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

III Forks Wednesday Wine Tasting 3/21 Featuring Italy

Wednesday wine tasting at 3 Forks occurs every other Wednesday from 5pm-7pm. Cost is $30 per person  It starts at 5pm-7pm,  enjoy at least 6 different wines from a featured  region and enjoy savory hors d’oeuvres.  This months featured region is Italy   Sister restaurant Silver Fox also participates in wine Wednesdays every other Wednesday. Vote on your favorite to be featured for the month   Be aware that reservations are required and it fills up quickly.

RSVP 972-267-1776  $30/PP

  • Taste of Italy
  • 2012 Carparzo Brunello Piedmont, Italy
    • Light fruit forward cherries, red rasberrries, medium tannins long finish
  • 2013 Rocce Costamagna Barolo  Peidmont Italy
  • 2011 Fantini Montepulciano Abruzzo Italy
    • Cedar, tobacco, needs decanting black fruits blueberry blackberry
  • 2012 Le Ragose Cabernet Sauvignon Veneto, Italy
  • 2014 Santadi Noras Cannonau Sardinia Italy
  • 2013 Tenuta Rapitala ‘Hugonis’ Sicily Italy
    • cassis, macerated plumb, toasted spice silky long finish

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.

New wines from the Argentina/ Chile Trip

Wines from the Argentina/Chile Trip in store soon!

Welcome Jim and Lynda back and buy some wines.

Amayna Leyda Sauvignon Blanc-San Antonio, Chile
Boya Rose- San Antonio, Chile
Amayna Leyda Pinot Noir- San Antonio, Chile
Tikal Patiota Malbec/Bornarda- Uco Valley, Argentina
Decero Caberent Sauvignon- Agrelo, Mendoza, Argentina
La Posta Paulucci Malbec- Mendoza, Argentina
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Tacodeli is now Open! Parkwood and 121 in Plano

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Tacodeli

 

Open from 7am to 3pm on Weekdays and 8am to 3 pm on Weekends.  Serving breakfast till 11am on Weekdays and till 3pm on Weekends.  Great taste selection of tacos with your choice of wheat, corn or flour tortillas.  A selection of four salsas from mild to habanero to compliment the tacos.  For those who sponsor corporate breakfast events, they do catering as well.  Park and Preston location in Plano coming Spring of 2018.

Lakewood Brewing Pop up Dinner – Tonight 2/22/2018 7:00pm

Lakewood Brewery

Menu:

  • Snack
    • House pastrami, kimchi, rye toast, Russian dressing
    • Paired with Funky Fest
  • Entrée
    • Philly style hotdog, cheese Wiz
    • Paired with All Call
  • Entrée
    • Pork ribs, pinto beens, sorghum, dates 48 hr smoked beef fat
    • Paired with Goatman
  • Dessert
    • Coconut Clouds meringue cookies, chocolate mousse, smoked coconut
    • Paired with Coconut Temptress

 

 

Big Daddy Band – Friday February 23 The Maverick – Carrollton

Big Daddy Band is arguably the Metroplex’s best cover band!.  They are definitely one of the hardest working.  Check out  their playlist on their website. WWW.bigdaddydallas.com 

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