This Week in Gluttony

These are the 7 best food and drink events in Dallas this week

These are the 7 best food and drink events in Dallas this week

Emmaline Valentine's Day champagne
Enjoy a variety of Valentine's Day events during this sweet week  Photo by Becca Wright

The great thing about Valentine's Day is that whether you are taken or single, the wine is still flowing in the same fashion. From delicious dinners to foodie classes of all kinds, it is the perfect week to try something new on the fork-and-spoon scene. Here are some delicious options.

Tuesday, February 11

Reynolds Family Wine Dinner at Bob's Steak & Chop House
Head to the storied steakhouse's Omni Dallas location for a wine dinner led by Bryan Pritchard, who serves as the national sales manager of the Napa-based Reynolds Family Winery. Tickets are $169, and the event starts at 6:30 pm. To reserve your spot, call Brooke at 214-652-4804.

Thursday, February 13

Galentine's Day at Tiki Loco in Deep Ellum
In a little Valentine's-Eve action, Deep Ellum's cool vegan coffee shop will host a party with a DJ playing nostalgic hits; mobile photo booth Photo Wagon in the house; plus cocktails, a la carte specials like vegan shrimp skewers, and Tiki Loco's all-day menu. It runs from 6:30 to 9:30 pm and all are welcome.

Friday, February 14

Valentine's Dining
Still need a reservation for a table-for-two? Check out a list of Valentine's Day dinners compiled by dining editor Teresa Gubbins here

Couples Cocktail Class at Akai
This interactive course revolves around the art of cocktail creation, as guests learn to make three Valentine's-inspired cocktails. The event includes light appetizers by Musume, in addition to a swag bag so that guests can replicate the drinks at home. Tickets are $180 per couple, and the event kicks off at 6:30 pm. 

Saturday, February 15

Tullamore Dew Irish Whiskey Dinner at Stampede 66
Lovers of fine whiskey won't want to miss this opportunity to enjoy a five-course menu paired with cocktails featuring Tullamoore Dew Whiskey. Courses include molasses grilled quail, salmon with pecans, coriander-cured roast tenderloin, and Meyer lemon panna cotta. Tickets are $65 for the event in Allen, and the evening kicks off at 5:30 pm. Call 469-675-0800 to reserve your spot. 

Texas Wine Tasting at Dallas Farmers Market
Wineries from across the state offer premium samples made from the Texas grape harvest. The event allows guests to visit with the makers, enjoy live music, and stroll the weekend market as they taste the richness of Texas. Tickets (which are limited) are $35 and include 10 samples; the event starts at 11 am. 

Sunday, February 16

Taste of Bishop Arts
Explore one of Dallas' most unique neighborhoods in this intimate tour that allows you to visit different restaurants on foot. Start by slipping into galleries and shops and end by sampling barbecue and indulging in fun cocktails. The maximum number of attendees is 15, so don't delay. Tickets are $45, and the event starts at 1 pm. Alcohol is not included in the ticket price.