We hope you have your party pants on, Dallas, because things are about to get boozy. From a wine dinner at Abacus to Meddlesome Moth's fourth anniversary April Ale Week to a fancy food and wine showcase at Westin Galleria, we've got your dinner and drink plans covered for the week.
Tuesday, April 22
April Ale Week at Meddlesome Moth
This April Ale Week is extra special, as the Moth also celebrates its fourth anniversary. Expect rare beer tappings, brewmaster Q&A sessions and tap takeovers all week. On Tuesday, join Breckenridge brewmaster Todd Usry at 5 pm. Wednesday's thirsty crowd can enjoy brew from Deschutes featuring The Abyss, Black Butte XXV and Green Monster. Thursday is all about Odell Brewing Company, and Friday is Firestone Walker Brewing Company Barrel Night.
Au Bon Climat Wine Dinner at Abacus
Renowned winemaker Jim Clendenen joins chef Kent Rathbun for a four-course dinner at Abacus. Dishes include langoustine raviolini, fluke crudo, soft shell crab roll, spiced lamb loin with couscous and watercress, osso bucco with whipped polenta, and apricot pot de crème with toasted walnut phyllo. The event begins at 6:30 pm and costs $135 per person. Call 214-520-0151 to reserve your spot.
Wednesday, April 23
Salon and Delamotte Champagne Dinner at Driftwood
New executive chef Kyle McClelland and Vianney Gravereaus, export director for Salon and Delamotte, come together for this multi-course dinner with champagne pairings. Dishes include Santa Barbara sea urchin with compressed musk melon; Kusshi oysters with pickled gel and Osetra caviar; celtuce with candied pistachios, cape gooseberries, purslane and honey goat’s milk yogurt; frog legs with green chartreuse, toasted hazelnuts and burgundy snails, Dover sole à la meuniere with pea tendrils, cipollini onions and duck fat fries; and tarte au chocolat au lait with acacia and muscat grape sorbet. Dinner starts at 7:30 pm and costs $195 per person. Call 214-942-2530 for reservations.
Friday, April 25
Bonne Santé Food and Wine Showcase at Westin Galleria Dallas
Chefs Scott Gottlich and William Koval host the fourth annual Bonne Sante benefiting the National Kidney Foundation. More than a dozen chefs — including Abraham Salum, Samir Dhurandhar, Matt McCallister, Shuji Sugawara, Jason Weaver and Gianni Santin — prepare signature dishes, which are served alongside fine wines. Also expect live music and silent and live auctions. The event gets started at 6:30 pm and costs $200 per person. Buy tickets online.
2014 Camp Bowie District Patio Crawl
Begin at Rahr & Sons at 4:30 pm, where $10 gets you a beer and a glass to keep, plus food specials. From there it's on to Original Mexican Eats Cafe, followed by Winslow's Wine Cafe and, finally, Ginger Man. Proceeds go toward planting fresh spring blooms along Camp Bowie Boulevard.
Pecan Lodge Brisket and Rhone Wine Sampling at Wine Poste
You like brisket. You like wine. So bring $30 to the Wine Poste and get half a pound of Pecan Lodge's famous brisket (plus fixings) and six samples of Rhone wines. The action happens from 6:15-8:15 pm, and you can reserve your spot online.
Saint Arnold Brewery Beer Dinner at Cook Hall
Sample select Saint Arnold brews during a five-course dinner starting at 7 pm. Courses include frisee salad with goat cheese, pickled peaches and wasabi; swordfish with kohlrabi puree, orange vinaigrette and watercress; short rib taco with kimchee and cilantro; lamb with spring pea puree; and sticky date toffee pudding and coconut sorbet. This event costs $55 a person. Call 214-397-4111 for reservations.
Sunday, April 27
Seafood Cooking Class at Sea Breeze Fish Market & Grill
Sea Breeze in Plano hosts a cooking class on the fourth Sunday of each month from 3-4:30 pm. Guests learn three to four seafood recipes, which they get to taste, along with wine pairings. Class size is limited, and the cost is $40 per person. Call 972-473-2722 for reservations.
Sonny & Friends at Rahr & Sons Brewing Company
Head over to Rahr & Sons for beer; barbecue; and live performances by Sonny Burgess, Dempsey Pullen and Cami Maki. The first 200 people (21 and up) through the door receive a commemorative Rahr & Sons pint glass. The event runs from 3-7 pm and costs $35 per person. Children 12 and under get in free. You can buy tickets online.