These are the 9 best food and drink events in Fort Worth this week
Spring has started and there are many outdoor events. Expand your Earth Day observation with an eco-friendly wine tasting. Then celebrate with CultureMap as we celebrate the best in Dallas-Fort Worth. Also planned are a patio party, a whiskey dinner, a farm dinner, a margarita festival and special offers for opera fans. Nobody escapes hungry.
Wednesday April 24th
Earth Day Wine Tasting at Winslow’s Wine Café
Earth Day was April 22nd, but the Camp Bowie Boulevard restaurant and wine bar are celebrating a little later that week with a wine tasting that diners can enjoy. 25 different wines will be tasted that fall into the categories organic, biodynamic or sustainably certified. The wines are paired with appetizers and tasting takes place on the terrace. Reservations are $ 45 per person plus tax. The tasting takes place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Silver Oak Wine Dinner at Ellerbe Fine Foods
The menu is still a work in progress, but seats don’t sell quickly thanks to the famous Napa name known for its taxi cab. From 2014 there will be Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, a Merlot 2012 and two Cabernet Sauvignon vintages. Reservations are $ 150 per person plus tax and tip. Dinner starts at 6:30 p.m.
Thursday April 25th
CultureMap Tastemaker Awards at the Fashion Industry Gallery
It’s time to celebrate two of the things we love most – food and drink – by honoring top talent for restaurants and bars in Dallas-Fort Worth at the annual CultureMap Tastemaker Awards. The Fashion Industry Gallery Dallas is transforming into a foodie destination brimming with local culinary talent for a swanky tasting and awards ceremony to announce the winners. General admission tickets are $ 60 and include valet parking, food, and three premium drinks. VIP entry is $ 105 and includes early booking, valet parking, a special VIP bar, and increased dining recommendations.
Friday April 26th
Fort Worth Opera Night Out
In conjunction with the Fort Worth Opera Festival, which begins Friday night with Porgy and Bess at Bass Hall, the opera has teamed up with restaurants in Sundance Square to bring exclusive deals for ticket holders. Each restaurant participating in Opera Night Out (or “ONO”) guarantees priority service, and some have a special offer exclusively for Opera guests. For example, The Capital Grille and Del Frisco’s Grill offer a free starter when purchasing two main courses. The offers are good until the end of the festival on May 12th. Be sure to call the restaurant to make a reservation.
Lightning Wines Patio Dinner at Grace’s
Grab a seat on one of the hottest terraces downtown for this six-course spring soiree. Winemaker Randy Hester will be there to talk about his California and Texas wines. It goes well with crab salad, Hawaiian ahi tuna, muscovy duck, potato gnocchi, short beef ribs, and strawberries and cream. The elegant dinner costs $ 135 per person plus tax and tip and begins at 6:30 PM with a bubbly reception.
Nash Farm Supper – Farm to Fork Experience
A historically inspired, 19th. A menu of the century is unveiled at this annual fundraiser for historic downtown Grapevine Farm. The evening begins with a reception on the farm, followed by a family-style dinner in the meadow, paired with wines from the grapevine. Tickets are $ 100 per person and the event starts at 6:30 p.m.
Fixed Fort Worth Woodford Whiskey Dinner
Enjoy smooth Woodford Reserve whiskey cocktails paired with four southern spring dishes in the shops at Clearfork Restaurant. (Don’t miss the cookies while you’re there.) Dinner starts at 7pm and costs $ 75 per person plus tax and tip.
Saturday April 27th
Fort Worth Margarita Festival
Try more than a dozen margaritas (an ounce each) at restaurants and bars in Fort Worth, such as Meso Maya, El Bolero, Varsity Tavern, and The Original Mexican Eats Café. There will be a food truck tariff to buy to feed yourself. Tickets are $ 35 for general admission with 3 p.m. entry time or $ 55 for early VIP entry at 12 p.m. The festival takes place at The Yard and runs until 6 p.m.
Sunday April 28th
Cocktail pairing dinner in the Basement Lounge
Kevin Martinez of Tokyo Café and Yatai Food Cart are preparing a multi-course (literally) underground dinner that is paired with handcrafted cocktails by the Basement Lounge bar team. Dinner costs a total of $ 130 per person and starts at 6 p.m. Expect house music, a cool atmosphere, and the only guests as the bar is closed to the public.