#FoodieFriday: Hot Dallas Foodie Fundraiser, Park & Palate

by E.A. Shumate on October 7, 2016 in Food, Dallas/Fort Worth,
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Connoisseurs of cutting-edge Texas cuisine and spirits will fill Klyde Warren Park in Dallas October 21- 22 for one of the hottest tickets in town, Park & Palate. This celebration of Texas’s culinary scene showcases Texas chefs, two from each of the state’s major cities, as well as wineries, breweries and other spirits from around the world in separate events over two nights.

grand-tasting-0131Friday’s already sold-out event, Down to the Roots, kicks off the weekend with the region’s most popular chefs, wineries, breweries plus Chef Dean Fearing of Dallas, and his all-chef band, “The Barbwires.”

Other culinary talents featured during the exclusive donor and sponsor fundraising event are Jason Dady of the Jason Dady Restaurant Group in San Antonio, and Austin’s Tyson Cole of Uchi and Uchiko. Other chefs in the Down to the Roots line-up include Molly McCook of Ellerbe Foods, Michael Thompson of Michael’s, Michael Fojtasek of Olamaie, Bruce Auden, Sharon Hage, Robert Del Grande, and Hugo Ortega. Down to the Roots takes place from 7:30-10 p.m. under the stars and the lights of the colorful Dallas skyline. On Saturday, day two of Park & Palate brings Grand Taste, an afternoon event including more than 30 chefs and 30 wineries, along with tastings of craft cocktails, beers and assorted spirits. Look for wine tastings throughout the day, with opportunities to get up-close and personal with chefs, brewers, sommeliers and mixologists.

grand-tasting-0099“As the unifying link between downtown and uptown Dallas, Klyde Warren Park is always a center of activity and we’re excited to bring some of Texas’s culinary superstars in on the fun,” said Tara Green, President of Klyde Warren Park. “Proceeds from this event will help us continue to keep the park pristine, safe, and active for the Dallas community.”

In addition to The Barbed Wires, other entertainment during the two days will include singer-songwriter Eric Paslay, DJ Lucy, and flower chef Carly Cylinder.

“This event combines the finest foods, wines, and music with a fantastic outdoor setting in support of the park; a true community treasure,” said Stephen Butt, Senior Vice President, H-E-B, Central Market Division, who are title sponsors.

Although the Down to the Roots event is sold out, some Grand Taste tickets are still available from the event website. Valet parking is available for $20 per car with other self-parking options located near the park and throughout Dallas’s Arts District. Both culinary events are 21 and up, with plenty of free family-friendly activities available on the East Lawn. No outside food or beverages are allowed within the event.

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