Newport’s Seafood in the Brewery Building near downtown has closed. Sad. It was open for over 25 years.12 Comments »
You either love it or hate it. I happen to love it especially during Hatch chile season when Central Market and Whole Foods custom blend roasted peppers into various combinations of cheeses. Slather it on a grilling burger; pile it on a piece of flatbread; or eat it out of the plastic container. Delicious.
Anywhoo, the subject of pimento cheese comes up quite frequently in our office. We like the versions served at Two Sisters and Corner Market. I happen to like the PC sandwich with bacon served at The Chocolate Angel. Lots of people love the PC at Zoe’s but I find it boring. However, I hear The Second Floor in the Westin Galleria serves a sweet and smoky cheesy spread made with French Cantalet cheese and sweet piquillo peppers. Wonder if they’d add bacon. And a glass of Pinot Noir. Et tu?18 Comments »
I know, the headline is just a cheap ploy to get my obsession with Jack “The only reason that you’re conscious right now is because I don’t want to carry you” Bauer and the show 24 into this blog. However, the number 24 is relevant: The next SideDish Supper Club will go on sale tomorrow at 2:00 p.m. That is 24 hours from this moment. We have worked really hard to put together a great dinner and program and I look forward to sharing the evening with you. Until then, I’ll leave you with my second favorite quote from 24: “We’re in an active code, Chloe. We don’t have time for your personality disorder.” Damn it!
UPDATE: If you enter your e-mail under the SDSC logo to the right, you will get advanced notice of the dinner.4 Comments »
I’m a little late posting Andrew’s report from last Saturday’s Cotes du Coeur. Dang e-mail. However his post is below and it’s a bobbydazzler.
[Before you read about what I hear was a fabulous evening, I'd like to take a moment to call out Dallas chefs. I get press releases on almost every charity event in Dallas and most of the names you find below participate in all or most of them. Dallas is blessed to have so many chefs who donate their time and product to local charity events. Stand and clap.]
From the keyboard of Andrew Chalk:
Saturday night was the 2010 Cotes du Coeur International Fine Wine Auction & Celebrity Chef Dinner benefiting the American Heart Association. Just to be sure there was something to eat that would please every palette the organizers got Richard Chamberlain (Chamberlain’s Steak and Chop House) to press-gang 16 of his closest professional colleagues into each doing a tapas-sized entrée for the dinner preceding the live auction. Lest they feel inclined to fly the coop they were dressed in fetching Ferrari-red chef’s jackets. The incriminating details of their private lives suitably embargoed, here is what they came up with:
Jim Severson, Sevy’s : Seared Jumbo Scallop on a Bed of Creamed Corn with Lemon-Thyme Butter & Crispy Fennel. Jim explained that he had done scallops in several previous years at Côtes du Coeur so last year switched to lamb. A howl of protest followed from fans who (bad pun coming) weren’t sheepish. The lamb wasn’t bad, they just wanted their scallops, so they are back. This was the best-cooked scallop I have had in some time. An amazing feat by his brigade considering they cooked over 1,000 of them individually.
2006 Coquerel Family Wine Estates, Terroir Coquerel, Napa, California. Owned by Dallas natives Brenda and Clay Cockerell, the mission of this winery is to produce outstanding Bordeaux style Sauvignon Blanc in the Napa Valley. How’s that for clarity in a business plan? Judging by this example, they are succeeding.
2008 Morgan Metallico Chardonnay. Continue reading "Andrew Chalk:2010 Cotes du Coeur International Fine Wine Auction & Celebrity Chef Dinner"