This week is all about good food and great wine. It's as simple as that. And don't forget that the week before Valentine's Day is a great time to celebrate with the one you love if you delight in elevated food experiences but want to ditch the crowds.
Thursday, February 7
First Thursday at Bishop Arts District
Guests can stroll through the district, sampling delicious wines and wine cocktails at participating venues. Walk participants must be at least 21, but all ages are welcome to stroll and shop. Tickets start at $15 and the walk kicks off at 6 pm.
Monthly Cut at Dallas Chop House
This monthly four-course dinner features chef-prepared dishes and bubbly from Maison G.H. Mumm and Maison Perrier-Jouët. Courses include salmon sashimi, roasted beet roots, venison tartare, grilled Cedar River top blade, and cacao nib lemon verbena ice cream sandwiches. Tickets are $70 and the evening kicks off at 6:30 pm.
Spanish Wine Tasting at Abacus
Lovers of Spanish wines or those who want to gain a better appreciation for them would benefit from attending this informative event that involves discovering, tasting, and analyzing a variety of different selections. Chef Patrick will cook up appetizers to go along with the wine selections. Tickets are $30 and the tasting starts at 5 pm.
Friday, February 8
Sommelier Selections: Wines Around the World Tasting at Pappas Bros. Steakhouse
From bubbles to steak whites to big, bold reds, this tasting tour visits the wine regions of the world by highlighting some of the Pappas sommelier's current favorites. Tickets are $70 and the event kicks off at 6 pm.
Saturday, February 9
Plano Magazine Craft Beer Tour at Unlawful Assembly Brewing Co.
Guests take a motorcoach to three North Texas breweries — Unlawful Assembly Brewing Co., Lakewood Brewing Company, and Oak Highlands Brewery — sampling several brews at each place. The tour guide educates guests on how the beer is made and on the growing craft brew scene in North Texas. Tickets are $75 and the tour starts at Unlawful Brewing Company at 11:15 am. Tickets include three 5-ounce beer pours at each location, transportation, brown bag lunch, and tour guide.
The Morning After at Dallas Farmers Market
Dallas Farmers Market hosts this third annual brunch event, where guests can sample unlimited brunch bites from more than 35 of Dallas’ best spots, including Hide, Local Tap & Table, Meso Maya, and many more. Complete the ultimate brunch experience with the bloody mary bar, bubbly juice bar, and more. Tickets start at $30 and the event kicks off at 11:30 am. All guests must be 21 and over with a valid ID.
Sunday, February 10
Cochon555 2019 Tour at Four Seasons Resort & Club Dallas at Las Colinas
This dynamic culinary event features more than 100 prominent chefs, farmers, sommeliers, distillers, brewers, and barkeeps all working to create luxurious moments that educate the palate. A highlight of the event challenges five chefs to prepare a 200-pound pig and present a “judge’s plate” scored on utilization, technique, and overall flavor, as scored by celebrity judges and participants. The fundraiser benefits Cochon555's sister charity, Piggy Bank, that serves as a kickstarter for new family farms. Tickets start at $130 and the event kicks off at 5 pm.