Tasting notes: Foodie fun for a week!

Posted on 15 Oct 2013 at 10:51am

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It’s a good week for foodies in Dallas, with a different event almost every night (and some during the day!). Here’s a rundown on how you can feast for a week.

Tuesday: FT33 tasting menu. Matt McCallister’s buzzworthy restaurant in the Design District, FT33, pictured, celebrates a year of operation with the launch of a new tasting menu of local ingredients showcased in a minimalistic style. Each seven-course meal with include snacks, a savory element and a sweet element. Begins this Tuesday, and each Tuesday–Thursday hereafter, from 6–9 p.m. Limited availability. $95/person. 214-741-2629.

Thursday: Wine Poste dinner with Tiffany Derry and Uno Immanivong. Sticking close to the Design District, The Wine Poste, a new combination wine retailer and event/dining space, hosts its latest dinner with celebrichefs Tiffany Derry and Umo Immanivong cooking an Asian-themed menu (paired, natch, with wines). The five-course menu will include crispy duck confit, Chinese barbecue port and apple fritter churrro bites (can’t wait to see the wine they match with that one!). 7 p.m., $100/person. WinePoste.com.

Friday: 79 cent pork chops at Perry’s. You heard correctly: On Friday from 11 a.m.–4 p.m., the first 100 customers at Perry’s Steakhouse on McKinney Avenue get their chop for less than a buck, in honor of the first Perry’s opening in 1979.

Saturday: A Feathered Affair. A lineup of all-star chefs including Abraham Salum (Salum, Komali), Jeff Harris (Bolsa), Chad Houser (Cafe Momentum), Graham Dodds (Hibiscus) and Nathan Tate (Boulevardier) will cook for this fundraiser for the Trinity River Audubon Center at the locale in the beautiful Trinity River Forest, sponsored by the Gay and Lesbian Fund for Dallas. 7–11 p.m. $75/person. GLFD.org.

Sunday: Texas Veggie Fest. The outdoor celebration of vegan cuisine returns to the gayborhood with a daylong event at Reverchon Park. Lots of vendors — food, but also cruelty-free products and services — will be on hand at the dog-friendly, free event. 11 a.m.–6 p.m. TexasVeggieFair.com.

Monday: Industry night at Belly & Trumpet. The uptown eatery gives back to those who work in food service with a recurring Monday night event that includes a different local bartender mixing it up each week.

Next Tuesday, Oct. 22: Five Sixty Japanese dinner. Patton Robertson, the exec chef at Wolfgang Puck’s lavish restaurant atop Reunion Tower, teams with other local chefs to host a Japanese-inspired meal. Among those preparing dishes will be  Matt Raso of Nobu, Hiroyuki Fujino (sushi cef at Five Sixty) and Teiichi Sakurai of Tei-An. All dishes will be paired with sake or wine. Reception at 6 p.m. $150/person. 214-741-5560.

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