Major snaps to the variety of food and drink events this week, because we've been craving a change in pace. Plus, it's Negroni Week now through June 12, and cocktail consultants Christy Pope and Chad Solomon of Cuffs & Buttons (the masterminds behind the cocktails at Americano, Midnight Rambler, and CBD Provisions) have created a fun set of classic and unique sippers to celebrate.
Tuesday, June 7
Bar Stars Mixology Series at NYLO Dallas Southside
The NYLO Bar Stars program highlights some of the top mixology talent across the country. The series features a new “celebrity” bartender each month, challenging each to create an innovative menu of three to six specialty cocktails exclusively for NYLO. Each featured menu will be available at all three North Texas NYLO properties for the duration of its designated month. Kicking off the program is Dallas’ very own Stephen Halpin of the Patrón Spirits Company. The event kicks off at 6 pm and admission is free.
Pour Yourself Into History at Texas Theatre
Join the Dallas Historical Society and the Old Oak Cliff Conservation League for a fun happy hour. Bring friends and sip, socialize, and support a local historic business while learning about its unique history. The event kicks off at 6 pm and admission is free. Attendees are responsible for their own food and beverage.
Thursday, June 9
Dallas No Kid Hungry Dinner at Smoke
Dine out for a good cause by joining James Beard Award-winning chef Tim Byres as he hosts this exclusive multicourse event to benefit No Kid Hungry's work to end childhood hunger in America. Chefs joining Byres include Marlene Duke of The Theodore, Ford Fry of Atlanta’s Ford Fry Restaurants, Jesse Griffiths of Dai Due Butcher Shop & Supper Club in Austin, and Taylor Bowen Rickets of Sela Cooking in Mississippi. Tickets are $250, and the event kicks off at 6 pm with a cocktail reception.
Friday, June 10
Le Cirque at Tower Club Dallas
Tower Club Dallas is teaming with legendary Manhattan French restaurant Le Cirque for one night benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The pop-up dinner is one of only 10 taking place at private clubs around the nation. Attendees will get the opportunity to meet Le Cirque’s new chef, Massimo Bebber, while enjoying wines of Feudi del Pisciotto Italian Fashion Designers Collection by Domini Castellare de Castellina. Dinner is $175 and starts at 6 pm. Make your reservations by calling 214-220-0403.
Sunday, June 12
Third Annual Sous Chef Dinner at CBD Provisions
This memorable culinary event celebrates talented Texas sous chefs on two separate nights — Sunday, June 12, and Monday, June 13. Each evening, Justin Holt (Lucia) and nine chefs prepare one dish for a nine-course plated dinner, served alongside beverage pairings. The menus focus on fresh, seasonal ingredients, while the paired drinks highlight two unique cocktails and two glasses of wine. Fifteen percent of proceeds benefit Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign. Dinner is $150 and begins both nights at 6:30 pm. Make your reservations by calling 214-261-4500.
Craft Cocktail Class at The Joule
Ian Reilly hosts a two-hour mixology class in Taschen Library, providing guests with tips and tricks for concocting at home. Reilly demonstrates cocktail-making techniques perfect for the novice or enthusiast and everyone in between. Throughout the hands-on lesson, guests can enjoy crafty libations and nibble on a two-course seasonal menu of sharable bites, including quail scotch eggs, black-eyed pea hummus, and mixed pickled vegetables. This class is limited to eight people, and reservations are required in advance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
12th Annual Dallas Uncorked at Sevy's Grill
Through a multicourse tasting menu, you can taste a selection of Ram's Gate Winery's new releases, tasting wines side by side from a variety of Sonoma vineyards to understand the differences and nuances of vineyards throughout the region. Chef Jim Severson of Sevy's artfully pairs each to help enhance these nuances. Tickets are $110, and the event starts at 4:30 pm. Proceeds from this year's dinner event benefit the Birthday Party Project.