Cheese. Rosé. Barbecue. What more could you ask for to officially welcome the first day of summer? Local restaurants serve up all of that and more in this week's roundup of events.
Wednesday, June 19
Rosé Dinner at Stampede 66 Allen
This new dining destination, at Delta Hotels by Marriott Dallas Allen & Watters Creek Convention Center, presents an intimate evening with chef Stephan Pyles and executive chef Stuart Race. Tiffany Hand of Republic National Distributing Company will lead guests through the wines as chefs Pyles and Race take on the food. Courses include wood grilled Tiger prawns, compressed watermelon and peach with burrata, seared sesame pepita-crusted ahi tuna, and more. Tickets are $65, and the dinner starts at 6:30 pm. Reserve your spot by calling the restaurant at 469-675-0800.
Friday, June 21
European Standards and New American Favorites at Scardello Artisan Cheese
Grab your friends and take advantage of this rare, open class that offers a taste comparison of the best-known European cheeses — like Roquefort — alongside new world beauties of a similar style. The instructor will talk about trends in American cheese-making while exploring how they have evolved from their European forebears. European standard wines, as well as new American classics, will be served along with the cheeses. Tickets are $40, and the class starts at 8 pm.
Fearing and Friends at Fearing’s Restaurant at The Ritz-Carlton
Once a month this summer, acclaimed chef Dean Fearing, Fearing’s Restaurant chef Mike Matis, and their Dallas foodie friends are coming together for a five-course dining experiences from some of the most talented culinary professionals in Dallas. Each chef will take their own spin on the evening, met with expertly crafted cocktails, wine, and beer in the Ocaso room. This month's chef is Anastacia Quinones of Restaurant José. Tickets are $95, and dinner starts at 9:30 pm. Reserve your spot by calling 214-922-4848.
Saturday, June 22
Pitmaster Class at Ten50 BBQ
This highly antiquated class, led by head pitmaster William Weisiger, teaches guests how to trim and cook brisket, pork ribs, and a beef rib. And hungry guests will get to enjoy barbecue samples prepared by Ten50 during the class. Rahr & Sons Brewing Company will also offer attendees samplings of three different beers. Tickets are $75, and class kicks off at 10:30 am. To RSVP, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dallas Cowboys Market at Ford Center at The Star
This family-friendly Frisco pop-up event features a mix of fashion, jewelry, home décor, and other unique vendors. The open-air market will host more than 80 vendor booths running directly through The Star’s entertainment district. Additional offerings include food specials from neighboring restaurants, children’s activities, and more. The market opens at 9 am, and admission is free.
Sunday, June 23
Wine & Magic at Checkered Past Winery
Award-winning magician Trigg Watson does a magic routine, and audience members get to eat and drink. You can purchase signature wines, pizza, charcuterie, desserts, and more during the show. Tickets are $20, and the show starts at 6 pm. VIP tickets are $80 for four and come with reserved seating and one complimentary appetizer for the table. Checkered Past Winery is offering six $20 wine flights this summer, including a Rosé All Day Wine Flight. Guests who check in on Yelp will receive $4 off flights.