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Wine Dinner Wednesday

winedinner-150x150This week’s list has a little bit of everything. Choose from events at Cibus and La Duni (tonight), Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek (tomorrow), Dali Wine Bar, Victory Tavern City Grille (tomorrow), Pappas Bros. Steakhouse, Sevy’s Grill, and Cru Wine Bar.
July 15
CIBUS AND LA DUNI CO-HOST 3rd “AL FRESCO WINE TASTING”

Cibus will again join with its NorthPark neighbor La Duni to co-host their third “al fresco evening of wine, special bites and live music.” Make plans to join us on Wednesday, July 15th from 6:30 to 7:30pm in the beautiful CenterPark area of NorthPark Shopping Center.
More than fifteen wineries will be showcasing their wines including eight chosen from Northern Italy by Cibus and seven from South America and Spain chosen by La Duni. Both La Duni and Cibus will be offering special bites from their respective kitchens.
$20 per person at the door. Please call Cibus at 214-692-0001 or La Duni at 214-987-2260. Cibus and La Duni are both located on Northpark level one beneath the AMC movie theatres.
Following the wine tasting, both restaurants will be offering a special 4-course menu for those who would like to stay and have dinner. The cost is $30 per person.  You can add your favorite wine from those tasted during the al fresco event for only $19 per bottle.
July 26th “Dali Announces July Food & Wine Event Schedule”
“New & Cool–The “Chefs Wine Table Series”

Both casual yet exclusive, the “Chefs Wine Table Series” is scheduled throughout the year held on select Sunday nights only and designed to focus on one particular wine varietal for a maximum seating of ten special guests who are encouraged to bring their “best cellar wine” that compliments the theme of the evening.  Yes, this does mean BYOB (legal in all aspects) with top-end wines to be shared with others at one table.  Food service is a four-course a-la-carte  menu with guests ordering directly off of the Dali “Four-Star” dinner menu that best suits each diners taste–and compliments the wines to be served during the evening.  Cost for all “Chefs Wine Table” events is $60 per person, exclusive of tax and gratuity.  Reservations are “first come-first serve–and limited strictly to ten guests per event to allow all ten guests to proside at the round “Chefs Table” over-looking the Dallas Arts District and stunning vistas of Downtown architecture.
“Great Red Burgundy’s”–Sunday, July 26th (Your top quality Red Burgundy will be savored by all–sorry, California)
(Future “Chefs Wine Table” dinners will be posted on www.daliwinebar.com)
“Savoring Summer Wines: Soothing White & Red Wines”(Wine Dinner)
“Please join us Wednesday, July 22nd for a special wine dinner celebrating Summers most revered and refreshing white and red wines–totaling six exciting wines.  Nationally acclaimed Dali Executive Chef, Joel A. Harloff, will be presenting a one of kind five-course memorable dinner especially designed to compliment the “wines of summer”.  Cost is $75 a person, exclusive of tax and gratuity.  Reception begins at 6:30pm, with dinner served promptly at 7:00pm.  Let me encourage you not to miss this unique dinner, as Dali presents the “ultimate wines of summer”.  (Details and menu to be posted at www.daliwinebar.com as of July 10th.)”
“Pinot Power: Sparking Pinot Noir, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Pinot Meunier & Pinot Noir”(Wine Dinner)
“For the dedicate “pinot-phile”, Dali presents a well-rounded wine dinner that focuses on all Pinot varietals on Wednesday, July 29th.  Guests will be enthralled with a  first-class selection of six stunning wines and will include; Sparkling Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir (both French & American), Pinot Meunier and a dessert Pinot Gris–Tokay d’Alsace.  Chef Harloff, recently back from a “sold-out” James Beard Foundation dinner held in New York, will be offering a masterful “Four-Star”-five course menu for the perfect food pairing to compliment the magical family of Pinot wines. This is sure to be a memorable affair, so make your reservations now!  Cost is $85 a person, exclusive of tax and gratuity.(Details and menu to be posted at  www.daliwinebar.com on July 17th)” RESERVATIONS FOR BOTH EVENTS ARE LIMITED, AND CAN BE MADE AT 469-385-9360.  SEE YOU THERE!

