This week in gluttony
These are the 5 best food and drink events in Fort Worth this week
Friendly reminder that Mother’s Day is this Sunday, and you’ll find the link to the best dining events especially for Mom right here. The rest of the week features Mayan, Thai, and Spanish flavors as Fort Worth dining events go global. By week’s end, local tastes return in the form of a DFW craft beer festival.
Wednesday, May 10
Festival Maya Wine Dinner Vinaltura at Don Artemio
Federico Lopez, one of the most influential chefs in Mexico, will visit the nationally acclaimed Fort Worth restaurant to help prepare a five-course dinner paired with Mexican wines. Unique menu items include traditional Yucatan lime soup, prawns, ribeye, and papaya and guava tart. Dinner is $150, plus tax and gratuity, and begins at 6:30 pm.
Thai It Up with Chef Nikky Phinyawatana at Central Market
The gourmet grocer’s cooking school in Fort Worth will host Dallas chef phenom Nikky Phinyawatana of Asian Mint fame for a demonstration class. Guests will get to watch Nikky create crispy vegetable egg rolls, shrimp ceviche, Thai fried rice with chicken, and sweet sticky rice with mango, then devour the finished product. The class is $70, plus tax, and begins at 6:30 pm.
Thursday, May 11
William Chris Wine Dinner a Clay Pigeon Food & Drink
Experience 100 percent Texas grown wines from one of the state's most acclaimed wineries during this five-course pairing dinner at Marcus Paslay’s flagship restaurant. Guests will get to sip sparking rose, dark fruited reds, and a white blend while dining on dishes like salmon and avocado crudo, lamb ragu, and braised short rib. The diner is $120, plus tax and service charge, and limited seating times are available from 5-8:30 pm.
Saturday, May 13
Paella on the Patio at WineHaus
Enjoy chef Ryan Fussell’s rendition of seafood paella made with mussels, shrimp, and smoked octopus during this patio party at WineHaus. The $35 ticket includes the paella and a glass of cava. Additional Spanish wines great for pairing – like Rioja Blanco and Tempranillo – will be available by the glass and bottle. Choose from one of two seating times: 5:30-7:30 pm and 8-9:30 pm.
Strassen Beerfest DFW 2023
More than 30 local breweries will participate in this annual German-themed tasting event, set to take place at Texas Live! in Arlington. Guests can partake in multiple food stations, drinking games, and music. Tickets start at $25 for entry and three pints of beer along with a stein. The event, which starts at 2 pm, is 21-and-up, but dogs are welcome.