A Taste of HP Village

The Dallas food scene can easily contend with the best of the best, and the restaurants at HP Village are no exception. We connected with each eatery to get the inside scoop on a signature dish or cocktail that is not to be missed. Get ready to embark on one mouthwatering taste of HP Village.

Bistro 31 – Red Beet Cured Pacific Salmon

Bistro 31 is reminiscent of a sidewalk café in the French Riviera, and has quickly become known as a unique culinary treasure thanks to its French, Italian and Spanish influences. The Red Beet Cured Pacific salmon is served over a potato latke and topped off with sour cream and paddlefish caviar. This starter dish combines classic American and European flavors with a modern twist.

Red Beet Cured Pacific Salmon with Potato Latkes, Sour Cream and Paddlefish Caviar

Red Beet Cured Pacific Salmon with Potato Latkes, Sour Cream and Paddlefish Caviar.

Royal Blue Grocery – Asian Chicken Salad

Royal Blue Grocery is the newest dining addition to HP Village, offering quick and convenient dishes for the diner on the go. The Asian Chicken Salad is light but flavorful thank to the lemongrass marinated chicken, mandarin oranges and ginger soy vinaigrette made onsite.


Asian Chicken Salad Tossed in Ginger Soy Vinaigrette and Topped with Mandarin Oranges, Carrots and Lemongrass Marinated Chicken.

Mi Cocina – La Llorona Margarita

Mi Cocina, or My Kitchen, has established cult following roots all across Dallas for a reason – the freshest and highest quality ingredients are used to create authentic Tex Mex cuisine and cocktails. The La Llorona Margarita is an off-the-menu drink made with Sauza Blanco Tequila, Grand Marnier, fresh lime juice and a chile powder rim that tastes even better than it looks.


La Llorona Margarita prepared with Sauza Blanco Tequila, Grand Marnier, Fresh Lime Juice and a Chile Powder Rim.

KT Burger – Ahi Tuna Salad

Burgers and fries aside, KT Burger also offers gourmet hotdogs, fresh salads, hand-crafted milkshakes and an assortment of draft and bottled beer. The Ahi Tuna Salad is prepared with fresh spring mix tossed in a wasabi vinaigrette and topped with tomato, red bell pepper, avocado and a filet of ahi tuna marinated in soy sauce with fresh garlic and ginger.


Ahi Tuna Salad Tossed in Wasabi Vinaigrette and Topped with Tomato, Red Bell Pepper, Avocado and a Filet of Tuna Marinated in Soy Sauce with Fresh Garlic and Ginger.

Starbucks – Artichoke and Goat Cheese Flatbread

With the introduction of a new wine, beer and small plates menu, Starbucks is now more than just your favorite caffeine shop. The artichoke and goat cheese flatbread is perfect for sharing or light, yet flavorful, meal for one.

Starbucks Artichoke Goat Cheese Flatbread

Artichoke and Goat Cheese Flatbread with Sundried Tomatoes.

Molto Formaggio – Gorgonzola Piccante Cheese

Molto Formaggio is a quaint, European-inspired cheese, wine and charcuterie shop with a vast product offering from 18 different countries. Made in Italy by the Guffanti family, Gorgonzola Piccante Cheese, made its US debut exclusively at Molto Formaggio. The penicillin mold of this cheese imparts a spicy, sharp flavor and with no added cream, makes for a versatile pairing with many of your favorite dishes or perfect all on its own.


Gorgonzola Piccante Cheese Paired with Potter’s Winter Rye Crackers and Dried Apricots and Oranges.

Café Pacific – Bouillabaisse

Café Pacific is a Dallas institution that has served the best in seafood and steak for over 34 years, so being rated by Zagat as one of Dallas’ best seafood restaurants is no surprise. A traditional fisherman’s stew from Marseilles, France, Bouillabaisse is prepared with an aromatic broth, including saffron, fennel and orange and paired with an array of fresh seafood. The warm bowl of cozy coastal cuisine is accompanied by grilled bread and Rouille, a red pepper and garlic aioli.

Bouillabaisse prepared with Alaskan Halibut, Bay of Fundy Salmon, White Shrimp, Littleneck Clams and a Lobster Tail.

