Check out our weekly listing of wine dinners. For your perusal: Hector’s, Abacus, Sevy’s, Aurora, York Street, Pappas Bros., Chamberlain’s Steak & Chop House, Canary Café, The Mercury, and Bonnell’s Restaurant.
Hector’s On Henderson
This Wednesday, April 22, 2009, from 5 Pm to 7:30 PM, we continue our series of popular wine Happy Hours. We are featuring eight wines from WD 3 Wines. Each glass of wine costs only $6.00 so this is a great opportunity to taste things you would not normally drink.
Chris Maxwell from WD 3 Wines will be present to help you make your choices and talk about the wines.
I will provide complimentary passed appetizers for the bar patrons participating in the event.
Stay for dinner after the Happy Hour and you can avail yourself of the two-course, $19.95 meal (with choices). There is no better deal. Of course, the entire regular menu is also available.
Enjoy the music of John Freeman, jazz piano and vocals, from 7 PM to 10 PM. John entertains every Wednesday and is extraordinary.
To RSVP, call 214-821-0432 or send an email to:
email@example.com (or just drop in!).
FRANCINE KOWALSKI VISITS ABACUS FOR AN ARGENTINEAN WINE DINNER WITH TRAPICHE WINERY
What: Join Abacus and Trapiche Winery, the 2004 and 2006 Argentinean Wine Producer of the Year, as they partner to indulge patrons’ palates with a delectable combination of food and wine. Executive Chef and partner Kent Rathbun alongside guest hostess Francine Kowalski have created a luscious four-course menu, incorporating the award-winning wines of Trapiche Winery. The evening’s featured menu items and wine pairings include the following:
• Fajita Beef Empanada with Avocado-Lime Sour Cream; Yogurt Shrimp with Papadum, Broquel, Chardonnay, Mendoza 2007
• Wood Grilled Copper River Salmon with Mozzarella Company Cottage Cheese-Artichoke Salad, Broquel, Torrontes, Mendoza 2007
• Niman Ranch Lamb Sausage with Spaghetti Squash and Heirloom Tomato Provencal, Broquel, Bonarda, Mendoza 2006
• Traditional Picanha Steak with Roasted Bananas, Asparagus and Chimichurri, Trapiche, Single Vineyard Malbec Vi a Fausto Orellana, Mendoza 2005; Trapiche, Single Vineyard Malbec Viña Eleodoro Aciar, Mendoza 2005
• Grilled Lemon-Cornmeal Pound Cake with “Vermont Butter and Cheese Co.” Mascarpone and Fresh Blueberry Compote with “Minus 8” Wine Vinegar, Trapiche Sparkling, Mendoza
Who: Since Abacus opened 1999, the fine dining establishment has received numerous accolades and has been catapulted into the local, regional and national spotlight with industry recognition coming from Mobile Four-Stars, AAA Four Diamonds, DiRONA, Five Star rating from the Dallas Morning News and “Most Popular Restaurant in Dallas” rating by Zagat Survey in 2007 and 2008. Abacus has been featured in publications such as Elle, Southern Living, Veranda, Texas Monthly, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, Esquire Magazine, Rosie Magazine and Wine Spectator.
Voted Argentinean Wine Producer of the Year (2004, 2006) at the International Wine and Spirit Competition, Trapiche Winery has been repeatedly recognized as a leader in the wine and spirit trade, both in quality and innovation. For the past 120 years, Trapiche has cultivated rich and diverse wines from its seven vineyards in the Mendoza province at the foothills of the Andes. The extensive portfolio of Trapiche offers something for every taste and occasion.
When: Wednesday, April 22, 2008
Cost: $85 per guest plus tax and 20% gratuity
Reservations: Reservations are required by contacting Donna Tanner at (469) 867-3681
Where: Abacus Restaurant
4511 McKinney Avenue
Dallas, Texas 75205
CHRIS WARD TO HOST
SIX COURSE NEW ZEALAND WINE DINNER
FEATURING NEW ZEALAND GUEST CHEF MARC SOPER
AT THE MERCURY RESTAURANT
7 P.M., WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29TH
Chris Ward will host a six-course New Zealand dinner featuring a menu by New Zealand Guest Chef Marc Soper at 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 29th, The Mercury, 11909 Preston Road.
Guest Chef Soper will present a unique presentation of modern European food with a kiwi twist using the freshest of New Zealand ingredients from the pristine waters and green pastures of New Zealand. Soper has a passion for fresh flavors and unique food presentation. Each course will be paired with New Zealand wines. Tickets are limited and cost per person is $110 plus tax and gratuity. For reservations, please call: 972-960-7774.
