Dallas Arboretum continues Chefs in Nature series

JANICE.door.joy.2015Last month, the Dallas Arboretum launched a new culinary event: Chefs in Nature, where local chefs share recipes, prepare some bites and pair their dishes with a few cocktails. There are three more events scheduled each month. Tomorrow, Aug. 17, will feature community favorite Janice Provost of Parigi, pictured, conjuring up a light menu with two summer cocktails and tips on making her French-Italian fusion food. On Sept. 21, Nikky Phinyawatana of Asian Mint will create the meal. It will all culminate on Oct. 16 with a Harvest Feast featuring six chefs, each preparing a course.

The August and September events run from 6–7:30 p.m. The price is $70 ($63 for members). Learn more here.

—  Arnold Wayne Jones

Chihuly Nights at Dallas Arboretum

Chihuly in effect

The marriage of Dale Chihuly and the Dallas Arboretum seems like an obvious one. His gorgeous glass sculptures against a natural landscape are a match made in heaven. Chihuly at the Arboretum opens this weekend and runs through Nov. 10, so you have some time to see this magnificence up close. And trust, it really is.

Chihuly Nights are featured Tuesdays–Thursdays during the exhibit and feature illuminated sculptures, live music and dining options

DEETS: Dallas Arboretum, 8525 Garland Road. $15–$20. DallasArboretum.com.

—  Rich Lopez