These are the 8 best food and drink events in Fort Worth this week
It is Mardi Gras season in Texas as several restaurants in the area prepare for the early Mardi Gras festivities this weekend. Also, plan on wine nights, a Chinese New Year celebration, and yoga with brunch. But first, a sip of bread pudding thanks to a collaboration between two local breweries – it’s a sweet way to say goodbye to February.
Tuesday February 26th
A Martin House x HopFusion collaboration
The two breweries in Fort Worth are coordinated by the folks behind the Fort Worth Food + Wine Festival to work together to bring out a bread pudding stout. The 10 percent alcohol volume brew was inspired by Ellerbe Fine Foods’ Maw Maw bread pudding, which was brewed with roasted pecans, cinnamon, nutmeg, honey and Texas toast. Visit Martin House’s kid-friendly Riverside Lounge at 4pm when you tap the first barrel. LUCK at Trinity Groves is on site to offer Grub for sale and the lounge closes at 10pm.
Wednesday February 27th
Ellerbe Chinese New Year
The farm-to-table restaurant continues to celebrate its 10th anniversary with a monthly dinner highlighting another country’s cuisine. The Year of the Pig is the theme for this month’s Chinese New Year-inspired three-course affair. There are Shanghai-style shrimp rolls, pork and cabbage dumplings, steamed ginger and soy fish, a citrus lamb chop over noodles and ice cream with green tea. The meal is $ 40 plus tax and tip. Wine pairings are extra. Dinner starts at 5:30 p.m.
Thursday February 28th
Champagne tasting at the Umbra winery
Toast the last day of February at this downtown Grapevine wine bar. There are four French champagnes paired with bites like lobster bisque, smoked chicken and Gouda crostinis, beef tenderloin and vegetable skewers, and peach zabaglione. Tickets are $ 55 plus tax, and tasting runs from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Perfect pairings: A night with Coppola at the Bonefish Grill
This three-course meal could almost be considered a six-course meal as the main course consists of three dishes. There’s seared ahi tuna, Georges Bank scallops, and lobster roulade. The Southlake seafood restaurant combines Francis Coppola wines with every dish. Finish with Jamaican coconut pie or a macadamia nut brownie. Reservations are $ 50 per person.
Saturday March 2nd
Yoga + tacos at Bartaco
CorePower Yoga will lead a power flow class at all levels on the riverside terrace of the restaurant. Classes start at 10 a.m. and a brunch with chips, guac, tacos and aguas frescas will follow immediately. The price of $ 25 per person includes everything. Arrive about 10-15 minutes early and bring your own mat.
Carnival festival on Race Street
Race Street becomes Bourbon Street during this family-friendly parade and festival. The people behind the New Orleans-inspired Tributary Cafe are behind the second annual event that includes live music, street dancing and vendors. Visit the restaurant all day for cooking lobster, meat pies, Abita beers, hurricanes, milk punch, and sazeracs. The festival takes place from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. The parade starts at 1 p.m.
Mardi Craw 2019 at Texas Live!
Wash gumbo, oysters and smoked lobster with hurricanes at this premier Mardi Gras celebration at the Arlington entertainment complex. Packages range from $ 15 for hurricane samples to $ 60 for all-you-can-eat lobster and hurricane samples, plus a specialty mug and t-shirt. The event takes place from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and parking is free.
Gumbo Cook-off in the Twilite Lounge
The New Orleans-inspired bar hosts the first amateur gumbo competition, where guests can try and choose their favorites. Go for the gumbo but stick to the live music from the Willie Green Project that comes all the way out of Crescent City. Voting will take place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and the winners will be announced by 9 p.m. Free entry.