Yow. Zah. Andrew Chalk worked his little butt off at Savor Dallas on Saturday night. Below he files 7 video reports on the highlights of the evening.
The Reserve Tasting, where the best wines of the weekend were served, took place on Saturday night at Savor Dallas 2010. Here is a quick recap of some of the finer wines poured. I’m happy to report that there was a precious bucket of Champagne. The Krug Champagne mentioned at the beginning of this video was priced close to $200 in the go-go days of 2007. The recession has brought it down to a more approachable $130.
One of the best wineries in Texas, Becker Vineyards poured at both tastings on Saturday night.
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Over the past three years, the food and beverage folks the Pyramid Restaurant Bar and Grill at the Fairmont Hotel have been working on some fairly edgy projects. One of those is a 3,000-square-foot rooftop herb garden where they grow 1,200 types of plants. Another is serving Peking Duck at Savor Dallas.
Just when you worry that everyone’s tastes are going towards comfort food, two local restaurants, Tei-An and Steel, served seaweed salad at Savor Dallas. Here is Steel’s executive chef, Gary Medrano.
Mike Grgich was the maker of the 1973 Chateaux Montelena Chardonnay that won the 1976 Judgment of Paris tasting in which California wines beat their French counterparts. He went on to found his own winery, which continues to this day.
If you love chocolate, there was only one place to be this weekend: Savor Dallas 2010.