It felt like something was missing from last night’s episode. Oh yeah, Tiffany! Luckily, Gail was back to fill the void with her witty comments. After getting the boot from D.C., the four remaining chefs fled to Singapore. According to Tom, Singapore is the “world’s most exciting food destination.” That seems like a bit of a stretch considering the national dish is boiled chicken served at room temperature. But that’s neither here nor there.
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Two people dropped out of this Saturday’s Cooking at the Counter with Dean cooking class. The class takes place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and is priced at $225 per person including tax and gratuity. It includes appetizers and a sparkling wine cocktail upon arrival, followed by a cooking demonstration presented by Chef Dean Fearing, along with Fearing’s chef de cuisine Eric Dreyer and Fearing’s pastry chef Jill Bates. Next comes a three-course lunch with wines paired by wine director Paul Botamer. At the end of the session, participants will receive a special memento package from Dean, including signature culinary products, an autographed chef’s apron, and a complete recipe folder with menus and recipes from the day’s demonstration and lunch. Call 214-922-4817.1 Comment »
This post is long overdue. Better late than never, right? Last Saturday, seven brave cooks competed in Central Market’s Fourth Annual Hatch Chile Pepper Recipe Contest. I was lucky enough to serve as a judge. Everything we tasted was delicious but a few really stood out. Jump for the results.5 Comments »
Christina Mariani-May, the Co-CEO of Banfi Wines in Italy is a frequent visitor to Dallas. If you haven’t had the chance to attend one of her wine dinners, you should make plans to attend this one. It’s a triple whammy of talent—chef David (Lola) Uygur is taking a break from working on his new restaurant Luccia in Bishop Arts, to prepare the food which will be paired with Banfi wines. And the event takes place at Jimmy’s Food Store! Menu and wines below. Here are the details, now go. Tuesday, September 21st$119 per person + tax. 6:30 p.m. (check-in 6:15 p.m.) Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your reservation. Continue reading "Chef David Uygur and Jimmy’s Food Store Present a Special Wine Dinner with Banfi Wines"3 Comments »
This Saturday is the Dallas Wine Trail. It’s a great chance for Dallas consumers to visit and taste wine at the four bonded wineries in the city limits. You check in at either Times Ten Cellars or FUQUA Winery anytime between 11am and 5pm. You receive a crystal Dallas Wine Trail tasting glass and your ticket which entitles you to taste three wines at each location. After tasting at your starting point, you drive to each of the other wineries . The other two wineries taking part are Calais Winery and Inwood Estates Vineyards. The wineries are about 15 minutes apart so if you spend 30 minutes at each winery the whole tour will take you about a leisurely three hours. Please note: no tickets are sold at the door. You have to order them in advance through the Dallas Wine Trail web site.
This event has always sold out in the past so order quickly to avoid disappointment. Also, start early to avoid the afternoon crowds. There is food at each location and plenty of opportunity to talk to the winemakers.3 Comments »