On the agenda this week you'll find ice cream, cheese, and wine. What more do you need in life? How about a beloved neighborhood tradition celebrating the French National Day that heavily features — you guessed it — cheese and wine? Perfect.
Tuesday, July 11
10,000 Scoops Challenge at Pegasus Plaza
Denali Flavors, developers of Moose Tracks Ice Cream, presents this delicious philanthropy challenge to the people of Dallas. Ten thousand scoops of Mayfield Moose Tracks Ice Cream will be served as part of the challenge and, for each scoop served, Moose Tracks will donate $1 to the Salvation Army on behalf of Mayfield Creamery in an effort to raise $10,000 for local programs. The event starts at 11 am.
Thursday, July 13
Northwest Cheese and Wine at Scardello Artisan Cheese
The Northwest has a bounty of great cheese and fantastic wine. Get a feel for the terroir of Washington and Oregon as you taste loads of cheeses paired with wines from this beautiful and verdant part of the country. If you want to sit with other attendees, be sure to put their names in the special instructions section during checkout. Tickets are $40, and the class starts at 7 pm.
Friday, July 14
Bastille on Bishop at Bishop Arts District
Enjoy an evening full of entertainment, food, wine, petanque, and wonderful people to celebrate the beautiful country of France and its traditions. Oak Cliff was the original settlement of the French colony called La Reunion, and the neighborhood has picked up the mantle with great pride and love for the French culture. Tickets start at $25 and include a souvenir wine glass and two tokens that can be exchanged for food and drink. The event kicks off at 6 pm.
Wine 101: So You Think You Can Taste? at Pappas Bros Steakhouse
Challenge your palate with this seated tasting that features classic varietals and teaches how to identify them through blind tasting. Following the blind tasting, Master Sommelier Barbara Werley pairs differently raised and aged Prime cuts of beef with myriad styles of wine. Tickets are $95, and the event begins at 6 pm. For reservations, call 214-366-2000.
Saturday, July 15
Local Artisan Market at Highland Park Village
Farm-sourced produce, artisan goods, games, and live entertainment for the entire family are on display at Highland Park Village’s market. Happening the third Saturday of each month through December, this market has everything from kolaches to flowers to handcrafted soaps. Participating vendors include Avant Garden, The Tot, Kessler Pie Co., Texas Olive Ranch, White Rock Soap Gallery, and more. The seasonal open-air market runs from 8:30 am to 1 pm.