It's a glorious week to eat good food for a great cause. And even if you can't make the philanthropic events, there is still an opportunity to eat barbecue in your boots this weekend.
Tuesday, February 25
Col di Lamo Vineyard Wine Dinner at MoMo Italian Kitchen
Col di Lamo proprietor Giovanna Neri comes to Dallas all the way from the Montalcino region of Tuscany for this very special four-course wine dinner with guest chef James Rowland. Courses include roasted quail with pancetta and shallot sauce, sausage-filled cuddlefish, risotto cooked in red wine, and Chianti-braised beef with carrots and parsnips. Tickets start at $100 and dinner starts at 6:30 pm.
Thursday, February 27
Empty Bowls 2020 at Perot Family Campus
The North Texas Food Bank presents this popular fundraiser that involves local chefs and restaurants whipping up their favorite bowl-friendly fare. Every guest receives a handcrafted bowl from a local artisan as a takeaway (and reminder that not everyone's bowl is full.) Tickets start at $45 are and the event kicks off at 6 pm.
Whistlepig Dinner at Whiskey Cake Las Colinas
WhistlePig Rye Whiskey is the star of this six-course tasting show featuring a different cocktail with every dish. Courses include Quaker Jacks, pork jowl tartine, kabocha soup, seared trout, and Rye bread pudding. Tickets are $90 and the dinner starts at 7 pm. Call 469-941-2253 to make reservations.
Dessert Dash at Legacy West
Celebrate the season of love at Legacy West with this signature food and beverage tour featuring an array of desserts. From 5:30-9:30 pm, guests can savor mini versions of these desserts: churros from Bulla Gastrobar, creme brulee from Toulouse, tiramisu from Taverna, Key lime pie from Tommy Bahama, and Homestead cake and pecan pie from Haywire. Tickets are $15, and water and coffee are provided.
Saturday, February 29
Blooms, Boots & BBQ at Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden
This elegant, outdoor event features barbecue vendors, dance performances, line dancing lessons, music, and a "These Boots Are Made for Walking" contest. Performers include The Powell Brothers, SMU Mustang Mavericks, and a Meat Church demonstration of Texas-inspired dishes. Tickets are free with garden admission or membership, and the event kicks off at 9 am on both Saturday and Sunday.
Monday, March 2
Food in Fashion at Virgin Hotels Dallas
The Greater Dallas Restaurant Association presents its fourth annual event benefiting career education. Think silent and live auctions, culinary competitions, and a food-infused fashion show that is truly unique to the area's food event lineup. Tickets start at $75 and the evening kicks off at 5:30 pm.