Christmas Eve at ABACUS


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Celebrate Christmas Eve at Abacus is Here!

You are invited to come and experience a Very Special Christmas Eve Dinner with Abacus chef and culinary director, Chef Chris Patrick as we they move forward into their 20th year!

In addition to their incredible December a la carte menu, Abacus will be offering their 12oz Prime Rib for only $40 on the evening of December 24th from 5 to 8 pm.

Make your reservations now!

Call  Heather Mahlberg 214.559.3111 for Reservations.

December 24, 2018

Dallas Arboretum


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The Twelve Days of Christmas Come Alive in Dallas

Holiday at the Arboretum features the delightful 12 Days of Christmas outdoor exhibit that you and your children simply must see this year. The scene is set like something from a Hollywood movie. Victorian gazebos encase life-size costumed figures that bring each day of the traditional Christmas carol to life. The 12 Days of Christmas beautifully animate Three French Hens and Seven Swans a Swimming, but the ladies dancing, pipers piping and such are captivatingly life like!

Daytime hours for the 12 Days of Christmas is 9am to 5pm through December 31st.

From 10am to 4pm,  you can also enjoy “The Artistry of the Nativity,” in the historic DeGolyer House with its 500 crèches from over 50 countries representing so many cultures from around the world. In addition to the Ray Harrington and the Joe Christian collections, which the Arboretum owns, the private collections of Joyce and Larry Lacerte, Dan and Lydia Novakov, and a life-size crèche from Mary and Mike Terry, will also be on display. This is a unique opportunity to see these nativities as they have never been on public display before now. Additionally, every room in the DeGolyer House will be elaborately decorated fro Christmas.

The botanical garden re-opens at 6pm for evening hours for 12 Days of Christmas at Night exhibit, which is on display Wednesday through Sunday beginning November 9 through December 30.

With 500,000 lights illuminating throughout the garden, trimming the architecture of the historic homes and lighting the canopies overhead-including a 30-foot-tall tree at the center of property, this display is sure to warm the hearts of guests this Christmas Season.


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Mark The Holidays

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A Wine Dinner with Peter Marks

Mark the Holidays at The Adolphus in the 19th Floor Ballroom with the Mark The Holidays wine dinner featuring VP of Wine Education for Constellation Brands, Peter Marks.

Mark, a certified Masters of Wine, will lead this festive four course dinner with pairings from his favorite California vineyards. The dinner starts with passed canapes and Meiomi Sparkling Wine followed by dinner created by culinary Director Darren Anklam.

Venue: The Adolphus Hotel, 1321 Commerce Street, Dallas  214.742.8200

Date and Time: Wednesday, December 12, 2018 – 6:00 Ppm


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Veuve Clicquot Champagne Dinner

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ABACUS Veuve Clicquot Champagne Dinner

You won’t want to miss the November 15th Wine Dinner at Abacus so get your tickets now. The evening will be an outstanding one as Abacus celebrates the Holiday Season with VEUVE CLICQUOT!

Abacus Executive Chef, Chris Patrick has been looking forward to this since the extraordinary success of last year's event! His seasonal menu will feature Liver Pate, Pheasant Roulade, Maine Lobster, Smoked Veal Prime Rib, Bandera Quail, Peking Duck and Broken Arrow Ranch Wild Boar, and of course, VEUVE CLICQUOT.

Veuve Clicquot is a French Champagne house based in Reims, specializing in premium products. Founded in 1772 by Philippe Clicquot-Muiron, Veuve Clicquot played an important role in establishing champagne as a favored drink of haute bourgeoisie and nobility throughout Europe. Veuve Clicquot champagne has been featured in numerous films including Casablanca and Babette’s Feast.

What better way to kick off the 2018 Holiday Season!

To view the full menu and make your Reservations, click here.

Date: November 15th 6:30 PM - Close
Price: $175 pp plus sales tax and gratuity


Dean Fearing & Chefs for Farmers

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Fearing's Hosts Another Chefs for Farmers Event with their Fall Harvest Backyard Fest!

Fearing’s Restaurant, known for its “Elevated American Cuisine and home of Bold Flavors, No Borders,” is joining Chefs For Farmers to bring Fearing’s Fall Harvest Backyard Fest at the Ritz Carlton, Dallas. Participating chefs include nationally known Wolfgang Puck, Robert Del Grande, Norman Van Aken and Dean Fearing.

Since its opening in 2007, Fearing’s has been named “Restaurant of the Year” and “Table of the Year” by Esquire Magazine, and #1 in Hotel Dining in the U.S. by the Zagat Survey. The restaurant was nominated by the James Beard Foundation as Best New Restaurant and it is currently included on top national lists by, and many other influential food media. The evening will begin with top-shelf cocktails and perfectly paired wine will be served with a family style dinner.

Fearing’s Fall Harvest Backyard Fest includes a cocktail reception followed by a family-style dinner with entrees fusing flavors from each of the award-winning chefs.

