We've got wine on the brain — and when you have the chance to sample sips from Oregon, California, France, and Italy all in one week, can you really blame us? For those who don't care for vino, there's also a can't-miss bourbon dinner on the calendar.
Tuesday, January 24
Pinot in the City at Westin Dallas Downtown
This event features more than 65 Oregon winemakers and winery owners in a roadshow-style event spotlighting the Willamette Valley and its ever-growing status as one of the world’s premier Pinot Noir producers. Pinot-friendly appetizers and passed hors d'oeuvre are served to accompany the wines as you sample and mingle. Tickets start at $75 and the event kicks off at 6 pm for general admission, and 5 pm for VIP.
Wednesday, January 25
Cakebread Wine Dinner at Oak
Join Dave Griffiths of Rutherford, California's Cakebread Cellars winery for a four-course culinary experience created by chef Nathan Boothe of Oak. The food — including roasted winter squash, gnocchi with duck roulade, USDA prime filet, and honey compressed melon — is paired specifically with Cakebread wines. Tickets are $150 and the event starts at 7 pm. To make reservations, call 214-712-9700.
Thursday, January 26
American Bourbon dinner at Del Frisco's Grille
Partake in an evening of delicious food and fine bourbons at Del Frisco's Grille's Fort Worth location. Think Maker's Mark, Knob Creek, and Basil Hayden. Courses include chicken liver jar, Neuskes bacon au poivre and grits, root beer-braised beef pot roast, warm sticky toffee cake, and more. Tickets are $75 and dinner starts at 7 pm. Make a reservation by calling 817-887-9900.
Come-As-You-Are-Wine-Dinner at The Grape Restaurant
Hosted by Nathan Gilmore of Republic Beverage, attend this three-course wine dinner focusing on Burgundy, France. Dinner is $54 and reservations are available from 5:30-9:30 pm by calling 214-828-1981.
Italian Earthquake Benefit at Knights of Columbus Hall
Enjoy a showcase of Italian cuisine benefiting Italian earthquake relief with live music, entertainment, food, and wine. Tickets are $150 and the event starts at 6 pm.