A food events roundup that starts with free coffee and ends with expensive champagne? Raise a glass, or a cup, to that. And with CultureMap's signature Tastemaker Awards happening smack dab in the middle, it's going to be a delicious week.
Wednesday, April 18
Free Coffee Day at Otto's Coffee and Fine Foods
The Viennese-inspired café, in partnership with Oak Cliff Coffee Roasters, opens at The Adolphus, and to celebrate, they are serving free coffee from 6 am to 7 pm. Three lucky winners will also find a "golden ticket" on the bottom of their coffee cup and receive a staycation at the iconic downtown Dallas property.
"Ping Me" Kick Off at Scout
Every Wednesday, this new event is going to feature a ping pong party with free games and bracket-style competitions on STIGA tables. The event also features $2 Stiga Sliders and $5 "Ping Me!" shots. To kick off this series, Los Angeles ping pong pro Subal Mehta and Parisian ping pong aficionado Frederic Gasser are hosting an epic night of loops and backspins in addition to offering tips and lessons. DJ Blake Ward is spinning beats. This event kicks off at 4 pm.
Thursday, April 19
Taste 2018 at Classic BMW
Celebrity chef John Tesar and celebrity honorary chair Kellie Rasberry have come together to host this signature fundraiser for the Hendrick Scholarship Foundation. This event provides Plano ISD graduates who have overcome adversity with college scholarship, mentoring, and life skills training. Guests gather to enjoy an evening of music, cocktails, auction, and more, surrounded by the tastes of Plano’s premiere chefs and restaurants. Tickets are $150 and the night begins at 6 pm.
Monthly Cut at Dallas Chop House
This month's monthly cut features a four-course dining experience with Balcones Distillery. Courses include shrimp cigars, Akitori grilled flat iron, barbecue beer tamales, and more. Tickets are $65 and the event begins at 6:30 pm.
Texas BBQ Experience at Hutchins BBQ
This event features their famous "Texas Twinkies" with cold beer from a local brewery. Before dinner, guests can come out for an informative and historical tour of the barbecue pits. Dinner features an array of Hutchins' award-winning meats and sides, followed by their famous peach cobbler and soft-serve ice cream. Before the event concludes, guests can grill the Pit Masters and staff, hang out with the Hutchins crew, and make themselves at home. Tickets are $75, and the event begins at 6:30 pm.
Tastemaker Awards at Sixty Five Hundred
It's time to celebrate the best in Dallas-Fort Worth food and drink and honor the top restaurant and bar talent in the area. Think Zoli's NY Pizza, Abacus, Mot Hai Ba, and Up on Knox — just to name a few. Tickets are $55 and the event kicks off at 7 pm. Tickets include valet, bites, and three beverages from a Woodford Reserve-sponsored bar.
Sunday, April 22
Farm to Table Experience Dinner at Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden
Do not miss the opportunity to dine in Dallas' most beautiful lakeside event space at twilight. Guests' tables are arranged in the gardens of A Tasteful Place. Guests can enjoy wine and passed hors d'oeuvres while walking through the newest garden. Attendees are then seated at long tables and served salad, a salmon entree, vegetables, and dessert, family-style. Tickets are $140 and the event starts at 6 pm.
Monday, April 23
Veuve Clicquot Wine Dinner at LAW at Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas
French winemaker Madame Gaelle Goossens is in town for one evening only to host a wine dinner where the Veuve Clicquot will be flowing. The event features a reception followed by a four-course dinner created by executive chef Christof Syré. Tickets are $240 and the reception starts at 6 pm. Make your reservation by calling LAW at 972-717-2420.