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Valentine's Day

Lovebird’s Dinner Could Be Your Valentine

There will be animals, a gorgeous prairie, and food by chef Anastacia Quinones.

Last year, I waxed poetic about the romance of cheese as a Valentine—its gooey delights. (And was reminded that this is not the most common thought regarding the pink-and-red, love-themed holiday.) I offer another suggestion this year.

The Trinity River Audubon Center’s Lovebird’s Dinner (Feb. 10), the second in its fundraiser dinner series, Dining on the Prairie, plays unexpectedly with the part of romance we associate with love-smitten doves.

The evening promises a seasonally-inspired menu by chef Anastacia Quinones of Oddfellows. The center’s educational team will talk about bird courtship. And there will be, the press release promises, cameo appearances by live animals from the Dallas Zoo. I wonder: cooing, silky-breasted mourning doves? Pink flamingoes? Penguins that mate for life? Bonobos?

Ultimately, as anyone who has attended the Songbird Supper series knows, the greatest poetry, the greatest romance, is in the setting itself: a gorgeous swath of natural prairie and the Great Trinity Forest. There is something beautiful about dining on a swatch of incredible biodiversity.

Tickets are $85 each and seating is limited. For more information and to purchase tickets, go here.

Note: The last in the tri-partite fundraiser series that began with the Songbird Supper in October, featuring Janice Provost, will be Hogs and Hops, featuring food by chef Peja Krstic of Mot Hai Ba (June 15).

Event details

WHEN:  Lovebird’s Dinner will take place from 7 – 10 pm on Saturday, February 10, 2018.

WHERE:  Lovebird’s Dinner will be held at Trinity River Audubon Center, 6500 Great Trinity Forest Way, Dallas, TX 75217

CONTACTS:  Sarah Bayley, Audubon Texas, 214-370-9735 ext. 202, [email protected]

Lucy Hale, Trinity River Audubon Center, 214-309-5810, [email protected]