The holidays are officially upon us. From corporate holiday parties to friendly get-togethers, it's a busy time of year. But there is always time for more eating, drinking, and being merry.
From a spectacular traditional Italian celebration in Fort Worth to a onesie pajama party in Dallas, This Week in Gluttony features events of all kinds.
Tuesday, December 15
Feast of the Seven Fishes Wine Dinner at Grace
Join chef Blaine Staniford for a traditional Italian celebration featuring a seven-course meal in honor of the Feast of Seven Fishes. Courses include crudo of Spanish mackerel with Castelvetrano olives, celery leaves, egg yolk bottarga, and pumpkin seeds; Chatham Bay cod croquettes with celery root remoulade and Meyer lemon; and mascarpone panna cotta with macerated huckleberries, limoncello sorbet, and almond crumble. Sommelier Jenny Kornblum selects the wines. Dinner costs $150 a person and kicks off with a reception at 6:30 pm. Call 817-877-3388 for reservations.
Herman Marshall and Lakewood Brewing Dinner at Eureka West Village
Eureka is celebrating its one-year anniversary by hosting this dinner, which features a flight of Herman Marshall whiskeys (bourbon, rye, single malt, Temptress single malt), as well as Lakewood Brewing Company's Bourbon Barrel Temptress and Rock Ryder, paired with a specially curated menu. Representatives from both Lakewood Brewing and Herman Marshall will be on hand to answer questions and hand out swag. Tickets are $60, and dinner starts at 7 pm.
Thursday, December 17
Deep Ellum Wine Walk
During this recurring event (third Thursday of the month), combine two of your favorite pastimes: wine drinking and shopping. Visitors can purchase a collectible Wine Walk glass for $10, raise it, and repeat as they enjoy samples and explore this hot neighborhood. Pick up a passport at the check-in table at 2650-B Main St. (starting at 5 pm). Have it stamped at five or more destinations — participating stores include Life of Riley, Akola Project, Epocha, and Elluments — and enter the drawing (located at the check-in table after the event) for a chance to win gift certificates.
Friday, December 18
Salado Whiskey Pairing Dinner at Texas Spice
As part of Omni Dallas' monthly Third Friday event, enjoy a Salado whiskey pairing dinner starting at 6:30 pm. The evening features a heritage pork station paired with Salado sour, a local beef station paired with Salado hot toddy, gulf fish and local chicken paired with Salado tea, and sweet treats paired with Salado on the rocks. Cost is $65, and reservations are required by calling 214-979-4529.
Saturday, December 19
Onesie Charity Event at Henderson Tap House
Grab a onesie and drink the night away. If you show up before 11 pm, you'll get a wristband for drink specials. Admission is free with the donation of a canned food item, non-perishable item, unwrapped toy, or pet food/treats.
Sunday, December 20
The Veg Tour at 1400 Hi Line
Little Rock's premier vegan cafe, The Veg, is coming to Dallas for the first stop on its Veg Tour. Enjoy homestyle comfort food like "BBQ" nachos, the "lobster" roll, and cauliflower "wings." For the entree, choose from lasagna or roasted red pepper Alfredo over penne with Beyond Meat chicken. A dessert buffet includes peach cobbler, crème brûlée, doughnuts, cupcakes, and more. There is also spiked housemade vegan eggnog, spiked spicy ginger carrot juice, beer, and wine for sale at the bar. Tickets are $22.09, and dinner starts at 6 pm. The party is on the sixth floor.