These are the 8 best food and drink events in Fort Worth this week
Bourbon lovers, note: Thursday is the chance to grab a bottle of a limited-edition Fort Worth favorite. But be ready to wait in line. Other highlights this week range from a tequila dinner in a museum to a wine dinner in a car dealership. The Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo also has some special events for wine and brunch lovers. Super Bowl LIV will be broadcast from most bars this coming Sunday, but only one will provide food for a matchday buffet.
Wednesday January 29th
Vine 2 wine at Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo
Wine lovers have a few goals of their own at this year’s FWSSR. First, the wine camps will take place at 3:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. in the Cactus Room in Amon G. Carter Jr.’s exhibition hall. Winemakers and experts will guide guests through an interactive experience that ends with a half-hour reception. Sip & Shop will also be held at 4 p.m. in the Texas Room of the Amon G. Carter Jr. Exhibit Hall. The event features a selection of wines from renowned Texas wineries poured into commemorative wine glasses. (Sip & Shop for craft beer lovers will be available on Thursday at 4 p.m. on the GO TEXAN Marketplace in the Richardson Bass building.) Sip & Shop tickets, $ 20, are required and can be purchased here.
Thursday January 30th
Founder’s Select Single Barrel Release: TX Bourbon at the Whiskey Ranch
Firestone & Robertson Distilling Co. co-founders Leonard Firestone and Troy Robertson have selected their personal favorite casks of bourbon and are ready to share. Bottles of the founder’s Select Single Barrel TX Bourbon sell for $ 50 each starting at 2 p.m. but arrive early as only about 230 are available. The distillery opens at noon and people can stand in line. Firestone and Robertson will be on hand to sign bottles and an engraver will be on hand to personalize bottles. Stay up to date with Heim Barbecue, which will also be on site.
Frescolbaldi Wine Dinner at Cadillac Wines
Chef Dena Peterson Shaskan from The Table Market & Culinary Studio will visit the dealership’s wine bar to present a four-course Italian menu with Italian wines. Try roasted cauliflower with sage brown butter pie, pasta alla puttanesca, steak with crispy polenta, and cannoli for dessert. Dinner is $ 70 per person, pre-tax and tip, and starts at 6:00 PM.
Maestro Dobel Tequila dinner in Café Modern
The café’s modern chef, Denise Shavandy, will work with the Tokyo café’s chef, Kevin Martinez, and Bria Downey from Clay Pigeon Food & Drink to create a Mexican-inspired five-course meal. The menu items range from octopus to stadiums to mole ducks. Each course is combined with a different Maestro Dobel cocktail. Reservations are $ 95 per person ($ 79 for non-members), plus tax and tip. Dinner starts at 6:30 p.m.
Wondermint Wines Dinner in the Next Bistro
California winemaker Stephanie Cook will visit the Colleyville restaurant to showcase four of her favorite flavors, paired with dishes from Chef Ying Aikens. Enjoy lobster pie, duck confit, flat iron steak, and chocolate lava cake. Dinner is $ 99 per person plus tax and tip and starts at 6:45 pm.
Friday January 31st
Four-course wine dinner with Messina Hof in Pinstripes
Popular Messina Hof Winery will partner with the upscale bowling alley, bar, and restaurant to host a dinner with wine. Courses include tri-color beet salad, crispy rainbow trout, smoked duck, and upside-down blackberry pie. The $ 60 ticket includes taxes and tips. Dinner starts at 7pm.
Sunday February 2nd
Bubbles & Bites Brunch at the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo
Fourteen local chefs from popular restaurants like Magdalena’s, Reata, Wishbone & Flynt, Taco Heads, and Hooker’s Grill offer unique brunch dishes, all paired with glasses of sparkling wine from around the world. The event will take place on the premises of the Stock Show. Tickets for the brunch are just $ 65, with the option to add the rodeo matinee show for $ 85.
Big Game Watch Party in America Gardens
While the TVs in most bars are set to Super Bowl LIV on Sunday evenings, this hot spot in the West 7 region offers a $ 25 buffet with a classic game day. In the fourth quarter, enjoy dips and salsas such as seven-layer, queso and shrimp spinach dip, wings, jalapeño poppers, potato skins with cheese and bacon, pulled pork sliders, buffalo chicken sliders, turkey wraps, and cookies and cake bars. Reservations are required for the buffet, which starts at 5 p.m.