There's no time to eat Halloween candy when the last full week of October is packed with this much delicious-ness. And whether you want to grub on barbecue, sip fine wine, or indulge in uncommon ramen, there are choices galore for an unforgettable week on the Dallas dining scene.
Wednesday, October 25
Qupé Wine Dinner at Sixty Vines
Veteran wine maker Bob Lindquist guides guests through a five-course meal paired with wine selected from his award-winning winery to complement each dish. Courses include ahi tuna carpaccio, scotch bonnet egg salad, duck confit tortellini, and more. Tickets start at $85, and the dinner kicks off at 7 pm. For reservations, call 469-620-8463.
Thursday, October 26
Emoji Dinner 2.0 at Dallas Fish Market
This six-course menu features culinary creations that bring emojis to the table, and each dish perfectly pairs with wine. The dinner features a menu with no descriptions or photos, only emojis. Tickets are $65 and the dinner starts at 7 pm.
Friday, October 27
Terlato Wine Dinner at Truluck's
Experience this “Iconic Gems of the World,” four-course wine dinner paired with Terlato wines. Courses include stone crab two ways, Mediterranean seafood salad, center-cut filet, and New York-style cheesecake. Tickets are $200, and the evening festivities begin at 7 pm. Call 214-220-4201 to reserve your spot.
Fall-O-Ween at Longhorn Ballroom
Who says Halloween has to be all about candy? Enjoy food, drinks, and live entertainment at this festival featuring some of the best restaurants in DFW (think Knife, Meso Maya, Stirr). Vegan and vegetarian options also will be offered. Costumes are optional but welcomed, and the three best each night will win great prizes. Tickets start at $65, and the festivities kick off at 7:30 pm on Friday and 7 pm on Saturday.
Saturday, October 28
Battle of the Pies at White Rock Market
Amateur bakers of all ages are invited to join in the fun with their with a special award for best youth bakers under 16. All pies will be available for tasting by the public, who vote “Best of” in the categories of Fruit, Nut, Chocolate, Cream/Custard, Youth, Most Beautiful, and Best Overall. Entry fee for bakers is $10 per pie, and tasting tickets will be available the day of for $5. The contest kicks off at 10 am. Register online here.
BBQ Pitmaster Class at Ten50 BBQ
Ten50 BBQ's William Weisiger is teaming up with Cobra Brewing Company to spend the day teaching attendees tricks to becoming a barbecue master. Guests will be educated on everything from how to choose the meat to how to smoke it to perfection. And, of course, they can enjoy barbecue by Ten50 and craft beer by Cobra Brewing during class. Tickets start at $20, and the class starts at 11 am.
National Chocolate Day Dinner at LAW
Head to the Four Seasons' signature restaurant to enjoy a four-course chocolate dinner in celebration of National Chocolate Day. The evening begins with a welcome reception followed by a tasting menu with cacao carefully woven into each dish. Wine pairings are available for an additional cost. Tickets are $78, and the evening kicks off at 5:30 pm. Call 972-717-2420 to reserve your spot.
Sunday, October 29
Rosé All Day Wine & Music Festival at Oak Lawn Park
This inaugural festival stretches out over 15 acres and invites guests to dress to impress in pink or white. Sip Biagio Cru's "Rosé All Day" namesake wine from the south of France while listening to bands like Petty Theft, A Hard Night's Day, Straight Tequila Night, and more. This event is happening in October to honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the festival itself benefits AIRS Alliance in Reconstructive Surgery. Tickets start at $50, and the festival opens its doors at 1 pm. (Note: Oak Lawn Park is the new name of Robert E. Lee Park.)
Dallas Kosher BBQ Championship at Sunnyland Patio Furniture
Once again, the national cuisine of Texas meets the dietary laws of the Bible as the Men’s Club of Congregation Beth Torah presents this third annual event. The festival also features music from Counterfeit Radio, a kids zone, and great food. Proceeds from the event benefit programs and initiatives of the Congregation Beth Torah Men’s Club such as CHAI (Community Homes for Adults, Inc.). Admission is free and food is available for purchase. The fun starts at 10 am.
Monday, October 30
Uncommon Ramen Series at Top Knot
Chef Alex Astranti collaborates with Julian Barsotti from Carbone's to create signature noodles and drinks for this epic evening of food and drink ramen style. The ramen costs $15, and a portion of the proceeds benefit the Houston hurricane relief efforts. Call 214-855-1354 to reserve your table.