This Week in Gluttony
A bevy of wine dinners top booziest food and drink events in Dallas
We sure hope you enjoy wine. After weeks of beer dinners, wine has decided that it’s tired of playing second fiddle and has returned with a strong lineup, including a four-course dinner at Pappas Bros. featuring Château Angélus from Saint-Émilion as well as a wine dinner at Nosh featuring selections from Oak Cliff Wine Cellars.
If those are a bit too extravagant for your tastes, Max’s Wine Dive is doing a cork board craft night complete with wine tastings, and Wine Poste is offering samples to go with Chef TJ’s wood-fired pizzas. Just drink some wine, already.
Wednesday, January 22
Oak Cliff Wine Cellars Wine Dinner at Nosh
Oak Cliff Wine Cellars teams up with Nosh Euro Bistro for a four-course wine dinner beginning with a reception at 6:30 pm. Pairings include seared diver scallop on Israeli couscous and pesto with 2011 Sonoma Chardonnay (Unoaked) as well as braised lamb shank and grilled Texas quail on fingerling potatoes and winter vegetables with 2009 “Lovers Lane” Petite Sirah and 2010 “Wild Diamond” Syrah. Reservations are $99 per person and can be made at 214-528-9400.
Max’s Wine Dive Wine and Cork Night
Max’s Wine Dive hosts a cork crafting event complete with wine tastings and appetizers beginning at 7 pm. Guests can sample three wines and snack on small bites while they make either a heart-shaped cork board for Valentine’s Day or cork coasters perfect for the Super Bowl. Reservations are $35 and can be made at 214-559-3483.
Friday, January 24
Pappas Bros. Château Angélus Wine Dinner
Pappas Bros. hosts a four-course wine dinner featuring five different vintages of Château Angélus wine beginning at 7 pm. Pairings include medallions of veal and sweetbread with Oregon black truffle risotto and wild mushrooms with the 2007 vintage, as well as a slow-roasted strip loin with cauliflower puree, crispy duck prosciutto, Hudson Valley foie gras, Ohio baby arugula and natural jus with the 2005 and 2009 vintages.
Wine and Pizza with Chef TJ’s Wood Fired Pizza at Wine Poste
Wine Poste teams up with Chef TJ for a night of personal pies and wine tasting beginning at 6:30 pm. Chef TJ prepares personal pizzas for everyone in attendance, and guests can sample four different wines, including 2010 Zaccagnini Montepulciano d'Abruzzo from Italy and 2009 Cune Vina Real Crianza Rioja from Spain. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased at 214-272-3221 or by emailing email@example.com.
Sunday, January 26
Seafood Cooking Class at Sea Breeze Fish Market & Grill
Sea Breeze Fish Market & Grill hosts a seafood cooking class beginning at 3 pm. Guests learn how to create three or four seafood recipes, and they get to taste their creations with wine pairings. Reservations are $40 and can be made at 972-473-2722.