Your Ultimate Guide to Park and Palate Oct 13-14th


Klyde Warren Park is excited to announce the wineries and spirits that will be featured in its annual fundraiser, Park & Palate’s Grand Taste, taking place on Saturday, October 14 from 2 to 6 p.m. In addition to enjoying the best of Texas cuisine, guests at the Grand Taste will enjoy a tasting of premier wines, spirits, and beer.

“We’re complementing the creative dishes our participating chefs will be featuring with a wide variety of wines and spirits at this year’s Park & Palate,” said Erika White, vice president of events and programs at Klyde Warren Park. “We are deeply grateful for Republic National Distributing Company’s collaboration and the support of Klyde Warren Park.”

deep ellum wine walk

The Grand Taste will showcase popular wineries and spirits from all over the state and country, including Joseph Phelps Vineyards, Wines of Bordeaux, and Duckhorn Vineyards.  The list of Grand Taste wine, spirits, and beer at Park & Palate 2017 is included below:

  • Alaskan Brewing Company
  • Austin Cocktails
  • Austin Hope
  • Banfi Wines
  • Becker Vineyards
  • Bishop Cider Company
  • Blue Moon Tequila
  • Canvasback
  • Casa Noble
  • Chateau Ste. Michelle
  • Cherry Pie Wines
  • Community Beer Company
  • Crawford Malone
  • Crimson Wine Group
  • Davis Bynum
  • Deep Ellum Brewing Company
  • Delicato Family Vineyards
  • Diora Wines
  • Duchman Family Winery
  • Duckhorn Vineyards
  • Excelsior Wines
  • Francis Ford Coppola Winery
  • Gentleman Jack
  • Glenfiddich
  • Hendrick’s Gin
  • High West Distillery
  • Hope Family Wines
  • Hundred Acre Wine Group
  • Impatience
  • Impeccable
  • Jackson Family Wines
  • Joseph Phelps Vineyards
  • K Vintners
  • Kobrand Wine & Spirits
  • Korbel California Champagne
  • Layer Cake Wines
  • Llano Estacado
  • Pahlmeyer
  • Palm Bay International
  • Reyka Vodka
  • Rodney Strong Vineyards
  • Round Pond Estate
  • Roxor Artesian Gin
  • Santa Margherita
  • Sonoma-Cutrer Wines
  • Treana Wines
  • Trinchero Family Estates
  • Tullamore Dew
  • Vektor Vodka
  • VINO
  • Vintage Wine Estates
  • Vintus Wines
  • Wines of Bordeaux
  • Wines of Rioja
  • Wines of Substance
  • Yellow Rose Distilling
  • Z. Alexander Brown
  • Zephyr Gin and more

Woman drinking wine

“We’re excited to be a part of Klyde Warren Park’s annual fundraiser for the third year, and to host such an exciting culinary experience with world-class wines and spirits,” said Leon Cikota, vice president of Fine Wine Texas at Republic National Distributing Company.

Guests will also have the opportunity to join special wine seminars as well as pop-up bars from local favorites inside Savor Gastropub. The schedule for the Grand Taste seminars and pop-up bars is as follows:

Wine Seminars:

2:30 p.m. – 3 :15 p.m.: Discover the Cuts: Wine pairing with steaks from 44 Farms and Chef Jr. Borges

3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.: Bubbles for Days!:  Sparkling wines from around the world

4:30 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.: Taste of Spain: A walk through Rioja

Pop-up Bars (available for VIP ticket holders):

2 – 3:30 p.m.: The Typsy Alchemist

3:30 – 5 p.m.: The Hide Bar

5 – 6 p.m.: Savor Bar

This year, the culinary celebration is taking the unique theme of “Pillars and Protégés”, featuring well-known pillar chefs who are selecting a partner with whom to create a special collaborative dish for the weekend’s tasting. The Grand Taste lineup includes notable regional and national chefs, including four-time James Beard Award nominated chef from Dallas Kent RathbunJason Dady of the Jason Dady Restaurant Group, Executive Chef Junior Borges of The Joule Hotel, Rico Torres and Diego Galicia of Mixtli, Amanda Rockman of South Congress Hotel, Page Pressley of Emmer & Rye, Richard Ruskell, and more.


