These are the 6 best food and drink events in Fort Worth this week
Celebration is the theme of this week and there is plenty of sparkling wine on the menu. Mark the calendar for two champagne evenings. Each comes with five beautiful courses. It’s also officially Mardi Gras on Tuesday, so break the pearls and start planning festivals on Fat Tuesday. On February 29 – a date that happens every four years – hop over to Grapevine’s for a leap year dinner. There are also reasons to celebrate healthy eating with specials at multiple establishments participating in Blue Zones Restaurant Week.
Monday February 24th
Blue Zones restaurant week
Eat healthy this week with a discount. Nearly two dozen restaurants approved by the Blue Zones Project serve tasty plant-based dishes at a discounted price Monday through Sunday. Hotspots include Black Cat Pizza, HG Sply Co., Taco Heads, and Café Modern. Just ask the server for the Blue Zones Restaurant Week menu. Check out some offers here.
Tuesday February 25th
Fat Tuesday at the Bird Café
Chef Brian Olenjack brings Carnival to the point with festive Fat Tuesday specials. Go for red beans and rice with smoked sausage, blackened catfish with rock shrimp, lobster rice and butter sauce, creole pork loin, bread pudding, and lemon meringue parfaits. The restaurant is open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Wash everything with a classic Pimm’s Cup that is always on the menu.
Carnival on Morton Fat Tuesday Crawfish Boil
Head to Bar 2909 for this fourth annual Fat Tuesday festival of all-you-can-eat mudbugs for $ 20. Not so hungry? Prices in pounds will be available. There is live music, carnival specialty drinks and pearls for everyone. The party takes place from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Thursday February 27th
Champagne dinner in Café Modern
Celebrate the beauty of fizzing with this exquisite five-course meal paired with high-end champagne from Moet and Dom Perignon. Indulge in cold smoked scallops, lobster fennel salad, pork torch, smoked pheasant, and more. Dinner is $ 249 per person ($ 229 for museum members) plus tax and tip and starts at 6:30 PM.
Friday February 28th
Bubbles Dinner 2020 at Grace
It’s an annual tradition for bubbly regulars at this downtown restaurant. Five courses, from Wagyu filet tartare to pineapple crème brûlée, are combined with five sparkling wines from all over the world. Dinner is $ 135 per person plus tax and tip. Arrive at 6:30 pm for a toast before dinner.
Saturday February 29th
Leap year dinner at Off the Vine
Head to the Grapevine Wine Bar and enjoy a four-course meal from Chef Jen Williams of JayCee Hospitality. On the menu: frog legs, of course. She also serves Texas Wagyu short ribs, matzo with mushroom broth, and a winter citrus dessert. The wines are paired with each course. Reservations are $ 95 per person plus tax and tip. Dinner starts at 6:30 p.m.