Noodles are an important part of Japanese cuisine. So important in fact that the Japanese have academies to teach the correct hand making and preparation of them. Yesterday, Akila Inouye, Master Chef of Tsukiji Soba Academy in Tokyo, visited Tei-An restaurant at One Arts Plaza to give a demonstration of the technique of making soba noodles. His visit to the US encompasses only New York, Los Angeles, and Dallas. The reason for Dallas’ place on the exclusive list is that Tei-An owner Teiichi Sakurai is a student of the master. When he sold his previous restaurants, Tei-Tei Robata Bar and Teppo Yakitori and Sushi Bar, he took time off before opening Tei-An to take a five week noodle course at the academy in Tokyo.1 Comment »
Hmm. This dynamic duo was spotted, along with a table full of Secret Service agents, dining at Rise No. 1 in Inwood Village. What do you suppose they talked about?11 Comments »
Chef Jean-Marie Cadot just confirmed that his former partner, chef Gaspar Stantic, has left Cadot Restaurant. “He wanted to be on his own,” said Cadot. “I was ready to work with him and make it happen but he wants to move on.”
When they formed the partnership to open Cadot, the two veteran chefs thought it would be a great idea. Stantic is in his mid-60s and Cadot has a family. Both chefs felt that the situation would allow them to trade shifts and make the job of running a restaurant a little easier. “I have two kids and I was hoping to spend time with them,” said Cadot. “It was a dream and we tried. There is nothing wrong to try and see what you can do and make it happen.”
Chef Cadot plans on changing the menu and adding “lighter and more elegant” French dishes. “A lot of things will be the same but I will not use things like pico de gallo,” said Cadot. “I am French. I was at Lavendou for 12 years and I want to do something different from what I did up the street.”
According to Cadot, Stantic has been searching for locations in Dallas.2 Comments »
October 22, 2009
La Buena Vida Vineyards. “A Night in Tuscany Italian Wine Dinner.”
Escape all of your worries and join La Buena Vida Vineyards Thursday, October 22nd from 6-8PM as we venture into the Old World of Italy. Be the first to taste our newest feature wines from Italy while having them perfectly paired to traditional, savory Italian dishes, from Tomato Mozzarella to Italian Penne Pasta. Experience Italy right here in Grapevine as guest speaker for the evening Dean Underdahl, wine connoisseur, takes you to all the major wine regions of Italy. Don’t miss out on this special night and make your reservations today by calling 817-481-WINE (9463). Details below.
Urban Crust. Tour Of Italy Wine Tasting. Join Urban Crust’s World Master Chef, Salvatore Gisellu, and wine expert Alfonso Cevola for our very first wine tasting. We’re really excited to have Chef Salvatore in the kitchen with creative freedom. He’ll be able to showcase unique Italian food that pairs with the wines Alfonso selects. Jump for details.
Abacus. Antinori Wine Dinner with Alessia Antinori. Full menu and pairings below.
Sevy’s Grill. Join us on Monday, October 26th at 6:30 p.m. for a taste of our
“California Dreaming” inspired menu. Four courses plus reception, $59.95 per person (plus tax and gratuity), seating is limited and reservations required (no OpenTable reservations, please). Contact (214) 265-7389 or SevysCatering@aol.com to save your spot! Menu detailed below the jump.
The Grape. The Grape hosts a “Wines from Deutschland” wine dinner on Wednesday, October 28th. Hand-selected boutique wines from Germany to include Riesling, Pinot Noir and Eiswein. Chef/owner Brian C. Luscher will compliment the highlighted wines with a 3-course German- inspired menu. The popular a la carte menu will also be offered that evening. Special guest and industry expert Steve Mansir of Republic Beverage hosts this special event. More info below.
Bailey’s Prime Plus at Park Lane. Four-Course Wine Dinner featuring the wines of B.R. Cohn. Executive Chef Israel Voirin and Sommelier Jeff Ivy present an exciting wine pairing dinner. Full menu and pairings below.
Stephan Pyles. A Decade Of Dining. 10th Anniversary Of Stephan Pyles Celebrity Chef Dinner
Stunning Dinner and Auction Funds $15,000 Stephan Pyles Culinary Scholarship. Five celebrity chefs from throughout the state including Chef Pyles will present a spectacular five-course wine dinner along with a live auction to fund one of the nation’s largest culinary scholarships. Five-course menu, chef line-up, and details below.
Stephan Pyles. Stephan Pyles will host a special five-course dinner paired with Truchard wines in the restaurant’s private dining room on Monday, November 9. Truchard Vinyards is a small, family-owned winery that has been producing exceptional wines in the Carneros region of Napa Valley for over 30 years. Tony and Jo Ann Truchard will join Chef Pyles to educate diners on the wine and food pairings.
Pappas Bros. Steakhouse. Bubbles bring in the holidays! Our last tasting of the year celebrates all things sparkling, so join us as we get ready for the 2009 holiday season. This “sparkling” tasting, on November 13th, $45 per person plus tax and gratuity, begins at 6:00 p.m. Reservations are required. Call 214.366.2000 or visit pappasbrosdallas.com. Jump for more info.
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