This Week in Gluttony

These are the 5 best food and drink events in Fort Worth this week

These are the 5 best food and drink events in Fort Worth this week

Joe Riscky BBQ pop-up, Fort Worth
Fourth-generation Fort Worth pit master Joe Riscky will share his smoked specialties in a family-style feast at Pearl Snap Kolaches.  Photo courtesy of Riscky's

The week starts and ends on high notes. On Wednesday, toast to cooler temperatures at Waters champagne dinner, then continue the merriment at Max’s Wine Dive with a Napa Valley wine dinner on Thursday. Friday brings two options: barbecue and BYOB or craft brew paired with fall cuisine. By Sunday, you’ll be ready to unwind at Lost Oak Winery’s inspirational outdoor gospel brunch.

Wednesday, October 4

Billecart-Salmon Champagne Dinner at Waters
Toast to making it halfway through the week with a Champagne dinner at Waters. Guests will be treated to three courses by owner and chef Jon Bonnell paired with bubbly from exclusive French Champagne house Billecart-Salmon. Courses include duck rillette, arancini, crudo of cobia, clams, Texas quail, and beignets for dessert. Dinner begins at 6:30 pm, and reservations are $145 person excluding tax and gratuity. 

Thursday, October 5

Bouchaine Vineyards Wine Dinner at Max’s Wine Dive
The wine keeps flowing Thursday at Max’s Wine Dive, where winemaker Chris Kajani of Napa-based Bouchaine Vineyards will make a special appearance. Her pinot noirs and chardonnays will be paired with a five-course menu. Highlights include tuna poke with watermelon and Serrano peppers, rack of lamb with cherries and hen of the woods mushrooms, and ricotta cheesecake. Dinner start at 7 pm, and reservations are $75 per person, excluding tax and gratuity.

Friday, October 6

Joe Riscky’s Family Style BBQ Pop Up
Fourth-generation Fort Worth pit master Joe Riscky will share his smoked specialties in a family-style feast at Pearl Snap Kolaches. The menu includes tray-passed oak-smoked “chicken suckers,” Angus beef brisket, Niman Ranch pork ribs, and sides including salad, green beans, creamed corn, and Pearl Snap’s fresh-baked kolache bread. Save room for chuck wagon peach cobbler and ice cream for dessert. The banquet begins at 7:30 pm, and tickets are $45. Guests may BYOB.

Get Wilder  Fort Worth Zoo and Martin House Beer Dinner featuring LUCK
With a special guest appearance by animals from the Fort Worth Zoo, Martin House Brewing Company will host a four-course beer dinner featuring fall-inspired cuisine from Dallas’ LUCK. Menu highlights include vegetables pickled with the brewery’s Salty Lady gose, smoked pork chops with apple cider au jus, and homemade sweet potato pie. Tickets are $65 and limited to 75 people. Dinner starts at 7 pm. 

Sunday, October 8

Gospel Brunch Fest at Lost Oak Winery
Indulge in a Southern brunch while uplifting the soul at this outdoor music festival that brings new meaning to Sunday Funday. The vineyards of Burleson’s Lost Oak Winery will serve as the backdrop for live gospel choir music by Marquinn Middleton and the Miracle Chorale. Guests can build their own brunch cocktail to pair with a scratch-made biscuit breakfast, fresh fruit, pastries, and doughnuts. Admission is $35 per person or $45 for early entry. Bring the kids for the $15 unlimited waffle bar.