Bisous Bisous Patisserie. Photo by Catherine Downes.

Bits & Bites: Things to Eat in Dallas This Week

Your weekly guide to Dallas food and drinking events.

With St. Patrick’s Day, National Macaron Day and the Savor Dallas Festival, this week’s gourmet events open the door to many possibilities for you and your palate.

Monday

The 2015 Guest Chef Dinner Series continues at FT33 with special guest chefs Greg Denton and Gabrielle Quinonez Denton. The married cooking duo came all the way from OX restaurant in Portland, Oregon to collaborate with Chef Matt McCallister. You can expect seasonal fare with wine pairings at the eight-course dinner tonight at 6 p.m. Tickets cost $105 per person, and an additional $55 for the wine pairing. Call (214) 741-2629 to reserve your seat for the event.

Tuesday

Wild Salsa’s mixologists invite you to party, “Wild Salsa-style” at Senor Patty’s Celebration. If you’re curious to what that means, it has something to do with their signature Avocado Margaritas (regularly priced at $12) being $5 all day.

Irish food truck, Kieron Go Bragh will be giving out free shamrock cookies with the purchase of a menu item from 11-2 p.m., while supplies last. The green food truck will be located near Winspear Opera House on 2403 Flora St in Dallas.

Wednesday

Lark on the Park chefs Melody Bishop and Dennis Kelley discuss their take on seasonal fare tonight at 5:30 p.m. This event is part of Savor Dallas’ Toast Of The Town Event Series. Get tickets here.

Add a spin to that delicious homemade chili by replacing the ground chuck with turkey. Whole Foods Lakewood will teach you everything you need to know at Recipe Makeovers for transforming your favorites meals into healthy, guilt-free options. This free event starts tonight at 6 p.m.

Smoke chef/owner Tim Byres shares his culinary expertise with a multi-course dinner, reception, and complimentary copy of his book, “Smoke: New Firewood Cooking.” Highlights include Texas wines, Rahr & Sons beer, hearth-roasted potatoes, oxtail relish, chicken, sweet chiles, margaritas and, his signature Eisenhower steaks. This event takes place at Smoke in Plano as part of Savor Dallas’ Toast Of The Town Event Series. Tickets cost $115 and can be purchased here.

Thursday

What’s the key to good burger, anyways? Chef Nick Badovinus shares his secrets behind the perfect patty with samples to “go way beyond pickles and ketchup” tonight at 5 p.m. The event is part of Savor Dallas’ Toast Of The Town Event Series. Get your tickets to Killer Burgers here.

Casa Rubia hosts Sherry School with Chef Omar Flores and sommelier Jessica Kate Martinez. The night features a three-course tasting menu of tapas paired with various Spanish wines. This event takes place at Casa Rubia as part of Savor Dallas’ Toast Of The Town Event Series. Get tickets for $30 here.

Friday

Though it seems there’s a food holiday every day, some are more fun to celebrate than others, take for instance National Macaron Day. Big things are happening at Bolsa (or big cookies, rather). Joe The Baker will debut his eight-inch macarons that day. Stop by Bisous Bisous Patisserie anytime between 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. to take a crack at the “mystery macaron.” Guess correctly? The prize includes bragging rights and a box of Chef Andrea Meyer’s signature French cookies. Bonus: you’ll receive a complimentary macaron just for coming in.

Lazaranda Modern Kitchen & Tequila executive chef, Antonio Marquez, will host a Mexican dinner. Special guests Juan Arroyo and Francisco Javier Garcia from Monterrey are stopping by for the occasion. Menu highlights include hibiscus and ginger margaritas, shrimp kebabs in peanut chile ancho sauce, mani-mahi coconut ceviche, stuffed pork tenderloins, dark chocolate flan, and more. The event takes place at Lazaranda Modern Kitchen & Tequila as part of Savor Dallas Toast Of The Town Event Series. Get your tickets here.

