Thank the whiskey gods that Dallas decided to celebrate St. Patrick's Day early, because now we can focus on fine wine and delicious grub. But for those who insist on partaking in those lucky Irish antics, we included a little something for you too.
Tuesday, March 14
Miner Family Vineyards Wine Dinner at Sevy's Grill
Dave Miner, of Miner Family Vineyards in Napa, joins Sevy's Grill for this one-time-only, four-course wine dinner. Courses include Bay of Fundy salmon filet with leeks and button mushrooms wrapped in a buttermilk crepe, coffee- and ancho-rubbed Kobe beef brisket with a white bean cassoulet, and Rosewood Ranches flat-iron steak with butternut squash risotto. The evening begins with a reception at 6:30 pm and costs $90 a person. Call 214-265-7389 for reservations.
Pi Day at Greenville Avenue Pizza Company
In honor of National Pi Day, your favorite East Dallas pizza joint is offering up some pies of its own. All day, GAPC's huge, one-topping slices will be available for just $3.14. Lunch starts at 11 am and pies are served until 1 am.
Thursday, March 16
Tequila Dinner at Cantina Laredo Frisco
Evoking the flavors of modern Mexico City cuisine, Cantina Laredo hosts an exclusive four-course tequila dinner featuring distinctive off-the-menu items paired with a featured tequila cocktail. Courses include bacon-wrapped jalapeño shrimp, roasted tomato and artichoke soup, lamb chops with pistachio pipian, redfish on consommé rojo, and dulce de leche cheesecake. Dinner starts at 5 pm and costs $50 a person. Call 214-618-9860 for reservations.
St. Paddy's Jameson Tasting Dinner at Independent Bar & Kitchen
This four-course dinner, curated by chef Andrew Dilda, includes a Jameson drink specifically paired with each course. There is also a performance by the Gypsy Playboys happening during dinner. Menu items include corn beef hash tots, quail scotch eggs, crispy rainbow trout, goulash, and more. Tickets start at $50 a person, and the dinner starts at 6:30 pm.
Dallas Arboretum Food and Wine Festival at Dallas Arboretum
This first-time event features savory delicious bites made by award-winning chefs from many popular restaurants around DFW. Guests can expect to sample hundreds of fine wines and craft beers, and the evening ends with dessert and coffee along with a special concert. The cuisine focuses on five regions and types of dishes — American bistro, Mediterranean, Pan Asian, South American, and desserts from around the world. Tickets are sold out, but call 214-515-6500 to inquire about a standby list.
Saturday, March 18
Bike + Brunch at VITAL Fitness Studio
Put a spin on your weekend with a calorie-blasting 45-minute performance ride in The Joule's cycling studio, immediately followed by a delicious brunch at Americano. Brunch comes complete with coffee, a mimosa, Nutella doughnuts, and a choice of entrée from a prix-fixe menu. Tickets are $45 a person, and the cycling class starts at 11:15 am.
Dallas Bacon and Beer Class at The Foundry
Indulge in delicious suds and grub at this bacon pop-up event. Sample more than 50 craft beers from regional breweries, try original bacon dishes from local chefs, and eat unlimited bacon strips. Guests can also play giant Jenga and cornhole, and compete in a bacon-eating contest. Tickets start at $49, and the general admission gate opens at 12:30 pm.