This Week In Gluttony
Hopefully you have recovered from your Thanksgiving feasting, because this week is full of fun food events, from a cool dinner at Cafe Momentum to a pop-up Texan picnic at Klyde Warren Park.
Tuesday, November 29
White Truffle Dinner at Dolce Riviera
In collaboration with the finest Italian truffle hunters, enjoy a five-course menu featuring classic dishes made with picco tartufi — white truffles celebrated as the king of all truffle varieties. With the most authentic Italian wines complementing each course, this should be an unforgettable experience. Tickets are $250, and dinner seating is at 7:30 pm.
Wednesday, November 30
The Hero Effect Pop-Up Premiere Party at Cafe Momentum
To celebrate its inclusion in the new, inspirational docu-series The Hero Effect, Cafe Momentum is hosting a special four-course pop-up dinner. Show co-hosts Donald Driver and Emily Wilson join as guest chefs while also mingling with attendees. Following the dinner, guests are invited to stay for a complimentary screening of the special Cafe Momentum episode, which airs on December 10 at 9 am on the Oprah Winfrey Network. Tickets are $150, and the dinner begins at 6 pm. Call 214-303-1234 to reserve your spot.
Thursday, December 1
Cheesemongers Birthday Surprise Class at Scardello Artisan Cheese
Enjoy Rich Rogers' favorite cheese and wine at his cheesemonger birthday celebration. If the event is sold out, call 214-219-1300 to put your name on the waiting list. Tickets for this celebratory class are $40, and the fun starts at 7 pm.
Friday, December 2
Wassail Weekend at Downtown Denton Square
Enjoy downtown Denton as merchants stir up their favorite wassail recipe and serve it to tasters. The traditional Wassail Weekend tasting coincides with the annual Denton Holiday Lighting Festival. Tasting is free and open to all starting at 5:30 pm.
Saturday, December 3
Camp Gingerbread at NorthPark Center
Little ones can decorate gingerbread cookies with their favorite sugary delights, including frosting, nuts, dried fruit, candies, and sprinkles. Proceeds benefit Shared Housing, a nonprofit organization that facilitates affordable housing options for those in need. Tickets are $10, and the activities last from 10 am to 5 pm on Saturday, and 11 am to 4 pm on Sunday.
Sunday, December 4
Cook Like a Texan at Klyde Warren Park
This pop-up picnic brings the December issue of Texas Monthly to life. The issue is devoted to essential cooking techniques every Texan needs to know. Visitors can expect tastings, sips, demonstrations, and chef-prepared picnic baskets. A full list of participating chefs can be found here. Also expect an Infiniti lounge and photo booth, informal culinary demonstrations by HeartBrand Beef and Meiomi Wine, and Rustic Elegance lounge spaces for chic picnic-goers. Tickets start at $20, and the event lasts from noon-4 pm.