Savor Dallas, presented by Goody Goody, announces 2017 Event Lineup & Host Chef Talent

Savor Dallas, presented by Goody Goody, has released the 2017 event lineup for its festival on April 6-9, featuring five events over four days, with 75+ restaurants and chefs, 450+ wines and 70+ spirits.

The 13th annual food, wine, and spirits celebration’s gourmet adventures include a smokin’ hot opening night kickoff in the Harwood District, a mixology-fueled cocktail party, a supreme grand tasting experience, and a farmer’s market brunch. Each event promises innovative culinary creations from local talent paired with drink tastings from across the world.

This year, Savor Dallas introduces a team of host chefs, who will preside over the events and curate one-of-a-kind tasting experiences for guests. The 2017 host chefs include Chef Kirstyn Brewer of soon-to-be-named Chinese concept, Chef Katherine Clapner of Dude, Sweet Chocolate, Pitmaster Matt Dallman of 18th & Vine, Chef Graham Dodds of Wayward Sons, Chef Omar Flores of Casa Rubia and Whistle Britches, Chef Brian Luscher of The Grape, Chef Misti Norris, Chef Stephen Rogers of Gemma and soon-to-open Sachet, Chef Nathan Tate of Rapscallion and Boulevardier, and Chef David Uygur of Lucia.

In addition, Chef Chad Houser of Café Momentum will serve as the honorary host chef of the festival.

From Alison Draper, president of CrowdSource:

Elevating the rich texture of Dallas’s dining scene while giving back to the community has always been an essential piece of what we’ve set out to do with Savor Dallas. This year, we’re thrilled to continue that mission even more with Chad Houser and the life-changing work he does at Café Momentum.

Tickets are available now. Prices range between $55 to $400, with à la carte options and all-inclusive packages available.


Festival Snapshot & Event Lineup:

Thursday, April 6 (5:30-8:30pm)
‘Cue It Up! at Marie Gabrielle Gardens
Playing with fire and featuring smoked flavors—both savory and sweet

The ultimate opening night kickoff to Savor Dallas is a new event that puts a whole different spin on everyone’s favorite— barbecue! Host chefs Katherine Clapner, Matt Dallman and Nathan Tate along with other culinary innovators put a fresh taste on all that smoke and fire.


Friday, April 7 (7-10pm)
Shaken + Stirred at Happiest Hour
The ultimate cocktail party with mixology and chef-paired tastes

Where the cocktail is king and the mixologist reigns supreme… Savor Dallas’s signature spirits and mixology-driven event, Shaken + Stirred is at a new home this year—Happiest Hour. In addition to those creative drinks, host chefs Graham Dodds, Misti Norris, and David Uygur curate a charcuterie experience like no other with additional food pairings from additional chefs and restaurants.


Saturday, April 8 (6-8pm)
Reserve Tasting at Centennial Hall at Fair Park
The premier wine and spirits tasting experience for the fine drink aficionado
Savor Dallas’s most exclusive tasting experience, The Reserve Tasting is hosted in conjunction with the Grand Tasting and features the most premier wines including reserve and limited edition labels along with an exclusive spirits tasting lounge.

Saturday, April 8 (7-10pm)
Grand Tasting at Centennial Hall at Fair Park
The culinary centerpiece of Savor Dallas featuring 50+ chefs, hundreds of wines, and countless spirits

Savor Dallas’s delicious main event, the Grand Tasting continues its reign as the ultimate epicurean destination featuring endless sampling opportunities. Hosted by Chad Houser along with Chefs Kirstyn Brewer, Omar Flores, Brian Luscher and Stephen Rogers it’s a can’t-miss evening with some of Dallas’s favorite culinary talent along with wines and spirits purveyors from across the world—plus, an outdoor grill lounge, live music and so much more.

Sunday, April 9 (10:30am-1:30pm)
Community Brunch: Farmer’s Market Edition at Dallas Farmer’s Market
A walk-around tasting of the freshest farm-to-plate fare

This installment of Savor Dallas’s signature Community Brunch wraps up the weekend of Indulgences on a fresh note with a delicious walk-around tasting featuring the Dallas Farmer’s Market’s chefs and the local farmers whose ingredients inspire them. Of course, bubbly, cocktails, and mocktails are all on the menu, too, along with entertainment that’s perfect for an easy Sunday morning.


Edited Media Advisory