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Thai Me Up dinner and GrapeFest top the best food and drink events in Dallas

Thai Me Up dinner tops the best food and drink events in Dallas

Scallops at Malai Kitchen
Malai Kitchen and guest chef Paul Singhapong explore Thai coastal dishes on September 12. Malai Kitchen/Facebok
Dining room at Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek in Dallas
Enjoy a seven-course meal paired with Argentinean wines at the Mansion on September 12. Photo courtesy of Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek
Grapefest returns for its 27th year September 12-15. Photo by Alex Butterfield
Scallops at Malai Kitchen
Dining room at Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek in Dallas

Now that summer has subsided (on the calendar, anyway), more Dallas restaurants are getting back into the events game. This is a good thing, especially when places like the Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek are involved.

Besides a seven-course Argentinean wine dinner at the aforementioned Mansion, Malai Kitchen hosts Paul Singhapong for a Thai Me Up dinner exploring coastal recipes from Thailand. And there’s Grapefest, every oenophile’s favorite time to drink nice wine out of plastic cups.

Thursday, September 12

Thai Me Up at Malai Kitchen
Malai Kitchen hosts its “Thai Me Up” dinner at 7 pm with guest chef Paul Singhapong. The family-style, five-course dinner explores Thai coastal cuisine with dishes such as tom yum hua pla (hot and sour soup made with fish head) and kha pong dang tod (pan-seared whole red snapper with fried corn patty and green curry sauce). The $60 dinner includes an optional $20 wine pairing. Reservations are required and can be made at 214-599-7857 or online.

Bressia Wine Dinner at the Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek
The Rosewood Mansion hosts a seven-course wine dinner exploring the Bressia wines from Argentina. Pairings include Texas Wagyu bavette with crispy grit gratin, baby kale and goat cheese with a Bressia Monteagrelo Malbec 2010, and confit lamb shoulder with olive granola, smoked eggplant, preserved lemon and yogurt with a Bressia Profundo 2008. Reception starts at 7 pm; dinner starts at 7:30. The dinner is $165, and reservations can be made at 214-443-4747.

Friday, September 13

A Night With Glenfiddich Scotch Dinner at Pappas Bros. 
Pappas Bros. and Glenfiddich host a four-course Scotch dinner beginning at 7 pm. The meal pairs roast stuffed quail with wild rice, apricot, chestnuts and braised kale with Glenfiddich 15 year, and cocoa-crusted Prime strip steak with baked mashed sweet potatoes and watercress with Glenfiddich 18 year. Guests top off the night with a coconut layer cake paired with Glenfiddich Malt Masters Edition. Price is $79.95 per person, and reservations can be made by calling 214-366-2000.

Saturday, September 14

Hornitos Tequila Dinner at Cantina Laredo
Cantina Laredo at Preston Road and Royal Lane hosts Sauza Hornitos Tequila for a four-course dinner beginning at 7 pm. Dishes include chicken empanadas and a choice of filet with either four chile sauce or relleno de camaron Yucatan. Seats are $50 and can be reserved at 214-265-1610.

Sunday, September 15

27th Annual GrapeFest in Grapevine
Explore wines from all over the globe at the 27th annual Grapefest, the largest wine festival in the Southwest. The fest — which starts Thursday, September 12, and runs through Sunday — also features plenty of live music, carnival food and family-friendly entertainment. Events include a People’s Choice Wine Tasting and a Texas Wine Tribute. Tickets begin at $8 and can be purchased online.