This Week In Gluttony
Taste of Dallas tops this week's best food and drink events
Hopefully you have rebounded from your Fourth of July shenanigans, because it's time to gear up for another week of eating. Highlights include a clam bake in Fort Worth, a food fest in Fair Park and a couple of odes to Bastille Day.
Here we go:
Wednesday, July 9
Inaugural Komali Food and Art Event
This is the first in a series of art events hosted by Komali. Expect hors d'oeuvre, a Mestizo Mezcal tasting and a signature cocktail from the restaurant's mixologist. Featured artists include Brad Jensen, Sean McCune, Michael Mentler and Yelizaveta Nersesova. The fun runs from 6-8 pm, and it's free. Call 214-252-0200 to RSVP.
Friday, July 11
Summer Harvest Dinner at Asador
Asador kicks off summer with this five-course wine, beer and cocktail dinner. The meal is served family-style, with dishes such as seafood agnolotti, roasted tenderloin and antelope short ribs made using local ingredients from Hudspeth and Tassione Farms, Mozzarella Company, and Empire Bakery. Dinner starts at 6:30 pm and costs $60 a person. Call 214-267-4815 for reservations.
28th Annual Taste of Dallas at Fair Park
At this three-day showcase — the largest tasting event in Dallas-Fort Worth — foodies can get their fill from dozens of DFW restaurants, including Herrera's, Hedary's, Lockhart Smokehouse and Samson's Gourmet Hot Dogs. The event also includes music from The Spazmatics and Vanilla Ice, kids' activities, and shopping. Tickets cost $8-$12, which you can buy at participating Walgreens, and proceeds benefit the American Heart Association. Taste of Dallas runs Friday-Sunday.
Saturday, July 12
Asahi Beer Garden at Tei An
At this rooftop party, celebrate Asahi Brewery's Gold Award in the 2014 World Beer Cup. Enjoy award-winning brew, appetizers and a live DJ while taking in the downtown view. The cost is $25 for women and $35 for men; come with a yukata or kimono and get $5 off. RSVP is not required, but max capacity is 150. For more information, call George Kaiho at 214-220-2828.
Clam Bake at Grace
Grace presents its first-ever clam bake on the terrace at 6:30 pm. Chef Blaine Staniford's menu features a variety of seafood options, including raw and cooked oysters; New England clam chowder; and a selection of little neck, manila and chowder clams. Dinner costs $95 for food plus wine pairings or $75 for food plus beer pairings. For reservations, call 817-877-3388.
Monday, July 14
Bastille Day at Cadot Restaurant
Celebrate Bastille Day, the French national holiday that commemorates the storming of the Bastille, with French cancan dancers and an accordionist. The set menu costs $42 per person, and dinner starts at 6 pm. For reservations, call 972-267-5700.
Fifth Annual Bastille on Bishop in Bishop Arts District
The Bastille on Bishop festival honors Dallas' rich French history by promoting the art, culture, history and spirit of a nation that helped form Dallas' early identity. Expect chef creations, outdoor markets, wine tastings, music, dancing and more dispersed over three blocks of the Bishop Arts District. Tickets are $25, and you can buy them online.