This week in gluttony
These are the 7 best food and drink events in Fort Worth this week
This week is all about tasty education, from learning how to decorate cookies and create holiday appetizers to making homemade pasta and smoking the perfect brisket. Take a class and use your newfound skills to entertain and impress this holiday season.
Tuesday, December 6
Caymus Wine Dinner at Carrabba’s Italian Grill
A decadent four-course meal features pairings with wines from award-winning Caymus. Courses include Stuffed Mushrooms with Shrimp, Rigatoni Al Forno with Chicken, Filet & Scallop Spiedino with Mashed Potatoes, and Crème Brulée, paired with Caymus wines including Cabernet Sauvignon and Conundrum Red Blend. The dinner is $75 starts at 6:30 pm. For the Hurst location, reserve here.
Wednesday, December 7
Wine + Cookie Decorating at Wine Haus
Here’s a Christmas cookie decorating class just for grown-ups. The South Fort Worth neighborhood wine bar will provide six cookies to decorate and a flight of three wines to enjoy while doing so. The class is $30 and the session will run from 7-9 pm.
Thursday, December 8
Holiday Spirits Around the World at Hotel Vin
Sample an array of global spirits during this tasting experience at Grapevine’s Hotel Vin. Spirits to be served include Montenegro Italian liqueur, The Dalmore Scottish whiskey, Komo tequila, and Horse Soldier bourbon. Each spirit will be paired with globally-inspired bites. The tasting is $50 and will begin at 7 pm.
Friday, December 9
The Art of Holiday Entertaining with The Elevated Elixir
Combine cooking with mixology during this hands-on class that will lead participants through creating festive party fare, appetizers, and in The Elevated Elixir fashion – non-alcoholic cocktails. Held at Indulge FW inside Third Street Market, the class will featured a five-part menu: holiday spiced nuts paired with a fig and honey Spritz, samosa pinwheels paired with spiced pear and cranberry cider, festive cheeseballs paired with gingerbread old fashioned, Hawaiian beef sliders paired with a Hawaiian Holiday, and chocolate truffles paired with a lavender chai toddy. Class is $125 and will begin at 6 pm.
Taste of Guadalajara at El Chingon
La Chingona, El Chingon’s West 7th-area private event space, hosts a dinner and show designed to transport guests to Guadalajara, Mexico, the home of mariachi music. The three-course dinner menu includes choices like brisket or pork tamales and chicken or vegetarian mole. A five-member mariachi band and dance performance cap off the evening. Tickets are $47.50-$119 and the event starts at 8 pm.
Saturday, December 10
Brisket U at Rahr & Sons Brewing Company
Learn how to work a barbecue pit and smoke the quintessential Texas brisket during this Saturday morning barbecue lesson. Participants will get schooled on pit types, brisket cuts, trim techniques, rubs and prep, wood selection and smoke profiles, managing a fire and pit chamber, timing, and properly slicing the end product. Class is $119 and will run from 9 am-12 pm.
Sunday, December 11
Make Pappardelle with Homemade Alfredo Sauce at Panther Island Brewing
The North Fort Worth brewery will morph into a culinary studio for a cooking class. Learn how to make rustic pappardelle pasta with creamy Alfredo sauce during this hands-on class led by Fort Worth private chef Na ‘Tori. Class is $55 and begins at 4 pm.