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Dallas Arboretum Meals and Wine Pageant 2024

Final night time was one among my favourite occasions of the entire 12 months: The Dallas Arboretum Meals and Wine Pageant. I took my foodie pal Rachel and even on a wet night time, the annual fête was in high-quality type. The occasion was moved to an indoor/outside setup proper on the entrance, with giant tents defending friends from the rain. (The occasion is often unfold out all through the backyard.) The lighting, decor, and potted crops made the expertise really feel magical regardless of the rain. Plus, it was approach much less strolling, which I admit, was fairly good!

In my view, this was probably the greatest foodie years up to now. The cooks actually introduced it this 12 months and there was a improbable number of bites. There have been tons extra greens this 12 months, which I beloved, and an awesome number of gadgets equivalent to clams, tacos, lettuce wraps, salads, charcuterie, and extra. Actually, what’s higher than tapas and treats?

We even obtained to see some spring blooms! There have been tulips, azaleas, and cherry blossoms inside eyesight. If you wish to see what the Dallas Arboretum seems to be like throughout its annual Dallas Blooms competition, learn this.

The Meals

It’s onerous to decide on favorites however I’m going to attempt! The clams from Meridian have been an absolute standout. Yearly I rave about their Meals & Wine Pageant chew and in some way I’ve nonetheless by no means been to Meridian. The eggplant tapenade by Saint Rocco at Trinity Groves had a lot taste and went completely with my rosé.

Mozzarella Firm x Empire Baking Firm by no means disappoints with their cheese and bread combos. The Ahi Tuna Tostada with blackened ahi tuna and pineapple pico de gallo by Taco y Vino is just about the whole lot I would like in a chew.

Amor y Queso served up lovable little charcuterie plates that completely paired with my favourite wine of the night: Rotari’s Arte Italiana Rosé. I used to be delighted to see Justin Wines and simply needed to get a splash of my beloved cabernet!

Sadelle’s served up a pleasant and contemporary asparagus and leek appetizer. Dive Coastal supplied a scrumptious lettuce wrap. Snap Kitchen had a scrumptious rooster salad loaded with dill. I adored the crudo served in cones however I didn’t catch the named of the restaurant. If I discover out, I’ll add it right here!

Most Artistic

Probably the most inventive chew was served by Kessaku. They made rooster yakitori and puffed rice paired with a “not so quaint” with Japanese whiskey and maple. It tasted like elevated rooster and waffles. We hardly ever see a chef serving up a wonderfully paired cocktail at a meals and wine competition, in order that was an actual spotlight of the night! What a considerate contact.

Favourite Chew

My absolute favourite chew of the night was the quinoa with spring peas, microgreens, tomatoes, and goat cheese by Vestals. I’m going to dream about this dish. I really may eat that every single day for lunch and I WILL be trying to recreate it.


I used to be additionally delighted to see extra desserts this 12 months. La Duni supplied scrumptious tres leches meringue cups, Molino Olōyō served up caramel popcorn with gelato, CocoaVina had scrumptious chipotle darkish chocolate medallions that appear to be a murals, and Sugar & Sage had an entire assortment of pastries and cookies to select from.

My favourite dessert of the night time although needs to be the strawberry cake by Diana Zamora. Her new place, Nena Postreria, hasn’t even opened but however I’ll definitely be there when it does!

All in all it was one other magical night time at The Dallas Arboretum Meals and Wine Pageant. I already can’t watch for subsequent 12 months! Since this was my sixth time attending, I now have a full set of memento Rosewood Ranches Dallas Arboretum wine glasses. Maybe I ought to host my very own little meals and wine competition within the backyard for my girlfriends! Wouldn’t that be fabulous get together concept?

Dallas Arboretum Food and Wine Festival

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