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Thanks for making the 9th Annual Celebration such a big success.
Join us for the 10th Annual Savor Dallas in March 2014.
The Savor Dallas concept was envisioned over ten years ago by co-founders Vicki Briley-White and Jim White as a means of showcasing Dallas-Fort Worth's great chefs, restaurants, cultural and artistic treasures, and to create the signature wine, food, and spirits festival that the Dallas-Fort Worth Area deserves.
Savor Dallas is a weekend celebration featuring over 50 top chefs from Dallas-Fort Worth, and more than 400 premium wines, spirits and beers. It's a food and wine lovers' extravaganza of sampling.
Savor Dallas was developed to promote Downtown Dallas, the Dallas Arts District, and other unique cultural and entertainment areas, like Las Colinas, Bishop Arts, The Latino Cultural Center, The African American Museum, and others. When it comes to star chefs and premium wines, Savor Dallas is the largest (and most delicious) wine and food event in Texas.
For complete information and to get tickets visit www.SavorDallasTickets.com or phone 888-728-6747.
Special Lone Star Award honorees are announced in January. The 2012 awards for Outstanding Culinary Achievement were presented to restaurateur Alberto Lombardi, and to Patricia and Curtis Meadows for Outstanding Contribution and Support of the Arts in Dallas. http://www.savordallas.com/lonestarwinners.htm
The wine and food event of the weekend, The International Grand Tasting, attracts over 2500 lovers of fine wine and cuisine, where over 65 of DFW's top chefs and more than 400 premium wine, spirits and imported beers are available for tasting.
Savor Dallas continues to support the North Texas Food Bank with proceeds from an upscale wine and travel silent auction, and by contributing to the endowment fund for "Cafe Momentum". A program administered by the Greater Dallas Restaurant Association to help at risk youth get training within the restaurant industry.
The "Wine Stroll at the Perot" event in 2013 is a benefit for the Perot Museum of Nature and Science.
In 2011 and 2012, a special wine and cheese seminar was held at the Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek, as part of Savor Dallas, to benefit the DFW chapter of the American Institute of Wine and Food. Other fundraisers were staged for the Dallas-Fort Worth Chapter of Les Dames d'Escoffier and the Texas Sommeliers Association.
Savor Dallas is a "labor of love" dedicated to helping folks who attend walk away with a very good sense of which wines they should consider buying, and a taste of the best restaurants in the area.
Savor Dallas' commitment to attracting upscale consumers to downtown Dallas and the Arts District started in 2005. The annual event creates a food, wine and fun lover's paradise in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.
Savor Dallas is great partnership between many varying interest groups and has been made possible through the years by support from:
- The Office of the Mayor of Dallas
- City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs
- Downtown Dallas Association
- The Dallas Arts District
- The Dallas Convention and Visitors Bureau
- The Greater Dallas Restaurant Association
- The Irving Convention and Visitors Bureau
- The Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas
- Arts Magnet Building Campaign-Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts
- The North Texas Food Bank
- Glazer's Wholesale Distributors
- Republic National Distributing
- CBS Radio Dallas
- D Magazine, D Home Magazine
- American Airlines
- The Hilton Anatole Hotel
- The Westin City Center Dallas
- The Sheraton Dallas
- The Latino Cultural Center
- The African American Museum
- Victory Park
- American Airlines Center
- Great Chefs
- Supporters of the Dallas Arts
The Inaugural Savor Dallas
Savor Dallas, February 18-20, 2005, welcomed nearly 4000 attendees from 13 states and the surrounding area to events in the Dallas Arts District, the Latino Cultural Center, 21 restaurants, the Hilton Anatole and the Fairmont Dallas. Over 100 wines and spirits were represented in tasting events throughout the weekend. The wine and spirits brands, along with 43 top chefs participated in the "International Grand Tasting". Tyler Florence from the Food Network, PBS's Zarela Martinez and local stars Dean Fearing and Stephan Pyles staged cooking demos. Nationally recognized wine and spirits educators, including Steve Olson, Josh Wesson, Jeff Morgan, Leslie Sbrocco and Dale DeGroff, presented tasting seminars.