This Week In Gluttony

These are the 7 best food and drink events in Dallas this week

These are the 7 best food and drink events in Dallas this week

Breakfast with Santa
Santa's appearing at an unlikely location in North Texas: a waterpark.   Photo courtesy of Epic Waters Indoor Waterpark

So many things to do with the kiddos this week. And while we hardly consider our food events roundup family friendly, this is the closest thing to that. So enjoy it while it lasts. Looking for a break from said family? There's a naughty Christmas event, should you find yourself looking to land a spot on the bad boys/girls list. 

Tuesday, December 10

Italian Christmas Feast of the 7 Fishes at Hush Dallas
Chef Giuseppe Letter brings his Italian holiday tradition to Dallas. This tradition comes from Southern Italy, where it is known simply as The Vigil (La Vigilia) marking the start of the Christmas season. This special eight-course meal features both Chef Letteri's family recipes as well as modern seafood dishes. Dinners are being held on multiple occasions; however, this is the first night to get in on the action. Tickets start at $65 and the dinner starts at 7 pm. 

Thursday, December 12 

Naughty Christmas at Dallas Chop House
This atypical evening features a spiked hot chocolate bar, a raffle to win Texas Rangers baseball tickets, and access to the party space. There is also happy hour pricing happening all night, a photo booth with Santa, a walking magician, and other fun activities to put you in the Christmas spirit. Tickets are $12 and the event kicks off at 5 pm. 

Viticcio Winery Dinner at CiboDivino Marketplace
Chef Daniele Puleo hosts this organic winery all the way from Panzano in Chianti for a four-course wine dinner. Daniele Innocenti, enologist for Viticcio winery, will be on hand to discuss the organic practices and how this translates into the quality wines made. Tickets are $45 and the dinner starts at 6:30 pm.

Friday, December 13

Cookies & Castles at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children
The Dallas Alumnae Chapter of Tri Delta presents its 12th annual event that includes a ladies luncheon complete with dining and decorating gingerbread castles. The Family Day on December 14 has two seatings and allows for family to decorate the gingerbread castles and visit with Santa. Tickets for the various events start at $85. The ladies luncheon starts at 11:30 am and the family day kicks off at 10 am. 

Winter Onsieland Party at Legacy Food Hall
This event allows guests to sip on both naughty and nice beverages while enjoying music by Dallas' favorite '80s tribute band — Teen Wolves. There is also a life-sized snow globe out in the Box Garden for guests to jump inside. (Think killer Instagram content, people.) This is a free event but registration is required, and the fun starts at 9 pm. 

Saturday, December 14

Breakfast with Santa at Epic Waters Indoor Waterpark
For anyone who wants to gift the kiddos with experiences, this is the perfect morning activity to make memories with loved ones. Children and adults alike can enjoy a meet-and-greet with Santa, breakfast buffet, Christmas crafts, and Epic Waters’ 80,000-square-foot indoor waterpark with 11 water slides. Tickets are $19-$49 (check the website for pricing details) and the breakfast starts at 8 am. Guests can claim a 15 percent discount with code SANTA19.

Sunday, December 15

Christmas Lights, Chocolate and Sips Tour
Taste delicious treats from local dessert venues and relax on a comfy motorcoach while driving through some of the most decorated neighborhoods in town. While touring, guests can sip hot chocolate, soft drinks, and BYOB booze. Tickets start at $43 and the bus leaves at 6:30 pm from the Dallas by Chocolate parking lot off of Greenville Avenue.