This Week In Gluttony

Taste of Dallas tops the best food and drink events

Taste of Dallas tops the best food and drink events this week

Taste of Dallas
Taste of Dallas takes over Fair Park this weekend with samples from Dallas' best food trucks and restaurants.  Photo courtesy of Taste of Dallas
Community Beer Company's Inspiration at Bottle Shop in Dallas
Community Beer just came home with some awards from the U.S. Beer Open and now they're hosting a dinner at the brewery.  Photo courtesy of Community Beer
Casa Noble Tequila
Casa Noble is at Komali July 10 for pairings with appetizers from Chef Anastacia Quiñones.  Photo by Pinguino
Toulouse Cafe and Bar
Enjoy a small bit of southern France at Toulouse's wine dinner on July 15.  Photo by ZagatBuzz
Taste of Dallas
Community Beer Company's Inspiration at Bottle Shop in Dallas
Casa Noble Tequila
Toulouse Cafe and Bar

The Fourth of July has come and gone, while your hangover may still linger. As my scoutmaster used to say, it’s better to retox than detox.

With that in mind, this week there are some boozy dinners to be had, from a meal in a brewery to a wine dinner in a boutique hotel. Of course, it’s Taste of Dallas weekend, so everything else is battling for second place.

Wednesday, July 10
Community Beer Dinner
Community is fresh from some award winning and it just opened sales up for drinking at the brewery on Friday. Now it's hosting the first beer dinner inside the brewery with food prepared by The Crazy Pig food truck. Pairings including a duck salad with the Vienna Lager and ceviche with the Witbier. The dinner is from 7 to 9 pm and seats are $50.

Appetizers and Casa Noble Tequila Pairings at Komali
Komali and Casa Noble Tequila team up for a tequila tasting with paired appetizers prepared by Chef Anastacia Quiñones from 6 to 8 pm. The award-winning Casa Noble brand is organic, handmade tequila. Reservations are $25 and can be made at

Friday, July 12
Bastille Weekend at Hotel St. Germain
St. Germain hosts a Mediterranean wine dinner on Friday and Saturday beginning at 7 pm to celebrate Bastille Day on July 14. The five-course menu features historic dishes of the Mediterranean including rosemary broiled sea bass, tart tatin and bistecca alla Fiorentina with papas. Reservations are $95 per person.

27th Annual Taste of Dallas
The 27th Annual Taste of Dallas returns to Fair Park with the largest tasting event in Dallas-Fort Worth. It'll be a weekend of food sampling from dozens of Dallas’ best restaurants and food trucks, along with various wine, beer and liquor tastings throughout the event. The festival will also feature a variety of live music, Kids’ Taste Town with rides, bounce houses, giant slides, interactive games and more, and shopping in the Taste of Dallas Culinary Marketplace.

Monday, July 15
Toulouse Wine Dinner

Toulouse hosts a “Dallas evening in southern France” with a four-course meal beginning at 7 pm. Pairings include crab tian with Michel Chablis 2011 and trout almondine with Les Setilles 2010 from Oliver Leflaive. Reservations are $45.