Jul 5, 2011

Something Fun to Do

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.

Wine Dinner Menu

course 1
Fish in Caper Sauce

course 2
Polenta Gratin with Mushroom Bolognese



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. 


  1. That looks awesome! I'm sure DFW would have something like this...I wonder how I find out....

  2. Yum, this sounds like fun. My mom and I love to try fun new places together. Also, I was the crazy lady that recognized the Sweet P in Hob Lob today. She really might be the cutest baby in the world. For reals.

  3. Hi Amber! Sorry if I seemed weirded out at HL. A lot of people see me and think I'm my sister so it's a bit awkward for me. Anyway, I assumed since you recognized P that you thought I might be her. Goodness I'm a dork. So yeah, thanks for the sweet note about my girl and if I run into you again I'll try to be less awkward :)

  4. I'm going to have to try the local table...that sounds fun! My girlfriends and I are always looking for new restaurants to try!

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