There is a definite international theme to this week's line-up: South American wine, French wine, Mexican cuisine, a British spy and Tom Hanks. (Everyone knows Tom Hanks is a cultural delicacy on par with the finest vintages.)
Oh, and if food and drink aren't enough to slake your appetite, check out the rest of this week's events.
Tuesday, November 13
Argentine Wines Lunch at Private Social
Private Social wants to educate you on Argentine wines during lunch. Put together by Full Circle Wine Solutions and PS Master Sommelier Keith Goldston, the luncheon explores a baker’s dozen of wines from all over Argentina. The two-hour event begins at noon and is bound to make you super productive when you get back to work.
Wednesday, November 14
Beaujolais Nouveau Block Party at Crú
If South American wines aren’t mainstream enough for you, Crú hosts a Beaujolais Nouveau block party to celebrate the arrival of the French wine. From 5:30 to 7:30 pm, partygoers can taste more than 15 Beaujolais wines, including Georges Duboeuf, Joseph Drouhin and Michel Picard, and sample seasonal bites. $20 presale tickets; $25 at the door.
Thursday, November 15
“Feasting in Ancient Mexico” with Diana Kennedy
The Dallas Museum of Art hosts author and Mexican cuisine authority Diana Kennedy for a discussion on her 2010 cookbook Oaxaca al Gusto: An Infinite Gastronomy. Before the event at 7:30 pm, the DMA Cafe serves dishes with recipes from Kennedy’s cookbooks.
Friday, November 16
Alamo Drafthouse presents outdoor screening of The Burbs
We didn’t forget that it’s Dallas Beer Week, and neither should you. Head to the future location of Alamo Drafthouse in Richardson Friday night for a screening of The ‘Burbs. You know, the movie with Tom Hanks and Carrie Fisher. There will be brews from Deep Ellum Brewing, Peticolas and Lakewood Brewing beginning at 5 pm. Movie rolls at 7. No talking.
Saturday, November 17
Bond Week at Hotel St. Germain
Hotel St. Germain encourages you to put on a tux or slip into something more comfortable at Bond Week, a celebration of 50 years of James Bond movies. Friday night’s mission is a Casino Royal roulette dinner beginning at 7 pm, with door prizes for big winners at roulette and blackjack. Saturday night brings a five-course Skyfall wine dinner, including lobster bisque, seared foie gras, dressed crab and beef tournedos. Grab a picture with Bond and admire his Aston Martin. Sunday calls for a Diamonds Are Forever Brunch and movie screening.