Bouillabaisse prepared with Alaskan Halibut, Bay of Fundy Salmon, White Shrimp, Littleneck Clams, Lobster Tail, Fingerling Potatoes, Tomato and Bacon.



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Get to Know…Molto Formaggio


Specialty food and gourmet wine shop, Molto Formaggio, now serves snacks and wine by the glass on their patio.

Molto Formaggio, which was previously named Best New Epicurean Shop by D Magazine, features a small patio in the heart of HP Village.

Molto Formaggio, is a specialty wine, cheese and gourmet food shop, that’s reminiscent of a chic, European-style cheese and charcuterie store.

The shop was opened in 2008 after Dallas resident Michael Perlmeter attended culinary school in Florence, Italy where he was inspired by the local stores and wanted to fill a void in the Dallas market with an authentic Florentine experience. A few years later, Perlmeter would meet Kaylee Higginbotham – a former Dallas attorney who had quit practicing law to establish a culinary travel business in Italy. Higginbotham would go on to take over the day-to-day management of Molto Formaggio and help establish it as important part of the Dallas food scene.

Inside Molto Formaggio, you’ll find local, national and international wines, cheeses and gourmet food products, including a variety of fresh and aged cheeses from 18 different countries, jams and caviars.

Moliterno al Tartufo, an earthy Sardinian cheese that's aged for 12 months and then injected with black truffle before aging for another 5 months; Toggenburger, a Swiss raw cow's milk cheese that's nutty and tangy in flavor; and Mossfield, a totally organic Irish cheese that has a caramel, cherry, nutty and earthy flavor.

From left to right: Moliterno al Tartufo, an earthy Sardinian cheese that’s aged for 12 months and then injected with black truffle before aging for another 5 months; Toggenburger, a Swiss raw cow’s milk cheese that’s nutty and tangy in flavor; and Mossfield, a totally organic Irish cheese that has a caramel, cherry, nutty and earthy flavor.

The store’s knowledgeable staff caters to novice and seasoned wine and cheese lovers alike – recommending products based on taste preferences or occasions with ease. Whether it’s a hand-selected gift basket, a perfectly presented party tray or a cheese and wine pairing to satisfy an evening craving, Molto Formaggio is able to provide high quality service and products.

Pick up a pre-made gift basket or let the associates at Molto Formaggio create a custom one for you.

Pick up a pre-made gift basket or let the team at Molto Formaggio create a custom one for you.

Molto Formaggio has a lot on the horizon this summer, including a new schedule of tiered wine and cheese classes that focus on education and pairings, and the launch of ClubCrate – a once a month shipment of ever-changing, hand selected wines, cheeses, crackers, jams and salamis shipped straight to your door and primed for entertaining (or gifting.) This fall, Molto and 20 customers will embark on the yearly pilgrimage that both Michael and Kaylee lead to visit European cheese, wine and food makers makers in France, Spain or Italy. 

Wine and Cheese Class

Wine and cheese classes are offered throughout each month and focus on educating customers about perfect pairings.

For more details on any of these events or services stop by the store Monday – Saturday between 10am and 6pm or Sunday between 12pm and 5pm or check out

Molto Formaggio

68 Highland Park Village

Dallas, TX 75205



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Stella Loves HP Village

(Left) The ferris wheel and carnival light up the sky outside the Stella McCartney store. (Right) The night's hosts, Heather Washburne, Elisa Summers and Nasiba Adilova Mackie, pictured with designer Stella McCartney at center right.

(Left) The Ferris wheel and carnival light up the sky outside the Stella McCartney store. (Right) The night’s hosts, Heather Washburne, Elisa Summers and Nasiba Adilova Mackie, pictured with designer Stella McCartney at center right.

This Tuesday, Highland Park Village was transformed into a magical carnival filled with the sounds of giddy children snacking on cotton candy, a hometown band and the twinkle of lights from an adorned Ferris wheel. Co-hosts Nasiba Adilova Mackie, Heather Washburne and Elisa Summers hosted designer, Stella McCartney and guests of all ages for a night to remember.

