Historically speaking, the beginning of March brings a renewed interest in patio dining and outdoor grilling and overall good vibes that spring is on its way. Well, this time winter had the last laugh.
Thankfully, this week's food events don't require you to dine outside just yet, and temperatures do seem to be heading in the right direction. From a Pinot tasting at Pappas Bros. to a fundraising foodie event at Trinity Groves, This Week in Gluttony is strong enough to handle a little cold weather.
Tuesday, March 4
Taste of Battuto dinner at Battuto Italian Kitchen
Gene and Julie Gates are hosting a Taste of Battuto dinner to kick off the one-year anniversary of their restaurant. Menu items include seared scallop over lemon risotto, gnocchi Modo Mio, bison pasta and Gustavo’s short ribs. This seven-course culinary experience is just $40 per person or $75 per person with wine pairings. It starts at 6:30 pm, and you can buy tickets here.
Thursday, March 6
Michael David Winery dinner at Grain
Grain at the Park Cities Hilton is hosting a four-course wine dinner with pairings by Michael David Winery. Dishes include chestnut flour fried oysters with poached pear jam and caviar, and roasted squab with seared foie gras. Seats are $75 per person, and you can reserve your spot via OpenTable.
Food Court Wars taping at Collin Creek Mall
The Food Network show and host Tyler Florence are headed to Plano's Collin Creek Mall to film the popular reality TV show. Arrive at 5 pm for free food from the contestants. Email FCWplano@gmail.com to reserve your spot.
Friday, March 7
Pinot Family of Wines tasting at Pappas Bros. Steakhouse
This event showcases some of the finest and most diverse Pinots available: Blanc, Gris and Noir. It starts with white Pinot selections and ends with several Pinot Noirs, the patriarch of this family of wine. Also expect seasonal hors d’oeuvre. The event goes from 6-8 pm and costs $65 per guest. Call 214-366-2000 for reservations.
Sunday, March 9
Hilton Anatole's 35th anniversary dinner at Ser Steak + Spirits
To celebrate the hotel's 35th anniversary, Ser is offering a special fixed-price menu, including a wedge salad; your choice of petite filet of beef, Atlantic salmon or free-range chicken breast; and coconut cream pie with vanilla ice cream for dessert. The bar is open at 4 pm; dinner service begins at 6 pm. It costs $35 per person, and reservations can be made by calling 214-761-7479.
Sunday Chef Mix for Ulysses Galvan
Fluent and Katherine Clapner, of Dude, Sweet Chocolate, are hosting a very special benefit dinner for Ulysses Galvan, a longtime member of the Dallas culinary scene who has leukemia and needs a bone marrow transplant. Chef participants include Chad Houser of Cafe Momentum, Matt McCallister of FT33 and Samir Dhurandhar of Nick & Sam's, plus many more. It goes down from 5:30-8:30 pm at 3015 Trinity Groves and costs $50 per person plus a bottle of wine as a donation. Email Lisa Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org to purchase a seat.