The 8 best food and drink events in Dallas-Fort Worth this week
There really is something for everyone this week, with informal wine nights, a charitable lunch, cheese tasting and a bit of fun at the festival of fixed meals. Dig in:
Wednesday March 30th
Duckhorn Wine Dinner in the Nosh Bistro & Bar
The North Dallas Bistro is hosting an intimate wine dinner with Napa’s Duckhorn Vineyards. Classes include seared scallops, rabbit confit, herb-crusted beef medallion, roasted rack of lamb, and dark chocolate ganache with raspberry coulis. Dinner is $ 99 per person and starts at 6:30 PM. For reservations, call 972-701-0277.
Thursday March 31st
Come-As-You-Are Wine Dinner at The Grape
This month’s dinner, hosted by Audrey Getman of Bottled Poetry, features a selection of wines from Spain and Argentina. The cook Sarah Chastain creates a three-course menu that complements the wines selected for the evening. Dine anytime between 5:30 PM and 9:30 PM for $ 52 per person. Call 214-828-1981 for reservations.
Barbecue Showdown of the Fort Worth Food + Wine Festival in the WR Watt Arena
This popular food and wine festival starts with the cuisine most Texans care about: the barbecue. Mine masters from across the state come together to share their smoked treasures with guests. Confirmed attendees include 18th and Vine, Lockhart Smokehouse, Heim BBQ, Blacks Barbecue and many more. Also, look for lots of great grill worthy drinks. Tickets are $ 60 and the event runs from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Sammons Lunch Jam @ Sammons Park
Do you want to see the next Erykah Badu? Then join this free event, sponsored by Neiman Marcus, that introduces artists from Booker T. Washington High School of the Performing and Visual Arts. Spice up your lunch break with some of Dallas’s best food trucks, or bring your own picnic lunch. The big band will also perform and the fun starts around lunchtime.
Friday April 1st
April Fool’s Day at Scardello Artisan Cheese
Scardello compares handmade cheese to its factory-made counterparts so you can taste the difference. Of course, there will be some delicious libations too. This class, which takes place once a year, should not be missing. Tickets are $ 40 and classes start at 8 p.m. If it’s sold out, you can call 214-219-1300 to be put on the waiting list.
Big Texas Beer Fest in Fair Park
This two-day festival, held in the Fair Park Automobile Building, features more than 120 breweries pouring over 500 beers. Known for its rare and one-of-a-kind beers, the festival has a strong focus on the burgeoning craft beer scene in North Texas. When you’re hungry, you can get plenty of groceries from food trucks or local artisanal grocers. Also expect performances by various local and national musicians on the outdoor stage. Doors open on Friday, April 1st at 6.30pm and on Saturday, August 2nd at 2pm. Tickets start at $ 39.
The main event of the Fort Worth Food + Wine Festival at the Pier 1 Imports Building
Under the motto “Taste the New Texas”, this year’s main event features more than 100 wines, craft beers and spirits from near and far, as well as canapés created by chefs from North Texas. Tickets are $ 125 and the event runs from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Can’t you make it There are many other events to attend, including Desserts After Dark; Rise + Dine brunch tasting; Burgers, blues and brews; and more. Check out the full list of event attendees.
Saturday April 2nd
Taco & Margaritas Tour by Dallas Bites Food Tours
Sample both gourmet and street tacos on an adventure through East Dallas, Lake Highlands, and Oak Cliff. Take a break to try award-winning margaritas, then cruise around town for tacos at Desperado’s and Fuel City. Tickets are $ 59 per person and include transportation, food, drinks on the bus (soft drinks and water), and a tour guide. Itinerary and meeting point will be emailed to attendees one to three days before the event.