Park & Palate Grand Taste at Klyde Warren Park October 22


Klyde Warren Park is excited to announce the full culinary lineup for its annual fundraiser, Park & Palate, on Friday, October 21 and Saturday, October 22. While Friday evening’s Down to the Roots fundraiser is a sell-out, tickets are now on sale for Saturday’s Grand Taste. Guests at the Grand Taste will be treated to feature tastings of spirits, craft cocktails, and beers, all against the backdrop of the distinctive Dallas skyline.  

“We are thrilled to bring together such extraordinary talent for Klyde Warren Park’s premier fundraiser,” said Tara Green, President of Klyde Warren Park. “Saturday’s Grand Taste will showcase more than 30 of the region’s most popular chefs in a celebration of Texas’ culinary scene.”


Participants in this year’s Grand Taste event include four-time James Beard Award-nominated chef from Dallas Kent Rathbun, John Tesar of Knife, Dean Fearing of Fearing’s, 23-year veteran chef John Coleman of Savor Gastropub, and Jason Dady of the Jason Dady Restaurant Group in San Antonio. The full culinary lineup for this year’s Park & Palate is below:


Friday, October 21 – Down to the Roots

Bruce Auden – Biga on the Banks

Jill Bates – Fearing’s

Tyson Cole – uchi

Jason Dady – Jason Dady Restaurant Group

Robert Del Grande – Café Annie

Dean Fearing – Fearing’s

Michael Fojtasek – Olamaie

Sharon Hage – Sharon Hage Farm to Fork Consulting

Brian Johnson – Central Market

Molly McCook – Ellerbe Fine Foods

Kyle Nelson – Central Market

Hugo Ortega – Backstreet Café, Hugo’s and Caracol

Michael Thomson – Michael’s Cuisine & Ancho Chile Bar

Julie Vorce – Savor Gastropub

Saturday, October 22 – Grand Taste

Jeff Balfour – Southerleigh

Melody Bishop – Lark on the Park

Richard Blankenship – CBD Provisions

Nilton Borges, Jr. – The Joule Hotel

John Brand – Supper

Jermaine Brown – Julia Pearl Southern Cuisine

John Coleman – Savor Gastropub

Jason Dady – Jason Dady Restaurant Group

Ross Demers – On the Lamb

Brandon Drew – The Pyramid at the Fairmont Hotel

David Fingerman – Madrina

Omar Flores – Casa Rubia

Diego Galicia – Mixtli Progressive Mexican Culinaria

Nick Hurry – Proof + Pantry

Dennis Kelley – Lark on the Park

Brian Johnson – Central Market

Geronimo Lopez – Botika

Brian Luscher – Luscher’s Red Hots and The Grape

Rebecca Masson – Fluff Bake Bar

Andrea Meyer – Bisous Bisous Pâtisserie

Suki Otsuki – Mudhen Meat and Greens

Kent Rathbun

Timothy Rattray – The Granary ‘Cue & Brew

Justin Richardson – Brigid

Joe Scigliano – Savor Gastropub

Philip Speer – Bonhomie

Shuji Sugawara – Shinsei

John Tesar – Knife

Rico Torres – Mixtli Progressive Mexican Culinaria

Julie Vorce – Savor Gastropub

Andrew Wiseheart – Contigo and Chicon

Nicholas Yanes – Juniper

and more


Park & Palate will also feature music from Platinum-selling, country music singer-songwriter and EMI Recording artist Eric Paslay, the Barbed Wires, Johnny Reno & the Rockets, and DJ Lucy. Additional talent includes featured bartender and restaurateur Michael Martensen and Flower Chef Carly Cylinder.

“More than one million guests enjoy the park each year,” said Park & Palate co-chair Rob Walters. “Thanks in large part to support from the business, philanthropic, and culinary communities, Klyde Warren Park serves as Dallas’ central gathering place where everyone is welcome.

The Grand Taste will take place on Saturday, October 22 at Klyde Warren Park, located at 2012 Woodall Rodgers Freeway in downtown Dallas, Texas. Tickets are $75 and can be purchased online. Proceeds will benefit Klyde Warren Park, which is managed by the nonprofit Woodall Rodgers Park Foundation.

Stay tuned as details surrounding additional activities, parking and transportation, and more will be announced early next week. Watch for more details here.


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