I'm no expert on things to do in Tulsa or the best restaurants to eat at, but, if you're looking for a fun way to spend an evening with friends, great food and a little wine, I know just the thing.
Just about every Monday night, Biga, a local Italian restaurant puts on a four-course wine dinner. Each dinner has a unique menu with wine pairings. It's kind of like Test Kitchen, but without the secret society and expensive price tag. Wine dinners at Biga are about $30 per person. Oh, and don't think just because it's an Italian restaurant they serve only Italian meals. Not so. The latest one I went to was German food.
Anyway, Chef Tuck Curren plans the menu and welcomes everyone at the start of the dinner. Before each course he explains how he prepares it and is followed by someone to talk about the wine pairing (usually a representative of a vineyard or owner or such).
Here's what I ate at a recent dinner. Sorry about the photo quality, these were all taken with my iphone.
I've had the opportunity to attend a few of these dinners and have enjoyed each one. As far as I know, they don't have a website but you can get on a mailing list to find out the weekly menu before you decide to go. If you're interested in signing up for the emails, let me know and I'll get the info to you.
Chef Tuck also owns the Local Table, one of my favorite restaurants in Tulsa (I think I say that a lot, but I have a lot of faves). If wine isn't your thing, the Local Table does beer dinners. So, go check them all out, you won't be sorry.
Oh, and if you need some lunch or dinner to-go, there's a small little store attached to the Local Table called, Local Market, also owned by Chef Tuck, where they sell bread, sandwiches, veggie dishes and all sorts of prepared meals to grab and go. For the record, their bread is my favorite anywhere.