawn, while watching the sun set over White Rock Lake. The cuisine will focus on five regions and types of dishes:

  • American Bistro
  • Mediterranean
  • Pan Asian
  • South American
  • Desserts from around the world

Buy General Admission Tickets

The list of chefs who will be serving some of the best food in the area includes:

  • Chef Sharon Van Meter, president of 3015 at Trinity Groves
  • Chef Aaron Staudenmaier, Shinsei/Lovers Seafood & Market
  • Chef Abraham Salum, Salum Restaurant
  • Chef Anastacia Quinones, Oddfellows
  • Chef Andrea Shackelford, Harvest Seasonal Kitchen
  • Chef April Barney, Miller & Associates
  • Chef Brad Phillips, Asador Restaurant at the Renaissance Dallas
  • Chef Chad Houser, Café Momentum
  • Chef Christopher Patrick, Abacus
  • Chef Daniel Pittman, LUCK
  • Chef Daniele Puleo, CiboDivino
  • Chef Dunia Borga, La Duni Baking Studio
  • Chef Rebecca Jolly Grayson Social
  • Chef David Gauthier, Smoky Rose
  • Chef Dunia Borga, La Duni Baking Studio
  • Chef Eric Dreyer, Fearings
  • Chef Gianni Santin, Haute Sweet Patisserie
  • Chef Henry Gentry, Henry’s Homemade Ice Cream
  • Chef Jay Valley, Saint Rocco's
  • Chef Janice Provost, Parigi
  • Chef Jean-Marie, CADOT
  • Chef Jeffrey Hobbs, The Slow Bone
  • Chef Jeramie Robison, Uchi
  • Chef John Doumas, Pop Star Handcrafted Popsicles
  • Chef John Tesar, Knife
  • Chef Josh Harmon, Kitchen LTO
  • Chef Justin Box, Cedars Social
  • Chef Katherine Clapner, Dude Sweet Chocolate
  • Chef Larry Williams, Sallio
  • Chef Luis Olvera, Trompo Taco
  • Chef Mark Wootton, Garden Café
  • Chef Mary Sparks, Emporium Pies
  • Chef Matt McCallister, FT33
  • Chef Meaders Ozarow, Empire Baking Co.
  • Chef Michael Scott, Rosewood Ranches Wagyu Beef featuring
  • Chef Mike Shetsky, SĒR Steak + Spirits
  • Chef Nikky Phinyawatana Asian Mint
  • Chef Omar Flores, Casa Rubia/Whistle Britches
  • Chef Richard Chamberlain, Chamberlain's
  • Chef Robert Lyford, Patina Green Home and Market
  • Chef Samantha Rush, Rush Patisserie
  • Chef Samir Dhurandhar, Nick & Sam's
  • Chef Scott Nakachi, Paul Martin's American Grill
  • Chef Sheila Roidopoulos, Cheesecake Royale & Royale Desserts
  • Chefs Sonny Pache & Michael Scott, Ocean Prime
  • Chef Uno Immanivong, Chino Chinatown
  • The Chef with No Name

Wine Vendors VIP Vendors

Alexander Valley Vineyards

BackPack Wines


Dalla Terra


Domaine de la Cote


Esprit du Vin


Gerard Bertrand

Hahn Family Wines

Hand Picked Selections

J. Lohr

Lange Twins Family Wines


Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits


Total Beverage Solution


Vineyard Brands


and more

Bella Union


Jim Beam Brands

Moët Hennessy USA

Nickel & Nickel

Patron Spirits

We have two ticket levels, VIP and general.

Buy General Tickets here for $140 ($125 for members)

Buy General Admission Tickets


If you would like to be added to the waiting list, please email with your name, email, phone number and the number of tickets needed. However, if you are set on attending, we advise you to purchase a general admission ticket now - if VIP spots open up, we will contact you and can upgrade general admission ticket holders if they are on the waiting list.

What makes VIP tickets special?

VIP ticket holders enjoy:

  • Entrance at 6:00 p.m. (General ticket holders at 6:30 p.m.)
  • Valet parking
  • A chance to mix and mingle with chefs
  • Special food in DeGolyer & at the concert
  • Special reserved seating at the concert

VIP Tickets are $195 ($175 for members)


  • Rosewood Wagyu Beef
  • Southern Glazer's Wine and Spirits
  • Dallas Southwest Osteopathic Physicians

Media sponsors:

  • D Magazine
  • CultureMap

All beverages will be provided to guests free of charge thanks to a generous beverage donor!

Cancellations and Refunds

The Food and Wine Festival will continue rain or shine. Tickets are not refundable, regardless of weather.

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