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See how the pros do it and sample a small bite of the fruits of their labor as well! Renowned chefs, such as P. Allen Smith, take center stage in the demo kitchen at A Tasteful Place, creating special dishes featuring seasonal vegetables from the garden. Registration is required for these free events.
Chef Ellise Pierce, The Cowgirl Chef - "Texas Cooking with a French Accent"
March 7, 2018, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m., A Tasteful Place
Chef Ellise Pierce, author of the cookbook Cowgirl Chef: French Cooking with a Texas Accent and the Cowgirl Chef Blog, will be here to do a cooking demonstration in ATP.
Free, Required Registration Coming Soon
Chef Jolie Oree-Bailey Cooking Demonstration
Sunday, March 11, 2018, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., A Tasteful Place
Join the Executive Chef of Low Country Cuisine, Jolie Oree-Bailey, known to always create a show stopping bite. She will be using seasonal vegetables to create a couple of dishes using seasonal vegetables growing in the garden.
Chef Chris Patrick, Abacus
March 20, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., A Tasteful Place
Join Chris Patrick, executive chef at Abacus, for a demonstration showing off his contemporary global cuisine with Pacific Rim influences. Come samples a few bites of his dishes using seasonal vegetables growing in the garden.
Register Free Here
Chef Matt McCallister, FT33
April 11, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., A Tasteful Place
Learn about the antioxidant power of cauliflower and demystifying winter produce. Delicious on its own, cauliflower's anassuming flavor adapts to many culinary profiles. Come check out its bountiful nutritional benefits and explore this veggie's versatility with fun twists on the the ordinary.
Chef Ana Quinones, Oddfellows
May 12, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., A Tasteful Place
Presented by the Food & Hospitality Institute at El Centro College
Mondays in February, 11am-12pm, The Test Pavilion
Participate in a demonstration cooking class, taught by Chef instructors with assistance from students who attend El Centro College’s nationally–recognized culinary institute. This session is designed to refine your kitchen skills and showcasing seasonal produce found in A Tasteful Place. Free to garden guests, thanks to El Centro College, a part of Dallas County Community College District. Check the website regularly for weekly topics.
February Menu: Onion Jam Open Faced Grilled Cheese & Kale and Fruit Salad
Find El Centro Recipes on the A Tasteful Place Recipes Page.
Free Preregistration Here (required)
Seasonal, Daily Tastings
10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Ruthie Pack’s Tasting Plaza
Guests can try a sample of something fresh that's currently growing in in the garden such as pak choi, cilantro, onion, garlic, brussel sprouts, broccoli, cauliflower, celery and lettuce.
Week of February 12 - Cilantro
Cilantro Lime Soup, Cilantro Pesto and Lime Iced Cilantro Shortbread
Visit our recipes page to make these and all our tastings at home.
Week of February 19 - Collard Greens
Collard Greens Cornbread, Collard Greens and Kidney Bean Soup,Collard Greens and Sweet Potato
A Tasteful Place Events in 2018 are supported by Dallas Tourism Public Improvement District.