Meet & Eat
Meet & Eat
“The city of Dallas has one of the most rapidly evolving and eclectic food scenes in the nation, anchored by our unique blend of cultural heritages and championed by world-class chefs,” says Linda Gha ari, TryDallas! founder and CEO. “Our food is like Dallas itself: creative, passionate, but never too fussy.”
Privé, Westin Galleria Dallas
Are you beginning to suspect guests are tired of standing in a boring buffet line that presents the usual suspects in the same way every time? Check out Wolfgang Puck Catering’s fun twist on a traditional buffet. The company’s new vertical buffet adds an interactive element to event catering that revitalizes serving lines.
Tiny’s Tiny Pies are an Austin-based mom-and-daughter brainchild offering an incredible selection of pie varieties for any size corporate event. The pies come in sweet and vegetarian savory pies and are made from family recipes with the highest quality natural ingredients sourced from local farms (when possible).
Locally sourced, sustainable and healthful kids’ meals were top themes in 2015, according to a National Restaurant Association (NRA) survey of 1,300 members/chefs of the American Culinary Federation.
The JW Marriott Austin’s Burger Bar on Congress has received rave reviews since opening with the hotel in February. Locals, visitors— and even group attendees—line up at lunchtime and in the early evening for burgers, shakes and fries. The grab-and-go joint has a walk-up food truck-style window, a nod to the food trucks that occupied the space before the hotel was built.
Shari’s Berries offers decadently dipped treats, from fresh strawberries and cherries to cake pops and cheesecake bites, which are perfectly portioned, wrapped and delivered. Whether you want to reward one client or an entire office of employees, these fool-proof gifts are always tasteful. Fresh, organic fruit packages and edible gourmet gift collections also are available. The company has a distribution location in Garland, and you can order online at berries.com
The Blue Fish becomes seventh eatery in the area.
Whether you are hosting a group of locals for a corporate fete or looking to impress visiting out-of-towners, a great steak always makes a good impression. Beef is big business in Texas, which means myriad restaurant choices for planners.
“Nothing says Texas pride like a juicy steak. Texans spent $3 billion on beef in restaurants in 2014. That’s 700 million pounds of beef,” says Rachel Chou, Texas Beef Council senior manager, consumer communications.
And where better to treat your guests than a distinct steakhouse with private event space?
Eculent, a new restaurant at Clear Creek Vineyard, Winery and Resort in Kemah, uses all the senses to immerse guests in the dining experience. The restaurant’s transformative environment changes around the specific course being presented, says Executive Chef David Skinner. There are lights that vary in color and intensity, ambient scents that trigger memories, artwork that morphs to emphasize the moment and a soundtrack that harmonizes with targeted senses.