A mother-daughter duo collect their Stella McCartney Kids winnings after participating in carnival games.

Guests were rewarded with some of Stella’s favorite things after participating in carnival games.

Dallas-based band, Loyal Sally, entertained with live music as carnival goers enjoyed vegan friendly snacks and sliders, elixirs, spirits and treats from Soulgood, Don Julio, Royal Blue Grocery and more.

Local band, Loyal Sally, entertains the crowd.

Local band, Loyal Sally, entertains the crowd.

Vegan sliders were among the treats served throughout the evening.

Soulgood vegan sliders were among the treats served throughout the evening.

Stella McCartney not only brought the fun to the Lone Star State, but she also unveiled her new Rainbow Pop Falabella Handbag Collection. We got a chance to catch up with the designer about that and then some.

Rainbow Pop Falabella bags and phone cases.

Limited Edition Rainbow Pop Falabella Bag Collection and Phone Cases.

HIGHLAND PARK VILLAGE: Each color within the Rainbow Pop Falabella Collection represents a personality trait – Mist for calmness, Bluebird for confidence, Bright Purple for fun, Hot Pink for friendship, Cherry for love, Orange for playfulness and Golden Syrup for joy. Which color’s personality trait resonates with you the most?
STELLA MCCARTNEY: You know, they all individually come together collectively and I identify with each one of them in some way. 

HPV: Your Falabella bag is so iconic – why do you feel this particular piece resonates so well with people?
SM: I think the design really captures all different sides of women. There is a timeless element to it. It’s very chic and the sloppiness of it is quite emotional and effortless. And at the same time it has the chain detail that has a hardness to it and an edge. I just find it has every little part of all of us.

HPV: How do your day to day experiences as a mother influence your designs for your children’s line?
SM: I think in the beginning it was very much that having kids you realize they grow out of clothes really quickly, they trash stuff really quickly and you want it to be their personality. I think there’s a stage happening at the moment where parents are dressing their children as a reflection of their own ego a lot of the times. So for me, I want kids to be able to love it, wear it, throw it in the washing machine and have it be a reasonable price point. I also want it to be something that is alive and cool, yet still kind of precious.

HPV: You are known for your collections being fur-free and leather-free. Why do you think you are one of the only luxury designers focused on building a sustainable and eco-friendly brand.
SM: This is my biggest challenge every single day when I go to work. To approach luxury fashion in this kind of way is unheard of, so it’s still very new, sadly. I work hard to do the best I can in making it not look like it’s a non-leather bag or shoe but it is very challenging. It’s very important to me personally so it’s how I’m going to always approach the business.

HPV: Being that you are visiting Dallas, what do you enjoy most about seeing your brand reflected in the Dallas lifestyle?
SM: For me, it’s always fun to see the variety – the different ages, backgrounds and sizes – and then to see the different collections and seasons come together on women that really enjoy the clothes. That’s really all I want.


Models in the Spring 2016 Stella McCartney ready-to-wear collection.

Models in the Stella McCartney Spring 2016 Ready-to-Wear Collection.


All images courtesy of Dana Drensky.

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What to Wear to the 2016 Dallas Art Fair

Dallas Art Fair  is just under a week away and we’re already thinking about what to wear and looking forward to catching a sneak peek of this year’s exhibitors – who range from the local Talley Dunn Gallery, to Carbon 12 from Dubai – at the 2016 Preview Gala.

Let the graphic works of Bernhard Buhmann and the whimsy florals in Sebastiann Bremer’s pieces inspire your look for the Dallas Art Fair season. Opt for this chic  Alexander McQueen sleeveless, leather dress for a cocktail appropriate feel.

Pair it with a chain metal Tom Ford shoulder bag and strappy, studded Christian Louboutin sandals for a little edge. Top off the look with the new Dior Set earrings, which can be worn separately in each ear or together as a single statement piece.

For more info on this year’s event, which kicks off next Thursday, April 14th, and to see a full list of the exhibitors, visit


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Memories & Moments: Celebrating Highland Park Village

Highland Park Village is pleased to celebrate turning 85 this year. Join us as we take a look back at some of our brightest memories and prepare for more great moments to come.

