This week in gastronomy in and around Dallas features several early Valentine's Day celebrations, the welcoming of a new Chinese year, and a tasting of some ultra rare beer.
Tuesday, February 7
Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck presents Chinese New Year
Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck is hosting its annual Interactive Night Market, honoring the Year of the Rooster. Executive Chef Jacob Williamson creates a three-course menu to accompany the all-you-can-eat Chinese barbecue-themed night market with live action stations including dim sum, crispy suckling pig, Chinese hot pot, fried Chinese donuts, whole roasted rooster, and more.
Wednesday, February 8
Henry's Majestic presents Goose Island Bourbon County Stout Tasting
This tasting at Henry's Majestic features a vertical flight of four beer selections of different vintages of Goose Island Bourbon County Stout, ranging from 2014, 2015, 2015 Rye, and 2016. This particular beer is highly sought after, with a special limited release once a year on Black Friday. The flight is first come first serve, a very limited amount, and after all the flights are sold, Henry's Majestic will sell the remaining product separately in either a draft or package format.
Friday, February 10
The Joule presents Valentine’s Pop-Up Bakery
Get sweets for your sweetie at the Valentine’s Pop-Up Bakery, featuring a selection of tasty treats baked in-house by The Joule’s pastry chefs. Choose from a selection of sweet and sour gummies, heart-shaped cookie cake, devil’s food cake, hand-painted truffles, French macarons, sugar cookies, cherry pie, sticky buns, monkey bread, chocolate/caramel body paint, and more. The bakery is open on Friday and Valentine's Day.
Fearing's Restaurant presents Valentine's Dinner
Fearing’s Restaurant celebrates Valentine’s Day on five consecutive evenings, presenting a prix fixe romance menu every night Friday through Valentine's Day. Offered in addition to the restaurant’s regular à la carte dinner menu, the Fearing’s Valentine’s menu is highlighted by Fearing’s beef Wellington and a richly enticing dessert duo. For a complete list of Valentine's Day dinner options, click here.
Omni Dallas presents Artisan Dinner Series: Drinking Local
Omni Dallas Hotel presents the first of the monthly Artisan Dinner Series at Texas Spice, where guests enjoy flavorful dishes with cocktail pairings from local beverage companies. This month's dinner features drinks highlighting TX Whiskey, such as a TX Old Fashioned, a Boulevardier, and specially crafted drinks like a Witty Comeback. The four-course menu features an onion soup with rooftop honey, crisp braised pork belly and seared diver scallop, whole grain mustard whipped potatoes, and apricot sticky toffee pudding, among other items.
Fort Worth Zoo presents Valentine's Dinner
The Fort Worth Zoo's annual Valentine's Dinner, taking place in its Portraits of the Wild Art Gallery, offers romantics something a little different. In addition to the open bar, passed hors d’oeuvre, and a seated dinner, it includes a meet and greet with a Zoo outreach animal, photo ops, and interactive games. This event, taking place on Friday and Saturday, is only for those 21 and older.
Saturday, February 11
Dallas Observer presents the Morning After Brunch
The inaugural Morning After, presented by the Dallas Observer and Whole Foods Market, is a brunch sampling event at Dallas Farmers Market that features bites from local brunch hot spots, alongside drink samples and music. Participating restaurants include Bread Winners Cafe & Bakery, Dandelion Cheesecakes, Hypnotic Donuts, Knife Dallas, Mesa - Oak Cliff, TJ's Fresh Seafood Market & Grill, and more. Tickets are sold out online but may still be available at most area Whole Foods Market locations.