Warm fuzzies

Here are the 5 best food and drink events in San Antonio this week

Here are the 5 best food and drink events in San Antonio this week

Hotel Emma Hot Chocolate
Warm up with some hot chocolate this week at Hotel Emma. Hotel Emma/ Facebook

The forecast calls for chilly days ahead in San Antonio, but we have just the thing to warm you up. This week’s food and drink event lineup comes with whiskey, spiced hot cocoa, and Alamo City-made brandy. Snuggle up in your favorite sweater and feast.

Monday, December 10 

A Divide Larger Than Football: Old World vs. New World at High Street Wine Co.
As part of its Getting into Grapes series, this Pearl wine bar engages in the age-old debate about the world’s great growing regions. Compare and contrast four quality wines while nibbling on a paired cheese board. Sarah Kellis Heath, an expert on both styles, leads the enlightening session. Tickets are $45, and the class begins at 6 pm. 

Tuesday, December 11 

Garrison Brothers Pairing Dinner at Whiskey Cake
From 7-10 pm, Whiskey Cake is teaming up with the oldest distillery in Texas for a fantastic dinner featuring unexpected pairings. Benefiting the preservation of Balmorhea State Park, this remarkable feast will serve up tasty farm-to-table dishes like sunchoke crostini, duck confit, pappardelle with mushroom ragout, pan-seared Danevang striped bass, and Cabernet-braised lamb shank. Call 210-236-8095 to reserve your $150 seat.

Wednesday, December 12 

Abuelita's Hot Chocolate at Hotel Emma
Taste traditional Mexican hot chocolate the way Grandma used to make it at this cozy tasting session. Learn the secrets behind the sweet and spicy treat before enjoying it the traditional way or kicked up with mezcal or coffee liqueur. Tickets are $15 per person for the 6 pm event.  

Thursday, December 13 

Reveillon at The Cookhouse
Savor an evening with CultureMap’s 2018 San Antonio Chef of the Year, Pieter Sypesteyn, as he serves up a decadent New Orleans-style holiday supper. From 6:30-9:30 pm, feast on six dishes while enjoying live music and optional wine pairings. Tickets are $125; add an extra $50 for the optional wine pairings.

Saturday, December 15

We're Turning 5! at Dorcól Distilling + Brewing
Southtown’s Dorcól Distilling is celebrating five years in the biz with this can’t-miss bash. Try one of 10 rare High Wheel artisan ales on tap or make a toast with a specialty Kinsman cocktail. Tasty eats from Guerrilla Gourmet will be available for purchase. The party rages on from 5-11 pm.