1931 – Highland Park Village opens with a grand opening party in true carnival style complete with games, a Ferris wheel and the ultimate grand prize for one lucky winner – a pony.

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1985 – Hermes opens one of just two stores in Texas, designed by Hermes family member, Rena Dumas. The beautiful boutique was remodeled in 2015 to include a complete home collection.

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2000 – Highland Park Village is designated a National Historic Landmark.


2012 – The first ever Highland Park Village Magazine launches, featuring Ready-To-Wear collections from specialty retailers and editorial articles.

Fall 2012 Magazine Cover

2012 – Dallas couple, Kelly and Michael Snyder, capture the celebration of their engagement at one of their favorite place’s – under the Highland Park Village holiday lights.

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What are some of your best HP Village memories?  We can’t wait to help you create new ones as we greet guests all year long with surprise moments while shopping, dining and being entertained around the Village. Your next Royal Blue Grocery coffee run could be on us, or your next purchase at Blue Mercury could come complete with a complimentary facial!

Share your memories and moments with us by tagging @hp_village and use #HPVillageMemories and #HPVillageMoments on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

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The Kiss and Tella Challenge 2014



It started in 2012, Stella feared the worst for New York City when Hurricane Sandy hit. She felt helpless watching the news and asked, “What can a KID do to help?!”

Her answer: cut down mistletoe, decorate it with bows and bells and sell it in the front yard. Her first stand sold out in thirty minutes. “Mistletoe is PURE PROFIT!”, she overheard someone say and indeed it was. By the time Christmas rolled around, Stella had raised $2,034 and had a check for the American Red Cross headquarters in New York City. After delivering the check in person, Stella learned first hand how the Red Cross disaster relief teams help people in need. She was invited to Brooklyn, meeting fire fighters who had saved entire neighborhoods, while their own homes succumbed to Hurricane Sandy. They thanked a kid for helping.

This year, the kids are back again selling mistletoe this month. And, 100% of the proceeds from the 2014 Mistletoe stands will go to the North Texas Food Bank! Did you know that One dollar feeds THREE meals at the Food Bank? Won’t you come and see the kids in the red hats at a stand this December? Or JOIN in the Kiss-and-Tella challenge! Help Stella and Quinn and gang reach their GOAL to feed 30,000 people with the help of the North Texas Food Bank.

Learn more here.

2014 Schedule at Highland Park Village

December 14: 1 to 4pm
Five and Ten (Highland Park Village)
60 Highland Park Village

December 20: 1 to 4pm
Five and Ten & Avant Garden
4 & 60 Highland Park Village


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Don’t Miss Your Family’s Holiday Tradition – A Christmas Carol is Selling Out!

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Last year 26 performances were sold-out! Buy your tickets today! Use code ACCINSIDER when purchasing your A Christmas Carol tickets for your chance to win a 2015-2016 DTC Subscription!

‘Tis the season to be jolly, when last season’s sold-out, family-favorite, holiday production of A Christmas Carol returns to the Wyly Theatre. In this delightfully re-imagined take on Dickens’ enduring classic, featuring Chamblee Ferguson as Ebenezer Scrooge, the audience is surrounded by the actors, with magical ghosts flying above, scary ghosts bursting out of the floor, and snow falling on everyone. Full of traditional Christmas hymns and songs in fresh, toe-tapping musical arrangements, joyful bursts of choreography, and eye-popping special effects, A Christmas Carol is Dallas’ newest “must-see” holiday tradition. Appropriate for families. Recommended for ages 8 and above.


This post is sponsored by the Dallas Theater Center.

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Highland Park Village Holiday Celebration


Join us on December 6th from 12:00pm – 4:00pm at Highland Park Village for a family holiday celebration. Activities will include: Santa, Mrs. Claus, face painters, balloon artists, holiday cookies, hot chocolate and a toy drive benefitting the S.M. Wright Foundation’s Christmas in the Park. All activities are free and open to all of our friends and neighbors.

Our tree lights will be illuminated until February 14th. We would love to see your snapshots of the lights! Please use #HPVILLAGELIGHTS when you upload your photos to social media.