The event concludes with live music from Chef Dean Fearing and his band. NO, the picture above is not the guitar Dean plays in the band.


$175 per person
Friday, November 7 – 10 p.m.
The Ritz Carlton | Dallas, 2121 McKinney Ave.
Tickets are $175 per person.


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Park and Palate Grand Taste 2018

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Park and Palate | Grand Taste in Klyde Warren Park.

The 4th annual Park & Palate’s Grand Taste fundraising event will take place on Saturday, October 27th from Noon to 4 p.m. at Klyde Warren Park.

The Grand Taste tickets are $75 and includes unlimited bites from 20 of the city’s hottest chefs paired with tastings from approximately 20 premier wines, spirits and locally-brewed beer.

Speaking of hot chefs, they don't get toastier than Chef Sebastien Archambault of The Mansion Restaurant on Turtle Creek! Chef Archambault will be rockin' Grand Taste 2018 with his classically trained French technique that blend with a refined new American cuisine, highlighted with regional ingredients and flavors.



Klyde Warren Park, 2012 Woodall Rodgers Freeway, Dallas, TX 75201


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Stephan Pyles Readers Choice 2018

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Chef Stephan Pyles is Dallas Observers 2018, Readers Choice for Best Chef!

Stephan Pyles is no stranger to accolades and awards, but he particularly enjoys when his own customers think he's doing a good job.

When Chef Pyles announced he was opening Flora Street Cafe, he was teased that he was swimming against the tide with a fine-dining restaurant. Obviously, those naysayers were way off base.

Chef Stephan Pyles says, "There will always be place for fine dining, a certain type of experience. In Dallas, I felt like that was what was missing. There’s brilliant food here in Dallas. It’s all very casual. It’s for Millennials. It’s good. It’s not about a quiet, dignified experience in a beautiful setting with superb service and food. The trick is to be small. That’s why Flora Street Cafe has only 70 seats."


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Happy Birthday ABACUS

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ABACUS Restaurant Celebrates 19 Years in Dallas!

Join the celebration at Abacus on their 19th Birthday with a $50 Five Course Menu Tasting. Wine pairing will also be available.

On October 25th, Abacus will be introducing some of their new Fall menu items including salmon, snapper, beef, venison, and even a new seasonal dessert. Don't miss it!

Come and experience the expertise of Chef Chris Patrick first hand as Abacus moves forward into their 20th year!

Call  Erin Moss 214.559.3111 for Reservations.

October 25, 2018    Cost: $50

Friends of James Beard Dinner 2018

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On Sunday, October 21st, The French Room hosts the first ever Friends of the James Beard Benefit dinner held in Dallas, supporting the next generation of great American chefs.

Set for Oct. 21, the restaurant’s newly appointed executive chef, Anthony Dispensa, will bring together his former culinary mentors, including Bradley Ogden, James Beard Foundation Best California Chef and Restaurant of the Year winner, and some of the city’s most celebrated local chefs to raise money for the next generation of great American chefs.

The evening will begin with a Champagne reception in The French Room Bar followed by an eight-course seated dinner in the dining room featuring exquisite wine pairings by The French Room’s sommelier, Leslie Hartman. For this special evening, each participating chef creates a course highlighting the ingredients of fall – ultimately creating a menu that is a true culinary collaboration by some of the country’s best chefs.

For one evening, top culinary talents from across the country collaborate to create an unforgettable celebration benefiting the James Beard Foundation and its programs. Each of the Foundation’s diverse programs, inclusive of educational initiatives, scholarships for culinary students, chef advocacy training and more, help to further its mission to create, nurture and honor chefs.

The evening begins with a Champagne reception in The French Room Bar followed by an eight-course seated dinner in the dining room featuring exquisite wine pairings by The French Room’s sommelier, Leslie Hartman.

For this special evening, each participating chef creates a course highlighting the ingredients of Fall – ultimately creating a menu that is a true culinary collaboration by some of the country’s best chefs.

Anthony Dispensa, The French Room

Eric Burrell (Dessert), The Adolphus

Bradley Ogden, Bradley Ogden Hospitality
Peja Krstic, Mot Hai Ba
Graham Dodds, The Statler
Angela Hernandez, Fine China
Johnny Church, Golden Entertainment, Inc.
Jeramie Robison, City Hall Bistro

Tickets are $225 per person inclusive of wine pairings, tax & gratuity. Seating is limited.


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Fearings 2018 Fall Concert Series

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Fearing's Restaurant at the Ritz-Carlton Dallas announces its 2018 Fall Concert Series.


Friday nights from 7 to 10 pm, enjoy live music at Fearing's. This Fall's Concerts feature

Danni and Kris, the beautiful acoustic duo, on September 18;

Hayden Haddock, Country singer/songwriter, on October 5th and October 26th;

Ryan Berg, Indie artist, on October 12th and November 2nd and November 9th;

Matt Tedder, Nashville Blues Challenge winner, on October 19th.


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