Disher Wes Mantooth just sent me a love letter. “The D-Empire blogs are all boring as spit today,” he says. Anyway, he wants to talk about Top Chef, and I know there are several TC fans out there. His thoughts are below.
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Top Chef is coming to a close. Who’s not going to make it? We’ve got 5 left: Kevin, Jennifer, Eli, and the Brothers. The easy call is that Jen and Eli both wind up packing their knives, but we’ve seen in the past that it only takes one little slip for an otherwise more-talented chef to get packing before their time was due, resulting in a less-talented poseur to take the crown (i.e. Josea). So, here’s my handicapping on who makes it to the Final Table:
The menu has been approved and the wine pairings and cocktail pairings are almost done. Hopefully, we’ll go on sale Thursday. I will tell you this: this dinner is going to not only going to be fun, it will stretch your palate around the globe. Check back tomorrow for all of the details and reservation information.
This week’s offerings include dinners at The Libertine(tonight!), Nonna, and Lawry’s The Prime Rib. Continue reading "Wine Dinner Wednesday"
Here is the new and improved list of restaurants that will be serving Thanksgiving dinner. I’ve also included some great take-out options. Continue reading "Thanksgiving Dining Options in Dallas: The Week Before Edition"4 Comments »
Bring your own wine to Spiceman’s Absolutely Unusual Culinary Extravaganza. For those of you still using Morton’s salt, Spiceman is Tom Spicer, forager and procurer of all-things-produce. His wonderfully offbeat shop, Spiceman’s FM 1410, is next to Jimmy’s Food Store and Urbano Café in East Dallas. This Saturday (November 21) Spiceman will teach a few cooking classes. Festivities kick off at 10:30 a.m. with roux making and continue with wild mushroom paella cooked by The Spiceman over a bonfire and duck and Andouille gumbo by David Anthony. Spiceman says, “Come dine, bring yo wine and loose yo mind at Spiceman’s Gumbo ‘n da Garden!” Wild mushrooms? Oh, yes. 1410-B Fitzhugh. 214-954-7974.
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