This Week In Gluttony

Scandalous afternoon tea at The Joule tops this week’s best Dallas food events

Scandalous tea at The Joule tops this week’s best Dallas food events

Tea at Taschen at The Joule
Enjoy a Naugh-Tea at Taschen Library at The Joule on February 20. Photo by Mei-Chun Jau
Meso Maya
Meso Maya's Nico Sanchez hosts a four-course margarita dinner on February 22. Photo courtesy of Meso Maya
Trinity River Audubon Center
Take advantage of the gorgeous weather at the Trinity River Audubon Center's Birds and Brew event on February 18. Photo courtesy of Michael Burt
grace, chef blaine Staniford, vegetarian
Blaine Staniford of Grace is one of the featured chefs at Fort Worth Food & Wine Festival's event at Central Market on February 17. Photo courtesy of Grace
Tea at Taschen at The Joule
Meso Maya
Trinity River Audubon Center
grace, chef blaine Staniford, vegetarian

Valentine’s Day is over now (thank goodness), so we can focus on spoiling ourselves again. This week we have a mix of gluttonous events, including one rather risqué tea that might make you blush.

Tuesday, February 16

Bourbon Thru Bluegrass at III Forks
At this educational and musical presentation with host Bernie Lubbers, attendees can experience tastings of the American Whiskey Collection from Heaven Hill Distilleries while snacking on bites from executive chef Chris Vogeli. Tickets are $45, and the event lasts from 6-8 pm. Call 972-267-1776 for reservations.

Wednesday, February 17

Chef Collaborative Dinner at Central Market Fort Worth
Join the Fort Worth Food + Wine Festival as it welcomes chefs Blaine Staniford (Grace and Little Red Wasp), Kevin Martinez (Tokyo Cafe and Yatai Food Kart), and Sarah Hooton (Central Market) for a collaborative cooking experience. Throughout the evening, guests learn cooking tips from these three culinary talents, and Central Market wine experts pair each dish with the perfect vino. Tickets are $65, and the event lasts from 6:30-8:30 pm.

Thursday, February 18

Birds and Brew at Trinity River Audubon Center
Explore the center and its trails at night while sampling beers from Shannon Brewing Company and Nine Band Brewing and enjoying snacks from Easy Slider Food Truck. Guests can look at the butterfly gardens and wetlands, and interact with live birds from Window to the Wild. Tickets are $10, and activities last from 6-8:30 pm.

Winter Whites Education Class at Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House
The casual, come-and-go event focuses on winter whites, and sommelier and wine director Courtney Keeling explains the wine and food pairings. Dishes include ahi tuna tartare, jumbo crab cake with Cajun lobster sauce, and Wagyu corn dogs with chipotle ketchup and honey Creole mustard. Tickets are $30, and the event lasts from 5-6:30 pm. For reservations, call 972-490-9000.

Saturday, February 20

Naugh-Tea with Dian Hanson at The Joule
Enjoy sweets and savories at the Taschen Library during this afternoon champagne tea service with author and publishing maven Dian Hanson, known for such sexy titles as The Art of Pin-Up, The Little Book of Butts, and The New Erotic Photography. During the tea, guests receive 10 percent off purchases in library. Tickets are $59, and the events starts at 2:30 pm. For reservations, call 214-748-1300 x 4363, or email

Monday, February 22

Four-course Margarita Dinner at Meso Maya
For National Margarita Day, chef Nico Sanchez is doing a special dinner with courses such as ceviche de atun, chicharron prensado, carne Oxaca, and Veracruz coffee flan. Margarita pairing flavors include cucumber, serrano berry, azul y verde, and el viejo. Tickets are $75, and the fun starts at 6:30 pm with an avocado margarita tasting.