This week in gluttony
These are the 9 best food & drink events in Fort Worth this week
It’s a week of decadent indulgences – think truffles, wild game, Wagyu steak, whiskey, and not one but two chocolate and wine pairing events. (One comes with a museum tour.) This week also brings the return of a long-lost Fort Worth chef known for his stellar chicken fried steak. On Friday, a popular supper club will make a rare appearance at a local whiskey distillery for a multi-course dinner that’s bucket-list worthy. Yellowstone fans won't want to miss the chance to meet one of the show's stars, just a jaunt out of town.
Tuesday, November 29
Wilderness Trail Dinner at Lonesome Dove Western Bistro
In true Tim Love fashion, the menu for this five-course bourbon pairing dinner will feature lots of wild game, from his signature rabbit rattlesnake sausage to seared elk skirt steak. Also on the menu is Love’s Texas red chili, made with ground prime rib and shaved Wagyu strip. Save room for cinnamon walnut raisin bread pudding. All courses will come with Wilderness Trail spirits and cocktails. Dinner is $180, plus tax and gratuity, and will begin at 6:30 pm.
Wednesday, November 30
Wine & Truffles Dinner at Clay Pigeon Food & Drink
Truffle season has arrived, and Clay Pigeon will celebrate with a four-course dinner paired with fine wines. Indulge in white Bolognese with pink peppercorns, parmesan, and white truffles, and antelope tartare with truffle aioli and black truffles. Dinner is $225, plus tax and gratuity, and reservations are available from 5-8:30 pm.
Grady Spears Wednesday Night Dinners at Fort Brewery & Pizza
The chicken fried steak guru is back, now appearing on Wednesday nights as a guest chef at Fort Brewery. The cowboy cook, whose resume includes Reata and Horseshoe Hill Café, will prepare four-course dinners. Guests have three options A vegetarian plate ($45) with roasted fall vegetables, candied carrots, and potatoes two ways; chargrilled ribeye ($65) with sides, or Spears’ famed chicken fried steak ($55) with cream gravy, mashed potatoes, and candied carrots. All options start with pan de campo to share and come with family-style greens with fried quail eggs and choice of dessert. The dinners begin at 6:30 pm and tickets must be purchased in advance.
Thursday, December 1
Five-Course Tom Eddy Wine Dinner at Don Artemio
Winemaker Tom Eddy will be on-site to share his wine during this multi-course dinner event at the upscale West 7th Street Mexican restaurant. Guests will sip varietals from Grenache Blanc to Cabernet Sauvignon paired with dishes like squash blossom quesadillas and sous vide Rosewood Ranch Wagyu steak. Dinner is $150, plus tax and gratuity, and begins at 6:30 pm.
George Dickel Whiskey Dinner at Fitzgerald
Warm up with this whiskey-pairing dinner at Chef Ben Merritt’s Ridglea Hills dining destination. A sneak peek at the menu reveals beef empanadas, shrimp creole consommé, and Memphis-style barbecue pork belly. Reservations are $125, plus tax and a service fee – but book early and the first 25 to do will receive an all-inclusive price of $125. Dinner will run from 7-9 pm.
Friday, December 2
A (K)night of Whiskey, Wine, and Chocolate at the Arlington Museum of Art
Partake in three chocolate pairings by Yellibelly Chocolates with choice of whiskey or wine, then peruse the museum’s latest exhibits - "A Knight’s Tale" and "LJ Eidolon: Dreams, Allegory & Gestalt." Tickets are $85, and the event will run from 5:30-8 pm. Note that the registration deadline is November 29.
100 Things To Do in Fort Worth Before You Die Book Signing featuring Magdalena’s Supper Club at Whiskey Ranch
Chef Juan Rodriguez of Magdalena’s will collab with Whiskey Ranch to present a four-course dinner that comes with TX Whiskey cocktails. The event combines two “things” from the newly released book, 100 Things To Do In Fort Worth Before You Die: “Catch a sunset and a sip of whiskey at Whiskey Ranch,” and “Make reservations for a supper club.” Author Celestina Blok will be on-site to sign and sell books ($18). Menu highlights include fried oyster tacos, pork milanesa with house-made fettuccine, and apricot and cranberry brioche bread pudding with ice cream doused in TX Whiskey caramel sauce. The $75 ticket comes with passed appetizers and three TX Whiskey cocktails. Doors open at 6 pm and guests will be seated at 6:45 pm for the 7 pm dinner.
Saturday, December 3
Forrie J. Smith x Oak & Eden in Bridgeport
Die-hard Yellowstone fans can trek an north to Bridgeport for some whiskey tasting with star power. Texas whiskey maker Oak & Eden hosts its second annual Anthro Live event at its flagship nano-distillery in Bridgeport. Guests can enjoy a craft cocktail bar, experiential tasting room, live music, and food vendors. The highlight of the event will be the chance to meet and get a signed bottle from pitchman Forrie J. Smith, who plays the cowboy Lloyd Pierce on Yellowstone. Proceeds ($5) from each bottle sold of Forrie's Cowboy Coffee Infused Bourbon benefit Shriners Hospital For Children. The event is 5-11 pm; it's free, but RSVP here to get all the information.
Wine and Chocolate Pairing with Dr. Sue’s Chocolates at Messina Hof Grapevine
Here’s a sweet way to spend Saturday night. Dr. Sue Williams of Dr. Sue’s Chocolates will visit the Grapevine winery to walk guests through a pairing of single origin chocolates paired with Messina Hof wines. Tickets are $45, plus gratuity and tax, and the pairing will run from 6:30-8:30 pm.