This Week In Gluttony

A barrelful of wine dinners fills this week’s best Dallas food and drink events

A barrelful of wine dinners fills this week’s best Dallas food events

Pappas Bros Steakhouse downtown wine glasses
Get on the wait list to attend the highly anticipated Château Margaux wine dinner at Pappas Bros. Steakhouse on February 26. Photo courtesy of Pappas Bros. Steakhouse
Bishop Cider Co.
Bishop Cider Co. hosts a grand opening party on February 27 at its newest location in the Dallas Design District. Photo courtesy of Bishop Cider Co.
Colin Stringer, nonesuch
Colin Stringer of of Oklahoma City's Nonesuch kicks off the 2016 guest chef Series at FT33 on February 29. Photo courtesy of Nonesuch/Facebook
Symphony of Chefs Fine Dining Event
Symphony of Chefs benefiting KidLinks is happening on February 29 at Hyatt Regency Dallas.  Photo by Larry Sengbush
Pappas Bros Steakhouse downtown wine glasses
Bishop Cider Co.
Colin Stringer, nonesuch
Symphony of Chefs Fine Dining Event

Attention, wine-dinner devotees: This week is stacked with an impressive list, including one featuring a famed French maker. Not into wine? No worries. Cider is also on tap, as is the first of this year’s guest chef dinners at one of Dallas’ best restaurants.

Wednesday, February 24

Tour of Italy Wine Dinner at CiboDivino 
Chef Daniele Puleo hosts a five-course Giro d’Italia wine dinner featuring pairings that take guests on a tour of Italy’s most beloved regions. Courses include fontina fondue with shaved black truffles, pappardelle in wild boar sauce, roasted pork loin with pearl onions, peaches and gelato, and more. Tickets are $60, and dinner starts at 6 pm.

Thursday, February 25

Come-As-You-Are Wine Dinner at The Grape
Chef Sarah Snow prepares a three-course bistro menu to complement selected wines. Special guest host is Jenny Davis of Victory, who speaks to diners about the pairings. Cost is $52 a person, and reservations are recommended, available from 5:30-9 pm. Call 214-828-1981.

Taste of Spain Wine Dinner at Ruth's Chris Steak House
The restaurant is launching a series of six pairing dinners nationally, beginning with the Taste of Spain, featuring wines from the Torres family. The pairing menu includes dishes such as Kumato tomato and herbed goat cheese salad; lobster paella with black mussels, chorizo, and peas; sherry barbecue glazed pork tenderloin; filet mignon; and tres leches cake. Tickets are $95, and reservations are required.

Friday, February 26

Château Margaux Wine Dinner at Pappas Bros. Steakhouse
Guest speaker Aurélien Valance visits from France to speak about the wines and share the story of Château Margaux. For this special event, Pappas Bros. is pouring vintages sourced directly from the chateau that range back to the 1980s. Chef Michael Gaspard prepares a menu to match, with such courses as lightly smoked sturgeon, aged Muscovy duck breasts, dry aged spinalis of rib-eye, and coconut cremeux. Cost is $595 per person, and the dinner begins at 7 pm. This event is sold out, but you can be added to the wait list by calling 214-366-2000.

Saturday, February 27

Bishop Cider Co. Grand Opening at Dallas Design District
Celebrate the new Design District location with some of Dallas’ top bands, food trucks, and four bars with 18 different ciders — including a preview of a cider that Bishop plans to release later this year. Tickets start at $22, and the party starts at noon. 

Monday, February 29

Symphony of Chefs at Hyatt Regency Dallas
During this event, renowned area chefs prepare four-course dinners tableside for groups of 10. Participants include Brad Phillips of Asador, Aaron Valimont of Capital Grille, Salvatore Gisellu of Urban Rio, James Pettis of Urban Crust, and many more. Tickets start at $1,000, and all proceeds benefit KidLinks. The night starts with a cocktail reception at 6:30; dinner follows at 7.

2016 Chef Guest Series at FT33
Chef Matt McCallister kicks off a new year of guest chef dinners with Colin Stringer of Oklahoma City’s Nonesuch. Each meal features an eight-course menu with optional wine pairings. Cost is $105 per person, plus an extra $55 for wine. This dinner begins at 7 pm, and reservations can be made by calling 214-741-2629.