Park & Palate 2017 Chef Lineup

Friday, October 13 – Down to the Roots

Jon Bonnell, Bonnell’s Restaurant Group and Anthony Felli, Water’s Restaurant

Tyson Cole, Uchi and Philip Speer, Bonhomie

Jason Dady, Jason Dady Restaurant Group and Jeff Bekavac, Neighborhood Services

Dean Fearing and Eric Dreyer, Fearing’s Restaurant

Monica Pope, Sparrow Bar + Cookshop and Timothy Smith

Rebecca Masson and Kimberly Nguyen, Fluff Bake Bar

Kent Rathbun and Aaron Staudenmaier, Lovers Seafood


Saturday, October 14 – Grand Taste

Alex Astranti, Chef de Cuisine at Uchi Dallas & Top Knot and Rhonda McCullar, Top Knot

Jeff Balfour, Southerleigh and Tim Keating, Disney’s Flying Fish Café

Ryan Barnett, Lark on the Park and J. Chastain

Junior Borges, The Joule Hotel and Damon Wise, Linton Hopkins’ Group, NYC

Katherine Clapner, Dude Sweet Chocolate and Robert Lyford, Patina Green

John Coleman, Savor Gastropub and Julie Vorce, Pink Apron Pastry

Jason Dady, The Jason Dady Restaurant Group and Shota Nakajimi, Adana, Seattle

Diego Galicia, Mixtli Progressive Mexican Culinaria and Luis Colon, Folc

Jared Harms, Fairmont Dallas and Brandon Drew, The Pyramid

Nick Hurry, Proof & Pantry and Omar Flores, Whistle Britches

Zach Hunter and Karsten Speith, The Brewer’s Table

Peja Krstic, Một Hai Ba

Brian Luscher and Brandon Papalardo, The Grape

Michael Martensen, Proof & Pantry

Rebecca Masson and Kimberly Nguyen, Fluff Bake Bar

Andrea Meyer, Bisous Bisous Pâtisserie and Catherine Balkan, Tulie Bakery, Salt Lake City

Andre Natera, Fairmont Austin and Jason Purcell, Garrison

Page Pressley, Emmer & Rye and James Dumapit, Old Thousand

Kent Rathbun, Chef Kent Rathbun

Richard Ruskell, UCLA Pastry Chef + Cake Wars

Ethan Holmes, Snap Kitchen

Amanda Rockman, South Congress Hotel and Juliann Stoddart, Parkside

Jim Sevy and Eric Freidline, Sevy’s Grill

Ray Skradzinski, Idle Rye and Patton Robertson, Café Momentum

Callie Speer, Holy Roller and Shawn Cirkiel, Parkside

Philip Speer, Bonhomie and Tyson Cole, Uchi

Aaron Staudenmaier, Lovers Seafood

Shuji Sugawara, Shinsei

Josh Sutcliff, Mirador and Ray Allen, Bellota Restaurant, San Francisco

Rico Torres, Mixtli Progressive Mexican Culinaria and Norbert Portillo, Tabla

David Uygur and Kevin Martin, Lucia

Nick Walker, CBD Provisions and Evan Gonzalez, The Mansion on Turtle Creek

Nicholas Yanes, Juniper and Kyle Burgess, OX, Portland


The Grand Taste will take place on Saturday, October 14 at Klyde Warren Park, located at 2012 Woodall Rodgers Freeway in downtown Dallas, Texas. Tickets for the Grand Taste are $75 for general admission and $125 for VIP and are still available to be purchased online at Tickets must be purchased in advance, as they will not be sold at the door. Proceeds will benefit Klyde Warren Park, which is managed by the nonprofit Woodall Rodgers Park Foundation.

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