This Week in Gluttony
These are the 6 best food and drink events in Fort Worth this week
Tastes of Spain, Italy, and Japan are on the menu this week in the form of patio parties, a wine dinner, and sushi-making class. It’s also officially frosé season, as deemed by a beloved South Fort Worth wine bar who’s launching their version of the frozen beverage with a boat-themed party. And while the weather is so lovely, make plans to enjoy Fort Worth’s Botanic Garden after dark with wine and bites.
Tuesday, April 11
Ciao! From Italy Wine Dinner at Carraba’s Italian Grill
Casual Italian chain will host a communal four-course wine dinner featuring comfort favorites like lasagna Bolognese, bruschetta chicken, and shrimp & scallop alla vodka. End with olive oil cake with lemon curd, blackberries, and mint chiffonade. Courses will be paired with wine and a cocktail to start. Dinner is $55 per person, plus tax and gratuity, and begins at 6:30 pm. Carraba’s has locations in Dallas, Plano, and Hurst.
Friday, April 14
After Hours in the Garden at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden
Enjoy the beauty of the Botanic Garden after dark. There’ll be live music by singer and songwriter Andrew Sullivan, light bites, wine, and beer. Tickets are $18 for members or $25 for non-members. Bringing a blanket for the lawn is encouraged. The event will run from 6:30-8:30 pm.
Third Annual Iberian Experience: A Taste of Spain at Hotel Vin
This rooftop bar wine and food pairing experience will come with flamenco dancing under the stars. To be held at Hotel Vin’s Rioja Rooftop Bar in Grapevine, the tasting will feature four Spanish wines paired with cured Spanish jamon that’s been dry-aged for 18 months and carved to order – a job only for professionals. After the flamenco performance, a DJ will spin Spanish tunes to keep the party going. Tickets are $60 per person and the event starts at 7 pm.
Saturday, April 15
Paella on the Patio at Rancho Loma Vineyards
Visit the South Main Street wine bar for paella prepped right on the patio. The $30 per person price includes a bowl of seafood paella paired with a glass of Rancho Loma wine. The pairing will be available from 1-4 pm with a ticket purchased in advance.
Frosé Launch Party at WineHaus
Frosé season has arrived, and this South Fort Worth neighborhood wine bar is ready to celebrate. Visit in your best boating and vacation attire for a yacht rock-themed party. Sip the frozen rose wine concoction – blended in-house with fresh strawberries – while grooving to DJ music. A Cajun food truck will also be on-site until 9 pm. The party starts at 5 pm.
Sushi Making Class at Indulge
Learn how to make hand-rolled sushi at home during this hands-on class at Indulge cooking studio located inside 3 rd Street Market downtown. Sushi varieties covered will include nigiri, maki, uramaki, and temaki hand rolls. The class is $89 and will begin at 6 pm.