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6 Events You Shouldn’t Miss at Savor Dallas This Weekend

Every year, Savor Dallas, a food and wine festival, takes all the best chefs in Dallas, squeezes them into one giant room for the International Grand Tasting, and leaves us always wanting more. Well, this year, we got our wish. All our classic, favorite events—Arts District Wine Stroll (sold out), Savor Arboretum, and Reserve Tasting—are still there, but Savor’s added a few new ones. Check it out.

Thursday, March 20

SAVOR THE ARBORETUM: Savor is kicking off the weekend with Savor the Arboretum from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Sip on wine and stroll through the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden. Tickets are available here. $65 per person

Friday, March 21

A NOTCH ON THE SILVERADO TRAIL: End your evening with a 6-course wine dinner at the Omni Dallas Hotel hosted by executive chef Jason Weaver. At “A Notch on the Silverado Trail,” Ralf Holdenried of William Hill Estate Winery will assist you with all the wine pairings. Tickets are available by calling the Omni Dallas Hotel at 214-744-6664 or email smsoria@omnihotels.com.

Saturday, March 22

WINEMAKER TASTING PANEL: From 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., enjoy a Winemaker Tasting Panel at Bob’s Steak and Chop House in the Omni Dallas Hotel. Tickets are available at www.savordallas.com. $50 per person

STIRRING UP INNOVATION: Want to learn more about your favorite trending beverage? The seminar, “Stirring Up Innovation” from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Bob’s Steak and Chop House will let you in on a few cocktail secrets. Tickets are available at www.savordallas.com. $50 per person

RESERVE TASTING: Premium wine and spirits will be showcased at the Reserve Tasting from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. You’ll be able to try everything from Duckhorn Vineyards’ Merlot to Veuve Clicquot Brut Champagne. (The entire list is actually listed here.) Most people dress to the nines for this one, so dust off that suit and tie. Tickets are available at www.savordallas.com. $150 per person

INTERNATIONAL GRAND TASTING: You definitely won’t want to miss the International Grand Tasting, which will include samples of cuisines from all around the world. Dozens of North Texas’ top chefs will be serving you small plates of their food. Choose from 400 premium wines, spirits, and craft beers to wash it all down. This event will be from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas. Tickets are available at www.savordallas.com. Fast track early entry $145, general admission $120, designated driver (food only) $90