The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden held its inaugural Food & Wine Festival with more than 1,300 people in tow to celebrate cuisine and libations from many cultures.
Festival goers sipped libations, sampled food and desserts from 40 chefs and enjoyed a concert featuring Hobo Cane, a blend of pop and acoustic with a Latin flare, at the Martin Rutchik Concert Stage & Lawn.
“2017 is the year of culinary pursuits for the Dallas Arboretum. The chefs of Dallas were excited about, not only, the first Dallas Arboretum Food & Wine Festival that sold out, but beyond ecstatic about A Tasteful Place opening later this year,” said Chef Sharon Van Meter, president of 3015 at Trinity Groves and chair of the festival.
Mark Wolf, Dallas Arboretum board chairman, added, “A special thanks to all the chefs who participated in this successful Food & Wine Festival. Their food was both creative and delicious. We look forward to more food events, especially when we open A Tasteful Place, a two-acre garden inspired by the movement toward garden-to-table dining sustainability and healthier lifestyles.”