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Savor the Flavor with Jim White, The Wining and Dining Guy February 1, 2011

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They may have to go to three shifts at Nosh to keep up with the demand.  They’re so busy,  about every conceivable service option short of staying open all night has already been added.  Chef Jon Stevens tells me they are continuing to hire folks just to cover lunch and dinner shifts at his collaboration with Chef Avner Samuel on Oak Lawn.  Brunch is proving to be extremely popular.  And, with entrées like these is there any wonder?

Torn from the pages of a ubiquitous eBlast:

  • Duck Confit & Root Vegetable Hash poached egg & béarnaise
  • Baked Farm Eggs gruyere, potato, spanish chorizo & tomato
  • Braised Beef Short Ribs Benedict red chard & black truffle hollandaise
  • Caramelized Pear & Mascarpone French Toast “Sandwich” vanilla bean ice cream & pecans

Yummy.  Nosh is located at 4216 Oak Lawn Avenue, Dallas, TX 75219-2312.  Phone: 214-528-9400

When Palette and Palate Combine:  Coco Chanel, Wendy and Emery Reves, Entertaining at

Villa La Pausa in the South of France

If you love art, wine, food, and the South of France (and what’s not to love?), Lavendou hosts an evening on February 10th, combining all four. Dr. Olivier Meslay, Senior Curator for European and American Art at the Dallas Museum of Art is the special guest for the Essilor Vision Foundation benefit dinner and art lecture.  The evening is built around the theme of how fashion legend Coco Chanel and the Reves entertained their guests at Villa La Pausa on the French Riviera. Not a bad way to party.  RSVP and Tickets, call 972-248-1911 or email provencial@aol.com.  Read on for all the details.

You see, The Reves purchased La Pausa from Chanel in the 1950s, and the villa was a favorite retreat for such guests as Sir Winston Churchill, a close friend of the Reves.  The Reves Collection was given to the Dallas Museum of Art in 1985, and is a stunning destination at the museum for re-creating settings at La Pausa, and showcasing the lifestyles RSVP and Tickets, call 972-248-1911 or email provencial@aol.comof the rich and famous.

Dr. Meslay is a super-star of the art world and has served as senior curator for European and American Art and as the Barbara Thomas Lemmon curator for European Art at the Dallas Museum of Art since September 2009.   Previously, he was chief curator at the Louvre, in charge of the new Louvre project in Lens, northern France, and the Louvre Atlanta project. Until 2006 he was in charge of British, Spanish and American Art at the Louvre paintings department.  He also was professor at the Ecole du Louvre from 1997-1999 and 2003- 2006.

The program on February 10 will bring fresh insights into the Reves Collection, and will also include a three-course dinner celebrating the beloved great culinary traditions of Southern France, prepared by Lavendou Bistro Provencal’s Chef Owner Pascal Cayet and his acclaimed culinary team.  And attending the event provides everyone with the comfort of also directly supporting a wonderful charitable cause, with proceeds for “When Palette and Palate Combine” benefitting the programs of Essilor Vision Foundation, providing better vision for North Texas students in need.

Savor Dallas will be on hand for the evening giving away tickets to its popular Arts District Wine Stroll on Friday March 18th from 5 until 7, which includes stops at the Dallas Museum of Art.

DATE: February 10, 2011

TIME: 6:30 pm

LOCATION: Lavendou Bistro Provecal, 19009 Preston Rd, Suite 200, Dallas, TX 75252

RSVP and Tickets, call 972-248-1911 or email provencial@aol.com

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