Food goddess Padma Lakshmi is in Dallas this week, promoting her new book as part of the starry Arts & Letters Live series at the Dallas Museum of Art. If book events aren’t your style, enjoy the spring weather while it lasts at one of the 2016 Savor Dallas events.
We're giving you until Thursday to rest up for the jam-packed weekend, so you'll be in top eating-and-drinking form.
Thursday, April 7
Sammons Lunch Jam at Sammons Park
Want to see the next Erykah Badu? Then head to this free event supported by Neiman Marcus, which features performers from Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. Spice up your lunch hour with Dallas' best food trucks, or bring your own picnic. The musical theater and visual artists students perform starting at noon.
2016 Savor Dallas Garden Party at AT&T Performing Arts Center
Palates and palettes collide for a mega happy hour that’s cool, casual, and well-curated. Formerly known as the Arts District Wine Stroll, this event features food, wine, art, live performances, and music. Tickets are $50, and the event lasts from 5:30-7:30 pm. This year, Savor Dallas is also having events at the Nasher Sculpture Center, Centennial Hall, 3015 Trinity Groves, and more through April 10.
Sparkling Social at Steel Restaurant & Sushi Lounge
At this event, sparkling wines from Spain, Italy, and the United States are paired with small bites from chef TJ Lengnick. Pairings include Mercat Brut Cava with yellowtail ceviche, Carmina Proseca Loggia with scallop rumaki with prosciutto, and more. Stay for dinner and get 15 percent off your meal. Cost is $25, and required reservations can be made by calling 214-219-9908.
2015 French Rosé Tasting at Sigel’s Greenville Avenue
From 5-7 pm, join Sigel’s as it pops the cork on a newly arrived selection of French rosé. These wines — including Sancerre, Minervois, Chinon, and Cotes de Provence — are best consumed at their peak of freshness, and this annual free tasting gives shoppers a chance to pick a new favorite among the hearty selection.
Friday, April 8
Arts & Letters Live featuring Padma Lakshmi
The beautiful celebrity foodie talks about her new book Love, Loss and What We Ate, which traces Lakshmi’s journey from her grandmother’s kitchen in South India to the judges’ table of Top Chef and beyond. Tickets are $35, and the event, held at First United Methodist Church of Dallas, lasts from from 7:30-9 pm.
Saturday, April 9
No Tie Dinner & Dessert Party at Frontiers of Flight Museum
Themed “You Only Live Twice,” AIDS Services of Dallas’ largest fundraiser features a colossal selection desserts and cocktails, as well as music, dancing, live and silent auctions, and surprise performances throughout the evening. Tickets start at $75, and the party starts at 7 pm.
Sunday, April 10
Vickery Meadow Market at Half Price Books
This nonprofit farmers market features more than 100 vendors just outside of Black Forest Cafe. Growers, ranchers, and artisans expected to join this year include Baugh Farms, Caliper Farm to Market, Cardo’s Sprout Farm, Chandler Family Farm, Demases Farm, EMA Baking Co., Empire Baking Co., Half Moon Fried Pie Co., and more. The market is set up each Sunday, 10 am-3 pm.
Donut and Beer Pairing Flights at LUCK Trinity Groves
Join LUCK for the 13th installment of this pairing event with Glazed Donut Works. Mini doughnuts are matched with brews from North Texas craft breweries. Tickets are $17.87, and there are seatings at 11 am, 1 pm, and 3 pm. Plan on being there for two hours.