While we encourage you to spend your Memorial Day weekend out grilling with friends and drinking a cold one, why wait till then? If you can't wait to get the party started, Dallas has no shortage of food and drink events happening this week, plus a quintessential Memorial Day event featuring one of Dallas' most revered chefs.
Tuesday, May 21
Les Cocktails: Spring Edition at The French Room
The Adolphus Hotel's sultry and sophisticated bar recently debuted a refreshed menu of seasonal spring cocktails. To celebrate these new additions, guests are invited to try out the new menu and learn how to make a few of the cocktails with the help of lead bartender Angela Burns. Bubbles will be served upon arrival, and light bites will be available throughout the event. Tickets are $45, and the event starts at 6 pm.
Simi Wine & Food Dinner at Sevy's Grill
Enjoy a paired dinner featuring this prestigious winery from Sonoma County. From nuanced Cabs to elegant Chards, regional manager Chris Teague takes you through each wine and shares insightful stories of the storied winery. Courses include wood-fired Spanish octopus; prosciutto wrapped Texas rabbit porchetta; 40-day, dry-aged ribeye; and Valrhona chocolate black rice pudding. Tickets are $93, and the evening kicks off at 6:30 pm. Call 214-265-7389 to reserve your spot.
Wednesday, May 22
Patios, Wines, and Cheese and at Scardello Artisan Cheese
It's starting to feel a lot like summer, and what better way to celebrate than with some cool rosé and crisp white wines? Sip to your heart's delight and learn which wines and cheeses pair best at this class. Tickets are $40, and the class starts at 7 pm. Hurry, few seats remain.
Thursday, May 23
Buffalo Trace Pairing Dinner at Whiskey Cake Las Colinas
You do not want to miss this restaurant's first pairing dinner featuring whiskey from Buffalo Trace. Courses include Kampachi crudo, Southern cucumber salad, sorghum-rye glazed duck wings, lemongrass braised beef rib, and cinnamon roll pancakes. Tickets are $75, and the event starts at 7 pm. You can reserve your spot by calling 469-941-2253.
Plano Magazine Beer Walk at The Shops at Willow Bend
More than 30 beers and craft breweries from Texas, Louisiana, and Oklahoma will be on hand at this event that features shopping, live music, pop-up vendors, and more. Participants grab a collectible glass and sampling map and then stroll through the shopping center to sample craft brews, meet brewers, and learn about different pours at 12-plus stops. Tickets start at $14, and the event kicks off at 5:30 pm.
Monday, May 27
Spring Barbecue Bash at Fearing's Restaurant
The Fearing's Restaurant team presents an afternoon of barbecue at the restaurant’s Live Oak Bar and Ocaso space. Tickets are $95, and admission includes access to the outdoor area, two specialty cocktails, live music from country singer Hayden Haddock, games, and plenty of chef Dean Fearing’s food. The Memorial Day fun kicks off at noon.