New Chefs For Farmers: Mixin’ It Up On the Boulevard

by Crave Staff             photos by Suzi Migdol

Chefs for Farmers and Dallas Uncorked are excited to present “Mixin’ It Up On the Boulevard 2012.” An outdoor food and wine/spirits celebration to be held May 6, 2012 from 1pm-5pm in the gorgeous Lee Park in Dallas, bringing together local farmers, celebrity chefs, local and national product purveyors, award-winning wines and spirits. What they’ll create together is anyone’s guess, but with this line up we are guaranteed it will be good.   

Mixin’ It Up On the Boulevard will feature over two dozen extraordinary chefs teamed with a specific wine or spirit to create a true pairing using local products. Additionally, guests will be able to visit an on-site pop-up farmers market filled with local farm products and regional purveyor’s goods, listen to sounds from local DJs while lounging on the lawn at the front of Lee Park.

This is the first event of its kind for Chefs for Farmers and Dallas Uncorked working together to create something truly unique for the Dallas festival scene.

Each year we will recognize and honor chefs, local farms and winery/spirits producers who are making a difference in their respective industry. Some of the 2012 honorees include Chef Stephan Pyles, Chef Dean Fearing, Chef Kent Rathbun, Cold Springs Farm and Wrath Wines.

Some of the hottest chefs in town participating are Greg Bussey (Victor Tangos), Bruno Davillion (The Mansion on Turtle Creek), Dean Fearing (Fearing’s), Scott Gottlich & J Chastain (Bijoux and Second Floor), Dan Landsberg (Hotel ZaZa), Brian Luscher (The Grape), Matt McCallister (Co-Founder of Chefs for Farmers), Andre Natera (The Fairmont), Andrew Ormsby (Andrew Ormsby Catering and Southern Comforts), Stephan Pyles (Stephan Pyles and Samar), Kent Rathbun (Abacus, Jasper’s, Rathbun Blue Plate) Scott Romano, Abraham Salum (Salum and Komali), Blaine Staniford (Grace), John Tesar (The Commissary), Tre Wilcox (Marquee Grill) and more to be announced in the coming weeks.

Gary Cogill Making 'Chefs for Farmers' Announcement at Samar by Stephan Pyles

Wineries and Spirits include Wrath Wines – Presenting Wine Sponsor, Domaine Serene, Adelsheim, Vision Cellars, Bottled Poetry, Palm Bay Imports, Trinchero, Voveti, McWilliams, Lange Twins, Times Ten Cellars, Fall Creek, The Macallan Scotch, Patron Tequila, Ultimat Vodka, Deep Eddy Sweet Tea Vodka and more to be announced in the coming weeks.

A portion of the proceeds from “Mixin’ It Up” will benefit Charity: Water and Meals on Wheels.  Please see below for details on each of these deserving groups. Additionally, a separation donation is earmarked for the Chefs Contest. The Chef who is chosen for “Best Dish” will select the charity to receive this donation.

Stay tuned for more details, as we’ll always be mixin’ it up.

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