It's a sit-down kind of week in gluttony as festivals and outdoor functions are out, and alcohol-paired dinners are in. Seriously, only one of the six events isn't a paired dinner, but we imagine you can buy some alcohol to go along with your Thai tacos at Malai Kitchen, because part of the proceeds go to helping the people of Mexico handle hurricane relief.
In less philanthropic food event news, Five Sixty is doing it big with a dinner in which four chefs take turns preparing courses; Hotel St. Germain is throwing a Hidden Cities wine party that even has a treasure hunt; and Whiskey Cake is hosting a whiskey company for a whiskey dinner because if there's one thing Whiskey Cake hates, it's irony.
Tuesday, October 22
Japanese Cuisine Dinner at Five Sixty Featuring Local Chefs
Executive chef Patton Robertson teams up with local chefs for a multi-course dinner beginning at 6 pm. Five Sixty sushi chef Hiroyuki Fujino, chef Matt Raso of Nobu, chef Teiichi Sakurai of Tei-An, and chef Scott Drewno from Washington, D.C.’s The Source by Wolfgang Puck each prepare a course for the dinner, which takes place in Five Sixty’s new Cloud Nine private dining space. The courses are paired with beer or sake chosen by the respective chef. Reservations are $150 and can be made by calling 214-741-5560.
Guerrero Hurricane Relief Fundraiser at Malai Kitchen
Malai Kitchen hosts a fundraiser during lunch and dinner while serving special Thai-Mex dishes to raise money for hurricane relief aid for the Mexican state of Guerrero following last month’s devastating Hurricane Manuel. Select dishes include Thai Mahi tamales, slow braised chicken leg in red mole curry and pulled pork Thai tacos. Malai Kitchen is donating 15 percent of all sales from the day to the Red Cross Disaster Relief.
Wednesday, October 23
Oskar Blues Beer Dinner at The Libertine
The Libertine teams up with Oskar Blues Brewery from Colorado for a five-course beer dinner beginning at 7 pm. Pairings include butternut squash empanadas and Old Chub, a Scottish ale, and a trio of pork plates served with three different vintages of Ten Fidy, a Russian imperial stout. Spots are $65 and can be reserved at 214-824-7900.
Friday, October 25
Goose Island Beer Dinner at Pappas Bros.
Pappas Bros. Steakhouse hosts a four-course Goose Island beer dinner featuring the Chicago brewery beginning at 7 pm. Pairings include roasted pheasant and wild mushroom strudel with Goose Island IPA and Matilda, a Belgian strong pale ale, and braised Colorado lamb ragu with Pepe Nero, a saison, and Goose Island Honkers, an English bitter ale. Reservations are $80 and can be made at 214-366-2000.
Hidden Cities Wine Dinner at Hotel St. Germain
Hotel St. Germain hosts a five-course wine dinner on October 25 and 26 featuring an exhibit of artifacts from cultures that have been buried, flooded, sunken, overgrown and forgotten. Courses include olive oil-poached tuna with cucumber, yogurt and za’atar, and pomegranate-glazed Muscovy duck breast on wilted chard with creamy polenta and mushroom. Reservations are $95 and can be made at 214-871-2516.
Monday, October 28
Husdon Whiskey Dinner at Whiskey Cake
Whiskey Cake hosts a five-course whiskey dinner featuring Hudson Whiskey beginning at 7 pm. Pairings include cold smoked barbecue tuna ribs with marinated watermelon and jalapeño mint vinaigrette served on barrel staves with Hudson Baby Bourbon, and local sheep’s milk ricotta agnolotti with duck pancetta, black trumpet mushrooms and horseradish on marrow bones with Hudson Single Malt.