This Week in Gluttony is a little boozy. Mot Hai Ba is doing a Belgian beer dinner, The Grape is hosting its monthly wine dinner and Community is teaching a beer class. Oh, and Wine Poste welcomes celebrity chef Tiffany Derry for a dinner with, yes, wine pairings.
Pace yourselves, Dallas.
Tuesday, July 22
Go Texan Restaurant Roundup at Grace
Dine on a fixed menu during the seventh annual Go Texan Restaurant Roundup benefiting the Tarrant Area Food Bank. Chef Blaine Staniford's menu includes four courses — tomato water, fresh bean salad, squash blossom risotto or flank steak, blueberry panna cotta — made using local ingredients. The meal costs $49 per person or $69 with Texas wine pairings. The menu is available through Sunday, July 27.
Wednesday, July 23
Barley's Angels Belgian Beer Dinner at Mot Hai Ba
Chefs Jeana Johnson and Colleen O'Hare, along with Barley's Angels, are hosting a five-course dinner in honor of Belgian Independence Day and Belgian Beer Week. Dishes include coconut milk and Thai chili steamed mussels, green papaya salad with mung bean sprouts, lemon grass-marinated chicken three ways, stir-fried beef and garlic noodles, and pineapple upside down cake with coconut caramel sauce. All courses are paired with Belgian ales selected by certified Cicerone Tara Dollar. Reception begins at 6:30 pm with Vietnamese bar snacks and a cash bar; dinner starts promptly at 7. Tickets are $45 and must be reserved in advance. Call 972-638-7468 or email email@example.com to get yours. Barley's Angels is a ladies-only group focusing on advancing the education of female beer consumers, so guys will have to sit this one out.
Thursday, July 24
Come-As-You-Are Wine Dinner at The Grape
Chef de cuisine Jed Demler whips up an intimate three-course bistro menu to complement hand-selected wines from the Piedmont region of Italy. The special guest host is Bianca Christi of Virtuoso Selections. Reservations are recommended, and seatings are available from 5:30-9 pm. Call 214-828-1981 or go online. Cost is $48 a person.
Friday, July 25
Celebrity Wine Dinner With Tiffany Derry at Wine Poste
The Wine Poste welcomes celebrity chef Tiffany Derry for a wine dinner featuring dishes such as crispy oysters; roasted figs with blue cheese, rocket lettuce and port wine vinaigrette; and roulade of chicken. Each course also comes with a wine selected by the Wine Poste staff. Cost is $110 per person, and there are only 44 spots to grab. Reserve your seat online.
Saturday, July 26
Community Beer Company Beer School
Head brewer Jamie Fulton teaches about all aspects of quality craft beer, such as ingredients, brewing process, styles, tasting tips and more. Price is $25 per person and includes the class, all tastings and entry to the Saturday open house and tour from 2-5 pm. The open house includes food trucks, live music, local artists and, of course, quality brews. Arrive at 11:45 am to sign in. Buy tickets online.