Deals & Events
This Week’s Dining Deals and Events: December 9-13
Texas Vs. The World Syrah Tasting
Times Ten Cellars is hosting this event, billed as “a cross between the Judgment of Paris and Wine Idol, if there were such a thing,” led by Gusto, a wine education organization. Sample Texas Syrahs alongside their counterparts from all around the world with Gusto sommeliers on hand to guide you. Single tickets cost $40, but if you’re buying two or more, the price drops to $35 for the 7:30 PM affair.
Mescal Tasting at Komali
Abraham Salum’s regional Mexican restaurant is offering a taste of Mestizo Mezcal’s portfolio, pairing each type of liqueur with an appetizer and capping it all off with a dessert drink. The 7 PM event costs $35 per person, excluding tax and gratuity.
Global Wine Tasting Dinner at Pyramid
The Fairmont Hotel fine-dining destination presents Peter Marks, a master of wine and vice president of education for Constellation Brands, as he leads a tasting from around the world. Marks is one of only 34 U.S. masters of wine, so it’s a rare learning opportunity. Dishes will range from seared foie gras to a braised Colorado lamb shank. Tickets are $125 each and include valet, tax and service charges. A welcome reception at 6 PM kicks things off. Call 214-720-5263 to reserve a spot.
Red Mare Wine Dinner at Max’s Wine Dive Dallas
Max’s Wine Dive executive chef Patrick Russell worked with Red Mare Winery owner Jim Striegel to concoct a menu to pair with the label’s Cabernet, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. Reservations for the 7 PM dinner are $75 per person and $125 per couple.
Hobbit Menu at Alamo Drafthouse
The funky Richardson movie house has always had a soft spot for everything Lord of the Rings (see: the 11-course meal one of the Austin locations served alongside a screening of all three LOTR flicks), so it’s no surprise they’d go all out as the latest Hobbit movie debuts. Alamo’s delivering a special menu based on the Hobbit diet, including first and second breakfast dishes and Elven Lembas Bread. On the drinks side, a whiskey-centric Dragon’s Breath and crème de violette-flavored Mithrandir are featured cocktails.
Veuve With a View Dinner at SER
The steakhouse with the breathtaking view is pairing five courses inspired by Veuve Clicquot’s La Grand Dame Champagne. Dishes include a grilled diver scallop, Valrhona pots de crème and the Wagyu spinalis we so adored on a recent visit. The $169 entry includes wine and bubbly pairings. Call 214-761-7470 to reserve.