NEW ZEALAND DINNER MENU
BY NEW ZEALAND CHEF MARC SOPER
MARLBOROUGH GREEN SHELL MUSSEL AND GINGER FLAT WHITE
PAN SEARED DUCK FOIE GRAS, JAZZ APPLE AND KIWI FRUIT CHUTNEY, SALTED CARAMEL & BABY GREENS
CARPACCIO OF CERVENA ON HORSERADISH CREAM, PICKLED BABY BEETS AND BLACKBERRY JELLY
WITH VILLAGE PRESS OLIVE OIL
SUMAC SPICED NEW ZEALAND KING SALMON, JAZZ APPLE FENNEL AND PINK GRAPEFRUIT SALAD, ROASTED MUSHROOM
AND BLUE CHEESE MOUSSE, PORCINI TUILLE AND DUO OF SAUCES
BALLOTINE OF NEW SEASON LAMB SHANK WITH TRUFFLE, BUTTER POACHED SCAMPI, POTATO PUREE AND CRUSHED PEAS
WITH RED WINE JUS TOPPED WITH MICRO PARSLEY
KIWI FRUIT CURD FILLED PAVLOVA ROULARDE,
SALTED STRAWBERRY AND BASIL SALAD, TAMARILLO
SORBET & ZESPRI GOLD CHIPS
Monday, April 27th
APRIL FOOD AND WINE DINNER
Enjoy a four course feast featuring a variety of cuisines as you
TOUR THROUGH THE MEDITERRANEAN
on Monday, April 27th, 6:30 p.m.
Reservations required, seating is limited. Four courses paired with specially selected wines plus a sparkling wine reception. Join us, $59.95 per person (plus tax and tip), enjoyment guaranteed. Contact Jimmy, Stefaan or Amy M. at 214-265-7389 or SevysCatering@aol.com.
Spinach and Goat Cheese Empanada (Spain)
Domaine Bertrand Graillot, Coteaux du Giennois, 100% Sauvignon Blanc, 2007
Falafel Salad with Pita and Tahini Sauce (North Africa)
Ellio Perrone, Barbara d’Asti “Tasmorcan”, 2007
Honey Glazed Double Lamb Chops on Israeli Couscous with Roasted Butternut Squash, Preserved Lemon and Yogurt Sauce (Greece)
Palacios, Les Terrasses, 2005
Almond Ricotta Cake with Apricot Sauce (Italy)
Ellio Perrone, Moscato d’Asti “Sourgal”, 2008
8201 PRESTON ROAD, SUITE 100
DALLAS, TX 75225
Tuesday, April 28
You are invited to join LADERA Vineyard family winemaker Daniel Stotesbery for an “intimate dinner” featuring their 2004 Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon; 2004 Lone Canyon Cabernet Sauvignon; 2005 Ladera Cab; 2007 Howell Mountain Sauvignon Blanc; and 2006 Pillow Road Pinot Noir paired with Chef Avner’s exquisite victuals
Ladera Vineyards is located in Angwin, Calif. The focus is on the hillside estate Cabernet Sauvignons. Annually the winery produces approximately 9,000 cases total.
150 White Cottage Road· Napa Valley · CA · 94508 · 707-965-2445
reservations for this “intimate dinner”
Very limited seating so please call early!
$149 per guest
Andy Peay of Peay Vineyards, Sonoma Coast
will be in Dallas for one night only,
and only at York Street to showcase his family’s beautiful, award winning wines.
7 wines – 3 of which will be making their Texas debut!
1 white Rhone blend, 2 Chardonnays, 2 Pinot Noirs, 2 Syrahs
Six-course spring feast
$150 per person + tax + tip
please contact Fana @ 214-826-0968 for reservations
Thank you, and we look forward to seeing you on the 30th
DETAILED INFORMATION ABOUT THE PEAYS AND THEIR WINERY IS AVAILABLE AT www.peayvineyards.com
Pappas Bros. Steakhouse
presents Shafer Vineyards Wine Dinner
Described as one of the New World’s most profound wines, Shafer Vineyards has been commanding a presence in the world of wine since 1978. Experience for yourself the wines of Shafer Vineyards at Pappas Bros. Steakhouse on May 1st, as they host Shafer Vineyards for a wine dinner. This four-course wine dinner menu, priced at $175 per person, plus tax and gratuity, guarantees this to be an unbelievable opportunity!
John Shafer, along with his son John, learned the intricacies of grape growing in the Stags Leap District -one of the world’s foremost regions for the cultivation of Cabernet Sauvignon. What began as a career in viticulture quickly expanded to a full-scale winemaking. Today, the Shafer family winery continues to prove it deserves national recognition.
Executive Chefs, Michael Gaspard and James Johnson will again collaborate to create an exceptional wine dinner menu. Master Sommelier Barbara Werley joins the team with personalized wine pairings. Together, this trio will create a truly remarkable culinary experience. The Shafer Vineyards menu is as follows:
2005 Schramsberg Napa Valley Blanc de Blancs
Loval KAMPACHI, fennel, apple, chile, citrus
2006 Shafer Red Shoulder Ranch Napa Valley Chardonnay
Wild MUSHROOM, sweet onion, hazelnut, smoked bacon, escargot
2005 Shafter Point Five Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon
LAMB, eggplant puree, roasted garlic, wild leek
2005 Shafer Hillside Select Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
1999 Shafer Hillside Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
1998 Shafer Hillside Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
TEXAS FARMHOUSE CHEDDAR, red wine-fig jam, crispy bacon tuile
2005 Shafer “Relentless” Napa Valley
Pappas Bros. Steakhouse, named “Best Steakhouse in Texas” by Texas Monthly, is the premier steakhouse in Dallas. Widely recognized as one of the highest quality and best restaurants in the nation, Pappas Bros. serves dry-aged, prime beef accompanied by succulent side dishes, and finished with rich desserts. Pappas Bros. Steakhouse Wine Cellar features one of only 17 female sommeliers in the world and a wine list of over 35,000 bottles. Pappas Bros. is located at 10477 Lombardy Lane, Dallas, Texas, 75220. For additional information, call 214-366.2000 or visit www.pappasbros.com.
