Harwood Hospitality is launching a new food and wine festival in Dallas this month with free-flowing food and beverages

Chefs for Farmers is a few months away, but the folks behind the Harwood District aren’t waiting to strut their culinary bonafides.

On Friday, April 28, the downtown collection hosts Harwood Food & Wine Festival, which they’re billing as “a journey through the tastes of the Harwood District through wine, food and more in the beautiful Marie Gabrielle Gardens.”

The event will feature bites and drinks from Harwood’s 11 culinary concepts, including Elephant East, Dolce Riviera, Saint Ann, Poco Fiasco, Harwood Arms, Happiest Hour, Te Deseo, and Mercat Bistro.

Champagne, Rosé, Italian & French wines will flow from the open bars. A wine seminar and blind tasting led by master sommelier Barbara Werley will take place at the Dolce Riviera booth at 6:30 pm and 7:30 pm.

General admission tickets are $125 and VIP tickets are $150 (buy them here).

Here’s what Harwood says is on the menu:

Mercat Bistro 

• Steak Tartare Vol Au Vent (Harwood beef, cornichons, pickled mustard, Dijon)

• Eggs on Eggs (scrambled eggs, crème fraiche, caviar)

•Chocolate mousse

Saint Ann 

• Deviled Eggs

Fig & Favor 

• Gelato Cart

Harwood Arms 

• Reuben Sliders

• Sausage Rolls

Happiest Hour 

• cheddar/bacon sliders

• Chicken wings

Elephant East 

• Honey Chicken Skewers

• Char Siu Pork Bao

Te Deseo 

• Brisket Quesadillas

• Buffalo Chicken Flautas

Poco Fiasco 

• cocktails
• Dessert pizza or sweet knots

Dolce Riviera 

• Prosciutto

• Polpettine (House-made meatballs)

• Cannoli


⁠photo: Harwood