This week in Dallas, there is wine dinner with tickets going for $695 a pop. In less expensive news, whiskey and chili are making this week's roundup oh-so-fall, y'all. Enjoy.
Thursday, November 16
Truffles and Cheese Class at Scardello Artisan Cheese
Myths continue to surround this magical fungi, and this class debunks some of them (and promotes others). The goal of the class is to make the truffle a standard weapon in your kitchen arsenal to impress your friends and family. Tickets are $50, and the class starts at 7 pm.
Wags and Whiskey at The Rustic
Dallas Pets Live! is a new music series featuring live music, craft beer, cocktails, tasty bites, and a silent auction. Eventgoers will also be treated to a live performance from Austin’s indie-folk rock band Wild Child. Tickets start at $35 and all proceeds benefit Dallas Pets Alive. Doors open at 6:30 pm.
Friday, November 17
The Gingerbread Stroll at Highland Park Village
Through December 1, attendees can stroll among 12 Highland Park Village shops and silently bid on ornately decorated gingerbread houses created by Dallas' premiere pastry chefs. All proceeds from the Gingerbread Stroll benefit the Clayton Dabney Foundation for Kids with Cancer. The stroll raised more than $20,000 for Community Partners of Dallas in 2016, and event advisors hope to surpass that amount this year.
Bond Wine Dinner at Pappas Bros. Steakhouse
The Bond project is a collection of wines from Napa's five "Grand Crus." Director Scott Gould presents wines from all these sites in several vintages paired perfectly with Pappas Bros' cuisine. Courses include seared duck breast, dry aged lamb medallions, butter poached New York strip, and more. Tickets are $695, and space will be extremely limited. Reserve your seat today by calling 214-366-2000.
Saturday, November 18
Beaujolais Nouveau at CiboDivino Marketplace
This event features French bites from chef Daniele Puleo, Ryan Olmos, and neighboring chef Julien Eelsen of Whisk Crepes Cafe. Guests can also expect French-themed entertainment and glasses of the famed Beaujolais Nouveau — which is a chilled red wine served during the annual tradition in France. This event is free and is happening from noon-5 pm.
Sunday, November 19
Chili Cook-Off at Truck Yard
Join the Dallas Fire Department for the 3rd Annual Chili Cook-Off, where four local teams battle it out with four different chili recipes to see who will be crowned the cook-off champions. Tickets are $25 and include all four chilis and two beers. The proceeds from each ticket benefit Local 58, supporting local firefighters and their families. The fun starts at 11:30 am.