This Week in Gluttony

Driftwood Seven Sous Dinner tops best food and drink events in Dallas

Driftwood Seven Sous Dinner tops best food and drink events in Dallas

Driftwood restaurant in Dallas
Seven Sous Dinner at Driftwood on February 24 features courses from some of the best sous chefs in Dallas.  Photo courtesy of Driftwood
Garrison Brothers Distillery bourbon
Boxwood hosts Garrison Brothers for a bourbon dinner on February 18. Photo courtesy of Garrison Brothers Distillery
Sky Canyon shrimp and grits
Shrimp and grits is just one delicious course at the Bread Winners beer dinner with Abita on February 21. Photo by Teresa Gubbins
Abacus restaurant in Dallas
Abacus hosts Siduri for a wine dinner on February 21. Abacus Restaurant/Facebook
Driftwood restaurant in Dallas
Garrison Brothers Distillery bourbon
Sky Canyon shrimp and grits
Abacus restaurant in Dallas

This week there are multiple opportunities to eat and drink amply — notably in the form of beer and winner dinners. The biggest feast of them all goes down at Driftwood on February 24, when seven of our beloved Dallas sous chefs get together for a night unlike any other.

Here's a list of what's cookin' in Dallas this week in the world of food and drink events:

Tuesday, February 18

Garrison Brothers Featured Bourbon Dinner at Boxwood
Every month Boxwood celebrates a special craft beer or spirit. This month the restaurant has teamed up with Garrison Brothers Texas Straight Bourbon Whiskey for a four-course paired dinner experience by chef Jason Wade starting at 7 pm. Courses included bourbon-glazed Texas quail with apricot and cherry compote and mushrooms; wild boar ribs with sweet onion rings and butterscotch BBQ; New York strip with root vegetables, bacon jam and whiskey peppercorn sauce; and whiskey cake with coffee creme anglaise. Cost is $55 a person, and you can RSVP by emailing

Real Ale Beer Dinner at Social House
Starting at 7 pm, get your Real Ale fix by attending this $45 five-course beer dinner. (Yep, that's 45 bucks for five courses — with beer.) Dishes include lobster fritter, corned beef, chile-lime tilapia, braised short rib and fried ice cream. Reservations can be made by calling 214-999-0046. 

Wednesday, February 19

Grape Beer-Paired Dinner at The Grape
Chef de cuisine Danyele McPherson and Community Beer Company host a dinner showcasing four craft brews — in addition to a welcome beer — complemented by a four-course dinner. Dishes include grilled ham and cheese, caramelized scallops and steamed mussels, roasted pork tenderloin, and chocolate-expresso-hazelnut shortbread. Seating is limited, and reservations are required. Cost is $55 per person, and you can reserve your spot online. Dinner starts at 7 pm.

Friday, February 21

Siduri Wine Dinner at Abacus
Abacus welcomes Siduri Winery to Dallas for a special collaborative dinner. Chef Kent Rathbun and his team prepare delicious starters and a four-course menu to be paired with Siduri’s California wines. Dishes include Ivory King Salmon with barley risotto, large wrapped pheasant roulade, roasted goat vindaloo and crispy sweet polenta with heirloom apples. While diners enjoy this decadent feast, winemaker and proprietor Dianna Lee, who used to work in the Epicure Department at Neiman Marcus in Dallas, discusses each wine being served. 

Abita Beer Dinner at Bread Winners Uptown
Starting at 6 pm, Bread Winners welcomes Abita brewmaster Leo Basille for a five-course beer dinner. Created by executive chef Adam Kovac, courses include arugula salad with grapefruit, goat cheese and Marcona almonds; Gouda and brown ale fondue; shrimp and grits; Akaushi strip loin; and chocolate Bundt cake made with Abita Purple Haze. Each course is accompanied by an appropriate Abita beer. Tickets cost $77 per person, and you can reserve your spot by calling 214-754-4940.

Monday, February 24

Seven Sous Dinner at Driftwood
Now this is fancy. Seven sous chefs prepare a course at this special dinner at Driftwood. Chefs include Thomas Seargeant (CBD Provisions), Dina Fernanda (Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek), Cody Sharp (Casa Rubia), Misti Norris (FT33), Gmo Tristan (Boulevardier), Rose de la Rosa (The Joule) and Justin Holt (Driftwood). Courses include beets with quinoa, fennel, citrus, smoked blue cheese and Texas honey, as well as beef belly with tortellini, spicy greens, wild mushrooms and crème fraiche. This dinner costs $130 per person and includes beer and wine pairings. Call 214-942-2530 for reservations.

Burgundy Wine Dinner at the Wine Poste With Chef Scott Gottlich of Bijoux
Chef Scott Gottlich takes over the Wine Poste for a Burgundy wine dinner starting at 7 pm. Burgundy wines are paired with courses such as oysters with black truffles and persillade; split pea soup with smoked lobster; Texas quail with chocolate waffle, sour cherries and dates; Wagyu beef cheek with rutabaga and baby turnips; and Robiola la tur with leeks and black garlic. Tickets are $125 and can be purchased here