This week in gluttony
Halloween is over and the holidays can officially begin. This means sip-and-shops, holiday themed wine tastings, and classes on entertaining. Before the chill of winter sets in, partake in tacos and margs in a famous garden, or grab a spot on the patio of Fort Worth’s hottest new hotel bar. There’s also opportunity to cozy up inside with multiple indulgent wine dinners.
Tuesday, November 2
First Tuesdays at Stage West
The Fort Worth theater's November "First Tuesdays" event is called "Fancy Snacks for Holiday Get-Togethers." Brett Warner of The Cookery will demonstrate how to whip up crowd-pleasing treats, including Meyer lemon goat cheese crostini, candied pecans, and an apple strudel. Guests can enjoy from their seats or volunteer to help her on stage; everyone gets samples and a free cocktail. Tickets are $20, and the event starts at 6 pm.
Wednesday, November 3
Wine Tasting at Crockett Hall
The West 7th-area food hall presents a wine tasting featuring Landon Winery. The interactive class, led by Basics with Bob, will include seven wines paired with food items, and charcuterie boards will be available to purchase. Tickets are $45, and the event lasts from 6:30-8:30 pm.
Thursday, November 4
Wine Tasting at Neighbor’s House Grocery
Visit the downtown boutique grocer and gift shop for a complimentary wine tasting featuring Trinchero Family Estates. Wines poured will include Chenin Blanc, Barbera, Zinfandel, and Port. The tasting will run from 4:30-6:30 pm.
TX vs. The World Wine Dinner at Persimmons Bar & Grill
How do Texas wines match up with their international counterparts? Find out at this four-course wine dinner featuring four wines from Lllano Estacado Winery inspired by varietals from around the world. Menu highlights include Milanese tomahawk pork, antipasto kabobs, and Nutella-filled pancake pops. Dinner is $75 per person and begins at 6 pm.
Central Market Online Class: Cheese & Wine Pairing
Wine and cheese expert Janet Fletcher, who’s written more than 25 books on food and beverage, will lead participants virtually through a tasting of five cheeses paired with wines. Varieties include goat, buttery camembert, and creamy blue cheese. Fletcher will also discuss how to pair wine and cheese. The $70 class includes a tasting kit that serves two to four, and there’s a $20 option that provides access to the class only, which will run from 6-7:30 pm.
Holiday Dessert Pairing at Two Brothers Winery
The Keller wine bar will partner with Sweet Memories Cakes and Catering for a guided tasting of desserts paired with wine. Pies are on the menu, as are other sweet surprises. The tasting is $30 per person and begins at 6:30 pm.
Friday, November 5
Bao’s Bowls & Libations at Sugarman’s
Visit the new classic cocktail bar located in the lobby of Hotel Revel, South Fort Worth’s new contemporary boutique hotel, for a tasty pop-up. Hao Tran of Lost in the Sauce will be on-site to prep bao buns and Filipino bowls to order. The event begins at 7 pm.
Saturday, November 6
Holiday Wine Market & Tasting at 3 Vino
The Roanoke wine bar and bottle is here for early holiday shopping. Visit from 12-3 pm to sample wines of all kinds and perhaps snag a bottle or two for gatherings or gifts. The tasting event is $10 per person.
Sunday, November 7
Tacos in the Garden Street Taco Festival
Visit the Grove inside the Fort Worth Botanic Garden for a Sunday afternoon of street tacos. At least a dozen vendors will be on site selling not only tacos but margaritas, too. The event is free with admission and will run from 12-5 pm.
Monday, November 8
Wondermint Wine Dinner at Jane in Southlake
Visit Southlake’s chicest new wine bar and restaurant to meet winemaker and owner Stephanie Cook of California’s Wonderment Wines. Cook will share her journey while guests enjoy a multi-course paired dinner featuring her wines. The dinner is $75 per person and begins at 6 pm. Make reservations by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org