Steak, sushi and Shakespeare are on the menu this week – the latter in the form of a themed pub crawl. People can also get artistic with wine and watercolor during an interactive class and taste food by talented local female chefs. Note that reservations are required for all events this week, so secure them quickly.
Wednesday, March 8
Hai for Her at Uchiba Dallas
Hai Hospitality Group, whose signature restaurants include Uchi, Uchiko, Uchiba and Loro, will celebrate International Women’s Day with a collaborative dinner. Female culinary team members will prepare a special selection of a la carte dishes and desserts, including brisket bao, pork katsu bun and yakitori items such as bacon-wrapped mochi. The proceeds will go to the Young Women’s Preparatory Network. The event will take place at Uchiba from 17.00 to 23.00.
Omakase at Kessaku
It’s time for another omakase dinner on the 50th floor of downtown Kessaku. The multi-course Japanese meal will feature 10-12 seasonal dishes along with sake and cocktails. Dinner is $250 per person, plus tax and gratuity, and begins at 18.00.
Watercolor and wine at Ellie’s
Dallas artist Brie Milam will teach watercolor techniques so guests can create their own masterpieces. The course will take place at Ellie’s Terrace. Tickets are $75 and include a glass of wine, hors d’oeuvres, all supplies and valet parking. The course lasts from 18.30-20.30.
Thursday 9 March
Festa del Donna at Eataly
In honor of International Women’s Day, Eataly Dallas and Les Dames d’Escoffier International present a store-wide celebration to recognize talented female chefs, business owners, farmers, bartenders, sommeliers and entrepreneurs in the Dallas area. The event will feature more than 25 female-led tasting stations with bites and drinks, along with live music, a photo booth, a silent auction, wine bottle hand engraving station and more. VIP tickets are sold out, but general admission ($95) is still available, for entry at 19.00. You can find a full overview of participants and tickets here.
Saturday 11 March
Shakespeare Dallas Pub Crawl
Attention friends, Romans and countrymen: Theater group Shakespeare Dallas will host its annual pub crawl at four Deep Ellum bars. Stops will include Twilite Lounge, 3 Links, Trinity Cider and Ruins. Tickets include discounts at participating bars, a Shakespeare Dallas souvenir cup and live entertainment along the way. Tickets are $20 for general admission, or $15 for Shakespeare Dallas subscribers. Participants can travel as a group from location to location or join at any time. The four-hour event, which starts at 2pm in the Twilite Lounge, will conclude with a Shakespeare trivia contest for prizes. Don’t forget to dress up for the costume contest.
A taste of two legends at Morton’s
The Dallas outlet of the high-end steakhouse chain will host a five-course wine dinner featuring California’s Justin wines. Courses will include caviar and crème fraiche, crab-stuffed oysters, grilled lamb chops, roast beef cheeks and hot sticky toffee. Wines to be poured will include rose, Sauvignon Blanc and two red blends. Dinner starts at 6:30 p.m. and costs $169 per person, which includes gratuity but excludes tax.