I too had a wonderful experience at this year’s Savor Dallas. Though there may have been some elements that had a different feel from years past, overall it was a great opportunity to try some of our local restaurants, drink fantastic wine and spirits, and for those that had not had an opportunity to experience the arts district, to get a peak inside in a fun environment (art, food and wine…the perfect pairings).
A few selections really stood out over the two days.
I am always on the look out for great bubbly and the opportunity to compare two of my favorites side by side at the Wyly on Friday was fun.
Ruinart Blanc de Blanc- From one of the oldest Champagne houses in France, the Blanc de Blanc is a classic. 100% Chardonnay grapes, the golden sunshine colored bubbly is fresh, fruit filled and refreshing, it begs to be drunk on a summer afternoon with lemon tarts or fresh chevre.
Moet and Chandon Imperial- The first sniff reveals an intensely toasty aroma, this is a blend of the three traditional Champagne grapes of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. A hearty sparkler, and yet still light, approachable and delicate. For me personally, the Moet was my choice. My friend and bubbly loving enthusiast, Ellen Winspear, did not need to go beyond the Ruinart. Continue reading "What I’m Drinking Now: Savor Dallas"1 Comment »
Teresa Gubbins, our canary in the north-of-LBJ coal mine, visits Urban Crust in Plano. This gussied up pizzeria is operated by former Daddy Jack’s (Deep Ellum) chef, Salvatore Gisellu. Hmm. Pizza. Gubbins is the Princess of Pizza in Dallas.6 Comments »
Veteran Dallas chef Gaspar Stantic has left Dallas and is living in New York. Last year, Stantic and Jean-Marie Cadot teamed up to open Cadot in North Dallas. In October the two had a falling out and Stantic left. I ran into Stantic in early February at Al’s Steakhouse and Salad Bar in Preston Royal. Turns out he was just consulting to get Al’s up and running. Who knows what happened but here is a note he sent.
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I have no affiliation with Al’s steakhouse. I was there only to help him set up his new venture. I am currently living in NYC , and am working on opening a new restaurant here. Please do not write any further reviews on Al’s or Natalie’s with my name associated.