July 16
ROSEWOOD MANSION ON TURTLE CREEK

Thursday, July 16
Numanthia Termes Wine Dinner
Join winemaker Manuel Lozada of the Numanthia Termes winery in Spain’s Toro region for a four-course wine dinner in The Mansion Library. Founded in 1998, the estate’s three red wines have garnered all manner of critical acclaim.
A Champagne reception begins at 7:15 p.m. followed by a four-course dinner created by executive sous chef Eric Brandt at 7:45 p.m.
Call 214.443.4747 for reservations as seating is limited. $165 per person including tax, gratuity and valet parking.
Join winemaker Manuel Lozada of the Numanthia Termes winery in Spain’s Toro region for a four-course wine dinner in The Mansion Library. Founded in 1998, the estate’s three red wines have garnered all manner of critical acclaim.
A Champagne reception begins at 7:15 p.m. followed by a four-course dinner created by executive sous chef Eric Brandt at 7:45 p.m.
Call 214.443.4747 for reservations as seating is limited. $165 per person including tax, gratuity and valet parking

July 16
Victory Tavern City Grille

Experience Napa County’s Finest Wines Paired with an Unforgettable Dinner Featuring the Season’s Best Tomatoes
Thursday, July 16th, 2009
Reception 6:30pm
$65 per guest
Victory Tavern City Grille is hosting a celebration of Napa’s Rombauer Vineyards on Thursday, July 16. A mingling reception with passed Chef’s Selection hors d’oeuvres will kick off a relaxed evening around the table enjoying four courses of culinary inspirations from Chef Jim Oetting – all paired with Rombauer’s wines, known for production of ultra-premium Napa Valley and Carneros varietals.
Victory Tavern City Grille has a hip, urban atmosphere and a lively menu of chef-driven, seasonally inspired dishes reflective of Chef Jim Oetting’s experience and sense of quality ingredients. The very reasonably priced offerings are unique to Victory Park, without compromising polished and friendly service.
The Rombauer family has over 30 years of winemaking experience in the Napa Valley and is known for consistent, high quality wines. Koerner Rombauer was once a Captain for Braniff Airways and resided in Carrollton. When Braniff ceased operations, he and his family relocated to 40 acres in the Napa Valley. He became a partner in Conn Creek winery and developed a fascination of the wine business, culminating with the founding of Rombauer Vineyards in 1981. Almost 30 years later, Rombauer Vineyards is still family-owned and operated and the wines are consistently recognized as some of Napa Valley’s finest.
Chuck Weintraub, Regional Sales Rep for Rombauer, will be on hand to present the wines and answer questions. Among the highlights of the evening will the 2007 Carneros Chardonnay, consistently highly rated, and the 2006 Carneros Merlot. The main course will feature the 2005 Napa Valley Cabernet, a rich, luscious wine with complex fruit balanced by moderate tannins – a food friendly wine. For dessert, don’t miss Rombauer’s “Joy” Late Harvest Chardonnay.
1st Course
Alaskan Halibut
Olive oil Poached Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes, Coriander Cucumber Sauce
2007 Carneros Chardonnay
2nd Course
Blackberry BBQ Mopped Duck Breast
Fresh Picked Arugula, Heirloom Toybox Tomatoes, Vanilla Shallot Vinaigrette
2006 Carneros Merlot
3rd Course
Grilled Flatiron Steak & Heirloom Tomatoes
Beer Battered Onion Ring, Chimichurri Butter
2005 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
4th Course
Texas Peach & Blueberry Tatin Cake
“Joy” Late Harvest Chardonnay

July19
The Grape

The Grape hosts an extraordinary “Come-A-You Are” wine dinner on Sunday, July 19th, featuring special guest winemaker Peter Spann, with selections from the Spann Vineyards portfolio of award-winning wines.  Memorable in their purity, authenticity, distinctiveness, and enjoyment these food-friendly wines will be complimented by a 4-course menu prepared by Chef/Owner Brian C. Luscher.

Featured wines will include Betsy’s Backacher Bottle Blond (Semillon/Chardonnay blend), Mo Zin (Zinfandel/Mourvedre/Petite Sirah/Syrah blend), Charbono and Muscat Canelli.

Peter Spann began his love for French wines while waiting tables at a French restaurant during his New Orleans college days.  After working “crush” at two different California wineries during the wine renaissance of the 19670’s, Peter vowed to someday own his own vineyard and produce wines unique to the wine world.  After moving to Northern California in 2000, the former Dallas native bought a vineyard in Glenn Ellen and Spann Vineyards was born.  Spann produces limited quantities of European-style blended wines, strongly influenced by Bordeaux, the Rhone Valley and Tuscany.

Never been to The Grape’s monthly wine dinner…well here is the 411.  The Grape provides a fun and casual setting that allows the guest to “come-as-they-are” and dine at their own pace, allowing for a more festive one-on-one format with the wine experts.
Themes include a wine expert/host for the evening who speaks to each individual table about the wines selected.

