This Week in Gluttony
There’s an event for every wallet size this week, from a $20 beignet and beer pairing to a $225 fine-wine dinner. Barbecue enthusiasts, take note: one of Fort Worth’s best pitmasters will host a two-day brisket camp this weekend. Also, save room for a doughnut and beer pairing and a summer wine tasting.
Thursday, June 6
Wine Tasting: Patio Pounders at 3 Vino
The Roanoke wine bar's event title says it all. Guests get to taste five wines that go down smoothly and pair perfectly with summer heat. The tasting is $25 per person and comes with a cheese board. Visit from 6-8 pm.
Hourglass Wine Dinner at Del Frisco’s Grille
Indulgent ingredients and exclusive wines combine for a wine pairing dinner worth the steep price tag. Reservations are $225 per person, plus tax and gratuity, for this five-course dinner at the Southlake location of Del Frisco’s Grille. The luxurious menu will include lobster pancakes, wild boar, duck, and Japanese Wagyu steak paired with high-end Napa Valley wines. The dinner will begin at 6:30 pm.
Friday, June 7
FunkyTown Donuts & Drafts Pairing
In celebration of National Doughnut Day, the gourmet doughnut shop will host a multicourse pairing featuring four Fort Worth breweries. Start with a michelada tomato-glazed doughnut with lime and spices paired with Cowtown Brewing Company’s Mexican-style lager, and then enjoy a dark chocolate hibiscus doughnut with HopFusion Ale Works’ hibiscus cherry blonde. Pairing three features a peach and jalapeño doughnut served with Panther Island Brewing’s Summageez wheat ale brewed with Parker County peaches. The final pairing offers a watermelon-mint doughnut paired with Watermelon Crush Sour by Martin House Brewing Company. Tickets are $28, or $15 for only the doughnuts and a root beer. The pairing will take place in the Sundance Square Pavilion from 5-7 pm.
Joe’s Mini Brisket Camp
Learn the basics of brisket, from trimming and rubbing to smoking and slicing, in this two-day camp with Joe Riscky, who’s long departed from the family business to do barbecue his way. Day one, which runs 6-8 pm, will cover grading, rubs, pit design, and wood and fire talk before loading the brisket overnight. Day two (10 am to 1 pm) will review overnight-cooking and cover-cooking time, resting, and slicing, before ending with a barbecue lunch. The camp will be held at Wild Acre Brewing Company, and tickets are $125 per person.
Saturday, June 8
Beignet Pairing with The Dusty Biscuit at Cowtown Brewing Company
Piping hot beignets will be made to order during this all-day pairing event at the downtown brewery. Four beers will be paired with four different beignets from The Dusty Biscuit Beignet Bar, including a s’mores beignet, a maple-glazed beignet with pulled pork, and strawberry-jalapeño jam, a French Quarter-style beignet, and one called “everything.” The pairings will be $20 and will be available from 11 am to 6 pm.