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Chef Tiffany Derry “Go Fish Ocean Club” May 19, 2010

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Tonight’s the night (June 16th) for the premiere of Top Chef VII on Bravo featuring Dallas’ own Chef Tiffany Derry.  Go Tiffany!  And catch her right here with a great recipe you can make at home while you’re rooting her to victory on.

NEW “Dinner Club with Jim White” event May 19, 2010

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Join us for an evening of wining and dining with a Latin flair at La Duni in NorthPark

Bring your dancing shoes (optional) and your appetite for good food, wine and fun and spend the evening with us at our next “Dinner Club with Jim White” special event at La Duni in NorthPark on Thursday May 27th.  Proprietors Dunia and Taco Borga have put together a fabulous evening and Executive Corporate Chef Julia Lopez has designed a wonderful menu.  It all starts at 6:30 sharp as our guests get to participate in a hands-on class that will show you how to mix the perfect Mojito.  Then, we’ll take our custom, hand-made cocktails inside La Duni’s private dining room for a delicious Argentine style dinner featuring a choice of wine or cocktail selections with each course (see the menu below).  Then, you’ll have the option to stay and enjoy a great evening of Latin Dancing and another delicious cocktail beginning at 10 p.m.  Reservations for this very special event at La Duni are limited to 40 people (and that includes the group from KRLD and Centennial Fine Wine and Spirits-our trusted ally and valued sponsor for the “Dinner Club” series–so, hurry!)

Be sure to call La Duni today at 214-987-2260 and ask for your reservation. The dinner, with Mojito class, and wine or cocktails pairings, is only $55, plus tax and gratuity.   There is a nominal $18 charge to see the Latin Dancing floor show, which follows at La Duni.  It’s called “Pasian” and includes live DJ and Latin dance troupe DanceSport performing (you can join in), and another great Latin cocktail.  If you want to party on, this is for you!  See you then.  If you haven’t been to La Duni in NorthPark it’s great.  Here are more details on the restaurant and our menu for May 27th:

The Restaurant

La Duni’s long awaited opening at NorthPark Center has officially
arrived – showcasing the culinary talents of Corporate Chef, Julia
Lopez!    Combining European traditions with an intense Latin spin, the
award winning cuisine of this restaurant focuses on regional dishes
from around the world.    Their culinary fare ranges from traditional
dishes found in such countries as Argentina,Venezuela and Brazil to
Peru, Cuba and Spain.  Considering that Mami Duni is quoted as saying “We make our drinks and
food with true love, unfortunately true love takes time”……..this
is sure to be the perfect venue for this fun-filled and exciting
dinner event.  Join us and discover for yourself the intimate charm
and unique Latin experience that exists at La Duni.

The Menu and Pairing

Guided Interactive Mojito Class
Learn How to Create the Perfect Mojito
Beginning Immediately at 6:30 PM
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Bites:
Burnt Tomato, Goat Cheese and White Anchovy Foccacia
Savory Sausage and Port Reduction Empanadas
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First Course:
Endive Salad with Dried Tomatoes and Olives

Choice of Beverage:
Kispi Cocktail featuring Bombay Sapphire
Santa Ema Reserve Chardonnay
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Main Course:
Choice Of:
Pollo al Ladrillo with an Herb and Garlic Mojo
Grilled Double Lamb Chop, Argentinean Chimichurri
Butcher’s Steak with a Balsamic-Butter Reduction

Sides:
Brick Potatoes and Gaucho Style Root Vegetables

Choice of Beverage:
Tamarind Margarita Featuring Cazadores Tequila
La Posta Cocina Blend (Malbec, Syrah)
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Dessert:
Chocolate Truffle and Vanilla Bavarian Cream
Millhojas Cake with caramelized Dulce de Leche

For reservations please Contact the restaurant at 214-987-2260

Savor the Flavor with Jim White, “The Wining and Dining Guy” May 19, 2010

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Big doings at the grande dame Mansion on Turtle Creek

Three Decades, Three Chefs

Master Class. Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek turns 30 this year! To celebrate, three masters of culinary talent from the iconic Mansion kitchen both past and present are coming together for a one-of-a-kind culinary demonstration. Mansion alumni Kent Rathbun and Dean Fearing will join current Executive Chef Bruno Davaillon for the TACA Culinary Master Class.  The demonstration includes three-course lunch and wines paired by Mansion Wine and beverage Director Michael Flynn.

Where:    Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek
When:    Saturday, May 22, at 11 a.m.
How:    Purchase tickets online or call 214.520.3930 for more information. Seating is limited.
Proceeds benefit TACA, an organization that passionately supports the performing arts in North Texas.

And now, for something completely different…

Cobb Switch Barbecue in Carrollton (that great Janet and Phil Cobb BBQ place that dining doyenne Dotty Griffith is involved with and Janet’s son Blair Black runs), features all kinds of interesting events coming up.  For instance,  a “Late Great Chevy Car Show on July 3rd”, and an “All You Can Eat Fish Fry” every Friday evening for just $9.99.  They can also take care of you if you need to grab some barbecue on the way to the lake this Memorial Day.  Their “Lake Party Box” is $8 a person.  Check it out online or call 214-483-3600.  2625 Old Denton Rd. #700, Carrollton, TX 75007.

Hand me the napkins, please.

Cheers!  Jim

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