This Week in Gluttony

These are the 6 best food events in Dallas this week

These are the 6 best food events in Dallas this week

Urban Harvest class: "High Production Donation Gardening"
The Celina Garden Tour on June 8 offers tours of wineries and private private gardens. Courtesy of Urban Harvest

It's a fairly laid-back week on the food events front. You've basically got the whole week to prepare for an epic food festival, a fancy whiskey dinner, and a gorgeous garden tour. Be sure to save room for a sip or two of that sweet Celina wine.

Thursday, June 6 

Best Bites at Trinity Groves
Chefs from nine Trinity Groves restaurants compete to create the best new bite. Guests will walk in and out of the side-by-side restaurants, sampling the nine new dishes that the chefs will unveil on this night only. At the end of the night, attendees can vote for the “Best Bite” and crown the winning chef. Tickets are $49, and the event kicks off at 6 pm.

Trinchero Wine Dinner at Jasper's Richardson
Enjoy a luxurious evening at Jasper’s Richardson as they host a four-course wine dinner with Trinchero Family Estates. Mario Monticelli will join participants and share some of the unique characteristics of the wines selected for the evening. Courses include citrus caprese salad, seafood risotto, smoked buffalo, and flourless chocolate tarte. Tickets are $75, and the dinner starts at 6:30 pm. Contact Ivy at 214-716-2612 or at to reserve your seat.

Eat Well & Do Good: Bourbon + Steak Dinner at Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse
Garrison Brothers Distillery and Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse are partnering to host a one-night only, bourbon-themed dinner featuring a five-course prix-fixe menu from chefs David Holben and Mario Hernandez. Courses include grilled Spanish octopus, slow braised Berkshire pork belly, 45-day dry aged prime strip, and maple bourbon budino. Tickets are $175, and the dinner starts at 7 pm.

Friday, June 7

Taste of Dallas at Dallas Market Center
This annual weekend festival features culinary delights and even a new Taste of the Neighborhoods attraction, in addition to Whiskies of the World. And one cannot forget the ever popular Taste of Dallas Marketplace showcasing local and national brands of specialty foods, products, and services. And a real favorite? The Beer and Wine Taste Gardens (for obvious reasons). In its 33rd year, Taste of Dallas features over 100 chefs, restaurants, and beverage ambassadors. Tickets start at $12, and the event kicks off on Friday at 7 pm.

Saturday, June 8

Celina Garden Tour at Celina Downtown Square
Presented by the Celina Garden Club, this self-guided tour of wineries and gardens winds through the picturesque countryside of Celina, providing views of its vast farmlands and gently rolling terrain as well as rare glimpses at several of the area’s most impressive gardens. Venues on the tour include Caudalie Crest Winery, Eden Hill Winery & Vineyard, a private home vineyard, and a trio of suburban-home gardens. An assortment of handcrafted foods, beverages, and products will be available for purchase at several of the venues. Tickets are $20, and the tour kicks off at 9 am.

Summer Sounds at Merchant House
Located in the upstairs lounge, dubbed the Trade Room, Merchant House presents live music on Saturday nights from 8-11 pm. What exactly is the Trade room? It is the Merchant House's version of an upscale speakeasy that is tucked away from the main dining area yet is connected to the outdoor patio that boats beautiful views of downtown. It's a great excuse to get out and listen to some good music on a Saturday night.