This Week in Gluttony

Wine lovers will drink up this week’s best Dallas food and drink events

Wine lovers will drink up this week’s best Dallas food events

Glasses of red and white wine
There is no shortage of wine dinners this week. iStock
Mudbug Bash
The Mudbug Bash invades Main Street Garden on March 19.  Photo courtesy of Mudbug Bash
Meddlesome Moth in Dallas Design District
Join Meddlesome Moth for a beer dinner featuring author Stephen Beaumont on March 16.  Meddlesome Moth/Facebook
Jesse Griffith
Jesse Griffiths of Austin's Dai Due is the guest chef at FT33 on March 21. Photo courtesy of FT33
Glasses of red and white wine
Mudbug Bash
Meddlesome Moth in Dallas Design District
Jesse Griffith

St. Patrick’s Day falls on Thursday this week, but it’s hard to remember the beer- and whiskey-swigging holiday with so many wine dinners to digest. We suspect you’ll spend March 17 at a good Irish pub (as you should), but these are the events to pencil in for the rest of this week:

Tuesday, March 15

Jordan Wine Dinner at Jaspers
Chef Kent Rathbun and team prepare a four-course menu featuring wine-friendly dishes to pair with Jordan’s exciting Chardonnays and Cabernet Sauvignons. The menu also features Jordan’s olive oil and quince, as well as Sonoma cheese. Dinner starts at 6:30 pm and costs $125 per person. Reservations are required and can be made by contacting Shannon Tinsley at 972-673-0823.

Wednesday, March 16

Beer Dinner with Stephen Beaumont at Meddlesome Moth
Executive chef Richard Graff, David McMillan (Bird Cafe), and pastry chef Laurel Wimberg collaborate on a five-course menu paired with six beers selected by author Stephen Beaumont. A professional beer writer for 25 years, Beaumont is the author of 10 books, including Beer & Food Companion, The Pocket Beer Guide 2015, and the second, fully revised The World Atlas of Beer coming this fall. Cost is $75, and reservations can be made by calling 214-628-7900.

Franck Bijion Wine Dinner at Ser
The evening includes a multicourse dinner from executive chef Kevin Spencer, with guest speaker and renowned winemaker Franck Bijion. Master Sommelier Guy Stout also will be in attendance. Courses include salad; lamb variations; and a strawberry dessert with black walnut, streusel, and foie gras ice cream. The evening begins with a 6:30 reception, and cost is $139 per person. Make reservations by calling 214-761-7479.

Thursday, March 17

Whiskey Business at Dallas Fish Market
For St. Paddy’s Day, the downtown restaurant welcomes Old Forester and Woodford Reserve for a whiskey tasting. Executive chef Richard Triptow prepares a tasting menu and dessert for the event, which also includes a special welcome cocktail. The event starts at 6:30 pm and costs $40 per person.

Saturday, March 19

2016 Mudbug Bash at Main Street Garden
The annual Mudbug Bash features 4,000 pounds of crawfish, live music, games, beer, specialty drinks, and fun for the whole family (including dogs). Enjoy live music from Steve ‘N’ Seagulls, Travis Matte & The Kingpins, and Dallas favorites Calvin Sexton & The Inner City All-Stars. Tickets start at $15, and guests are encouraged to pre-order their crawfish online at a rate of $19.08 for two pounds.

Sunday, March 20

Sunday Cinema Series at Knife
Kicking off the second season of this popular series is a special screening of Wes Anderson’s Bottle Rocket. This year’s programming focuses on Anderson’s films because he is chef John Tesar's favorite director (and he's from Texas). Tickets are $35, and $10 of each sale benefits the Dallas Film Society. The ticket price includes gourmet themed bites by Tesar and beer from Four Corners Brewing Company. The event kicks off at 7 pm.

Monday, March 21

De Forville Wine Dinner at Americano
To pay tribute to the Piedmont region of Italy, Americano is teaming up with De Forville for a wine dinner hosted on its open-air patio. Courses include fried capers with parsley germolata, wild mushroom ravioli, Nebbiolo braised beef short rib, and almond sponge cake. Cost is $110 a person, and the night begins with a pre-dinner reception at 6:45 pm. Make reservations by calling 214-261-4600.

Guest Chef Series at FT33
For its next guest chef dinner, FT33 welcomes Jesse Griffiths of Austin’s Dai Due, which is known for its creative farm-to-table cuisine and rustic butcher shop. You get eight courses for $105 ($55 extra for wine pairings), and dinner starts at 7 pm. Reserve your spot by calling 214- 741-2629.