Blue Mesa threw down the following gauntlet to each of their restaurants’ bar crews: Come up with the best tequila cocktail using one of Cabo Wabo tequilas or die a slow and soused death trying (I made that second part up). On Weds., April 20, from 5 to 9 pm, all Blue Mesa location will be throwing Cabo Wabo Tequila Master Cocktail Contests & Parties during which they will present the best five cocktails (half-size) for guests to taste and judge. A $25 fee gets you drink (all five cocktail samples and a full size version of your favorite) and food (steak and Chimayo corn taco cones, spinach and goat cheese tarts, smoked chicken tostaditas, tenderloin mesa panna rolls, dessert bars and more).
The winning drink will be featured in all Blue Mesa Tequila Bars and the winning recipe will be posted on the Blue Mesa website. The winning bartender will get prizes and rewards, and the recipes for all five drinks will be given to all who attend the party.
Price does not include tax and gratuity.
As one of my favorite comics Martin Mull used to say, “Let’s not say au revoir, let’s just say hors d’oeuvres.” This morning Dave Faries, creator of Critic’s Guide, writes:
We’re still tweaking the information and accounting for the ebb and flow of restaurant life—closures, openings, new chefs and so on. But the arrival of the Fearless Critic guide to Dallas-Fort Worth allows me to shut down the current iteration of Critic’s Guide and start work on a revamp. It should be fun.
There were plenty of things to marvel at Saturday night at the festive Côtes du Coeur, but these boots I found particularly amazing. Can you guess the person whose feet is crammed into these boots?
Clue 1: Seen at Côtes du Coeur on Saturday night.8 Comments »
The Hilton Anatole Hotel ballroom was packed on Saturday night for the 20th Annual Côtes du Coeur International Fine Wine Auction and Celebrity Chef Dinner. Over 30 wineries and 16 top Dallas chefs participated in the event, which raises money for the American Heart Association to conduct research to find a cure for heart disease and stroke. Heart Disease is the number one killer of men and women in America. This night not only raised money, it was a wonderful time to enjoy fine food and fine wine.
Please jump for joy of loving food and wine and the fact that our local chefs continue to contribute time, product, and energy to charitable causes.1 Comment »
The most wine-focused event on the Côtes du Coeur calendar is the Grand Tasting held the day before the Auction and Celebrity Chefs Dinner. This year’s event was held on Friday, high above Dallas skyline in the atrium on the 24th floor of Cityplace 24th . While hundreds of attendees enjoyed the heart-healthy effects of wine I got to talk to some of the winemakers who had come into town for Côtes du Coeur.
Jump to hear what they all had to say.