This week in gluttony
These are the 7 best food and drink events in Fort Worth this week
Fall flavors flourish this week with the return of a popular supper club whose seats sell out quickly. Prepare for entertaining this holiday season with a charcuterie class paired with beer and a truffle-rolling class paired with wine. There are also two opportunities to mix and mingle with some of Fort Worth’s best chefs for good causes by week’s end.
Thursday, October 13
Magdalena’s Supper Club
Magdalena’s supper club — located just off North Main Street, near the Fort Worth Stockyards — is back for October with new fall dishes. Highlights from chef Juan Rodriguez’s five-course menu include redfish crudo with red pepper caviar, panzanella salad with roasted acorn squash and brioche, and rainbow trout with pecan-green chile gremolata and chestnut mushroom farro. Tickets are $75 per person and dinner begins at 7 pm. Folks may BYOB or purchase a wine-pairing package from Magdalena’s new partner, VinoCo, an Aledo-based wine boutique. October supper club dates include October 13, 14, 27 and 28. Magdalena's is listed in my new book, 100 Things To Do in Fort Worth Before You Die, and a book signing will take place on Thursday, October 13.
Friday, October 14
Charcuterie Workshop at Panther Island Brewing
Build your own Halloween-themed charcuterie board and enjoy craft beer and a spooky movie during this interactive class. The $65 ticket includes the charcuterie class, ingredients and a board, and a beer from Panther Island Brewing. Class will run from 6-7:30 pm and a screening of Beetlejuice at the brewery will follow.
Saturday, October 15
Log Cabin Village visits Martin House Brewing Company
Staff from Fort Worth’s historic Log Cabin Village will visit Martin House Brewing Company for a special tapping of The Village, a German style pilsner. The beer is a result of Log Cabin Village’s request for the brewery to create something that would have been enjoyed in Texas in the mid-1800s. There’ll be interactive demos and activities for both kids and adults hosted by Log Cabin Village. A wristband for a pint glass and four pours will be $15. Or get a four-pack to-go for $12. Visit from 12-5 pm.
Tequila Tasting at the Gaylord Texan Hotel
Visit the Grapevine hotel and resort for an afternoon tequila tasting in the Old Hickory Steakhouse. A flight of tequilas will be paired with hors d'oeuvres. Bonus: class participants will also learn how to roll cigars. Tickets are $65 per person and the tasting begins at 2:30 pm. Open to non-hotel guests.
Truffles and Wine at Two Brothers Winery
Learn how to roll chocolate truffles during this interactive event that will feature the time-honored pairing of chocolate and wine. Participants will get a little chocolate education while rolling six milk chocolate truffles with a variety of toppings. The $50 ticket includes one glass of wine and class begins at 6:30 pm.
Sunday, October 16
Shooting with the Chefs
Break clays and break bread with some of Fort Worth’s best chefs. Hosted by the Fort Worth Food + Wine Foundation (the folks behind spring’s Fort Worth Food + Wine Festival), the clay shooting event will take place at Defender Outdoors Clay Sports Ranch. There’ll be a dozen guest chefs including Mike Micallef of Reata, Juan Rodriguez of Magdalena’s, and Jenny Powell Castor Luckybee Kitchen. Teams of four can sign up to shoot for $600, or spectators can pay $25 to simply watch. Lunch from Del Norte Tacos is included. Check-in is at 9 am with a shotgun start at 10 am. Food will be served at 12:15 pm followed by awards and raffle ticket drawings at 1 pm.
Cookin’ for Kids
Area chefs will be paired with local celebs during this cooking competition that will benefit Kids Who Care, Inc., a local nonprofit performing arts group. Competing chefs include Dayne Weaver of Dayne's Craft Barbecue, Victor Villarreal of La Onda, Katrina Carpenter of Carpenter’s Cafe & Catering, John Piccolino of B&B Butchers & Restaurant, Hao Tran of The Pantry, Jenny Powell-Castor of Luckybee Kitchen, and Henry Wasonga Abuto of By Wasonga. Judges include chef Jon Bonnell of Bonnell's, Waters, and Buffalo Bros; Mark Hitri of the Culinary School of Fort Worth; and Kevin Martinez of Tokyo Café. Tickets start at $125 per person and include dinner and open bar. The event will take place at River Ranch Stockyards and a cocktail reception begins at 6 pm.