I was asked by the Thirsty Girl team to write a blog post about a fun event that is coming to Dallas.  I love the concept of  Thirsty Girl– it was started by a group of women with the premise to live life to the fullest.  What does that mean?  Food, wine and travel.  Leslie Sbrocco, nationally recognized wine and lifestyle expert, Today Show contributor and author, started the group to bring together ladies (men are welcome too) for wine, food and fun.  It reminds me of my women’s wine group and how much fun we’ve had since we started.

The event is coming to the Milestone Culinary Arts Center on April 14 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. An entry fee of $45 gets you seven different wines from a variety of wineries and a donation is made to the local Chapter of Dress for Success.  The wines for the event are:

  • TG Select Bubbly -Gloria Ferrer
  • TG Select Chardonnay – Cambria
  • TG Select Sauvignon Blanc – Matua
  • TG Select Riesling – Chateau Ste. Michelle
  • TG Select Pinot Noir – La Crema
  • TG Select Zinfandel – Ravenswood
  • TG Select Cabernet Sauvignon – Clois du Bois

So, I’m going to give my wine/food recommendations for the Thirsty Girl team on where to visit.  Since it looks like they are there for only one night, I’m recommending  two restaurants and two wine bars as Dallas “musts.”  I know you guys have very strong opinions that I’d love for you to share.

Restaurants:

  • Abacus– Hands down this is my favorite high end restaurant and I frequent it often.  From the lobster shooters to the amazing sushi (yes, they have sushi) to the buffalo tenderloin, the food and service are always flawless.
  • Urbano Cafe– The best BYOB gourmet food in town.  Ideally, Leslie and team would come in the night before and enjoy the camaraderie that happens on Wednesday night with all the wine lovers sharing special bottles across the intimate, cozy restaurant.

Wine Bars:

  • Chateau Wine Market– the cozy “Speakeasy” feel combined with a great selection of “off the beaten path” wines makes the Bodega Bar/Chateau Wine Market a “must see.”
  • Veritas Wine Room– let Eddie (Brooks is in France) be your guide to try some small production gems that can’t be found anywhere else in Texas.  Also has a great cheese and salami selection for noshing.

For more information on the Thirsty Girl event, click here.  I hope Dallas shows Thirsty Girl tendencies and Southern hospitality.