Dallas Arboretum Hosts Second Food & Wine Festival During Dallas Blooms

(Featured photo: Team from Parigi: Chef Janice Provost of Parigi, Dallas Arboretum’s Food and Wine’s festival chair, center.)


On March 22, the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden hosted its second international themed food and wine festival celebrating cuisine and libations from many cultures, set amidst the backdrop of its spring festival Dallas Blooms.

Jennifer Dickison, Steve Deshazo, Erik Dickison

More than 1,300 people attended this sold-out foodie affair. Arriving early, the VIPs were treated to specialty cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at A Tasteful Place, the Arboretum’s newest 3.5-acre vegetable, fruit and herb garden that boasts a breathtaking view of the downtown Dallas skyline.

Rosewwod Ranches Chef Michael Scott, Lynn Mahurin, Kenneth Braddock, Ranch Manager

The Jonsson Color Garden served as the perfect location for the more than 40 chefs, wineries and breweries to welcome guests with delectable delights and samples of wines and craft beers.

Neena Newberry, Nikky Phinyawatana, Lynn Mahurin

Chef Janice Provost of Parigi, Dallas Arboretum’s Food and Wine’s festival chair, said, “It’s amazing to partner with an organization that shares our passion of educating the public about growing and eating fresh, locally grown food.” Chef Sharon Van Meter served as a co-chair; she was the inaugural chair in 2017.

Dallas Arboretum Artscape evening
Shi Mcgowan, Brando Smith, Saundra Crowder, Tanika Haggan, Kimberly Lane Clark


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