Sip wine. Drink beer. Shop local. Repeat. Those are the basic instructions to foodies in Dallas this week. The menu of food events includes wine dinners, a beer-and-chicken party, and a craft beer extravaganza out in the 'burbs.
Wednesday, May 15
Wine & Dine Wednesdays at Antonio Ristorante
Every Wednesday between May 15 and June 12, this Addison outpost is offering a paired menu designed for couples. The menu includes an appetizer paired with house salad, a main course paired with its most complementary wine, and a handmade dessert to finish off the evening. Live music completes this romantic scene. The menu is $59 a person and can be ordered starting at 6 pm.
Thursday, May 16
Chef's Beer and Chicken Pairing Party at Canvas Hotel Dallas
Enjoy a casual night of delicious chicken made four ways, paired with a selection of brews from Four Corners Brewing. Chef Jeana Johnson's menu includes Taiwanese fried chicken wings, Guajillo braised chicken thigh tostada with jicama-cilantro slaw, and smoked chicken leg with her signature peach barbecue sauce. Tickets are $35, and the event starts at 6 pm.
Cloudy Bay Wine Dinner at Ocean Prime Dallas
Guests are invited to join Jim White, Cloudy Bay technical director, for an intimate, five-course dinner created by executive chef Brandon Moore and paired with selections from the New Zealand-based winery. Courses include salmon poke-sake, Maine lobster roll, roast chicken, New York strip, and Brie and pear tart. Tickets are $100, and the dinner kicks off at 7 pm. Reservations can be made by calling 214-965-0440.
Nick Goldschmidt Wine Dinner at Abacus
The Abacus chefs are featuring dueling cast iron Black Angus ribeyes at this event showcasing one of California's best artisan wineries. Owner Nick Goldschmidt joins participants and will share some of the unique characters of the wines selected for the evening. Tickets are $85, and the event starts at 6:30 pm.
Friday, May 17
Main Street Fest at Historic Downtown Grapevine
This 35th annual craft brew experience, themed "Back to 1985," features live ’80s new wave pop, country, rock and blues music, traditional and gourmet festival fare, old-school ’80s arcade games, and more. It is also American Craft Beer Week, and breweries represented at the festival include Alamo Beer Company, Community Beer Company, Goose Island Beer Company, and dozens more. The festival runs through the weekend, and tickets start at $5. Gates open at 10 am on Friday and 11 am on Saturday and Sunday.
Deep Ellum Beer Dinner at Del Frisco's Grille Uptown Dallas
Attendees can enjoy a four-course dinner created by executive chef Josh Meiergerd paired with popular pours from Deep Ellum Brewing Company. There is also a special dessert course created with Local Legend Stout. Tickets are $75, and the dinner starts at 6:30 pm.
Saturday, May 18
Local Artisan Market at Highland Park Village
Stroll a curated collection of artisan vendors from across Dallas-Fort Worth at this seasonal neighborhood market. Guests can enjoy food, handcrafted goods, face painting, and live entertainment for the entire family. A secret source also says that a rosé brut pop-up bar at Veronica Beard will be pouring. Yummy food vendors include The Jelly Queens, Lemon Glaze, Texas Olive Oil, The Amazing Dip Company, and more. The market runs from 9 am to 1 pm.