This is, admittedly, a slow week on the food events scene. The good news? It's a great excuse to sip your wine slower, nosh on cheese without worrying about ruining your dinner plans, and even to learn a thing or two in the kitchen.
Wednesday, January 17
First Wednesday Wine Tasting at III Forks Steakhouse
On the first and third Wednesday of the month, sample six wines from a specific region while snacking on tasty appetizers. This week the focus will be on wines from Napa Valley. Cost is $30 a person and the event begins at 5 pm. Reserve your spot by calling 972-267-1776.
Cooking Demonstration at Dallas Arboretum's A Tasteful Place
Chef Lydia Gonzalez of Café Savorista is passionate about bringing the native ingredients of Latin America into her cooking and wants to help home cooks do the same. Join her for this informative, hands-on class from 11 am-1 pm. Online registration coming soon.
Thursday, January 18
Monthly Cut at Dallas Chop House
Enjoy this five-course dinner paired with exceptional wine from Napa Cellars. Courses include big eye tuna, salmon lightly heated, Alderwood smoked duck breast, braised short rib, and chocolate pudding. Tickets are $65 and dinner starts at 6:30 pm.
Nothin' But Cheddar at Scardello Artisan Cheese
Where does cheddar come from? What is it and how is it made? Get the answers to all of these vexing questions while tasting your way through selections that are paired with delicious wine. Tickets are $40 and the class starts at 7 pm.
Saturday, January 20
Deep Ellum Brewing Company Tour
Every week, the brewery offers a chance to visit for a tour and tastings of their freshest craft beers right from the brew house. Tickets are $12 begin on the brew deck at 1 pm and 2 pm, and tours typically last 15-25 minutes.