This week in gluttony
These are the 6 best food and drink events in Dallas this week
Embrace summer’s heat wave this week by going loco for coconuts at a tropical themed weekend luau. There’ll be tiki drinks to keep cool and a pig roast to keep full. This week also brings opportunities to enjoy the finer things in life, with a caviar tasting and a bourbon pairing dinner. End the week with a mozzarella-making class that will set your caprese salad skills above the rest.
Thursday, July 13
Garrison Brothers Whiskey Dinner at Bourbon & Banter
The Statler hotel’s underground speakeasy will host a four-course whiskey dinner featuring Texas’ Garrison Brothers Distillery. Menu highlights include grilled whiskey pineapple glazed chicken, whiskey maple glazed salmon, and pistachio crusted Wagyu Denver steak. The price is $175.44, which includes gratuity and tax. Whiskey pairings will come with each course. Dinner starts at 7 pm.
Friday, July 14
Loco for Coconut Party at Truck Yard Dallas
Wear your tropical attire and go “loco” with an island-style party at Truck Yard Dallas, which starts Friday at 5 pm and runs all day Saturday. There’ll be hula dancers at 8 pm and fire dancers at 9 pm both nights, and a pig roast on Saturday. Pick your own coconut and fill it with themed cocktails like the frozen coconut Key lime pie, skinny painkiller, and the coconut water. Kids and dogs are welcome.
Saturday, July 15
Black Swan Yoga & Bubbles at The Adolphus
Spend Saturday morning atop The Adolphus’s chic rooftop pool deck for yoga paired with bubbly. The zen session will be taught by instructors from Dallas-based Black Swan Yoga. At the end of class, toast with a complimentary glass of sparkling wine. The price is $30, and discounted valet parking will be available for $10 with validation. Class begins at 9:30 am. Don’t forget to BYO yoga mat.
Dive Coastal Cuisine 13th Anniversary
The Snider Plaza neighborhood restaurant will host an anniversary celebration to thank their customers for 13 years. It will include bites, sips, and a pop-up market featuring the owner’s favorite female-led brands. The party will start at 11 am and run all day.
Discover the World of Caviar: A Tasting Experience at Kessaku
Indulge in a luxurious experience of tasting fine caviar at this skyrise sushi restaurant. The tasting includes five types of caviar, each paired with champagne and sake. The price is $150 and the tasting begins at 1 pm.
Hands-On Cheesemaking Class at The Mozzarella Company
Learn how to make fresh mozzarella and ricotta, perfect for creating cool summer salads. The class includes a tour of The Mozzarella Company’s cheese factory, a hands-on class, and a post-class cocktail party with wine and cheese. Class is $85 and will run from 1-3 pm.