Reservations are recommended.  Cost is $60 per person exclusive of tax, gratuity and other beverages.  Located at 2808 Greenville Avenue, The Grape is open for dinner nightly at 5:30pm and Sunday Brunch.   For reservations call 214-828-1981 or visit the website at www.thegraperestaurant.com.  Complimentary valet parking always provided.

July 24th
Pappas Bros. Steakhouse

The cachet of Caymus speaks for itself – The Caymus Vineyards brand is synonymous with quality and luxury. Pappas Bros. celebrates our long relationship with this eminent California winery as we do every year with another spectacular dinner.  Pappas Bros. Steakhouse will host a five-course dinner paired with complementing Caymus wines on July 24th at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $175 per person plus tax and gratuity, Reservations required. For additional details, please call 214.366.2000.  Seating is limited.
The Caymus label was founded in 1972 by Charles F. (Charlie) Wagner, Lorna Belle Glos Wagner and their son Charles J. (Chuck) Wagner on the family’s Rutherford property. Cabernet is king at Caymus, and the winery’s 60-plus acres of estate Cabernet Sauvignon in the Rutherford District in Napa Valley, California continue to form the foundation of those delicious Caymus Cabernets. The winery’s Special Selection wines have been described as “Never unapproachable, the Special Selection…taste almost too delicious when released,” by the Wine Advocate.  Pappas Bros. Steakhouse is proud to present the following menu for their upcoming Caymus Wine Dinner:
Caymus Wine Dinner
Created by Chef Michael Gaspard and Master Sommelier Barbara Werley –
Hors d’Oeuvres
2007 Belle Glos “Yorkville Highlands” Mendocino County Pinot Noir Blanc
First Course
Heirloom Tomato Salad
Dungeness Crab, Citrus Crème Fraîche, Garden Herbs
2006 Mer Soleil “Silver” Central Coast Chardonnay
Second Course
PORCINI MUSHROOM
House Made Duck Prosciutto, Charred White Asparagus, Anise-Duck Glaze
2007 Belle Glos “Taylor Lane” Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir
2007 Belle Glos “Las Alturas” Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir
2007 Belle Glos “Clark & Telephone” Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir
Third Course
“PORTER HOUSE”
Roasted Tenderloin, Butter Poached Strip, Creamed Corn, Bliss Skillet Potatoes
2006 Caymus Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
2005 Caymus “Special Select” Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
2006 Caymus “Special Select” Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Dessert Course
CARAMELIZED PEACH
Almond Cream, Brown Sugar Crumble, Pecan Ice Cream
2004 Mer Soleil “Late” Santa Lucia Highlands Viognier
July 27th
Sevy’s Grill

“GRILLING ON A SUMMER EVENING” FEATURING KENWOOD WINES
July’s Food & Wine dinner will be on Monday, July 27th, 6:30 pm.  Four courses (each with a grilled element) paired with the tasty wines of Kenwood Vineyards.  Champagne reception begins at 6:30, $59.95 per person (plus tax and gratuity).  Seating is limited and reservations are required.  Contact Jimmy, Stefaan or Amy M. at (214)265-7389 or SevysCatering@aol.com .

July 29    Cru, A Wine Bar

Cru, A Wine Bar will host a special wine dinner on Wednesday, June 29, 2009 at Cru West Village in Dallas. A four-course menu by Executive Chef Paul Singhapong will be paired with 4 classic wines from Siduri Wines of Sonoma County.
Launched in 1994 by Texas natives Adam & Dianna Lee, Siduri is named for the Babylonian Goddess of wine, who, in Babylonian mythology, held the wine of eternal life. Today, Siduri produces single vineyard Pinot Noir from 20 different vineyards stretching from Santa Barbara north to Oregon’s Willamette Valley. All of the Pinot Noir is produced unfiltered and unfined in an effort to maximize the expression of the very diverse sources of the grapes.
Cru, established in January 2002, was conceived as an exciting urban destination to experience and explore the fascinating world of wine. Wine Country cuisine is thoughtfully paired with an extensive list of global wines in mind. Join us on this exceptional evening in celebrating fathers with great food, distinctive wines, and extraordinary company.
1st Course
Grilled Alaskan Salmon
mango relish
Siduri Pinot Noir, Chehalem Mountains ‘07
2nd Course
Pan-Roasted Plantation Quail cream corn & wild berry-pinot noir reduction
Siduri Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast ’06
3rd Course
Pan-Seared Kobe Steak
roasted garlic mashed potatoes & wild mushroom sauce
Siduri Pinot Noir “Rosella’s Vineyard”, Santa Lucia Highlands ’06
Dessert
Peach & Berry Crumble
vanilla ice cream
Novy Family Winery Syrah, Russian River Valley ’06