This Week in Gluttony
Fancy guest chefs descend on Dallas for this week's best food events
It’s a pretty big week in food events around Dallas, as chefs are flying in from San Francisco and Paris to cook for us. Plus Lake Highlands’ first brewery is celebrating its grand opening, and Texas Barbecue Week continues.
Tuesday, July 14
Texas Barbecue Week
Sponsored by TMBBQ and Shiner Beers, this week-long event kicked off Sunday, July 12, and runs through Saturday, July 18. Lone Star barbecue joints deemed the best in the state by Texas Monthly are offering a unique plate at a fixed price; a portion of proceeds benefits Foodways Texas, a nonprofit aimed at supporting the food culture throughout the state. Participating Dallas-Fort Worth restaurants include Pecan Lodge, Cousin’s, Hutchins, Lockhart Smokehouse, Longoria’s, Peggy Sue and Smoke. Check out the dishes on the TMBBQ website.
Thursday, July 16
Birds & Brews at Trinity River Audubon
Guests can explore trails with a sunset backdrop and then enjoy the air-conditioned exhibits in the center after-hours while sampling brews from three local breweries and bites from food trucks. There is also an opportunity to see live birds of prey from Window to the Wild and view architectural art by Tauma Wiggins. Admission is $6; the fun starts at 6 pm. You must be 21 years old to attend.
The Botanist Dinner at Bolsa
Executive chef Joel Harrington and mixologist Kyle Hilla create a special four-course dinner and cocktail pairing centered around Bruichladdich Distillery’s artisanal Botanist Islay Dry Gin. Both the cocktails and food courses feature ingredients from Oak Cliff’s Mulcahy Farms. The cost for dinner plus pairings is $65, and it starts at 6 pm. Make reservations by calling 214-367-9367 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, July 17
A Taste of Paris at Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek
Chef Bruno Davaillon welcomes executive chef Chistopher Hache and pastry chef Jérôme Chaucesse from fellow Rosewood property Hôtel de Crillon in Paris. Highlights from the six-course tasting menu include lobster with pickled peach, black garlic and brown butter, and black bass with chanterelle, Australian truffle and chive blossom. Cost is $115 per person; call 214-559-2100 for reservations. Dinner starts at 6 pm, and the event takes place daily through Friday, July 24.
Third Friday at Omni Dallas
Enjoy a fun evening at the Omni featuring 44 Farms of Cameron, Texas. Dishes include chipotle oxtail steamed bun, beef tataki and watermelon salad, 44 Farms beef duet, and Texas peaches. The reception starts at 6:30 pm; dinner follows at 7. Price is $55 per person. Call 214-979-4529 for reservations.
Saturday, July 18
Oak Highlands Brewery Grand Opening
Oak Highlands is the first production brewery in the Lake Highlands area. Tickets to the grand opening event include an OHB pint glass, koozie and tokens to try three of the five beers from the starting lineup. Visitors can check out the brewery space (including the air-conditioned tap room); nosh on fare from OinknMoo BBQ and Easy Slider food trucks; and listen to live music from Charley Crockett, Ole G and Shotgun Friday. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door.
Farm-inspired Collaborative Wine Dinner at Second Floor
Join chefs Scott Gottlich and Todd Ginsberg for this dinner with wine pairings from Cakebread Cellars (with the exception of the final course, which is paired with Michele Chiarlo). The five-course meal includes produce, dairy and more that has been sourced from local purveyors, including Vital Farms, Lemley’s Farms, Fretwell Farms, Side Peas Farm, Phennel Farm and On Pure Ground Dairy. Dinner costs $75 per person, plus $75 for optional wine pairings. Cocktails and bites starts at 7 pm; dinner begins at 7:30. Call 972-450-2978 for reservations.
Monday, July 20
Guest Chef Dinner Series at FT33
FT33’s guest chef dinner series continues when SPQR’s team come to town from San Francisco for a night dedicated to innovation and collaboration. The eight-course dinner costs $105 per person, plus $55 for optional wine pairings. The dinner starts at 7 pm; call 214-741-2629 for reservations.