This week in gastronomy in and around Dallas features two opportunities to eat well for a good cause, a murder mystery dinner, a monthly farmers market, and a tour of some of the area's craft breweries.
Tuesday, January 31
Stewpot Alliance Soup's On! Luncheon and Art Sale
The Stewpot Alliance Soup’s On! Luncheon and Art Show, taking place at Union Station Dallas, features a dozen of Dallas’ finest chefs serving up a signature soup. Chefs will include Brian Luscher from The Grape, Chefs Melody Bishop and Dennis Kelley from LARK on the Park, and Chef Abraham Salum from Salum, among others. There will also be a panel discussion about the future of Dallas homelessness featuring Mayor Mike Rawlings.
The Murder at Pink Magnolia Manor
Bishop Arts restaurant Pink Magnolia plays host to a special murder mystery dinner featuring great food from Chef Blythe Beck's menu and a whole lot of intrigue. The four-course dinner, priced at $65 per person, will be set during a party thrown by Lord Aster to celebrate his anniversary with Lady Gloria Aster. Keep your eyes peeled while you enjoy a fantastic meal.
Thursday, February 2
Whisk Crepes Cafe presents International Crepes Day
You can feel a little French at Whisk Crepes Cafe as they celebrate "La Chandeleur" (or Candlemas), aka International Crepes Day. On 2/2 you can buy $2 Nutella/Butter-Sugar crepes, $2 mimosas, $2 beers, $2 glasses of French wine, and $2 glasses of French cider. There will also be French tunes playing and a raffle for Whisk T-shirts.
Saturday, February 4
Crescent Court Farmers Market
The first Saturday of every month, The Crescent hosts a farmers market as a way to continue its initiative of enhancing Uptown’s pedestrian-friendly environment. The Crescent Court Farmers Market will have vendors offering locally sourced produce, artisanal foods, and exclusive hand-crafted items.
National Kidney Foundation, Inc. presents 7th Annual Bonne Santé: A Wine and Food Showcase
Bonne Santé is a premier culinary and wine event that raises funds to fight kidney disease. The event, taking place at Westin Galleria, includes a food and wine showcase, unique tastings with wine pairings, a silent and live auction, and live entertainment. Featured chefs include Scott Gottlich from The Second Floor, William Koval from Lakewood Country Club, and Edward Mendoza from Augusta, Georgia. Tickets are $200 and up.
Dallas Brew Bus: Peticolas, Three Nations, and Community Beer Company
This special Dallas Brew Bus tour will visit three local breweries: Peticolas Brewing Company in Dallas, Three Nations Brewing Company in Farmers Branch, and Community Beer Company in Dallas. Guests get to sample several brews at each place and learn how they are made, while guides educate you on the growing craft brew scene in North Texas and answer any questions you have. Tickets are $50 per person.