Saturday

El Centro Food and Hospitality Institute presents From One Chef To Another: An Empowering Chat and Chew. The discussion starts at 1:30 p.m. and features executive chef Shari Carlson and Kimberly Brock Brown.

Hibiscus executive chef Graham Dodds and sous chef Nick Ocando share their knowledge on the difference between prosciutto and speck, and country pâté and a mousse. The event takes place at Hibiscus as part of Savor Dallas Toast Of The Town Event Series. Get your tickets for $40 here.

Modern Texas cuisine is on the rise. Among those sparking the change in Dallas are Stephan Pyles, Tim Byres, Nick Badovinus, Tim Love, Jeff Harris, Tristan Simon, Jason Weaver, and Graham Dodds. Take part in Roundtable: The Rise of Modern Texas Cuisine to hear from local chefs. The event includes a Q&A and reception at Texas Spice in Omni Hotel as part of Savor Dallas’ Toast Of The Town Event Series. Get your tickets for just $30 here.

Sunday

Komali chef Julio Peraza shares how handmade corn tortillas are essential for tacos. Peraza teaches guest the basics of the Mexican staple while they enjoy fresh tortillas, taco samplings, and a Casamigos Tequila tasting. The event takes place at Komali as part of Savor Dallas’ Toast Of The Town Event Series. Get your tickets here.

Proof + Pantry executive chef Kyle McClelland teaches how to properly butcher a pig this afternoon at 3 p.m. The interactive demonstration includes a sampling of his favorite pork dishes. Michael Martensen will be pairing cocktails, wine and beer with the selection. The event takes place at Proof + Pantry as part of Savor Dallas’ Toast Of The Town Event Series. Get your tickets for $60 here.

FT33 chef/owner Matt McCallister demonstrates how food is more than just a flavorful plate, but also an art. Guest will get an exclusive peek inside how he creates culinary masterpieces in the kitchen plus get to enjoy cocktails, cheese boards, charcuterie, and a signature dish. The event takes place at FT33 as part of Savor Dallas’ Toast Of The Town Event Series. Get your tickets for $100 here.

Comments

  • Jeff Hayden

    Am I the only one that doesn’t get this macaron fad?

    • dericajacks0n

      Jeff Hayden,

      “Though it seems there’s a food holiday every day, some are more fun to celebrate than others, take for instance, National Macaron Day.”

      Aside from being delicious, here’s why. Its roots begin in New York City and the day was originally meant to bring bakeries together to support the non-profit organization, City Harvest. This is a charity that collects food and gives to the hungry. However, the holiday has branched out across the United States to Dallas.

      Read more here: http://macarondaynyc.com/what_is-mac.html

  • dericajacks0n

    Jeff Hayden,

    Though it seems to be a food holiday every day, some are just worth celebrating, like National Macaron Day. Aside from being delicious, here’s why. Its roots begin in New York City and the day was originally meant to bring bakeries together to support the non-profit organization, City Harvest. This is a charity that collects food from and gives to the hungry. However, the holiday has branched out to across the United States to Dallas.
    Read more here: http://macarondaynyc.com/what_is-mac.html

  • dericajacks0n

    Jeff Hayden,

    “Though it seems there’s a food holiday every day, some are more fun to celebrate than others, take for instance, National Macaron Day.”

    Aside from being delicious, here’s why. Its roots begin in New York City and the day was originally meant to bring bakeries together to support the non-profit organization, City Harvest. This is a charity that collects food from and gives to the hungry. However, the holiday has branched out to across the United States to Dallas.
    Read more here: http://macarondaynyc.com/what_is-mac.html

  • dericajacks0n

    Jeff Hayden,

    “Though it seems there’s a food holiday every day, some are more fun to celebrate than others, take for instance, National Macaron Day.”

    Aside from being delicious, here’s why. Its roots begin in New York City and the day was originally meant to bring bakeries together to support the non-profit organization, City Harvest. This is a charity that collects food and gives to the hungry. However, the holiday has branched out to across the United States to Dallas.
    Read more here: http://macarondaynyc.com/what_is-mac.html