This Week in Gluttony

Top Chef crawfish boil tops the best food and drink events in Dallas

Top Chef crawfish boil tops the best food events in Dallas

Chef Tiffany Derry
Join Top Chef star Tiffany Derry for a crawfish boil June 22 at Azure.  Chef Tiffany Derry/Facebook
Chocolate fondue
Enjoy a fondue flashback at the 1970s Retro Weekend dinner at Hotel St. Germain. Photo by Andrew
SOMM Documentary
SOMM the documentary looks at the struggles of the individuals striving to join the elite fraternity of Master Sommeliers.  SOMM/Facebook
Impress your date with your cocktail-making skills at Cook Hall beginning June 21.  Photo by Michael Halsband
Chef Tiffany Derry
Chocolate fondue
SOMM Documentary

It’s a winey week in Dallas, as we’ve got a couple of wine dinners — including a ’70s flashback with fondue — and a movie about Master Sommeliers. If grapes aren’t your thing, try the craft beer dinner or the crawfish boil with former Top Chef favorite Tiffany Derry.

Wednesday, June 19

Oak Cliff Cellars Wine Dinner at Campania
Campania hosts a four-course dinner with pairings from Oak Cliff Wine Cellars beginning at 6 pm. Courses include a crawfish cake with a 2012 Sauvignon Blanc and a chicken piccata ravioli with a 2007 Pinot Noir. The meal is $40 per person, and reservations can be made at 817-310-3116.

Wine Tasting and Screening of SOMM at Angelika
Get an inside look at the Court of Master Sommeliers with documentary SOMM as it chronicles the arduous task of reaching the master level. Included in the $25 charge at either Angelika Dallas or Plano is a wine tasting at 6 pm before the 7:30 pm screening. Following the movie, filmmaker Gary Cogill moderates a discussion with Master Sommelier candidate DLynn Proctor at Angelika Dallas; Larry Shapiro, president of Grape Consultants, answers questions at Angelika Plano.

Thursday, June 20

Brews & Bites Craft Beer Dinner at Second Floor
Second Floor hosts Lakewood Brewing Company for a four-course beer dinner from 6 to 8 pm. Enjoy shrimp corn dogs and spicy salmon tacos at the reception before moving to dishes such as Texas quail with peaches, agave and smoked onion soubise, and pecan-smoked short rib with elotes, huitlacoche and ancho barbecue sauce. Dishes are paired with Lakewood brews as well as a beer-based cocktail during the reception. Reservations are $55 and can be made at 972-450-2978.

Friday, June 21

Cocktail Kit Date Night at Cook Hall
Starting June 21, Cook Hall is offering a cocktail kit for date night every evening from 5-9 pm through the end of the month. For $28 plus the cost of the liquor, Cook Hall provides a cocktail kit complete with fresh citrus, house-made shrubs, bitters, tinctures and fresh herbs as well as a recipe book for crafting your own cocktails right at your table. Each kit also includes a cheese plate with fruit and roasted nuts as well as a sweet to finish the night. For reservations, call 214-397-4111.

Saturday June 22

Crawfish Boil at Azure with Tiffany Derry
Former Top Chef favorite Tiffany Derry throws a crawfish boil at Azure Restaurant and Bar from 11 am to 3 pm, with all-you-can-eat crawfish, sausage, corn and potatoes for $25 per person. There is also a “Grown Folks” raspberry lemonade for $8 and full bar.

1970s Retro Wine Dinner at Hotel St. Germain
It’s 1970s Retro Weekend at Hotel St. Germain. It kicks off Friday with a champagne bar from 4 to 7 pm, but the real party starts at 7 pm Saturday with the wine dinner to end all wine dinners. The multicourse dinner includes such throwbacks as coquilles St. Jacques, steak Diane and chocolate fondue. Enjoy music from the decade along with fashion memorabilia and 1970s newsreels. Reservations are $95 per person and can be made at 214-871-2516.