Recently Sigel’s sent out their annual announcement of Bordeaux wine futures. This is the season for these to be offered so it’s a good time to have a discussion about them. First, wine futures, as they are called, are a contract under which you pay in full now for delivery of specified Bordeaux wines in 2013. The exact date depends on when the wines are released by the château and shipped. However, right now all the wines being offered are from the good, but not great, 2011 vintage. The reason why you might want to pay for wine two years in advance is to get a better price. However, there are some things to you need to know.1 Comment »
This morning a press release releases a few details about Cook Hall, the Global Gastro Pub with regional cuisine and handcrafted cocktails replacing Craft Dallas at W Dallas Victory Hotel. The concept comes from NYC-based CCHG (Culinary Concepts Hospitality Group), a restaurant management company which operates and licenses other brands such such as Spice Market, J&G Steakhouse, Market, and J&G Grill, each of which was created by Michelin-starred chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten. At no point in this release was Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s name mentioned. I’m sure he and Tom Colicchio are palling around the Hampton’s with Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert.
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Oh Restaurant Week! Oh Restaurant Week! I do believe you’re almost ending!
Therefore, my dear fuzzy friends, we shall resume our normal weekend programming where I suggest events that’ll spice up your life. Don’t like what I say? Too bad. It’s really hard to receive your hate mail while I’m here in Taiwan, eating my weight in bread and noodles.
Wait, isn’t crayfish season over? Apparently, IKEA doesn’t care because it’s hosting an all-you-can-eat Swedish crayfish party called a ‘kraftskiva’ today at its Frisco location. Seatings take place at 3 p.m., 5 p.m, and 7 p.m. ($9.99 for adults and $2.49 for kids under 12.)
Hear professional storyteller Elizabeth Ellis cook up some deliciously scary stories during Fright Nite at Vitruvian Park. Bring a picnic or share one of Rockstar Bakeshop’s famous whoopie pies at this kid-friendly event, starting at 8 p.m.
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I love SideDish & hope you and your readers can help me out. I am in search of good eclairs in Dallas. Really good ones with a chocolate filling & topping. My 80+ year old Dad grew up eating them from McKenzie’s Bakery in New Orleans & I’d like to surprise him with some. La Madeleine used to have them but not anymore.
It’s day five of KRLD Restaurant Week. Are you participating? If so, please share your experiences. Tip your servers and if they are exceptional, snap their picture, take down their name, and allow us to adore them.8 Comments »
Dishers, happy hot summer Friday! Where did you dine and what did you eat this week? Restaurant Week reviews in post above. Here is what you reported last week.8 Comments »