What better way to start Oktoberfest than a beer dinner?
At 6 p.m. Tuesday, Pavil Restaurant & Bar will offer a six-course beer dinner. Each course will be accompanied by beers such as Lowenbrau, Hofbrau, Samuel Adams, Paulaner, Real Ale, Summit and Ayinger.
The evening begins with a reception starter: a sweet potato chip platter including salami, honey and goat cheese and continues with a mixed green salad with shaved fennel and pear, potato cabbage soup, wild game sausage, petite lamb rack and Pavil’s Banana’s Foster for dessert. Guests can call 210-479-5000 for reservations. Pavil is at 1818 N. Loop 1604 W. and Huebner Road. www.brasseriepavil.com.
At Watermark Grill on Wednesday, the restaurant’s Wine Smack Down event premiers, with four-to-six vendors facing off in an ultimate wine challenge. Each vendor will present two white wines and two red wines during a blind tasting. Watermark Grill guests will serve as judges, ultimately deeming one wine as the best. The winning wine will become the Featured Wine of the Month on the restaurant’s wine list.
Wine Smack Down tastings will be on the first Wednesday of each month from 6:30 – 8 p.m. Admission is $10 per person and can later be applied towards the cost of an entrée. Reservations for dinner are recommended. For reservations, guests can call 210-483-7600, or visit www.watermarkgrill.net. Watermark Grill is at 18740 Stone Oak Parkway and North Loop 1604 West.