Food and fashion have gone hand-in-hand since Versace released his line of gourmet-inspired gowns woven from arugula and Zagat-rated spaghetti fibers. Savor a combo of cuisine and haut couture with today’s Groupon: for $40, you get two tickets to A Taste of River Park (an $80 value). The event takes place on Saturday, September 10 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the River Park shopping center.
A Taste of River Park blends cuisine, fashion, and wine in a celebration of local culture to benefit Valley Animal Center. The event will feature a live cooking demonstration by celebrity-chef Elizabeth Falkner, known for her appearances as a Top Chef judge and her impressive architectural cakescapes shaped like the Guggenheim Museum or intricately cracked sidewalks. Pairs of oenophiles can sip the diverse flavors of vino presented at the wine sampling, which showcases the fermented fruits of labor for wineries in and around Fresno. Macy's Fall Fashion Preview highlights some of the hottest styles for the upcoming season, such as clothing drifting from area trees in various hues. Duos can fuel their imitative runway sashays by sampling eats from more than 20 of River Park's choice restaurants.
A Taste of River Park
Behind courtyards filled with lit fountains, verdant trees, and grassy spaces stands the glossy façade of River Park shopping center. During each annual A Taste of River Park these courtyards fill with local chefs serving tastes of their restaurants' signature dishes and Central Valley wineries pouring samples of their wines. While visitors stroll through the outdoor festival, the mall's retailers put on a fashion show of upcoming fall fashion trends and demonstrate the 21 ways to button a cardigan. Visitors can also thrill to the sights and sounds of the featured live entertainment.