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Wining and Dining with Jim White March 17, 2011

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Savor Dallas Helpful Hints and FAQ’s

The 7th Annual Savor Dallas, celebrating wine, food, spirits and the arts is in full swing Friday and Saturday.  It’s a diverse event, with lots of locations.  We hope you can join us.   Through the years we have encountered just about every question imaginable about the event.  So, for your wining and dining pleasure (in case you are joining us), we have prepared a handy guide with answers to our most frequently asked questions about Savor Dallas.   This should make your  experience more enjoyable, and quite selfishly, mean that I will be able to answer fewer emails, texts, and phone calls this weekend.  Read on and see if your question about Savor Dallas makes the top 10. BTW, tickets for most events are available at the door.  Please visit the website.

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Wining and Dining with Jim White March 15, 2011

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Savory Tunes

Nadia Washington

In keeping with its theme of promoting the arts, the 7th Annual Savor Dallas wine and food festival this weekend, features an abundance of music at all major events both Friday and Saturday.

The International Grand Tasting on Saturday March 19th at the Sheraton Dallas features two great musical acts.  Vocalist Nadia

Marc Toussaint

Washington, a graduate of Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, will be debuting her new CD “Journey”.  The Bill Cosby Presidential Scholarship sent her to Boston and the Berklee College of Music.  And, the crowd pleasing Marc Toussaint Combo will also be performing at the Grand Tasting.  Marc’s latest CD, “ONE FOR MY BABY”, and previous three recordings, were each engineered by multi-Grammy award winner Phil York, and are collections of some of the greatest swing, jazz and dance favorites.

On Friday March 18th, Fans of the popular Arts District Wine Stroll can enjoy guitar stylings from Peter Gardini, reminiscent of jazz legend Wes Montgomery at the Dallas Museum of Art , and jazz duo DJ Sullivan and Norwood Bach at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center while sipping and strolling from 5 to 7 p.m.  Gardini, who is a one man virtuoso, also brings his diverse repertoire to the Savor Dallas “Reserve Tasting” on Saturday March 19.

The Ultimate Friday Night pARTy at Gables Park 17 features a quintet from Denton, First Take Electric Jazz, founded by Tony Palos and trumpeter Tina Palos.  Their funky electric sound combines the styles of Weather Report, Miles Davis and others.

Savor Dallas is a celebration of wine, food, spirits and the arts.  We wanted to bring more music to the mix.  We think it will be a very harmonious weekend.

Get more details and ticket for all events online, www.SavorDallas.com.  Or, call 888-728-6747 for more information.

Wining and Dining with Jim White March 13, 2011

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J.D. Miller at work

Savor Dallas is an artful experience

The 7th Annual Savor Dallas, celebrating wine, food, spirits and the arts, might consider all caps for ARTS this year.  In addition to wine arts and culinary arts, there is a veritable kaleidoscope of visual arts featured throughout the weekend.

Renowned artist J.D. Miller paints a magical canvas at the Savor Dallas International Grand Tasting on Saturday March 19th (Sheraton Dallas Hotel), and offers it to the evening’s Silent Auction to benefit the North Texas Food Bank.  J.D. appears on behalf of Gables Park 17 at the tasting extravaganza, to highlight their on-going commitment to promoting local artists.  The Uptown residential community is also site of Savor Dallas’ “Ultimate Friday Night pARTy” on March 18th.  Each floor of the 25 story building features the work of local artists, and will be available to view during the party.

Modern sculpturist Nic Noblique unveils new works at Gables Park 17 on Friday, and will also be on display at Savor Dallas during the International Grand Tasting from 7 til 10 p.m.  Nic’s unique style is popular throughout the world.  Many of his works are on display around Texas.  You can view his works at The Cameron Gallery in the Dallas Design District.

Austin artist Kathy Womack, who has made a name for herself with beautiful depictions of “Women and Wine” will be showcased at Savor Dallas in an “Artful Wine Lounge” presented by Red Rock, Ghost Pines and Apothic Wineries.  Kathy will have a special piece available for sale at the International Grand Tasting, and is also donating one of her works of art to the silent auction to help fight hunger in North Texas.

Nationally recognized artist Richard Nunez, who paints for many celebrities for their charities, including Anthony Hopkins, Anne Hathaway, Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne, Usher, and others, will also be painting “live” at the Grand Tasting.  Nunez has spent a lot of time in Napa and Sonoma partnering with wineries and charitable causes.  At Savor Dallas, he will partner with Terrazas de los Andes, a premium wine from Argentina, to create a work of art for the Silent Auction.  To view 25 years of artwork from Nunez, visit this YouTube link.

Works from many more great local artists will also be featured at the International Grand Tasting to present a silent auction featuring original artworks made of clay or glass to create unique platters, dishes and plate forms.  All auction proceeds from the display will benefit THE EASL FUND which provides limited financial assistance to Dallas/Fort Worth area artists and arts professionals who are in dire temporary distress because of an unforeseen medical emergency or other catastrophic event. EASL (Emergency Artists’ Support League) is a designated fund of the Communities Foundation of Texas, Inc., a tax-exempt nonprofit organization, under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. For more information, visit www.easl.us.

So, in addition to the celebration of wine and food, celebrate the arts at Savor Dallas!  For tickets to Savor Dallas and more information, visit SavorDallas.com.

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