There’s an event nearly every day this week, so plan on being busy. Three wine dinners include one in Colleyville, one on West Magnolia Avenue, and one in the Shops at Clearfork. There’s also a local beer dinner at a bowling alley, a social run paired with brunch, and a beer festival so big it’ll fill Sundance Square Plaza.
Tuesday, October 8
Shafer Wine Dinner at Next Bistro
Enjoy Chardonnay, a red blend, and two Cabernet Sauvignon selections from Shafer Winery paired with a three-course dinner at the Colleyville bistro. Crab galette, duck confit, and beef en croute round out the menu. Dinner is $139 per person, plus tax and gratuity, and begins at 6:45 pm.
Wednesday, October 9
Switchback Ridge Wine Dinner at Ellerbe Fine Foods
Ashley Peterson from the Peterson Family Vineyard in Calistoga, California will visit the restaurant for this four-course dinner to be paired with five wines. Chef Molly McCook will prepare chicken torchon, roasted mushrooms with crisp farrotto cake, beef braisole with Swiss chard and gorgonzola glazed white beans, and a dark chocolate crepe. The dinner is $140 per person, plus tax and gratuity, and begins at 6:30 pm.
Thursday, October 10
Four-Course Beer Dinner featuring Martin House Brewing Company at Pinstripes
Enjoy four Martin House brews — a pilsner, raspberry sour ale, double red IPA, and Texas Bock — during this four-course dinner. Dishes include shishito chicken satay, raspberry salad, mesquite smoked Black Angus brisket, and bock French toast for dessert. The $60 price includes tax and gratuity and dinner begins at 7 pm.
Friday, October 11
Patz & Hall Wine Dinner at Fixe Southern House
The fine Southern-inspired restaurant will serve five rich courses paired with six wines. Indulge in cold smoked halibut, pork belly burnt end steamed buns, blackened veal medallion, and a dessert dreams are made of — monkey bread made with Fixe’s mouthwatering biscuits. Arrive at 6 pm for tray-passed hors d’oeuvres and champagne. The dinner is $150, including tax and gratuity.
Saturday, October 12
Run & Brunch at Cork & Pig
Banana pancakes are calling. Get up early for this social 5K run over the Seventh Street bridge and through the heart of Crockett Row. Then sit on the Cork & Pig patio for a mimosa bar and brunch, which includes eggs, sausage, and those banana pancakes. Register for $35 until October 10 or for $40 the day of the event. The run starts at 9 am at Cork & Pig.
14th Annual Flying Saucer Beerfeast
The annual craft brew festival is back in the Sundance Square Plaza this year. Patrons can sample 12 beers (two-ounce pours) from a lineup of more than 80 from all over the world for a general admission price of $40 (or $45 at the gate). Pay $65 and receive early admission at noon (general admission gets in at 1 pm), a tasting glass, and access to VIP-only beers and complimentary refreshments. Additional tasting cards will be available for purchase. The event will run until 5 pm.