It feels like we were just sitting in the pool, eating watermelon, and drinking rosé, and now we are suddenly in full fall mode, learning to smoke brisket and inhaling brews at Oktoberfest. Wouldn't it be nice if someone would alert Mother Nature to get on board by blessing us with some cooler temps? We'll keep hope alive as we eat our way through this delicious week.
Tuesday, September 24
A Taste of the Finer Things at The French Room
Bite into luxury with a guided caviar and champagne tasting featuring five unique breeds and grades of caviar from Regiis Ova. Founder Shaoching Bishop will guide guests through the tastings of caviar, infused into a selection of gourmet bites from The French Room. Each dish will be complemented by champagne pairings from sommeliers Ryan Tedder and Leslie Hartman. Tickets are $250, and the tasting begins at 6:30 pm.
BBQ Pitmaster Class at Hutchins BBQ
Learn to make brisket that tastes just like the meaty goodness that is offered at Hutchins BBQ. This class allows participants to hang with the pitmasters while learning how they prep, season, and smoke the brisket. The evening concludes with a delicious meal. Tickets are $80, and the class starts at 6:30 pm.
Wednesday, September 25
Folds of Honor Wine Dinner at Carrabba’s Italian Grill
Enjoy a four-course food and wine pairing and support a great cause at the same time. For every wine dinner purchase, $2 is donated to the Folds of Honor Foundation, which raises money for scholarships for children of U.S. service members. Courses include berries and burrata, penne Marconi, Tuscan-grilled sirloin Marsala, and toasted nut brownie. Tickets are $40, and the dinner starts at 6:30 pm. Reserve your seat here.
Thursday, September 26
Perrier-Jouët Dinner at LAW Restaurant at Four Seasons Resort Dallas
Celebrate the release of Perrier-Jouët's newest Cuvee Blanc de Blancs Non Vintage at the favorite Irving hotel. The evening begins with a reception followed by a five-course dinner led by Champagne ambassador Elise Cordell and LAW Restaurant chef Paolo Gama. Courses include escolar crude, summer figs, duck roulade, 54° Venison, and mascarpone panna cotta. Tickets are $160, and the event starts at 6 pm. Call 972-717-2420 to reserve your spot.
Foodiepalooza at The Filter Building
This 10th annual event includes food-tasting stations, drinks galore, a silent auction, music, and lots of fun for the East Dallas Boys & Girls Club. This year, expect bites and brews from Lakewood Brewing Company, Hard Eight BBQ, Marcona Kitchen, Dallas Mozzarella Company, and more. Tickets start at $75, and the event starts at 6 pm.
Friday, September 27
Oktoberfest Beer and Music Festival at Legacy Hall
This three-day beer and music festival celebrates all things beer, brats, and bands on all three floors of Legacy Hall. The Box Garden is being transformed into a biergarten atmosphere, complete with yodeling, accordion players, oom-pah music, and more. Enjoy German bratwurst, jumbo soft pretzels, and Degenhardt's schnitzel plates while drinking Paulaner Oktoberfest Marzen. The free event starts at 4 pm on Friday, 1 pm on Saturday, and noon on Sunday.
Brews Bites & Beats at Sammons Center for the Arts
This craft beer event is back for its second year and is highlighted by samples of premium brews and bites from local eateries. Think Tupps Brewery, Ellen's, Scardello Artisan Cheese, Snooze, Sushi Axiom, and more. Stockton Helbing Band will provide live music. Tours of the historic Turtle Creek pump station and prize drawings are also on the agenda for this full-sensory experience. Tickets are $20, and the event starts at 7 pm.
Saturday, September 28
Oktoberfest at Frisco Square
Nine Band Brewing Co. presents a one-day, family-friendly festival that celebrates all things October. It kicks off with a traditional keg tapping ceremony from Mayor Jeff Cheney and continues with music, dancing, a 100-shop marketplace, and German cuisine galore. There will also be live music, a keg-rolling contest, an official brat-eating contest, and more. Admission is free, and the festival begins at 5 pm. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Frisco Fastpacs.
Sunday, September 29
Sammie Sunday at Bisous Bisous Patisserie
This monthly pop-up features the bakery's signature croissant waffle ice cream sammies for guests to sample, along with ice cream in State Fair-themed flavors like kettle corn and pumpkin spice. Top the sandwich off with nut crunch, chocolate, and a variety of sauces, and you are good to go. Get your sammie starting at 10 am.
Orin Swift Wine Dinner at Tulum
Join chef Nico Sanchez and TJ Frank of Orin Swift Cellars for a special five-course dinner and pairing event. Menu is still TBD. Tickets are $95, and the event starts at 6 pm. Call 972-677-9747 to reserve your spot.