This week in gluttony
These are the 6 best food and drink events in Dallas this week
It’s the final countdown to Christmas this week, with plenty of cheer to be had before the big day. Start the week with a complimentary bites and beverage tasting, then take part in a truffle-making class or a wine or beer pairing dinner. Save room for brunch and DJ beats by week’s end.
Tuesday, December 19
Pairing Parties at The Westin Dallas Downtown
Tuesday means it’s time for The Westin’s weekly complimentary bites and beverage tasting, which is open to guests and visitors alike. The tasting will take place in Grill & Vine from 6-8 pm. Bonus: there’s free valet parking for those who make a food or beverage purchase during the event.
Wednesday, December 20
Orin Swift Wine Dinner at Dolce Riviera
The North Harwood Street Italian restaurant will host a four-course dinner inspired by Orin Swift wine pairings. The menu includes scallop crudo, oxtail ravioli, New York strip with beef tallow whipped Yukon gold potatoes, and chocolate panna cotta. Wine pairings come with each course. The dinner is $145, plus tax and gratuity, and begins at 7 pm.
Thursday, December 21
Yippee-Ki-Yay Holiday Beer Dinner at On Rotation
The Lemmon Avenue brewery and kitchen will channel Die Hard vibes during this four-course beer pairing dinner. Start with a rock shrimp cocktail and mixed greens salad before moving to a roasted pork chop with cornbread dressing and green beans. Finish with cinnamon roll bread pudding. Tickets are $60, plus tax and a small fee, and dinner begins at 7 pm.
Sweet Holiday Truffles at Peticolas Brewing Company
Learn how to roll decadent chocolate truffles during this hands-on class at Peticolas Brewing Company. Get creative with mix-ins like caramel, nuts, dried fruit, crumbled cookies, chili powder, and more. The class is $55 and begins at 6 pm.
Saturday, December 23
Jingle Bell Brunch at Commons Club
The chic bar and restaurant inside Virgin Hotels Dallas will kick off three straight days of holiday brunches starting Saturday, featuring beats by a vinyl DJ and live music performances of Christmas classics. Specials include $7 mimosas and $10 bloody Marys. The brunch will run from 11 am-2 pm.
Craft Coffee & Culture at Dilla Coffee Roasters
Visit the Ross Avenue coffee roastery for a traditional Ethiopian coffee ceremony and learn about the origins of Arabica coffee. The complimentary event (donations are welcome) will run from 10 am-3 pm.