Take a big bite out of your burger while you revisit movies from the 50s, 60s, 70s, and 80s at the new 3,750 square-foot, drive-in-theater themed Twisted Root at The Village at Fairview. Think stained concrete floors, 50s diner-style furniture, a large movie-viewing screen complete with old-fashioned speakers, and a “concession stand” where you place your order.
My idea of a good time – a late-night burger and “adult” milkshake (Amaretto-Oreo? Banana-Baileys?) while African Queen…or Auntie Mame plays in the background.
Located at 232 Town Place (The Village at Fairview)
Amid the sea of restaurants offering holiday dining, Cibus scores a big thumbs-up with the menu for next week’s White Truffle & Wine Dinner (Nov. 16 at 7 PM).
The menu opens with an antipasti plate of grilled country bread, fontina fondue, leeks, and white truffle slivers (Gavi, Beni di Batasiolo), the graduates to a first course of imported tagliolini pasta tossed in beurre blanc, truffle essence and fresh sliced white truffle with parmigiano reggiano (Barbera d’Alba, Beni di Batasiolo). Save room for the second course of roasted veal tenderloin with Madeira and foie gras demi-glaze; and pan-seared scallops, finished with truffle zabaglione, shaved fresh truffles, roasted baby winter vegetables and duchess potatoes (Barolo, Beni di Batasiolo), before enojoying a sweet finisher of traditional asti coffee custard served with vanilla beignets (Moscato d’Asti, Beni di Batasiolo).
The entire smash will run you $80 per person, a moderate price to pay for a pre-Thanksgiving warm-up.
How about a touch of gray this Thanksgiving dinner? Gray, that is, in the sense of what the Italians call Pinot Grigio and the French call Pinot Gris. This grape has become so popular over the last decade that there been a flood of industrial, characterless wines. However, this does not apply to all examples of Pinot Grigio available right now. Here are three that could work well with the traditional Thanksgiving meal.
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There is a great reason to eat out at any one of Kent Rathbun’s tasty locations in town. Capital One has teamed with Abacus, Blue Plate Kitchen and Jasper’s Plano to donate up to $15,ooo to The North Texas Food Bank (NTFB). Simply order the “Double Rewards Dish” on one of the Rathbun menus from November 11th through the 17th and Capital One will double the cost of the dish and donate that amount to NTFB.
Also, Chef Rathbun has partnered with Dallas photographer Pat Haverfield for the 2011 NTFB calendar featuring recipes and photographs for each month featuring Chef Rathbun’s new line of sauces, Kent Rathbun Elements. On Tuesday the 16th from 6pm-8pm Central Market Dallas will host Chef Rathbun for a cooking demonstration and calendar signing with 100% of the proceeds of the calendar sales going to NTFB. Chef Rathbun will also be at the Plano Central Market on Saturday, December 4th at 10am signing calendars and demonstrating recipes featured in the calendar. 80 meals will be created from each calendar sale.
If you aren’t able to make it out to see the Chef you can still help NTFB, text 85944 on your cell and you can make an easy donation of $10 to the food bank.