This week in gluttony
These are the 7 best food and drink events in Dallas this week
January means it’s citrus season and Girl Scout Cookie season, and there are tasty events featuring both this week. It’s also a good time to take up a new skill, like stretching your own hand-made mozzarella. Finally, bring back the tradition of the family-style Sunday supper at a sky-high restaurant in Dallas this week.
Friday, January 12
Dallas Farmers Market Drink Dash
Stroll through The Market, The Shops at Harvest Lofts + Taylor Lofts enjoying delicious drinks like an Espresso Martini, Champagne, or Hot Cider plus small bites. Each shop will offer a drink or bite (or both!) from their origin helping to toast to a new year of longevity, abundance, good fortunes, and lots of fun. Abundantly Aromatic will serve Bubbling Cider, JuiceBabe will serve Flu Fighter, Rex’s Seafood will serve Spiked Frozen Lemonade Tea, and more. It's 5-8 pm. Tickets are $35 and include 16 drinks and six bites, souvenir DFM glass, and koozie.
Girl Scout Cookies + Cocktails Launch Party at Sweet Tooth Hotel
Sweet news from the Sweet Tooth Hotel immersive art experience: Girl Scout Cookie cocktails and mocktails are back. Visit Sweet Tooth’s Calirosa Cocktail Lounge for drinks inspired by the coveted cookies, including the Lemon-Upper (a nod to Lemon-Ups), Thicc Mint (inspired by Thin Mints), Tagalonging (inspired by Tagalongs), Trefoiled (a nod to Trefoils), and Stanning Samoas (inspired by the fan-favorite Samoas). The menu will be available starting Friday at 7:30 pm with a launch party and will run through February 16. Admission to the cocktail lounge is free, and entry to the art exhibits is $25.
Saturday, January 13
Hands-On Cheesemaking Class at The Mozzarella Company
Fresh mozzarella is a game changer in the kitchen, whether added to bruschetta, pizza, pasta, or simply sliced for a salad or snacking. Learn to make and stretch your own during this hands-on class that starts with a cheese factory tour and ends with a wine and cheese tasting party. The class is $85 and there are two start times: 12 pm and 3 pm.
Citrus Stroll at Central Market
It’s a “tart-y party” at the gourmet grocer, which will kick off its annual Citrus Fest with a citrus sampling stroll at all locations. Stations throughout the store will feature bites like coriander lime pork chops, citrus spring rolls, pink lemonade cake, and more. The free event will run from 2-5 pm. Register in advance and receive a $5 coupon.
Sunday, January 14
Martin Luther King Indoor Food Festival
Celebrate Martin Luther King's birthday over soul food and live cultural performances. Eat from the best caterers and shop with small business in the area. 12-6 pm. Hosted by Jus4U, at Lofty Spaces, 816 Montgomery St. Free entry with RSVP ticket at www.TexasFoodFest.com or $10 at the door.
Sunday Supper at Monarch
The wood-fired modern Italian restaurant, led by two-time Michelin-starred chef Danny Grant, will launch a new weekly Sunday Supper. The family-style, three-course menu will rotate weekly. Highlights from the kick-off menu include panzanella salad, King crab deviled eggs, veal osso buco, seafood cioppino, and warm berry crispy with vanilla ice cream. Reservations are $85 and begin at 5 pm.
Five Course Citrus Dinner at Central Market
Central Market's Lovers Lane location will host a five-course wine pairing dinner inside its cooking school. But prepare to sit back and relax because this is not a cooking class. Patrons will indulge in citrus-infused menu featuring American and Filipino influences. Dishes include Hamachi crudo, king crab salad, Filipino barbecue pork tenderloin, duck breast with blood orange sauce, and a calamansi tart with meringue and toasted coconut. The $120 price includes Napa Valley wine pairings by a sommelier. Dinner begins at 6 pm.