Upcoming Opportunities to Sip Great Wine with Tasty Pairings

With the 7th annual Savor Dallas celebration this weekend there are lot of opportunities to taste great wine around town, with the largest being the International Grand Tasting for Savor Dallas Saturday night at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel where hundreds of wine makers, spirit producers and brew masters will join some of the best chefs in the city for a walk around tasting. 

If that is just not enough to satisfy your wine and food palate join the dynamic Jim Severson at Sevy’s Grill  on March 22nd for wine dinner featuring August Briggs.  The four course dinner will feature the current releases of August Briggs, paired with delicacies including seared California halibut with Cioppino broth, Dungenous crab and crispy fennel, paired with crisp Leveroni Chardonnay; mushroom ravioli with Humbolt Fog Cheve cream paired with an earthy Dijon clones Pinot Noir and a Strube Ranch strip steak paired with the bold and elegant Monte Russon Cabernet Sauvignon.  Reservations recommended, 214-265-7389.

March 22nd is also a special night for the Secchi family, as Stefano Secchi, formerly the executive chef at the family restaurant, Ferrari’s Italian Villa  in Grapevine, visits from his new home in Los Angeles to cook a special dinner with his father, Francesco.  The duo will prepare Sardinian and Italian favorites from Francesco’s childhood growing up in Sardinia, including Zuppa di Arselle – little neck clams with red onions and rapini, Burate con Guanciale Enoci with Trufflebert Farm hazelnuts, Gnudi con Arragosta – ricotta gnocchi with lobster and fennel, Agnello al Forno – oven roasted lamb chops, and ending with spectacular Crepes Flambe.  Each course will be paired with one of Francesco’s favorite wines from Sardinia.  Reservations recommended, 817-251-2525.

Starting March 21st at The Capital Grille  guests can order a bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon, created for their second annual artist series with $25 of every bottle sold going to Share Our Strength, an organization dedicated to ending childhood hunger in America.  This year’s Cabernet was created by wine maker Thomas Peffer of Atalon Vineyards in Napa, with help from Capital Grille Master Sommelier, George Miliotes, with the label designed by Patricia Timbrook, a Florida based artist that created a piece called Pairings, apearing on each individually numbered bottle.

Join Brian and Courtney Luscher at The Grapeon March 29th as they welcome Washington State wine making superstars, David “Merf” Merfeld from Northstar Winery and Marcos Notaro from Col Solare for their monthly “Come as you are” 3 course wine dinner.  Both of these wineries are known for making stellar red wine from rich Washington soil in and around Columbia Valley.  Reservations recommended, 214-828-1981.