The Dallas Symphony Announces DSO Wine & Food Festival

August 27-29, 2021
at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center

Including the Symphony of Flavors Grand Tasting on Saturday, August 28, 12 – 3PM

Festival to feature Dallas Celebrity Chefs Misti Noris from Petra & the Beast, 
Peja Krstic from Mot Hai Ba & Ichi Ni San, Eric Dreyer from Monarch restaurant and more.

Dallas, Texas (June 9, 2021) – Today the Dallas Symphony announces its first annual DSO Wine & Food Festival. This new event will take place August 27-29, 2021, at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center and will feature wines from around the world, champagnes, craft brews, locally distilled spirits, plus some of your favorite tastes and small plates from celebrated Dallas chefs and restaurants. Full details and ticket information is available at . Ticket holders must be 21 or older for entry.

“I am thrilled to welcome many of our patrons to the Meyerson in August for this exciting new event,” said Ross Perot President & CEO Kim Noltemy. “We are looking forward to collaborating with some of Dallas’s finest chefs, giving our guests a wonderful few days of entertainment.

Over three days, the melodious sounds of clinking glasses and lively chatter will fill the halls of the Meyerson as guests are invited to attend events, including:

$98, Saturday August 28, 12 – 3PM

The magnificent Meyerson with its floor to ceiling glass walls offers a dramatic backdrop for the DSO’s inaugural Grand Tasting. Featuring bold and delicate flavors for you to taste from wine varietals worldwide along with foods from some of the finest chefs and restaurants right here in Dallas. Sample and learn about wine as well as craft beers, spirits and bubbles, while enjoying samples offered to you by the behind-the-scenes folks that create the culinary experiences you love at some of Dallas’s favorite restaurants. This all-inclusive event also includes a complimentary souvenir wine glass that you will use for the tasting and be able to take home.

Summer Wine Down Celebrity Chef Dinner
$200 (DSO Subscriber Discount $175)

Friday August 27, 7PM

Opus Restaurant in the Meyerson is the setting for this elegant wine dinner. Begin with a Champagne Toast followed by a four-course meal with thoughtfully inspired wine pairings. Featuring Dallas celebrity chefs Misti Noris from Petra & the Beast, Peja Krstic from Mot Hai Ba & Ichi Ni San and Eric Dreyer from Monarch restaurant, with additional chefs announced soon.

Bubbles & Bites Champagne Brunch 
, Sunday August 29, 11AM – 1PM

What better way to spend your Sunday afternoon than sipping bubbly at the Meyerson with friends while you sample an array of brunch items from local restaurants? The Bubbles and Bites tasting features champagne, sparkling wines and locally made infused vodkas, and “bites” of brunch favorites like buttery baked goods, egg dishes, fruits, cheeses, meats, fish and sweets. Your Bubbles and Bites ticket includes a complimentary souvenir wine glass for tasting.

The Perfect Glass: A Riedel Wine Seminar
$125, Sunday August 29 1:30 – 2:30PM

Wine enthusiasts of all levels will enjoy this seminar, where you’ll taste your way through four different wines and discover how glassware enhances grape varietals on the palate. This hour-long seminar, provided by the professionals from the famed Riedel Glassware, celebrating 265 years as a family owned business, is a unique experience you won’t want to miss. What better way to learn about Riedel’s Performance glassware than on the stage of the Meyerson. Your ticket includes rare access to the Meyerson stage, the wine tasting, and a set of four Riedel Performance level glasses to take home.

Sponsorship opportunities are available. For information, please call Sarah Whitling, Senior Manager of Institutional Giving at 214-871-4062.

The Dallas Symphony Orchestra, under the leadership of Music Director Fabio Luisi, presents world-class orchestral music at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, one of the world’s top-rated concert halls. As the largest performing arts organization in the Southwest, the DSO is committed to inspiring the broadest possible audience with distinctive classical programs, inventive pops concerts and innovative multi-media presentations. In fulfilling its commitment to the community, the orchestra reaches more than 243,000 adults and children annually through performances, educational programs and community outreach initiatives.

During the pandemic, the Dallas Symphony was one of a few major U.S. orchestras to present socially distanced concerts with live audiences throughout the 2020/21 Season. Furthermore, the orchestra has offered more than 200 outdoor chamber concerts in neighborhoods throughout the Metroplex since the summer. The DSO continued online music lessons to more than 200 students as part of its Young Strings and Young Musicians programs and increased its online dissemination of concerts through a newly designed website and on social media.

The DSO has a tradition dating back to 1900 and is a cornerstone of the unique, 118-acre Arts District in Downtown Dallas that is home to multiple performing arts venues, museums and parks – the largest district of its kind in the nation. The DSO is supported, in part, by funds from the Office of Arts & Culture, City of Dallas.


Denise McGovern | Vice President of Communications | Dallas Symphony Orchestra | 214.718.7094

Kristen Turner | Communications Manager | Dallas Symphony Orchestra | 214.871.4063