Fall is here, and although it is not quite full-time sweater weather, it sure is nice to be able to sit outside without feeling like a pig on a spit. There are no whole hogs in This Week in Gluttony, but there are plenty of meaty options, including a wine dinner by Tre Wilcox.
There’s also a wine and food truck dinner, a fundraiser for Operation Kindness, and some Indian cooking lessons courtesy of Raghavan Iyer. Of course, we’ve got our own party going down Thursday night if things like Patron tequila and food from Boulevardier and Stampede 66 interest you.
Wednesday, October 9
The Butcher's Son Food Truck Wine Pairing at Cork
The Butcher’s Son food truck comes to Cork for a wine pairing evening full of Johnsonville sausages and wine from 6 to 10 pm. Links such as andouille, beer-simmered bratwurst and Jack chicken sausage can be washed down with some wine from Cork. No reservations necessary.
Thursday, October 10
Nobilo Wine Dinner at the Fairmont
[Ed. note: The Nobilo Wine Dinner has been canceled due to a recent earthquake in New Zealand. Mr. Edmonds is currently overseeing reconstruction of the winery and had to cancel his trip to Texas. It is hoped that the dinner will be rescheduled.] The Fairmont Dallas and Nobilo winemaker David Edmonds host a four-course wine dinner beginning with a reception at 6 pm and dinner at 6:30 pm. Pairings include chilled poached sea scallop, tobiko aji amarillo mignonette and pickled chervil with Nobilo “Icon” Sauvignon Blanc, and roasted New Zealand lamb rack, buttermilk potato puree, glazed root vegetables, roast garlic and rosemary jus with Kim Crawford Small Parcels “Rise and Shine Creek” Pinot Noir.
Friday, October 11
Tre Wilcox Wine Dinner at the Wine Poste
Chef Tre Wilcox hosts a five-course wine dinner at the Wine Poste beginning at 7 pm. Dishes include crispy Berkshire pork belly with cucumber red pepper quinoa and plum sake glaze with 2011 Bila Haut Occultum Lapidem, and roasted beef tenderloin, apple fennel puree, broccoli rabe and aged balsamic with 2009 Vineyard 7 & 8 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon. Reservations are $125 and can be purchased online.
Sunday, October 13
21st Annual Canines, Cats and Cabernet benefiting Operation Kindness
Operation Kindness hosts its annual fundraiser at the Dallas Omni Trinity Ballroom from 7 to 10 pm. Guests can enjoy wine while filling their plates at the mashed potato bar and carving station. Events include a raffle and silent auction; News 8 meteorologist Collen Coyle serves as emcee. Tickets are $125 and can be purchased online.
Monday, October 14
Indian Accents with Raghavan Iyer at Central Market Lovers
Chef and cookbook author Raghavan Iyer shows how to create simple, tasty Indian dishes without using an overwhelming ingredient list or 30 steps. The class begins at 6:30 pm and features recipes for paneer, pan-fried cheese and phyllo samosas with chutney. Seats are $60 and include a copy of Iyer’s Indian Cooking Unfolded: A Master Class in Indian Cooking with 100 Easy Recipes Using 10 Ingredients or Less.