Ruth’s Chris Tastemaker Wine Dinner – Featuring Belle Glos Pinot Noir 4/5/2018

Taste Maker Dinner Series 2018

 

Ruth’s Chris taste maker dinner series 2018.

Next up Pinot Dinner featuring Belle Glos   Menu to come

April 5th 6:30 – 9:00

Reservations : 972-250-2244  ask for Dawn

Oceanaire – Stag’s Leap Wine Dinner Review

I can honestly say I have not been to The Oceanaire Seafood room for a couple of years.  I have always considered it to be at the top of the list when I want fresh seafood and don’t have to venture south of 635.  Oceanaire and Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars collaborated on a spectacular wine dinner on Thursday.

Hors d’oeuvre’s were passed with the Sauvignon Blanc and the dinner began with the first course, the John Dory fillet  paired with the Hands of Time Chardonnay.  The story behind the Hands of Time is that it encompasses all the people who have been involved at Stag’s Leap and had a hand in crafting the wines over the years.  Many of these are names  have subsequently gone on to own their own labels, wineries and become head wine makers.  It is a 100% stainless steel aged and with  a crisp un oaked

taste.

    John Dory fillet

The second course was a delicious Canadian lobster tail paired with Karia Chardonnay.  This wine sees ample oak but no mallolactic fermentation, full bodied with green apples on the opening. Paired nicely with the lobster.

Had been anxiously awaiting this course since the posting of the menu and it did not disappoint.  Black truffle dusted Ahi tuna paired with the Artemis Cabernet Sauvignon.  Tuna was perfect with a hint of truffle, tender and perfectly seared.  The wine was medium body velvety tannins with black currents, blackberry on the palate. Silky finish with mostly black and some red fruits

.     Black truffle dusted Ahi Tuna

Fours course was the NY strip steak sliced into delicate rectangles. Oceanaire has expanded their steak options by partnering with their sister restaurant Mortons.  The steak was perfectly cooked and tender.  Paired well with the SLV but anything would with this spectacular wine.  Bold nose, great body with velvety tannins.  Great mouth feel with concentrated but not overwhelming tannins.  Had been double decanted and rebottled several hours in advance.

Overall a great experience at a reasonable price with excellent food and wine pairings.  Make sure you are on the email list for future events.

Ida Claire – Another stellar offering from Front Burner Restaurant Group

 

Ida Claire in Addison is advertised as a Southern Food culinary Experience, and it delivers! It offers a full service garden patio for warmer weather and a unique Airstream trailer upgrade for dining and drinks.  Their Brunch offerings are delicious.  We sampled the fried green tomatoes and the Nashville Hot Chicken

Front Burner Restaurants – click on the links to see their menus:

Wow! Donuts is open

Wow donuts

is now open at the Corner of Park (Hebron) and Midway. Awesome selection of gourmet donuts.  Open from 5am to 12am, they also have a reverse French press coffee system that is one of only 3 in Texas.  It recreates the perfect pour of coffee every time.  The selection of coffee and teas rotate daily. We tried the Salted Caramel and the Red Velvet.  Both were fresh moist and delicious.

Amici Wine tasting at PIE 3.14

Great night of tasting wines at Pie 3.14 with Jeff Blaum from Amici wines.  From the Sauvignon Blanc to the To Kalon Cabernet Sauvignon wonderful palet pleasers.  Two that stood out included the 2014 Charles Heintz Russion River Valley Chardonnay.  Great mouth feel long on the palate from 100% malolactic fermentation and time in oak.  Over ripe pinapple and stone fruit.   The 2014 Missouri Hopper Vinyard Cab was everything an ultra premium vinyard selection shoud be.  Ready to drink with medium tannins and long finish. Blueberries and black currents. Low availability.  Lucky to have had some.