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Adrian Verdin, Sharon Van Meter

More than 1,700 people attended the sixth annual Food & Wine Festival at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden on March 23. The event, which was presented by Dallas Southwest Osteopathic Physicians, was held during the height of Dallas Blooms.  Guests enjoyed libations and delectable delights while strolling the garden on a perfect spring evening. Chef Sharon Van Meter served as the chef chair, and Adrian Verdin was the event chair.

Special thanks to the chefs who participated:

Asian Mint – Chef Nicky Phinyawatana

Bbbop Seoul Kitchen – Chef Sandra Bussey

Beckley 1115 – Chef Luke Rogers

Beyond the Box Catering – Chef Doug Brown

Bisous Bisous – Chef Andrea Meyer

Bright Box Foods – Chef Christopher Patrick

Café Momentum – Chef Aaron Collins

Cane Rosso – Chef Josh Healy

Carbone Vino – Chef Kashawn Cruell

Chef Mollie G: Custom Catering – Chef Mollie Guerra

CocoaVina – Chef Sanne Bogart

Dallas Culinary Company – Chef Jose Iturralde

Dea – Chef Roman Murphy

Encina (VIP) – Chef Matt Balke

Garden Café – Chef Justin Wern

Home Grown Market – Chef Lucy Braddock

Humble: Simply Good Pies – Chef Sean Jett

José (VIP) – Chef Anastacia Quinones

Knife Dallas (VIP)  – Chef John Tesar

La Duni – Chef Dunia Borga

Loro Asian Smokehouse and Bar – Chef Arturo Hernandez

Meridian (VIP) – Chef Junior Borges

Monarch – Chef Eric Dreyer

Mozzarella Company + Empire Baking Company – Chefs Paula Lambert and Meaders Ozarow

Nick & Sam’s – Chef John Kleifgen

Off the Bone BBQ – Chef Dwight Harvey

Parigi – Chef  Janice Provost

Petra & the Beast – Chef Colin Younce

Profound Farms – Chef Ramsey

Sadelle’s – Chef Keith Potter

Saint Rocco’s New York Italian – Chef Jay Valley

Savor by Samir Catering – Chef Salvador Ordaz

Snap Kitchen – Chef Lorena Basteris

Sushi Rock (VIP) – Chef Mark Tungcmittrong

Taco Y Vino – Chef Jimmy Contreras

Teriyaki – Chef Joshua Bonee

Thompson Dallas – Chef Jeramie Robison

Trompo – Chef Luis Olvera

Urban Rio Cantina & Grill – Chef Salvatore Gisellu

Vestals Catering – Chef Jordan Swim

Wolfgang Puck Catering – Chef Jonathan Stirnweis

A special thanks to Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits for providing the wine along with beers by popular breweries to pair with the food including Lakewood Brewing, Oak Highlands Brewery, Texas Ale Project, and White Rock Ale House & Brewery. For a complete list, visit

Food & Wine Sponsors:

Presenting Sponsor: Dallas Southwest Osteopathic Physicians

Additional Sponsors: Rosewood Ranches Wagyu Beef, Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits, Amegy Bank.

Dallas Blooms Sponsors:

Presenting Sponsor: Veritex Community Bank

Additional Sponsors: CC Young, Dallas Public Tourism Improvement District, Texas Telcom Credit Union

Media Sponsors: The Dallas Morning News, WFAA, Channel 8

About the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden:

The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden is located on the southeastern shore of White Rock Lake at 8525 Garland Road, Dallas, Texas 75218. The garden is also home of the nationally acclaimed Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden. It is open daily from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Daytime festival admission is $20 for adults, $16 for seniors 65 and older, $12 for children 2-12, and free for Arboretum members and children under two. Parking is $11 purchased online.  The Dallas Morning News is the principal partner of the Dallas Arboretum.  The Arboretum is supported, in part, by funds from the Dallas Park and Recreation Department. WFAA, Channel 8 is an official media sponsor for the Dallas Arboretum.  For more information, visit

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