This week in gluttony
Wine galore and fresh fish from the shore: The best food and drink events in Dallas this week
Yes, St. Patrick’s Day is this weekend. But we’re not here to talk about green beer (not yet, anyway). The week’s list of food events may be shorter than usual, but it’s full of wine (thank you, Savor Dallas). And wine is not the worst alternative to beer and whiskey.
Wednesday, March 13
Oak Cliff Cellars Wine Dinner at Spoon
John Tesar is putting together a wine dinner at Spoon with bottles from Oak Cliff Cellars. The $100 meal is five courses, with dishes such as charred octopus with avocado sea bean, edamame and miso vinaigrette, or swordfish steak with wild mushroom crust and red wine squid ink sauce. It starts at 6 pm. Call 214-369-8220 for reservations.
Saturday, March 16
Nosh Middle Eastern Cooking Class
Nosh is putting on a Middle Eastern cooking class at 10 am with lunch and wine after. Learn how to prepare Avner’s Mother’s Salad with bell peppers, cucumbers, tomatoes and parsley as well as Moroccan braised boulette, chicken and grilled Merguez sausage with cous cous and vegetables in saffron broth. Tickets are $75. Call 214-528-9400.
Wine Panel Tasting Seminar — “Modern Lifestyle Wines”
Wine is good, but the learning curve is steep. This Savor Dallas tasting seminar features winemakers from around the world as they give you a crash course on their wine — as you taste it, natch — and offer advice about pairing wine with food. There’s also a Q&A so you can ask the important questions. Moderated by Alfonso Cevola of Glazer’s Fine Wines and “The Wine Curmudgeon” Jeff Siegel, the seminar is at the Landmark restaurant in the Warwick Melrose from 2-3 pm. Tickets are $50 in advance, $75 at the door.
A Global Wine and Cheese Celebration
Wine is good. Cheese is good. Wine and cheese together is really good. (We’re regular lyricists.) If the tasting seminar isn’t your speed, try the Roswewood Mansion on Turtle Creek’s wine and cheese event, another Savor Dallas event. Michael Flynn, director of wine and beverages at the Mansion, and Rich Rogers, cheesemonger from Scardello, teach you why cheese and wine are made for each other. The event is from 2-3 pm. Tickets are $40 for members of the American Institute of Wine and Food and $55 for non-members. They can be purchased at 214-696-2493 or by email.
Sunday, March 17
Savor the Arboretum
Spring is beginning to come out from under the cover of winter, and that means the Dallas Arboretum is the perfect place to drink wine. Light bites keep you nourished while walking the trails and enjoying one of the best places to be in the spring from 6-8 pm. Tickets are $65 or $59 for arboretum members and can be purchased here.