Food events are in high gear with something happening just about every day of the week, from Tastes of Spain and Ethiopia to flavors from around the world during a five-day global food competition. There are chances to sip local Texas wine during a sip-and-stroll event, and local beer as part of a special anniversary event. Wine dinners and wine tastings round out the list.
Monday, November 7
Spain Fusion at Virgin Hotels Dallas
Free event is geared toward hospitality and culinary professionals and will include a day of panels, tastings, and discussions with some of Spain’s top exporters of wine, cheese, olive oil, Iberian ham, and more. One of the highlighted speakers is Fernando Mora, one of only 369 “Masters of Wine” in the world. The tasty and educational event – taking place in support of Food and Wine from Spain – will be held at Virgin Hotels Dallas from 10 am-5 pm.
Tuesday, November 8
Margerum Wine Company Tasting at Sylvan Avenue Tavern
Tavern at Sylvan Thirty in West Dallas is hosting a free wine tasting on the rooftop from 5-7 pm, featuring wines by Margerum Wine Company, the Santa Barbara winery founded by Doug Margerum who was nominated for Winemaker of the Year in the 23rd anniversary of Wine Enthusiast's Annual Wine Star Awards in 2022. Margerum will be there in person to oversee a tasting of the winery's Rhone-varietal whites and reds.
Wednesday, November 9
World Food Championships
Five-day feeding frenzy will celebrate its 10th anniversary with more than 1,500 chefs and home cooks from around the world. All will compete to get a piece of a $300,000 prize purse. The competition cook-off categories include bacon, barbecue, burgers, dessert, rice/noodle, sandwich, seafood, soups, steak, and vegetarian. The event will take place daily from November 9-13, from 11 am-7 pm at Fair Park, with ticket prices ranging from $10 for a day pass to $185 to a three-day VIP weekend pass.
The Prisoner Wine Dinner at The Stoneleigh
Visit Perle on Maple at Le Meridian Dallas, The Stoneleigh for this four-course dinner to be paired with the popular Prisoner wines. Delight in butter-poached prawns, spiced lamb chops, and tiramisu. Dinner is $99 per person, plus tax and gratuity, and begins at 6 pm.
Thursday, November 10
Duckhorn Wine Dinner at III Forks
Fine dining Frisco steakhouse will host a five-course dinner accompanied by Duckhorn Vineyards wine pairings. Certified Angus beef brand ambassador Tony Biggs will team up with chef Chris Vogeli on the menu featuring poke and carpaccio, bone marrow and mushroom fondue, lobster and spinach-stuffed rib medallions, and short rib bone-in beef wellington with truffle sauce. The dinner is $250 per person, plus tax and gratuity, and dinner begins at 6:30 pm.
Saturday, November 12
Meddlesome Moth Tilquin Fruit Extravaganza 2022
The Moth is one of 20 locations across the U.S. chosen to tap 10 fruited Lambic kegs from Belgian brewer Guezerie Tilquin. Kegs include: Framboise Lambic, Groseille Blanche Lambic, Peche Lambic, Sureau Lambic, Groseille a Maquereau Rouge Lambic, Myrtille Sauvage Lambic, Cassis Lambic & Oude Bruin Blend, Pomme Lambic, Poire Lambic, and Coing Lambic. Tasting of all 10 beers is $30 on Saturday 10 am-12 am and $40 on Sunday 10 am-10 pm. 214-628-7900.
Girl With Flour Fall Pop-up at Sandwich Hag
Here's a chance for Dallasites to buy stunning baked items from Girl With Flour, the home-bakery project from Erika Lam Radtke, whose goods are usually available by delivery only to Collin County residents. She'll be at Sandwich Hag 11 am-3 pm or until sell-out with fall-inspired pastries, sesame & scallion focaccia, cacio e pepe fougasse, and pumpkin spice pop tarts.
Wild West Wine Walk McKinney
Put on your boots and bling and sip nothing but Texas wine during this shop-and-stroll event in Historic Downtown McKinney. Four participating wineries and wine bars include Lone Star Cellars, Landon Winery, Barons Creek Vineyards, and 4R Ranch & Winery. Tickets range from $35 for 16 tastes to $50 for 20 tastes (including four premium wines) and all-day check-in. General admission check-in timeframes are 12-2:30 pm and 2:30-5 pm. All tickets include a souvenir wine glass.
Manhattan Project Beer Company Anniversary Party
Craft beer brewer celebrates its sixth anniversary with its first-ever side-by-side tasting of all six of their Particles Collide line of beers. The favorite will be added to the limited-release schedule next year. To ensure a taste of all six beers, purchase a commemorative flight board before the event. This also affords early access to the event at 2 pm. The rest of the party kicks off at 4 pm with food specials and live music. (Complete flight is not guaranteed after 4 pm.) Walnut flight board, six tasting glasses, and six 5-ounce pours is $50.
Bubbles + Bold Reds Holiday Tasting Wine Tasting at Trova Wine + Market
Ticket holders will get to sample more than 50 holiday wines during this private tasting. Sip and nosh passed appetizers, charcuterie, and cheese, and take advantage of sale pricing on all wines featured. Tickets are $100 per person and the party will run from 6-9 pm.
Sunday, November 13
Fana's Ethiopian Pop-Up Dinner
Chef Fana Yohannes of Carver 150 will showcase her culinary prowess during this pop-up dinner featuring authentic Ethiopian dishes. Set to take place at Taco y Vino, the dinner will come with three courses. Reservations are $35 (or $25 for a vegetarian option) and dinner will be available from 5-9 pm. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for reservations.