The Balvenie is one of only five of the 100 whisky distilleries in Scotland still in family hands. The distillery goes to great lengths to produce their Scotch in a traditional fashion. To celebrate this commitment they are conducting a Rare Craft Roadshow around the U.S. this year during which they honor artisans with a similar commitment. This week they arrived in Dallas and held a tasting at the picturesque wine cellar in the basement of the Plaza Conservatory at The Mansion Residences.
Brand ambassadors Andrew Weir and Nicholas Pollacchi arrived in a suitably liveried Morgan Plus 8 sports car. Inside, they took us through a tasting of various Balvenie Scotch whiskies including the rare (and extremely expensive!) 40-year old batch.
Tempranillo is the premier grape of Spain. It makes more of Spain’s top wines than any other grape. It has been successfully replanted in just about every wine growing region with a warm climate including Texas, where it is currently the state’s standard-bearer for red wine.
Below are three Tempranillo wines each of which is interesting in its own way. Continue reading "Three Interesting Tempranillo Wines"2 Comments »
A colleague with a soul for saving dogs and a bod for sin wants advice on where she can take the two loves of her life—mother and dogs—to celebrate Mother’s Day. That would be May 8. Give it up dog-friendly restaurants.12 Comments »
Passover is just around the corner. Many celebrations will begin on Monday April 18 and continue for seven days until April 25. So far I’ve only heard from two spots offering Passover specials.
Sea Breeze Fish Market & Grill, located in LakeSide Market in Plano, is making “their grandmother’s” gefilte fish and are offering free samples all weekend (April 7-10). 972-473-2722.
TJ’s Fresh Seafood Market & Catering is offering an extensive catering menu. Dr. Jon “Mudshark”Alexis of TJ’s has provided their complete catering menu below. 214-691-2369.
Sigel’s in Addison. All kosher wines 10% Off! Over 100 wines on sale From April 7-30. Listed below. Go. 972-387-9873.
If you are a restaurant, caterer, or market and are whipping up Passover treats, drop me a line and I’ll post it here. Mazel tov!
A local restaurateur is concerned about the seafood supply. Here’s a note from the restaurant’s kitchen staff:
I’d personally love to know, as a restaurant owner (and I think others would as well): What are people’s opinions on eating fresh, or any seafood (whether or not it is from Japan), given that radioactive water is directly leaking from reactor at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant into the ocean. Are you thinking:
1) Start testing/certifying for no radioactivity immediately or I won’t eat it?
2) Enjoy it until levels of of radioactivity in or near the US are reported as elevated?
3) Avoid west coast seafood altogether, but east coast (gulf coast) is acceptable?
4) Or “fish swim, west coast – east coast, doesn’t make a difference” a fish free diet?
I received a voicemail the other day from a guy who is going all over town with a Geiger counter and waving it over food products. Get ready for the next big topic. Speak.10 Comments »
Hey, Dishers. Where did you eat this week? Did you find something fabulous? Did you find something foul? We’d love to hear your thoughts on your latest restaurant experiences. Here’s what you reported last week.26 Comments »