Hearts of Pom
2 oz Riazul Premium Silver tequila
1 oz pomegranate juice
1 oz Cointreau
1 oz fresh lime juice
1 pomegranate (optional)
Mix together ice, Riazul silver, pomegranate juice, Cointreau and lime juice into a cocktail shaker. Shake and strain into a glass. Garnish with a few pomegranate seeds.
Buy it, eat it, give it, bathe in it. Everybody loves chocolate. Especially the folks behind Dallaschocolate.org. Below you’ll find their list of interesting chocolate events happening soon.
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On Friday night, Celebrity Chefs Mario Batali, Emiril Lagasse, Guy Fiore, and Tim Love—along with MLB pitcher Jamie Moyer—hosted Spaghetti Western—a celebrity-packed dinner fueled by the chefs’ shared love of Texas fare (and Macallan 18).
Missed the event? Try the evening’s dizzying dessert, Macallan Apple Fritters, using this recipe straight from the chefs’ secret stash:
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Lest you think we forgot among all of the Super Bowl hub-bub, Loren Means is in the house with last week’s Top Chef All-Stars wrap-up. Take it away, Loren:
And we’re back! After a week off, the remaining nine All-Stars were back last Thursday night for Episode 8. Still in the running to become Top Chef are two of our locals, Tre and Tiffany, along with Antonia, Mike, Dale, Angelo, Carla, Richard, and last but not least, Fabio.
For the Quickfire, the Cheftestants had to make dishes that would be solely judged on aesthetics. The food would not even be sampled, only eyed, by guest host Isaac Mizrahi. Really, Isaac? First Target, now the kitchen? Put a scarf on your head and get back to the runway. The Chefs had to pull from inspiration for their plates. Concepts were all over the place from Antonia’s “giving tree” to Dale’s “graffiti.” My favorite was Fabio, who said his inspiration was “a beautiful woman walking in the rain trying to don’t get messed up by the water.” It seemed pretty insane to me but Isaac went for it, along with Richard’s black sundae and Carla’s cucumber lattice. Isaac found Richard’s black sundae to be the most appealing and the Quickfire was over. Now, I realize I may not have the aesthetic credentials of Isaac Mizrahi, but I personally thought the nitrogen on the black sundae looked like moldy broccoli. Maybe you had to be there, but I would have preferred to eat Fabio’s tuna people dodging the rain.
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If the walls of this iconic Dallas restaurant could talk, we would certainly know more about its colorful history than its Wikipedia page relays. Founded by Joseph Campisi in 1946, the dark and dingy spot is well-known for two of its former customers: Jack Ruby (who allegedly dined here the night before he killed Oswald) and Rick Wyll, a famous Jewish hit man. Hence, rumors of mob connections have swirled around the restaurant for more than 50 years. I’ve never looked good in cement shoes, so I’ll go on the record as saying the pizza at the Egyptian is still some of the best in town. The familiar oval shape is always delivered piping hot. The sausage and peppers? Not so much. Jump for more.
This just in from Diana Savage:
Ithier Bouchard, Export Manager for Domaine du Tariquet, will be pouring his wines at Stoney’s FINE WINES, Tuesday, Feb. 8 from 5:30-7:30 pm. About Tariquet wines: “Harvested in late Autumn, mature grapes packed with sweetness and pleasure produce an elegant wine with delicious tropical flavors.” It’s FREE.