This week offers opportunities to experience some culture. One beloved restaurant's special menu will take patrons on a trip to Italy’s Amalfi Coast. There’ll also be a music-filled garden stroll with hors d’oeuvres and wine inspired by the Kimbell’s Monet exhibition. Other events include a Grapevine wine dinner, a secret supper club (that’s not listed on Facebook), and brunch and yoga featuring breakfast paella by week’s end.
Wednesday, June 26
Amalfi Coast Dinner at Ellerbe Fine Foods
Head to Italy’s Amalfi Coast via Magnolia Avenue, thanks to Ellerbe Fine Foods, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary this month. The light, three-course meal includes spaghetti with zucchini, parmesan, and basil; branzino as the entrée; and lemon almond cake with Chantilly cream and blackberries for dessert. The $40-per-person price (plus tax and gratuity) does not include wine, but there will be an option to add an Italian wine flight. Reservations are available from 5:30-9 pm.
Coscia Supper Club at Bonnell’s
Bonnell’s executive chef Spencer Marks launched his “secret” supper club in January — invitations are sent via email — but folks can call the restaurant to get on the list. Named after the surname of one of Marks’ childhood pals, Coscia features a five-course meal that’s more contemporary in style than Bonnell’s Southwestern-influenced menu. This month’s menu offers watermelon cucumber salad, Thai coconut milk soup, lamb, pork belly, and a peach dessert. The dinner takes place at Bonnell’s, and reservations are $55 per person. Doors open at 6:30 pm, with dinner to begin at 7 pm.
Thursday, June 27
Jeff Cohn Cellars Wine Dinner at Great Scott
The Grapevine restaurant will host California vinter Jeff Cohn, who’ll share his namesake wines to be paired with five courses. The $95-per-person price (which does include tax and gratuity) is a deal for jumbo lump crab salad, beef carpaccio, grilled venison, pistachio-crusted lamb chop, and chocolate mousse pie. Expect sparkling rosé, Zinfandel, and Syrah. Dinner begins at 6:30 pm.
Monet Soiree at Fort Worth Botanic Garden
Everybody’s talking about the new exhibition "Monet: The Late Years" at the Kimbell Art Museum, and the Fort Worth Botanic Garden is paying tribute to the artist with a night of art, music, wine, and food. From 7:30-10 pm, stroll through the Monet-inspired Fuller Garden while artists paint the botanical scene. The $50 ticket includes two glasses of wine, heavy hors d’oeuvres, dessert, and a dessert beverage.
Saturday, June 29
Brunch and Yoga at Magdalena’s
Start Saturday with an hour-long, all-levels yoga class followed by brunch at the north Fort Worth supper club hot spot. For $40, guests get the class and a brunch buffet of deviled eggs, breakfast paella (a new offering from chef and owner Juan Rodriguez), and lemon olive oil cake. There’ll be Buon Giorno coffee and a mimosa bar with juices and berries, but bubbly is BYOB. Class begins at 10:30 am.