The Dallas Arboretum is going to be a very, very busy place on the evening of Friday, March 22. There’s something for every taste in partying. From a grown-up playground at Rosine Hall to fine dining at A Tasteful Place, it’s going to be a-swarming with fundraising.
For those who want to relive their best childhood antics, there’s Recess benefiting Dallas Afterschool. Co-Chairs Lindsey Harrison and Morgan Denton Katz and Honorary Chair Susan Hoff have put together all types of activities including a “nostalgic schoolyard games, ‘adult’ juice boxes, and the opportunity to take a dig in a luxury prize-filled sandbox.” And if that’s not enough, this year’s event also features a chance to win a lavish trip to Sonoma or New York City!
As for the menu, Wolfgang Puck has put together “gourmet cafeteria-inspired” yummies as well as a Black Eyed Cherry Limeade courtesy of BLK EYE Vodka. For dessert, there will be the Lush Dessert Bar with “spiked” cupcakes and a TM ICE Cream cart.
According to Lindsey, “We hope this event will spark fond memories in party-goers from their youth and inspire them to support Dallas Afterschool. It is important for students to have a safe and academically stimulating environment after school.”
On the other hand, if your taste tends to be more graduate school, then make your reservations for Vintners’ Dinner that will include a five-course meal courtesy of ten area tip-top chefs (Chef Bruno Davaillon of Bullion, Chef Samir Dhurandhar of Nick and Sam’s, Chef Peja Krstic of Mot Hai Ba, Chef Matt McCallister of Homewood, Chef Janice Provost of Parigi, Chef Kent Rathbun of Imoto, Chef Stephen Rogers of Gemma and Sachet, Chef Jamie Simpson of The Chef‘s Garden®, Chef John Tesar of Knife and Chef Tre Wilcox of Tre Wilcox Cooking Concepts).
And, of course, each course will be paired with a fine wine.
Benefiting the Dallas Arboretum, the seated dinner is all a part of The Dallas Arboretum Food and Wine Festival (Thursday, March 21 thru Saturday, March 23). If you’re a glutton for beautiful surroundings and yummy food, you can check all three days of the Festival that include Thursday’s Grand Tasting, The Festival Continues, The Chef’s Garden’s Roots On The Road, as well as the Vintners’ Dinner.
Now, there only two problems:
- Deciding to please the child in you or dine elegantly with a view of downtown Dallas as the sun sets.
- Locking down your tickets. Check here for Recess and here for Vintners’ Dinner. Better move fast because tickets are getting scarce.
* Graphic courtesy of Dallas Afterschool * Graphic courtesy of Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden