It’s the busiest time of year for most of us, but that doesn’t mean you can’t make time for a dinner with one of France’s most esteemed Champagne houses or, on the opposite end of the spectrum, a white trash Christmas bash featuring a dwarf Santa.
See you out there.
Tuesday, December 9
Pol Roger Champagne Dinner at Hibiscus
In honor of the holiday season, chef Graham Dodds prepares a four-course menu paired with Pol Roger French Champagne. Courses include coquilles St. Jacques, salade au chèvre chaud, beef Wellington and petits fours. Dinner is $125 per person and begins at 6 pm. Call 214-827-2927 to make a reservation.
Thursday, December 11
Capitol Pub’s Seven-year Anniversary Party
Capitol Pub celebrates seven great years on Henderson Avenue with a party from 4 pm until close. Expect celebratory libations — including half-priced draughts, $5 Tito’s Texas vodka, $5 Jameson whiskey and complimentary Capitol Punch — and half-priced pizza. Then get your picture snapped in the photo booth. DJ Mike Roos takes the stage at 9 pm.
Friday, December 12
Penfolds Wine Dinner at Ser Steak + Spirits
Executive chef Anthony Van Camp prepares a six-course dinner paired with wines from Penfolds, awarded Australian Wine Producer of the Year at the International Wine and Spirit Competition. Dishes include ahi tuna toro, hand-rolled tagliarini, venison loin, charred New York Strip and Valhrona fondant. Price is $149 per person; email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 214-761-7470 to purchase tickets.
Saturday, December 13
Cookies & Castles: A Gingerbread Extravaganza at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children
Families can decorate gingerbread castles and gingerbread men to benefit Texas Scottish Rite Hospital’s prosthetics department as well as Tri Delta Foundation’s Crescent Fund. Once the castles are decorated, they are packaged up to take home and enjoy throughout the holiday season. Kids also can visit with Santa and get their pictures taken. Reservations are required, and packages start at $75. Fun lasts from 1-3 pm.
The Dinner Detective Dallas at Crowne Plaza Hotel
At this interactive murder mystery, actors are hidden among the customers, making everyone a suspect in this thrilling and hilarious evening out. The $59.95 admission includes a four-course meal and dinner show. Buy tickets online.
White Trash Christmas Party at Truck Yard
Festivities include a dwarf Santa who sits on your lap (8-10 pm), courtesy of Eddie “The Dwarfguy” Zanetti, and an ugly sweater contest (9-11 pm) on the outdoor stage. To get you through, there are new hot cocktails: Bishop Punch with mulled wine, rum and Grand Marnier, and Ancho Cocoa with Abuelita, tequila and Ancho Reyes. Those are $6 each. For sustenance, there are food trucks, of course.