This week in gluttony
These are the 10 best food and drink events in Dallas this week
It’s a week of multi-course dinner events with several on the list, including one that’s already sold out three of four nights. There’s also a wine and music festival with lots of food sampling, and an online pie auction featuring pies of all kinds from some of Dallas’ best chefs. Be the highest bidder and the pie is yours.
Monday, October 10
Tour of Jackson Family Estates Wine Pairing Menu at Toulouse Legacy West
The Plano outlet of the French-influenced dining destination will host a five-course dinner pairing with Jackson Family wines, one of the largest producers in the country. Menu highlights include Atlantic salmon crudo paired with Sauvignon Blanc, duck breast paired with Pinot Noir, and Wagyu short rib paired with Merlot. Dinner is $129 per person, plus tax and gratuity, and begins at 6:30 pm.
Wednesday, October 12
Italian Wine Dinner at The Stoneleigh
Taste authentic Italy during this five-course dinner at Perle on Maple inside The Stoneleigh Hotel. Not only will each dish feature Italian influence, wines will be poured from five different Italian wine regions. Menu highlights include pan-seared scallops with green pea puree and pancetta, bone-in stuffed veal chop, and Italian butter cookies. Dinner is $115 per person, plus tax and service fee, and begins at 6 pm.
Fall Supper Series at CT Provisions
The McKinney farm-to-table restaurant will welcome back past chef Carlos Mancera, who’ll prepare a five-course dinner paired with craft cocktails. Guests will start with Gulf oysters on the half shell, followed by autumn squash salad, quail carbonara, roasted picanha (a cut of beef), and sticky toffee cake. Dinner is $125 per person and will begin at 6:30 pm.
Thursday, October 13
Be Our Guest Chef Series at The French Room
After a two-year hiatus, The French Room inside The Adolphus hotel will reopen for dinner with a special guest chef series. For six nights, from October 13-15 and October 19-21, chef Laurent Quenoix, owner and executive chef of Bistro LQ in downtown Los Angeles, will visit to prepare a five-course tasting menu. The menu includes chanterelles foie torchon, spiny lobster, dover sole, pigeon, and chocolate marjolaine. The dinner is $125 per person, with wine pairings available for an additional charge. Seating times vary and are limited.
Friday, October 14
Chef collaboration at Attalie at The Exchange Hall
Six-course dinner at the AT&T Discovery District in downtown Dallas is a collaboration between Dallas chef Misti Norris (Petra & the Beast) and acclaimed chef Paul Liebrandt (Atlas, Corton, Gilt) known for dishes such as his iconic "From the Garden," a first-course dish with more than a dozen vegetables, each prepared separately, then arranged artfully on the plate. Doors are at 6 pm and the dinner begins at 6:30 pm. Tickets are $160, and are in limited supply.
Saturday, October 15
McKinney Wine & Music Festival
The sixth annual event will take place at Towne Lake Park, where guests can sample wine and bites from 30 wineries and 10 restaurants. Ticket options vary: A $40 ticket is good for 20 wine tastings, a $35 food pass allows for samples from all restaurants, or purchase both for $70. The food sampling will run from 12-4 pm and the wine sampling will run from 12-6 pm. There’ll also be live music and parking is free.
Chef collaboration at Attalie at The Exchange Hall
Six-course dinner at the AT&T Discovery District in downtown Dallas is a collaboration between Dallas chef Josh Harmon (Birdie) and acclaimed chef Paul Liebrandt (Atlas, Corton, Gilt) known for dishes such as his iconic "From the Garden," a first-course dish with more than a dozen vegetables, each prepared separately, then arranged artfully on the plate. Doors are at 6 pm and the dinner begins at 6:30 pm. Tickets are $160.
Downtown Dallas Zombie Crawl in West End
Don a costume and roam the spooky Market Street in the West End District filled with mystery and zombies. Check in and receive your zombie passport for a guide to free drink specials and more at about 10 participating bars and restaurants. Tickets are $35, and the event goes from 6:30 pm-2 am.
Monday, October 17
The Piehole Project
Back for a third year, this online auction will feature pies by 40 chefs and bakers from North Texas available for purchase for a good cause. The 10-day auction will raise funds for Chefs for Tomorrow, which funds scholarships for culinary programs at Dallas College, Collin College, Johnson & Wales, and more. This year’s theme is “Celebrating the '80s,” which will be showcased through pie varieties and flavors. Participating chefs include Dean Fearing, John Tesar, and Kent Rathbun. The auction starts at 9 am on October 17 and will end at 9 pm on October 27. Winning bidders will be contacted to arrange for pickup or delivery.
Sip & Savor Wine Dinner at Ye Ole Butcher Shop
The longtime Plano restaurant and deli will host a five-course dinner. There’ll be charcuterie, curried carrot and apple soup, rainbow orzo salad, Texas strip loin, and flaming rum and raisin treats. Folks may BYOB, and the chef provides wine pairing suggestions on the menu. The dinner is $35 per person, plus tax and gratuity, and begins at 6:45 pm.