This Week in Gluttony
These are the 8 best food and drink events in Fort Worth this week
From an elegant cabernet wine dinner to an outdoor festival celebrating the Mexican michelada, events this week are wide-ranging. Perhaps the most anticipated is Flying Saucer’s 12th annual BeerFeast. With only 600 tickets available, the event is expected to sell out.
Wednesday, October 11
Jones Family Wine Dinner at Ellerbe Fine Foods
Fort Worth’s pioneering farm-to-table restaurant will welcome Napa Valley winemaker Stephanie Jones to showcase top-rated cabernets from Jones Family Vineyards. Guests will partake in five wines paired with five courses by executive chef Molly McCook, who’s cooked at the prestigious James Beard House in New York City. The $175 per person price does not include tax and gratuity. Dinner begins at 6:30 pm.
Winyl Oktoberfeast Edition at 44 Bootlegger
Wine and music will merge at this four-course dinner featuring an Oktoberfest-inspired menu by 44 Bootlegger’s new executive chef Jaime Fernandez. Each course will be paired with wine and a specially selected song. Reservations are $95 (excluding tax and gratuity), and dinner begins at 7 pm.
Thursday, October 12
Meet the Chef at Messina Hof Winery featuring Misty Perry of Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille
The executive chef of Dallas' Uptown location of Houston-based Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille will be on hand to prepare small plates and dessert bites paired with Messina Hof wines. The Grapevine urban winery is a satellite location of Messina Hof’s flagship winery in Bryan. The event begins at 6:30 pm, and tickets are $29.99 plus tax and gratuity.
Gompers Cocktail Dinner at Lonesome Dove Western Bistro
Sip classic gin cocktails in the Fort Worth Stockyards at Tim Love’s Lonesome Dove Western Bistro. The celebrity chef will prepare five courses, each matched with a craft cocktail featuring Gompers gin. Dinner begins at 6:30 pm, and reservations are $95 per person, excluding tax and gratuity.
Friday, October 13
Trinity River Distillery One Year Anniversary Celebration
Cheers to one year with a weekend full of festivities at the downtown Fort Worth distillery, where patrons can enjoy $5 vodka and whiskey cocktails, live music, barbecue, and giveaways. Tours with tastings will be $5. Hours are 4-10 pm on Friday, 12-10 pm Saturday, and 12-7 pm Sunday. Admission is free.
A Seated Tasting: Wines of Languedoc, France at Grand Cru Wine Bar & Boutique
Experience a taste of France with wine from the coastal region of Languedoc, where some of the world’s best bubbly is produced. Five wines will be paired with small plates, including smoked salmon and cucumber canapés, duck mousse on sourdough, a cassoulet of white beans, duck and lamb sausage, and a lamb and pork meatball slider with roasted chickpeas. Tickets are $36 (gratuity not included) and seating times are 6 and 8 pm.
Saturday, October 14
Flying Saucer 12th Annual BeerFeast
Admission to this indoor-outdoor beer festival includes 12 craft beer tastings, a tasting glass, 2017 BeerFeast T-shirt, and one food item. Menu choices include bratwurst and pretzels or chicken lollipops and meat on a stick from Bird Café executive chef Scott Curtis. The event runs from 12-6 pm, and is limited to 600 attendees, who’ll be able to choose from more than 120 beers. Tickets are $78 per person, available online through October 13.
Sunday, October 15
Clamato Michelada Festival
Vote for Fort Worth’s best michelada — A Mexican cerveza served with lime juice, tomato sauce, and various spices, similar to a bloody Mary — at this free outdoor festival in General Worth Square in downtown Fort Worth. While sipping and sampling, guests can enjoy live music and concessions. The event runs from 12-8 pm.