With the rain behind us (we hope) and sunshine-filled days ahead, we are excited to get out there and eat. This week you can look forward to some celebrity chef dinners, cooking classes and the return of an ice cream social at the Dallas Farmers Market.
Tuesday, June 2
Celebrity Chef Dinner Series Benefiting Eat (Red) Drink (Red) Save Lives at Knife
John Tesar hosts consecutive fundraising events (through June 5) benefiting Eat (Red) Drink (Red) Save Lives. Each exclusive dinner, with a one-night-only special menu, takes place in a specially decorated event room at the Highland Dallas hotel, and it is limited to 40 seats. Chef lineup includes Alex Stratta on June 2, Naomi Pomeroy on June 3, Tim Rattray on June 4 and Kris Morningstar on June 5. Ticket for each are $150, and half of that goes directly to (RED). All dinners start at 7 pm. Reserve online or call 214-443-9339.
Meet-and-greet With Morgan Murphy at Sissy’s Southern Kitchen
Join food critic Morgan Murphy for a a meet-and-greet in celebration of his newly released book On the Road Again. Tickets to the event include some of Murphy’s favorite Sissy’s specialties, cocktails, kolaches from Village Bakery and a signed copy of his book. Tickets are $75, and the event kicks off at 5 pm.
Wednesday, June 3
Goats and Grapes Dinner at CBD Provisions
CBD Provisions is teaming up with Duchman Winery and Windy Hill Farm for a special dinner featuring Hill Country wines, meats and cheeses. Executive chef Richard Blankenship presents a five-course, family-style menu featuring goat of some style in every dish — goat kibbeh, goat ribs, roasted backstrap and roasted whole goat — paired with a signature Duchman Winery varietal. Dinner costs $65 per person, and you can reserve your spot by calling 214-261-4500.
Saturday, June 6
Kids’ Cooking Class at Maggiano’s Little Italy NorthPark
Executive chef Matt Banaszek is teaching aspiring chefs how to make Maggiano’s famous meatballs. Children ages 5-12 are welcome, and parents must be present during the entire event. Each child receives his or her own chef’s hat to customize along with a recipe card. A buffet lunch with milk, soda, tea and coffee is also included. Classes take place Saturday and Sunday, beginning with 9:30 am registration; the hands-on demonstration starts at 10. Tickets cost $25 for children and $15 for adults.
Mama Ida’s Ice Cream Social at Dallas Farmers Market
Guests can sample and help pick a winner from the variety of ice cream, gelato and sorbet creations from local culinary students and participants in the nutrition and culinary arts program at the Dallas County Youth Village. Local vendors provide the fruit, nuts and herbs, while the public decides who wins the top honor. Tickets are $5, and the fun kicks off at 11 am.
Sunday, June 7
Team Beard: Dallas Firefighter Event at Truck Yard
This annual fundraising event gives back to Dallas servicemen in need, with this year’s proceeds going to support Tracy Beard, a local fireman with ALS. Truck Yard is serving up cheesesteaks and hosting an assortment of food trucks, as well as live music. Attendees can also purchase T-shirts and participate in silent and live auctions. This event is open to the public and lasts from noon to 6 pm.