What this week lacks in volume it makes up for in variety. There are beer tastings (we’re in the middle of North Texas Beer Week); wine pairings; and food from Italy, Vietnam, and Japan. Dig in.
Wednesday, November 16
Sicilian Wine Dinner at CiboDivino Marketplace
This special six-course wine dinner celebrates chef Daniele Puleo’s home region of Sicily. Puleo is teaming up with Marilena Barbera, a third-generation wine grower of Cantine Barbera, to pair the flavors of Sicily in one wine-filled exclusive dining event. Tickets are $65, and dinner begins at 6:30 pm.
Thursday, November 17
Birrificio del Ducato Italian Beer Dinner at Meddlesome Moth
Taste the selections of Italy’s most awarded brewery and chat with founder/brewmaster Giovanni Campari at this exclusive beer dinner. Starting at 6:30 pm, chef Richard Graff expertly pairs four courses with six selected brews for $80. To make reservations, call 214- 628-7900.
Sushi & Sake Event at Dallas Fish Market
At this event, fine sakes are paired with sushi creations from Dallas Fish Market executive chef Richard Triptow. Bites include a trio of nigiri, fennel-coriander-crusted ahi tuna, Thai peanut shrimp rolls, a smoked salmon nori roll, and a surprise dessert. Tickets are $50, and the event kicks off at 6:30 pm.
Saturday, November 19
Bia Hoi Pop-Up Shop at Malai Kitchen
In celebration of North Texas Beer Week, enjoy the vibrant street-food scene of Hanoi, Vietnam. Vendors roll out kegs of freshly brewed bia hoi (Vietnamese rice lager) to serve alongside lunch. Patrons can indulge in traditional street food and sip on the beer until the kegs run dry. Get a pint of Malai’s house-brewed bia hoi for $.50 on the front patio from 11 am to 11 pm.
Sommelier for a Day at Cool River Cafe
Sample over 20 Cabernets and vote on your favorite to be featured for a year. Enjoy hors d’oeuvre, live music by Memory Trip, and raffle prizes from 7:30-10 pm. Tickets are $30 prepaid or $35 at the door. Call 972-871-888 for reservations.
Monday, November 21
Guest Chef Series at FT33
Chef Matt McCallister continues his guest-chef dinners with Gerard Craft of St. Louis-based Niche Food Group. The meal features an eight-course menu with optional wine pairings. Cost is $105 per person, plus an extra $55 for wine. This dinner begins at 7 pm; call 214-741-2629 for reservations.