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The Dallas Institute’s “Au Courant” membership group (45 years and under) will conduct the first in a series highlighting the global bounty of our local scene. First up: the French, who do many things, including art, architecture, literature, fashion, the Paris Metro, technology, and of course food and wine.
Accompanied by rich visual images, Dr. Elizabeth New of “French Affaires” will discuss various facets of French food, culture, and what makes French cuisine unique. Benjamin Calais of Calais Winery in the Deep Ellum neighborhood will highlight the French culture of wine and talk about his wine offerings here in Dallas. We’ll top off the evening with a wine and cheese tasting. Your parting souvenir will be a resource list of authentic French food and wine experiences in the Dallas area so you can continue the “Local-Global” theme after our French soiree at The Dallas Institute! 6:00-7:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 19. Admission: Members $25; Nonmembers $35; Member Teachers $10. RSVP by calling Caitlin Hinton at 214 981-8822 or by registering online. The Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture is located at 2719 Routh St., Dallas, 75201.1 Comment »
Just thought I would let you know that we have found a supplier for Vacherin Mont d’Or for the holidays. Molto Formaggio is supposed to receive 36 (1 pound) pieces the week of November 9th and 48 pieces the week of December 7.
This is the Swiss version, that is “barely” pasteurized, so as to keep the flavor in keeping with the European version of the cheese. The price for the Vacherin Mont d’Or is $39.50, and customers can reserve (while quantities are available) for either November or December delivery.
This is one of the greatest cheeses produced in the world, and is only available 3 months out of the year. Each cheese will come in its’ own box and will be wrapped in spruce bark.
On your mark, get set, dial: Preston Royal 214-361-9191; Highland Park Village 214-526-0700.2 Comments »
The Great Scott over at Dallasfood.org, the vortex of local food knowledge, has posted a fun guessing game. He has printed a menu and asked readers to pick which items are on Tre Wilcox’s new menu at Loft 610 and which items are on the menu at Abacus. (For new players, Tre was once the execuchef at Abacus.) Go and play. It’s perfect for a rainy day.6 Comments »
If you are looking for a unique evening out, you might consider attending Garden Café’s Poetry Dinner on Friday, October 30th. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., the “country-style buffet” starts service at 8:00 p.m., and poetry reading begins at 9:00 p.m. Cost is $30 and includes tax. Tip jar by the register. Bring your own wine. Have a lovely time.
Yesterday, we said goodbye to our Oak Lawn offices. Today, we are all floating around without Internet access. Monday, we should be back in business at our new digs in St. Paul Place. If you sent me an e-mail, I can’t access my mailbox. If you need us, just tweet us @DSideDish.
In the meantime, suggest some down and dirty downtown Dallas eateries.10 Comments »
Eden Restaurant on Lovers Lane. $495,000. [Long live chef Karen A. Kahn’s sage burger.]
Preston Center Neighborhood Restaurant Profitable. $200,000
An upscale Italian/Continental restaurant in the prestigious Preston Center of Dallas, Texas and serving Preston Hollow (wealthiest neighborhood in Dallas). Established in 1987, this restaurant has been a profitable, neighborhood eatery from the start and maintains EXCELLENT books and records. Regular patrons have included Dallas Who’s Who including Ross Perot, President George W Bush, Ed Cox (SMU-Cox School of Business), The Levy family, The Dickey family (of BBQ fame) and T. Boone Pickens, and The Cullums. [Café Expresso?]
Famous Neighborhood Bar and Restaurant. $775,000. (opened 1993)
Jump for Italian, Salvadorian, Mexican, and Indian options.6 Comments »