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July 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE: CMG) announced today the celebrity chef and music line-up for
Cultivate Dallas-Ft. Worth, which is making its southern debut on
Saturday, October 18 in nearby
Irving, Texas at Lake Carolyn. The one-day festival includes cooking demonstrations by celebrity chefs, live music, local food artisans, regional beer and wines, a special Chipotle festival menu, a Kids' Zone with games and other activities that emphasize fresh and affordable food made with sustainable ingredients. Admission is free.
Celebrity chefs lined up for the event include
Matt McCallister (FT33 in
Omar Flores (Casa Rubia in
Kent Rathbun (Abacus in
Paul Qui (Qui and East Side
Sean Brock (Husk in
Nashville, and McCrady's in
Amanda Freitag (Empire Diner in
The musical line-up includes
Amos Lee, O.A.R., MS MR, Sylvan Esso, and DJ Christopher Golub.
Dallas is home to the South's first Chipotle restaurant, which opened more than 15 years ago. Its vibrant food and artisan community offers a solid foundation for an event like Cultivate that celebrates great local and artisanal foods while helping people understand how food should be raised and prepared," said
Chris Arnold, communications director at Chipotle. "Cultivate allows attendees to interact with chefs, farmers and vendors – all while sampling foods exclusive to the festival."
Chipotle partnered with Lakewood Brewing Company of
Garland, Texas to produce a one-of-a-kind "Cultivate Farmhouse Ale" that will be exclusively poured at Cultivate Dallas-Ft. Worth. The ale, an interpretation of a farmhouse-style brew, uses a never-before-tasted recipe with Bravo hops for a somewhat bitter herbal note that is balanced with moderately sweet malts and Cascade and Citra hops for floral and citrus flavors. The beer also features local
Texas wildflower honey for sweetness.
Additionally, Chipotle's culinary team created a special menu that can only be purchased at the festival. Items include: a pork belly or barbacoa gordita; grilled chicken or Sofritas™ tacos; a baby kale and roasted corn salad; and a jasmine rice bowl with pork and chicken meatballs or organic tofu from ShopHouse Southeast Asian Kitchen, Chipotle's Asian concept.