This month marks the opening of Dickies Arena and much-anticipated George Strait doubleheader in a few weeks, and this week a tequila dinner will feature the King of Country’s own brand. But first, taste cuisine and wine from California’s Alexander Valley, Italian fare and wine at a Keller wine dinner, and Greek food from local families who put on a very popular annual festival. Finally, don’t miss one local brewery’s latest brew that’s sure to take the “cake” for local collaborations.
Thursday, November 7
Stonestreet Wine Dinner at Local Foods Kitchen
The gourmet-to-go hot spot will host a five-course dinner event with inspiration from owner Katie Schma’s hometown of Oakville, California — located right over the hill from the Stonestreet Estate Vineyards in the prestigious Alexander Valley. Dinner will start with fried oysters, salmon rillettes, and an autumn caprese salad before moving to grass-fed skirt steak, braised beef short ribs, and flourless chocolate cake with raspberry sauce. Reservations are $85 per person, plus tax and gratuity, and dinner begins at 6:30 pm.
Friday, November 8
Fort Worth Greek Festival
It’s the 52nd anniversary of St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church festival, which draws hundreds each year for authentic Greek dishes made by the families of the church. Find pastitsio (ground beef and macaroni casserole) and moussaka (eggplant layered with ground beef, potatoes, and zucchini) by the pan, along with gyro sandwiches, baklava, and flaming cheese. There’s also live Greek music, folk dancing, and frozen entrees and baked goods to go. The festival runs through Sunday and food and drinks (including beer and wine) are purchased through tokens, which are $1 each.
Codigo Tequila Dinner at Cantina Laredo
“Codigo” is more than the name of a George Strait song; it’s a brand of tequila he owns. Taste it in a variety of cocktails at this four-course dinner, which will include tacos, Guadalajara soup, choice of veal chop or red snapper, and a coconut rice dessert. The dinner is $59.99 per person with cocktail service to begin at 7 pm.
Saturday, November 9
Though “TX” is in the event title, this Keller wine dinner will celebrate the food and drink of Italy. Set to take place in Chandon Arbors event venue, the dinner will feature multiple courses from the folks at Loveria Caffe in Colleyville paired with bubbly, reds, and whites. Italian wine writer Alfonso Cevola will serve as the evening’s guide. Individual seats are $95 per person, plus gratuity. Dinner begins at 6:30 pm.
Monday, November 11
Black Forest Cake Beer Launch at Martin House Brewing Company
People are still talking about Martin House Brewing Company’s Best Maid pickle beer, but the Riverside brewery’s latest collaboration might take the “cake.” Modeled after Swiss Pastry Shop’s popular Black Forest cake, the beer is brewed with vanilla, almond flour, sweet cream, and a touch of cocoa powder. Swiss Pastry Shop owner Hans Muller will be on site to give the first 200 guests a sample of the iconic dessert to pair with its alcoholic incarnation. The beer will be available on tap and in four-pack cans to take home, and it won’t be sold in stores. Visit starting at 4 pm until last call just before 10 pm.