This Week in Gluttony is a light one, unfortunately. Halloween’s Thursday time slot means that a lot of places are still on full spook alert.
For this round-up we’ve gathered a couple of the foodier Halloween selections, thrown in a little Italian fall cooking for those tired of goblins and ghouls, and we’re topping it off with the second annual Chefs for Farmers — which is a bit like topping off a chicken salad with a giant steak. It’s a big deal, is what we mean.
Wednesday, October 30
Dia De Los Muertos at Wild Salsa
Wild Salsa hosts a Dia De Lose Muertos gathering that starts October 30 and runs through November 2. Celebrate with chef Kelly Hightower's pumpkin horchata margarita with tequila, spiced pumpkin, lemon juice, horchata and honey. Pair that with arroz con pollo with saffron-braised free range chicken, chayote rice and pinto bean stew.
Thursday, October 31
Ghostly Wine and Chocolate Tasting at the Wine Poste with Dude, Sweet Chocolate
The Wine Poste hosts a special haunted event with Dude, Sweet Chocolate chef and owner Katherine Clapner. The event begins at 7 pm and features chocolates inspired by the holiday, including Clapner’s limited-edition cajeta skulls, along with wines that have devilish and haunting labels. Reservations are $35 per person and can be purchased online.
Friday, November 1
Fall for Italian at Central Market Lovers
Central Market cooking school teaches you how to incorporate fall ingredients into classic Italian dishes beginning at 6:30 pm. Students learn how to make truffled tallegio and mushroom pizzetta with arugula, sausage-stuffed pork loin with sage, butternut squash polenta, and more. Spots are $60 and can be reserved online.
Movember Kick Off at Goodfriend
The guys at Goodfriend at doing Movember again, and they're asking for your support beginning at 8 pm. Come out and get a clean shave with a traditional straight razor from The Boardroom. Get your "Before" picture taken sans 'stache then pick up a beer from Breckenridge Brewery at the bar and enjoy some live music from Wyldwood Four, a rockabilly band out of Austin. It's all part of joining Goodfriend's Stash Freaks team as they hope to beat last year's mark of $5,000 raised for Movember. This time, they need your mustache to succeed.
Sunday, November 3
Asador Superhero Brunch
Asador in the Renaissance Hotel keeps the Halloween party rolling with a superhero-themed brunch from 11 am to 3 pm. Dress up as your favorite superhero and enjoy the “Good Guys” menu with Spidey’s Chocolate Web Pancakes; Ninja Turtle in a Hole with local Texas toast, Hudspeth Farm’s egg and green Gruyere sauce; and Fantastic Four Cheese & Mac made with a blend of four locally sourced cheeses. The “Evil Doers” menu features a Poison Ivy Salad tossed with Tassione Farm’s baby greens and Eggs-Bane-dict. For reservations, call 214-267-4815.
2013 Chefs for Farmers: Down and Dirty on the Boulevard
The second annual Chefs for Farmers celebrates wine and culinary excellence with an outdoor festival at Lee Park. Produced by chef-owner Matt McCallister of FT33 and his wife, Iris, CFF brings together more than 40 talented Southern chefs, local farmers, purveyors, and premier local wine and spirit producers in an afternoon to support the North Texas Food Bank and local farms. Also enjoy performances by local bands and DJs.