We hope you're thirsty this week, because beer and wine dinners dominate the Dallas-Fort Worth calendar. Here are this week's best food and drink events:
Wednesday, April 20
Bruno Paillard Champagne Dinner at Knife
Join chef John Tesar for an exclusive five-course dinner paired with distinctive cuvées from the Bruno Paillard portfolio. The special host for the evening is Bruno Paillard's veteran ambassador, Francois Colas, who leads guests through tastings and educates patrons on winemaking techniques and practices. The cost for this is $130 per person, and dinner starts at 6 pm. Call 214-443-9339 for reservations.
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner at Salum
This annual event, presented by the USA Film Festival and hosted by chef Abraham Salum, serves as the kick-off event for the 46th Annual USA Film Festival and features guest chef Vivian Howard, star of the award-winning PBS food series A Chef’s Life. Howard is preparing a multi-course meal featuring locally sourced ingredients along with wine pairings. The cost per person is $150, and the dinner begins at 6:30 pm. Call 214-821-6300 for reservations.
Duckhorn Wine Dinner at Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House
Led by Michael Fay, winemaker for Goldeneye of Duckhorn Wine Company, this dinner features a five-course menu by executive chef David Holven that's expertly paired with, of course, wine. Courses include allspice Dr Pepper-braised pork belly, grilled Aussie lamb chops, espresso-rubbed spinalis, and chocolate blueberry pot de crème. The cost is $145, and dinner starts at 7 pm. Call 972-490-9000 for reservations.
Thursday, April 21
Casa Madero Wine Dinner at CiboDivino Marketplace
Created and prepared by chef Ryan Olmos, this meal highlights traditional ingredients with a modern approach to spring vegetables, producing a new world cuisine. Courses include ensalada fresca, pollo a la fresa, arepa de carne, and sopapilla. Tickets are $55, and dinner starts at 6 pm.
Lakewood Brewing Company Beer Dinner at Omni Fort Worth
This atypical beer dinner features unique stations with local flavors and craft beers. Courses include starters paired with Till and Toil Saison, sliders paired with All Call Kolsch, breakfast paired with Hopochondria IPA, and beer-infused desserts. The event is $38 per person, and seating starts at 6:30 pm. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 817-350-4106.
Friday, April 22
Celebrate with Antojitos at Central Market Lovers
As part of Central Market's Pasaporte Mexico, Margarita Carrillo Arronte, author of Mexico: The Cookbook, leads guests in a fun and informative cooking class. Enjoy a diverse menu of Mexican appetizers paired with Mexican beers and wine. Appetizers include sikil pak with tortilla chips, gorditas, platanitos rellenos, and more. Tickets are $65, and the dinner begins at 6:30 pm.
Wine 101: Rosé Wines at Whole Foods Market Park Lane
Taste and learn at this Wine 101 event with a Whole Foods wine specialist. Samples are provided, of course. Tickets are $5 and the class starts at 6:30 pm.
Saturday, April 23
Market Beer Dinner at Patina Green Home and Market
This beloved McKinney outpost hosts its first pop-up beer dinner, featuring a variety of gourmet snacks followed by a five-course menu celebrating locally sourced Texas produce and products. Tickets are $92 and must be purchased in advance. The dinner starts at 7:30 pm.