This Week in Gluttony
This week’s events bring the opportunity to partake in rare whiskey and wine – some not available for sale to the public. Hosting parties this upcoming holiday season? There’s a cocktail class just for you. By week’s end, sip and stretch with yoga at a distillery, indulge in tacos and margarita at a festival, or gather the girls for a Taylor Swift tribute band paired with eras-themed cocktails.
Monday, October 9
Mr. Black Espresso Martini Fest 2023
More than a dozen DFW bars and restaurants are participating in this week-long festival, which will highlight the classic espresso martini. Sponsored by Mr. Black coffee liqueur, the event will showcase different variations of the cocktail along with innovative cold brew creations. Participating venues include Leela’s Wine Bar, Fitzgerald’s in Fort Worth, Thirsty Lion, and more. Look for specials to run through Sunday.
Wednesday, October 11
Casa Madero 425th Anniversary Wine Dinner at Don Artemio
Touted as the oldest vineyard in the Americas, Casa Madero is located in Valle de Parras, Mexico. Get a taste of its ancient vines during this six-course pairing dinner, featuring Casa Madero co-owner Daniel Milmo. Menu highlights include salmon ceviche on a dried pineapple tostada, crab-stuffed chilis, and steak with chicharron-stuffed cannelloni. The dinner is $195 per person, plus tax and gratuity, and includes wines with each course – some not available in the U.S. Dinner begins at 6 pm.
Thursday, October 12
Rare & Small Batch Whiskey Tasting at Hotel Vin
Visit the downtown historic Grapevine luxury hotel and search for the hidden speakeasy behind a discreet phone booth. That’s where this blind whiskey tasting will take place, where guests will get to sip five rare bourbons – some not available to the public. The $84 per person price, plus tax and a small fee, includes a welcome cocktail upon arrival. The tasting will run from 6 – 7:30 pm.
Kitchen Cocktails – Fall Edition at Indulge FW
Up your home mixology game with this cocktail class that will focus on fall flavors. Participants will learn to create three craft cocktails using local, seasonal ingredients, including Melon Fizz with champagne and Texas cantaloupes; a twist on the Moscow Mule called Horse Apples; and the Margarito made with North Texas fall tomatoes. The $89 per person price includes simple syrup to take home. Class begins at 7 pm.
Saturday, October 14
Yoga at Whiskey Ranch
The second Saturday of the month means it’s time to stretch and sip at Whiskey Ranch. Visit the expansive Fort Worth distillery, home of TX Whiskey, for a morning yoga class with skyline views. The class is $15 per person and includes a post-workout cocktail. Class begins at 11 am.
Fort Worth Taco & Margarita Festival
Panther Island Pavilion will draw hundreds of tequila lovers for an all-day festival fueled by tacos. There’ll be more than 20 local food and drink vendors, each sharing their best sips and bites. Tickets start at $37 for entry and five sampling tickets (three drink and two food), with additional sampling tickets available for purchase. The festival will run from 12–6 pm.
Swifties Take the Stockyards at Hotel Drover
Taylor Swift fans are invited to take over The Backyard at Hotel Drover for live music by Lover, a Taylor Swift tribute band. Eras-themed cocktails will be served from the Pour Horse bar, including Seemingly Ranch Water, Mr. Travis Swift, and Super Swiftie. The event is open to the public and will run from 7–10 pm.