This week in gluttony
These are the 8 best food and drink events in Fort Worth this week
Wine and whiskey are on the menu this week, and events range from a cocktail class to one very pricy high-end wine dinner. Another big food festival is back after taking a year off in 2020. And local restaurants give veterans a well-earned salute on Veterans Day.
Tuesday, November 9
Thanksgiving Wine Pairing Class at Thirty Eight & Vine
Impress your Thanksgiving guests with a perfectly wine-paired meal. The class will share tastes of varietals that match up to the many flavors of Turkey Day. The class is $40 per person and starts at 6:30 pm both Tuesday and Wednesday. Looking for a place to eat your Turkey Day dinner or take it to-go? That list is here.
Foodie Trading Cards at Central Market
The gourmet grocer has launched a campaign to teach shoppers of all ages fun facts about food. Curbside pick-up orders now include foodie trading cards, available by request for adults and automatically if Central Market staff sees a child in the vehicle. The creative cards share tips and funny tidbits about fruits, vegetables, and more with the goal of encouraging curiosity about cuisine. Children who collect all 26 cards can attend a kids’ cooking class with a special edition collectible.
Thursday, November 11
Veterans Day dining offers
Dozens of local restaurants are saluting military veterans and active service members with well-deserved free meals, deals, and discounts. For a complete list, click here.
Cristal Wine Dinner at Winewood Grill
Get ready to splurge when it comes to Cristal. This four-course wine dinner at the Grapevine steakhouse runs $250 a person, with the best of bubbly paired with each course. Menu items include spicy tuna and shrimp tartare, salad with champagne vinaigrette, wagyu ribeye and poached monk fish, and fresh fruit tart for dessert. Dinner begins at 6 pm. Reservations: 817-421-0200.
Wine Pairing Dinner with Chef Juan Rodriguez at Rancho Loma Vineyards
The busy Magdalena’s chef — popular for his weekend supper clubs — will prepare four courses to be paired with wines from the South Main Street wine bar. The dinner is $100 per person and begins at 6 pm.
TX Whiskey Cocktail Class
Visit the expansive Whiskey Ranch, with its sprawling sunset views, for fall-themed cocktail class. Participants will learn to create three different cocktails using TX Whiskey. The class is $49 and begins at 7 pm. Doors open at 6:30 pm.
Friday, November 12
Fort Worth Greek Festival
St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church's annual festival is back for its 53rd edition. The event draws hundreds over three days for authentic Greek dishes like pastitsio (ground beef and macaroni casserole), moussaka (eggplant layered with ground beef, potatoes, and zucchini), gyro sandwiches, and baklava. Also visit for live Greek music, folk dancing, and frozen entrees and baked goods to-go. The festival will run from 10 am-10 pm Friday, and Saturday and 11 am-3 pm Sunday. Admission is $1 and credit cards will be taken for individual food and beverage purchases.
After Hours in the Garden
Visit the Fort Worth Botanic Garden after dark for a relaxing evening of folk music, hors d’oeuvres, and wine. Set to run from 6:30-8:30 pm, the event is $25 per person, or $18 for members with early access at 6 pm. The price includes light bites and one wine or beer. Don’t forgot the blanket for cozying up on the lawn.