This week we are indulging. Whether it's sampling vegan dishes to help get ideas for our seasonal hosting obligations, sipping on bubbles while tasting chocolate, or judging a pie contest, we are considering it all "research" for the holidays. I mean, it's only responsible, right? Who's in?
Tuesday, November 19
Passport Wine Tasting at Bullion
Enjoy a first-class ticket to the exclusive French wine country. This event allows you to dive into the world of French brandy and learn about the unique history, grapes, and techniques. With the “Wine Passport,” participants can discover new wines with a flight of five different French brandies, paired with light snacks. Tickets are $85 and the event starts at 6 pm. Call 972-698-4250 to reserve your spot.
Jordan Food & Wine Dinner at Sevy's Grill
Haling from Healdsburg in California's Sonoma wine country, this family-owned winery comes to Dallas to showcase its European-style pours and their ability to pair with a broad range of foods. Fran Baker, director of sales for Southern Glazers, joins in on the evening's festivities, sharing stories and insight into the wines and the winery itself. Tickets are $125 and the dinner starts at 6:30 pm. Call 214-265-7389 to reserve your spot.
Wednesday, November 20
A Modern Vegan's Guide to Navigating the Holidays at Romano's Macaroni Grill South Arlington
Stressed about attending holiday parties with non-vegans, or wondering what you will make? This group, Modern Vegan, invites the public to learn how to handle the holidays vegan style with hosts Lisa and Emily Landry. There will be door prizes, and attendees can even bring children. This event is free to attend, but you must RSVP directly on the Facebook event page. The vegan fun begins at 6:30 pm.
Thursday, November 21
Marchesi Incisa Della Rocchetta Wine Dinner at CiboDivino Marketplace
Chef Daniele Puleo welcomes this very special friend in the wine field from Italy's Piedmont region. The legendary winemaking family also has roots in Tuscany, where they are famous for the great wine "Sassicaia." The event features a four-course regional menu perfectly paired with the family wine. Tickets are $45 and the dinner starts at 6:30 pm.
Friday, November 22
Taste of France and Spain at Fashion Industry Gallery
The French-American Chamber of Commerce DFW presents this annual event celebrating Beaujolais Nouveau, allowing guests to explore the French culture that has become an American obsession. This year the group is adding a twist by inviting Spain to join in on the foodie fun. Taste signature dishes by Bisous Bisous Pâtisserie, Delice Fine Foods, Edith's French Bistro, Henry's Homemade Ice Cream, Lavendou, Main Street Bakery, La Madeleine, Mercat Bistro, and more. Tickets start at $70 and the event kicks off at 7 pm.
Saturday, November 23
Battle of the Pies at White Rock Market
Good Local Markets presents this 11th annual event featuring amateur bakers of all ages. All pies are available for tasting by the public, who votes "Best of" in the categories of fruit, nut, chocolate, cream/custard, savory, youth, and best overall. Winners in each category receive an official Good Local Markets pie ribbon and tokens to spend on local produce and artisan finds in Dallas. Tickets are $10 at the door, and the event kicks off at 9 am.
Monday, November 25
Chocolate, Cheese, and Bubbles at Scardello Artisan Cheese
What more can be said about three of life’s greatest pleasures? Oak Lawn's legendary cheese shop explores each of these delights individually and presents some interesting pairings, too. Tickets are $40 and the event begins at 7 pm.