Monday, May 4th
Chamberlain’s Steak & Chop House
5330 Beltline Road, Addison
$96.50 per person
Reception-7:15pm, Dinner 7:30pm
To RSVP for this event please contact Jasper Russo at firstname.lastname@example.org or 214/350-1271. Due to the necessity of a restaurant guarantee, no cancellations will be taken after Friday, May 1st.
California Blue Chip Wine Dinner
Monday, May 4th
$96.50 per person
Heralded upon opening in 1993 by Bon Apetit Magazine as one of the country’s best restaurants, Chef Richard Chamberlain’s classic cuisine, impeccable service and Wine Spectator Award-winning wine list have combined to make this restaurant a fixture both on the Dallas dining scene and in the national press. His ability to work matching wines with foods helped to make our Winemaker Dinner with Doug Margerum last year a fantastic success.
We have turned again to Chamberlain’s to provide a showcase for our next spring wine dinner – this time highlighting a number of relatively new wineries who are currently making the new benchmarks for their varietals in California. From hot new varietals like Pinot Grigio and Viognier to classics like Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon, winemakers like Steve Clifton, Chad Melville, Brian Loring and Doug Margerum have established themselves as the new blue chips in California winemaking.
Shrimp Wrapped with Prosciutto and Sage
Palmina Pinot Grigio 2008
Salmon Poached with Vanilla and Lemon
Miner Viognier 2007
Melville Chardonnay 2007
Rabbit Glazed with Fig and Thyme served with Truffle Grits
Loring Pinot Noir Aubaine 2007
Patz & Hall Pinot Noir Alder Springs 2005
Filet Mignon Sous Vide with Truffle Sauce and Lobster Potatoes
Fantesca Cabernet Sauvignon Spring Mt 2004
Happy Canyon Brand (Merlot Blend) 2005
Samsara Syrah Melville 2006
Chocolate Espresso Cake
Tuesday, May 5
CHEF GORJI & SAN FELICE WINES PRESENT A FOUR-COURSE
ITALIAN WINE DINNER
WHAT: Join Chef/Owner Gorji of Canary Café and San Felice Wines as they present a four-course Italian wine dinner. The wine dinner is $59 per person, plus tax & gratuity. Seating is limited; call 972.503.7080 for reservations.
Sautéed Mussels, Shallots and Garlic
with grilled Radicchio
Vermentino Maremma Toscana
Quail basted in olive oil and
Eggplant with Pomodoro
Poggibano Maremma Toscana
Lamb T-Bone Steak and grilled Vegetable Risotto
Poggio Rosso Chianti Classico Riserva
Vin Santo del Chianti Classico
WHEN: Tuesday, May 5 – 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Canary Café, 5100 Beltline Road, #402, Addison, Texas
WHO: Chef Gorji is the chef-owner of Canary Café in Addison, specializing in New Mediterranean cuisine using fresh ingredients and simple techniques. Chef Gorji personally prepares each menu item five nights a week in his newly appointed upscale cafe. His award-winning Mediterranean fare features many dishes that incorporate his signature ingredient – the pomegranate. Canary Café is rated the top 2008 Mediterranean restaurant in Dallas/Fort Worth by Zagat. www.canarycafeaddison.com
David Long & Jon Bonnell – James Beard House, 2008
David Long, owner of David Arthur Wines, and Chef Jon Bonnell received high praises from their last collaboration in New York City at the James Beard House in 2008.
Don’t miss this celebrated reunion at Bonnell’s Restaurant on Wednesday, May 6th for yet another outstanding
David Arthur Wine Dinner!
David Arthur Wine Dinner
Wednesday, May 6th
Hickory Grilled Diver Scallop with Grilled Pineapple
and Smoked Tomato Vinaigrette
Paired with David Arthur Chardonnay
“Seared Pigeon and Peas”
Pan Roasted Squab with Black Eyed Peas
Paired with David Arthur Meritaggio
Buffalo Tenderloin Tartare with Wild Mushrooms
Paired with David Arthur Cabernet Sauvignon
Lamb Loin and Duck Confit with Mole Sauce
Paired with David Arthur Elevation 1147
Macerated Berry Trifle with Chantilly Cream
Paired with David Arthur Sauvignon Blanc
$155 per person
price does not include tax or gratuity
4259 Bryant Irvin Road
Fort Worth, Texas 76109