Six Awesome Food Events, July 7-10: Kid's Cooking Class and a Texas Wine Fest

Do your child's dreams resemble those of Jiro? Do they have posters of Julia Child plastered on their bedroom walls? When asked if they would like to help you make dinner do they reply "yes, chef!" If so, this may be the event for them. Every Thursday this month, Blythe Beck, head chef at Pink Magnolia, will lead a children's cooking class at her restaurant. Each workshop has its own focus, from cooking basics to pizza and pasta. Children ages 8 to 16 can attend for either $70 per class or $250 for all four.

What it be: Kids Summer Cooking Class with Chef Blythe Beck

When it do: 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, July 7 (first session)

Where dat is: 642 W. Davis St.


Because six chefs, six wines and six courses might result in a very unfortunate event title indeed, the Modern Cafe in Fort Worth has devised an evening wherein five local female chefs will prepare five courses, each of which will be paired with either Beringer or Chateau St. Jean wine. Participating chefs include Kalen Jane Morgenstern (formerly of FW Market + Table) and Sandra Avila from Le Crep Restaurant. Notable dishes from the evening's menu include a duck rillette with smoked gooseberry, crème brûlée snow crab and a goat cheese semifreddo. The cost is $165 for members or $190 for nonmembers. Call 817-840-2157 for reservations.

What it be: 5 Local Female Chefs, 5 Courses and 5 Wines 

When it do: 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 7

Where dat is: 3200 Darnell St., Fort Worth


Make like a poor millennial with two degrees and zero frequent flyer miles and treat yourself to a staycation at NYLO Las Colinas. It's Hawaiian night, which means tiki drinks, a poolside dinner and luau-style entertainment. Feast on island favorites like Kalua pork sliders with mango slaw, chicken pineapple skewers, coconut cilantro rice, poi and pineapple upside down cake for $12 per person. Don't forget your leis: Music starts at 5:30 p.m. and a traditional Hawaiian performance will take place at 8:30.

What it be: Hawaiian Night at NYLO

When it do: 5:30 p.m. Friday, July 8

Where dat is: 1001 W. Royal Lane, Irving


Does it smell like a freshly opened can of tennis balls or like your grandmother's purse? Learn how to taste wine like a pro with master sommelier (and generally fancy individual) Barbara Werley. Guests will expand their palate and hone their sniffing and swishing skills during this blind tasting flight of classic wine selections. The cost of this Pappa Bros. Steakhouse event is $65 per person and includes hors d'oeuvres. Seating is limited. Call 214-366-2000 for reservations.

What it be: So You Think You Can Taste?   

When it do: 6 p.m. Friday, July 8

Where dat is: 10477 Lombardy Lane


Attendees will have it made at the M.A.D.E. festival. This indoor community event, held by Fort Worth's Stage West Theater, celebrates all that is local Music, Arts, Drinks and Eats. A suggested donation of $10 ($5 minimum for credit cards) benefits Stage West as this nonprofit group works to provide live theater for North Texas. Admission includes samples from Taco Heads, Brewed, Stir Crazy Baked Goods, Stage West Café, Collective Brewing Project, Martin House Brewing and Rahr & Sons. But it's not just about the food: take in the artwork and live performances from local artists as you explore Stage West's 18,000 square foot space.

What it be: M.A.D.E. (Music. Arts. Drinks. Eats.) 

When it do: 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 10

Where dat is: 821 W. Vickery Blvd., Fort Worth


Texas Wine Revolution is a festival that showcases a variety of Texas wines. For its inaugural year, the Revolution will take place at William Chris Vineyards and will feature up to 27 rosé wines. Learn what makes Texan rosés unique — aside from the fact that many of them vote straight-party Republican — during an afternoon of tastings and seminars. Local winemakers will be on sight to field questions and make you sure you don't go home empty handed. While tastings of the wine will be included in the $50 ticket, guests will also have the ability to purchase vino by the bottle or glass. Other perks include food samples, a complimentary six-bottle tote bag and live music.

What it be: Texas Wine Revolution 

When it do: 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 10

Where dat is: 10352 U.S. Highway 290, Hye 


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