Food-lovers who adore dining out are busy eating their way through town as the winter edition of Culinaria's Restaurant Week runs through this Saturday, January 23, featuring more than 70 participating restaurants. The two-tier system returns with restaurants in Tier 1 offering a $15 lunch and $35 dinner and Tier 2 restaurants offering $10 lunch and $25 dinner. Both tiers feature three-course menus and restaurants donate $1 or $2 from each lunch or dinner toward Culinaria and its programs. Visit culinariasa.org for menus.
Francophiles will want to stop by Folc (226 E. Olmos Drive, 210-822-0100) for a Frenchie Wine Throwdown and dinner on Sunday, January 24 at 5:30 p.m. Two French ex-pats (Fabien Jacob and Mathieu Muckensturm) and wine director Cecilia Barretto will hand-select seven wines as paired with six courses created by chef Luis Colon. Reservations are $95 per person.
Flair Restaurant (6462 N. New Braunfels Ave., 210-977-0193) and St. Arnold Brewing Company are teaming up for a five-course beer and dinner event on Tuesday, January 26 at 7 p.m. The beer lineup includes the Elissa IPA, Weedwacker Bavarian Hefeweizen, Santo Black Kolsch, Endeavour Double IPA and St. Arnold's Pumpkinator as paired with scallops served over white cheddar and pork crackling grits, prime tenderloin medallions and roasted cauliflower risotto and cajeta cheesecake crepe.
Lovers of Stone Brewing will want to visit The Brass Tap (17619 La Cantera Pkwy., Suite 2, 210-670-7090) as they host a tap takeover of the beloved California brewery's best beers on Friday, January 29.
Didn't make it to Oloroso while it was still open in the current Feast space? Don't fret. Chef Josh Cross will pop in at The Old Main Assoc. (2512 N. Main Ave., 210-562-3440) with an "Oloroso Jr." feast on Sunday, January 31 from 6 to 10 p.m. Tickets start at $36 per person and the event will feature à la carte drinks.
The Valentine's Day menus are already rolling in, lovebirds. Dia de Los Enamorados at Ocho at Hotel Havana (1015 Navarro St., 210-222-2008) will feature a three-course dinner with choice of mushroom soup or lump crab cake starter, rack of lamb, prosciutto-wrapped mahi-mahi or mushroom risotto and choice of chocolate mousse or bananas foster cheesecake. Make those reservations ($150 per couple, includes two complimentary drinks) early for either the 5 or 7 p.m. seating.