This Week In Gluttony
Fine wine, scotch, craft beer, bourbon, and bubbly round out this week’s featured spirits, all paired with dinner menus to match. There’s an event for everyone, from the $20 O.B. Mac grand opening affair with macaroni station, wine, beer and Melt ice cream to the $575 Del Frisco’s wine dinner featuring lobster ravioli and Akaushi ribeye steak.
Tuesday, November 14
Bourbon Dinner at Texas de Brazil
A mango mint julep upon arrival will kick off an evening of bourbon cocktails, featuring spirits by Makers Mark, Basil Hayden’s, Knob Creek, and Jim Beam. Dinner includes the churrascaria’s expansive salad bar, various cuts of beef, lamb, pork, chicken, and sausage, and pecan pie for dessert. Reservations are $95, and the event begins at 6:30 pm.
Wednesday, November 15
Shannon Brewing Company Rare Release Wednesday
Sipping mint tea takes on a whole new meaning when it’s infused into beer. Try the Keller brewery’s mint tea cream ale for $6 a pint, one day only from 4 to 9 pm. Once it’s gone, it’s gone. Admission is free.
Thursday, November 16
5-Course Glenlivet Scotch Dinner at Café Modern
Scotch lovers are in for a treat as the aged spirits featured at this five-course dinner range from 12 to 18 years old. Local “master of scotch” Craig Vaught will be on-hand to talk through each. Dinner includes sea scallop sashimi, rabbit ravioli, seasonal vegetables, lamb roulade, and brown butter ice cream. Reservations are $99 ($89 for museum members) excluding tax and gratuity, and dinner begins at 6:30 pm.
Opus One Wine Dinner at Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse
Opus One is the Maserati of wines, with a price tag to match. The $575 per person reservation (plus tax and gratuity) includes passed appetizers, three courses, and dessert paired with five wines, including a 2006 red blend. The menu includes lobster ravioli, sous vide short rib, and pepper-rubbed akaushi ribeye steak. Dinner begins at 7 p.m. For reservations, call 817-877-3999.
Friday, November 17
Bubbles! A Seated Tasting of Sparkling Wines with Pairings at Grand Cru Wine Bar & Boutique
Only the 8 pm seating is still available at this wine pairing tasting. Sparkling sips range from brut from Champagne, France to rosé from South Africa. Decadent bites include calamari, shrimp and arugula salad, deviled eggs, caviar and crème fraiche tartlets, smoked salmon BLTs, and a Spanish charcuterie and cheese board. Reservations are $45, excluding gratuity.
Saturday, November 18
OB Mac Grand Opening
The historic O.B. Macaroni Company building has been transformed into a hip spot for shopping and eats, and the opening celebration will be veritable food fest. Sample ice cream creations from Melt Ice Creams, drinks from Craftwork Coffee Co., and malts from TexMalt. There will also be a wine bar and macaroni station by chef Dena Peterson-Shaskan. Tickets are $20 and the event begins at 6 pm.
Monday, November 20
The Usual’s 8th Anniversary Party
The West Magnolia Avenue pioneering craft cocktail bar will commemorate eight years with happy hour all night, a few fan favorite drinks that are no longer on the menu, and appearances by past bartenders. The party starts at 7 pm, and there’s no cover charge.