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Chefs’ Picnic on the Lake Recalls the White Rock Lake of Yore


Mark your calendars for June 26 when White Rock Lake”s Art Deco Bath House will bustle with the Chefs’ Picnic at the Lake celebrating 100 years of White Rock Lake and Dallas’ chapter of the American Red Cross. From noon to 3 pm, during the grand finale Comerica White Rock Centennial Celebration weekend, Dallas’ top chefs, will served a picnic lunch from the original Bath House concession stand, along with beer, wine and refreshments.

The Grape’s Brian C. Luscher along with Janice Provost, Parigi; Marc Cassel, Peavy Road (coming soon); Graham Dodds, Bolsa; Jeff Harris, RedFork; Nathan Tate and Randall Copeland, Restaurant Ava; Diane and Justin Fourton, Pecan Lodge; and Hollie Dorethy, Personal Chef, prepare an extraordinary seated picnic luncheon with their unique spin on the traditional al fresco-fare.

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While you’re there, check out the music, old-school photographs, and memorabilia. “Chefs’ Picnic at the Lake will transport guests to a time when White Rock Lake was the staple of summertime in Dallas,” organizers say. That is, if they had Deep Eddy Sweet Tea vodka cocktails (like the Minty Deep Daily, The Skinny Dip and The Deep Eddy Splash) 100 years ago.

Proceeds will help fund 10 capital projects such as enhancing hike and bike trails, improving parking lots, renovating White Rock Dog Park, restoring the park forests, and more.

Tickets are $55 per person in advance and include complimentary valet parking at The Bath House Cultural Center, located at 521 East Lawther Drive in Dallas. For more information and to purchase tickets go to or call 214-632-0784.

Chefs’ Picnic at the Lake is held in conjunction with The Beach Party of the Century hosted by For the Love of the Lake with support from White Rock Lake Foundation and the Friends of the Bath House. For a full list of events June 25-26 and to purchase tickets go to or call 214-660-1100.