The weather outside is not very frightful this week, so get out and get festive. There are two beer pairings — one with cookies and one with ice cream, a decadent steak-and-wine dinner, a spirited tasting event, and a wine walk worth the drive. With two weeks until Christmas, here’s to celebrating comfort and joy.
Monday, December 10
Cookies and Cream Beer Flights at Martin House Brewing Company
Santa never had it this good. Visit the Riverside brewery Monday through Wednesday for a sweet beer flight paired with a fresh chocolate chip cookie. For $10, patrons will receive a four-ounce pour of Martin House’s cookie dough stout, cream ale, peanut butter cream ale and double chocolate imperial stout. (That’s four pours total.) The taproom opens at 4 pm daily and closes at 10 pm.
Wednesday, December 12
Five-Course California Wine Dinner at B&B Butchers & Restaurant
The $135 per-person price (plus tax and gratuity) for this five-course dinner paired with wines is a rather good deal at this ritzy Shops at Clearfork establishment. (The 55-day dry-aged prime ribeye, course four on the menu, is normally $84 alone for 22 ounces.) Other courses include oysters three ways, crab Louie salad, the steak house salad, and a mini chocolate cake and key lime pie duo. The wines are nice, too, and feature Cade, PlumpJack, and Odette Estate. Dinner begins at 6:30 pm.
Thursday, December 13
Coffee Porter Floats with Melt Ice Creams at Brewed
Rich, creamy, spicy and sweet — all in one glass at Brewed. Sit and sip Real Ale Brewing Company’s coffee porter topped with Melt’s speculoos cookie butter ice cream. The dreamy concoction is $10 (available at 6 pm) and there’ll be mug giveaway, too. While there, don’t miss Brewed’s tableside toasted marshmallows, which can be added to any latte on the menu for $1.50.
Wine Walk at Park Village
Here’s a reason to get offline and get out for some shopping. Sip and stroll the Southlake shopping center as participating retailers will serve complimentary wine from 6-8 pm. There’ll also be light bites for pairing and a sommelier presentation at 8 pm with more tastings. The event is free, and reservations are not required.
Fort Worth Food + Wine Festival Sipping Series: Making Spirits Bright
Learn the difference between liqueurs, cordials, apertifs, digestifs and Amari (and taste them all) at this festive and educational cocktail party. The spirited speaker event, hosted by the Fort Worth Food + Wine Festival, will take place at Classic Wine. Arrive right at 6:30 pm, as the event is just an hour long. Tickets are $30 each and include samples and holiday cocktails.