This week in gluttony
It's a big week for beer here in Dallas. First, one of the most well-known breweries from Colorado, Avery Brewing Company, is making back-to-back appearances — at a dinner at Common Table, followed by a tapping at Goodfriend. Then, Graham Dodds is pairing beers from Real Ale Brewing with goat-centric dishes at Central 214.
Finally, Community Beer Company, in the Dallas Design District, aims to jump into the organized chaos that has become the Dallas craft beer scene with tappings all week and tours this weekend.
Oh, there are some food events going on too, but when was the last time you got drunk on food?
Tuesday, January 15
Avery Brewing Company Dinner at Common Table
Common Table welcomes Avery Brewing Company brewmaster and founder Adam Avery for a four-course beer dinner starting at 7 pm. The meal features two Avery beers per course to pair with dishes such as blackened shrimp bisque, chilled lobster shooter with citrus tarragon vinaigrette, and warm lobster shooter with Parmesan-chive cream. Cost is $80 per person. Email email@example.com for reservations.
Hey, if you can’t make it to the dinner, Goodfriend is hosting Avery on Wednesday at 8 pm, for a tapping of three beers in its Avery Dictator Series.
Wednesday, January 16
“Fresh is Fabulous — New Year New You” Class at Duo
At this two-hour cooking class starting at 6:30 pm, Yolanda Banks teaches students how to prepare a resolution-style meal of kale salad with pomegranates and candied walnuts, miso mahi mahi, sweet potato purée, and crispy shiitakes. Tickets are $65. To reserve a spot, call 214-884-2979.
Celiac and Gluten Sensitivity Seminar at Le Creuset at Watters Creek
Nutritionist Christine Moore is joining chef Gail Blair of Food Revelation for this free cooking class on Celiac disease and gluten sensitivity. During the two-hour session that starts at 7 pm, Moore and Blair show you how to prepare tangy Texas caviar and coconut macaroon cookie dough truffles. Also expect wine pairings. To RSVP, call 214-770-1925.
Thursday, January 17
Goat & Beer Dinner at Central 214
Chef Graham Dodds pairs Windy Hill Organics goat and Real Ale Brewing beer for this six-course dinner. For $70, enjoy combos like Lost Gold IPA and fennel-crusted goat tenderloin or Brewhouse Brown with slow-cooked goat shank and butternut squash polenta. For reservations, call 214-443-9339 or visit Central214.com.
Underground Dinner by Chef DAT
Chef DAT is hosting an underground dinner in Dallas before he leaves for Sundance Film Festival and Mardi Gras. The $85 dinner begins with Champagne and conversation at 7 pm, at a location known only to guests who RSVP. Dishes include smoked duck, andouille and tasso gumbo; smoked salmon and salmon caviar on petite greens; DAT shrimp and grits; and braised Colorado elk. To reserve a spot, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday, January 20
Community Beer Company Opening Tour
Community Beer Company goes live Wednesday and will do its first tapping the same day at Meddlesome Moth, followed by tappings at Common Table on Thursday and Craft & Growler on Friday. The Saturday tour of the Design District brewery is sold out, but there are still tickets for $10 for the Sunday tour, from 2-5 pm.