Whether the holidays were amazing or exhausting or both, most folks are ready to get back to some kind of a familiar routine. And what would a normal week in Dallas be without a solid menu of food events to choose from? This week brings some pleasures of life — caviar, Champagne, fine wine, and chocolate.
Thursday, January 10
Jackson Family Wines Tasting at Jasper's Richardson
This informative happy hour event is themed "Sampling Napa Valley Cabernets vs. Sonoma Cabernets" and features pours from Jackson Family Wines. Wines are accompanied by appetizers, or guests can stay for dinner and receive 25 percent off their entrée. Jasper’s will also be offering special prices on bottles of the featured wine. Tickets are $30, and the event starts at 6 pm.
Friday, January 11
Passmore Caviar Dinner at Knife Plano
Chef John Tesar is bringing Michael Passmore, founder of Passmore Ranch, to Knife Plano for a special caviar and champagne dinner featuring a six-course tasting menu of Tesar’s renowned seafood creations infused with Passmore Caviar. Those with an affinity for bubbles can opt to add a Bruno Paillard Champagne tasting. Tickets are $175 for dinner and $275 for dinner with the Champagne tasting. Dinner starts at 7 pm, and there are only 20 seats available. To reserve your spot, call 214-299-5935.
Saturday, January 12
Cooking with Carl at Kate Weiser Chocolate
You've seen him melt, you've tasted his yumminess, and now guests can learn how they make Carl the Snowman. Kate Weiser hosts an hour-and-a-half of hot cocoa fun where guests learn every step of the production process. Each person will shell, fill with cocoa and marshmallows, and decorate their very own snowman to take home. Chefs will tell the story of Carl and how he has changed Kate Weiser Chocolate forever. This event is BYOB, and tickets are $100. The event starts at 7 pm, but guests are asked to arrive 10 minutes early.
Design District Brewery Tour starting at Noble Rey Brewing Co.
The Metroplex has more than 50 craft breweries. Enjoy the best of the Design District on this tour that includes six pours of any beers of choice at four different brewery stops. Each tour is customized based on the beer and style preferences of its attendees, so you can rest assured that you'll enjoy each stop. Tickets are $75 and the tour kicks off at 12 pm at Noble Roy Brewing Co.
Sunday, January 13
Soup's On! Make and Take Class at Central Market Lovers Lane
Winter weather and the new year call for adding new and delicious soups to your repetoire. Work in teams and perfect the skills needed to make perfect pots of goodness. Think everything from chicken, escarole, and white bean to a more imaginative Poblano Albondigas with ancho chile. Tickets are $80, and the class starts at 1 pm. Participants take home two servings of each of the four soups made.
Asian Night Market at The Bomb Factory
More than a dozen Asian chefs and restaurants come together for for an Asian market where each vendor will serve one item that is completely different from what they serve at their establishments. Vendors include Bobaddiction, Bowl Mami, Cris and John, F&F Express, Four Sisters - Taste of Vietnam, Ichigoh Ramen Lounge, Ka-Tip, Khao Noodle Shop, Niwa Japanese BBQ, Snowbaby, SXSE Food Co, Yoshi Shabu Shabu, Matcha & Pandan Waffles, serving Korean, Japanese, Chinese, Taiwanese, Vietnamese, Laotian, Thai, and modern Asian cuisines. Typical offerings include vegan Korean tacos, tenderloin skewers, Isan sausages, duck broth soup, Kakuni baos, shabu shabu beef, ramen, Laotian beef tartare, matcha lemonade, and snow ice desserts. All items are under $10. Tickets are $12 or $25 for reserved seating. 3-9 pm.