What do you get when you combine ramen, wine, and lots of holiday cheer? The equation for the perfect week after Thanksgiving. And because we think it's a pretty terrific event, we hope to see you at the CultureMap Holiday Pop-up Shop at Fair Park on Sunday.
Wednesday, November 29
Ramen & Sake at Dallas Fish Market
This five-course dinner provides the perfect sampling of what's going on in the world of ramen. Courses include tonkotsu, red curry, shiro shoyu miso, spicy seafood, and a yuzu-lemon eclair. Tickets are $65, and dinner starts at 6:30 pm.
Thursday, November 30
Texas Ale Project Beer Dinner at CiboDivino Marketplace
Our favorite Italian market is joining forces with Texas Ale Project for a fun night of small bites by chef Ryan Olmos paired with local beer. Menu items include laurel leaf shrimp crudo, prosciutto burgers, Beecher's cheddar brisket, and more. Tickets are $50, and the dinner starts at 6 pm.
Monthly Cut Featuring Napa Cellars at Dallas Chop House
A night not to be missed featuring Napa Cellars and some delicious cuts of meat. Courses include bigeye tuna, salmon lightly heated, Alderwood smoked duck breast, braised short ribs, and the "ultimate" chocolate pudding. Tickets are $60, and dinner starts at 6:30 pm.
Come-As-You-Are Wine Dinner at The Grape
Laura Ulmen of Republic Beverage hosts this month's dinner featuring samples from the Spire Collection and three courses of expertly paired cuisine. Tickets are $54, and dinner reservations can be made by calling 214-828-1981.
Cheesemonger's Birthday Surprise at Scardello Artisan Cheese
When it's your birthday, you get what you want. So join Scardello's big boss man as he tastes some of his favorite cheeses that are paired with his favorite wines. Tickets are $40, and the class starts at 7 pm.
Friday, December 1
Christmas Lights, Chocolate, and Sips Tour
Guests tour some of the most spectacular holiday displays in town (think Highland Park and Swiss Avenue Historic District) while tasting scrumptious treats from local dessert venues. There will be holiday music, hot chocolate, and more. This event continues through the holidays. Tickets are $43, and meet-up details are provided upon payment.
Sunday, December 3
CultureMap Holiday Pop-up Shop at Fair Park
This is an epic excuse to get out and shop local for all the men, women, kids, and pets in your life. Don't worry — there will be spirited cocktails and festive food to enjoy while browsing. Think Bird Bakery, We the Birds, the Texas Beer Bus, and more. Admission is free with registration, but don't wait to reserve, because spots are limited. It's all taking place in the Food & Fiber Pavilion starting at 11 am.