This Week in Gluttony

These are the 8 best food and drink events in Dallas this week

These are the 8 best food and drink events in Dallas this week

Sushi Marquee
Sushi Marquee's first whiskey dinner takes place Thursday, March 1. Photo courtesy of Sushi Marquee

What do sushi, soup, and Stella Artois have in common? Yep, they are all featured in this week's food events roundup. Fashion Industry Gallery becomes a hot spot for an event that celebrates art, and there are not one but two big events commemorating Texas Independence Day.

Tuesday, February 27

Grappa Week Celebration with Elisabetta Nonino at Sassetta
The Design District's most stylish restaurant is celebrating Italy's Grappa Nonino with an intimate wine dinner featuring Elisabetta Nonino herself. The evening kicks off at 6 pm with cocktails and bites with master mixologist Chad Solomon of Midnight Rambler. The evening continues at 7 pm with a family-style feast and guided tasting through the Nonino family's classic spirits. Tickets are $75 and guests can secure their spots by calling 214-307-5690.

Wednesday, February 28

Joel Gott Wine Dinner at Sixty Vines
Guests are guided through a five-course meal paired with wine sourced from carefully selected vineyard sites. Courses are served family style and include tapioca crusted A Bar N Wagyu sweet breads; Cara Cara orange, fennel and sea bean salad; fire-roasted bistro filet; and more. Tickets start at $60 and the event kicks off at 7 pm. Email to reserve your spot.

Thursday, March 1

Toki Japanese Whisky Dinner at Sushi Marquee
Sushi Marquee is teaming up with Suntory, makers of Toki Japanese Whiskey, for a four-course tasting dinner. Courses include Wagyu spring rolls, butterfly kisses, lamb T-bone, and chocolate mochi. Tickets are $75 and the event starts at 7 pm with a welcome cocktail (Japanese highball). Reservations can be made by calling 972-833-1608.

Brews and Bites Three-Year Anniversary Celebration at Pinstack Plano
Guests can make their way to the VIP suite, where they'll be able to sample the newest craft beer and cider releases from Lakewood Brewing Co., Rahr & Sons Brewing Co., and Austin Eastciders, while enjoying dish pairings created exclusively for the event. Snack selections include chorizo and lager cheese nachos, Kolsch braised chicken tostadas, milk stout chocolate mousse shooters, and more. Tickets are $20 and the event kicks off at 6 pm.

Friday, March 2

Empty Bowls at Fashion Industry Gallery
Join the North Texas Food Bank for lunch in support of a great cause. In addition to soup and other bowl-friendly fare from more than 20 North Texas restaurants, attendees can select a handcrafted bowl from some of Texas’ finest artists to take home. Proceeds from the event benefit the North Texas Food Bank's feeding programs. Tickets start at $40 and the event lasts from 10:30 am-1 pm.

Texas Independence Day Celebration at Oak Highlands Brewery
Oak Highlands Brewery is ready to celebrate the 182nd Texas Independence Day with cold beer, barbecue, and a lot of love for the Lone Star State. The brewery will also release Tejano Pecano — their new brown ale made with native Texas pecans. Admission is free, and the fun kicks off at 4 pm.

Texas Independence Day Dinner at Y.O. Ranch Steakhouse
This favorite West End dining destination is offering up a delicious way to celebrate Texas Independence Day. Guests can enjoy a "Texas classics" themed prix fixe lunch menu for just $18.36. The three-course menu of Texas favorites includes chuck wagon chili, chicken fried steak, and a slice of pecan pie. The meal will be served with sweet tea and can be enjoyed for one meal, one day only.

Monday, March 5

The Art of Chalice at Fashion Industry Gallery
This event celebrates the best of the city’s art, culture, and cuisine through the lens of the iconic Stella Artois chalice. Guests can be the first to view a mural by Kyle Sneed inspired by the city of Dallas and the Stella Artois chalice while enjoying food by chef Scott Gottlich, enjoying work by glass artists from Vetro Glassblowing Studio & Gallery, and talking all things Stella Artois with beer experts Max Baker and Ryan Daley. Admission is free, and the event starts at 6 pm.