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This Week’s Dining Deals and Events: December 9-13

By Farah Fleurima  |  December 9, 2013

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.