Written by Phil Cerroni
By Phil Cerroni
The 9th annual Savor Dallas afforded an opportunity for connoisseurs to venture out of their wineries and gastro pubs in order to gather around the area’s culinary prophets. Three days of tastings culminated in a grand spectacle on Mar. 16 when these true believers descended upon the Irving Convention Center for the Grand Tasting, which showcased the region’s finest wining and dining.
One guest, David Sterling, explained far reaching implications of the event. “We believe in the arts. We believe in what they bring to the culture of the city. We want to be part of that. We believe that what we do is a craft, is an art form,” Sterling said.
The festival’s overwhelming, positive response demonstrates that boutique restaurants are here to stay. Furthermore, with development in places like Oak Cliff and the Arts District, these establishments are only becoming more numerous and inventive.