From our family to yours, we wish you a very HAPPY HOLIDAY SEASON, a very Merry Christmas and blessings for a happy 2015.


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A Special Christmas Celebration at Highland Park Village




We hope you’ll join us for our special Christmas celebration on December 6th from 12-4 p.m. for a family holiday celebration including face painters, balloon artists, music and a toy drive benefitting the S.M. Wright Foundation’s Christmas in the Park. All activities are free and open to all of our friends and neighbors.

Our tree lights will be illuminated until February 14. We would love to see your snapshots of the lights! Please use #hpvillagelights when you upload your photos to social media.

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Style Card: Kevin Moriarty – Artistic Director for the Dallas Theater Center

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Kevin Moriarty

Today, we’re sharing a style profile with Kevin Moriarty, Artistic Director for the Dallas Theater Center.  Moriarty dished on style, his career, and some of his favorite Dallas spots.

S&S:  What has your lifelong relationship like been with theater?

KM: When I was 8 years old I saw my first play (a touring production of The Sound of Music starring Shirley Jones); I instantly fell in love with the theater. I loved that lonely, sad children became happy through singing and dancing, that good triumphed over evil when the family escaped from the Nazi’s, and that the young nun and the handsome captain fell in love. As I grew older I saw plays that introduced me to characters, stories and ideas that resonated with me deeply but which I had not yet experienced in my own life, including issues of justice, faith, life and death and sexuality. As an adult, theater has become for me a place where people come together to share stories, connect to each other, and discuss how we can grow and change as individuals and as a community.

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Dallas Theater Center production – The Tempest


S&S: Do you have any favorite plays?

KM: Anything written by Shakespeare! The Tempest is my most favorite. Also all Rodgers and Hammerstein musicals!


S&S: What is your dream job?

KM: I have it! Being an artistic director of a major regional theater in a growing, thriving city.


S&S: What was the transition like moving from NYC to Dallas? How did you alter your wardrobe?

KM: I was very apprehensive about moving to Dallas – would I be accepted? Would I like it? And, then I instantly was welcomed into the community and made deep and lasting friendships. Also, I hate cold weather and snow, which I’ve had to endure my entire life before moving to Dallas (I lived in Minnesota, Wisconsin, New York and Rhode Island), so even when it’s 100 degrees in Dallas I’m happy. And I love how friendly people are here and how much pride there is in the community and how much energy there is around growth and change. Also, the Arts District is fabulous.

As for my wardrobe: Dallas is definitely a more stylish, dressed up city than many. I wear a jacket and tie most days – but I also have an awesome collection of sneakers (in almost every color you can think of). I can get away with going to relatively formal events with jeans and sneakers because I’m “artistic.” Whew!


S&S: What are your favorite sneakers you own? Top five?

KM: It changes all the time. Though I wear mostly Nike’s, my most favorite pair is a Converse shoe that has images of Superman printed on it (he’s my favorite superhero), though there aren’t many places I can wear those shoes without being embarrassed, so most people haven’t seen them.


S&S: What are three things you couldn’t live without?

KM: Coffee, running, comic books.

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Dallas Theater Center production – A Midsummer Night’s Dream.


S&S:  How would you describe your personal style?

KM: Consistent and energetic.


S&S: What do you like about Highland Park Village?

KM: The good taste, creativity and fresh style of the stores. Also, the Village Theatre is awesome.


S&S: What are 3 must-visit and dining spots in Dallas?

KM: The Dallas Arts District, Stampede 66, Klyde Warren Park.


S&S:  What is your favorite thing about your job?

KM: I get to meet so many varied people throughout the community: students, artists, donors, audience members and civic leaders. I’m constantly inspired by my peers, friends and community.

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Dallas Theater Center production –  Henry IV

S&S: Any travel plans this summer?

KM: I’m running a marathon in San Francisco, visiting family throughout the Midwest, and making a pilgrimage to the Baseball Hall of Fame.


S&S: Favorite movies?

KM: Pinocchio


S&S:  Your favorite meal:

KM: Anything Stephan Pyles makes!


S&S: Beverage of choice:

KM: Black coffee all day. Red wine at night!


Learn more about the Dallas Theater Center here.

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