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Savor and support great tastes at Raiser Grazer and El Centro March 30, 2016

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Yummy!  Two great culinary fundraisers coming up

Raiser+Grazer+14+135One of the funnest foodie celebrations happens Sunday night at Farmers Market.  The 2016 Raiser Grazer benefiting the Dallas-Fort Worth Chapter of Les Dames D’Escoffier rolls out the flavors starting at 6:30.

Each year the Raiser Grazer event raises money for Les Dames’ scholarship fund by doing what its members do best:  serve great food and wine!

The event is in the resurgent Market (formerly Shed 2) at Dallas Farmers Market, 1010 S. Pearl in downtown Dallas.  You can get tickets for the tasting event online at Les Dames’ website or at the door Sunday night.

Bits and Bites the following Sunday

El Centro College is paying tribute to some hard working chefs who tirelessly support our community.  Janice Provost and

Janice Provost and Chad Houser

Janice Provost and Chad Houser

Chad Houser who came up with the great Cafe Momentum concept will be honored at the Bits and Bites Fundraiser for the College’s Food and Hospitality Institute on April 10th.  You’re invited to join the fun. Janice is chef/owner of Parigi in Dallas and Chad operates Cafe Momentum now.  The concept incubated in the kitchen at Parigi when he was executive chef, and via pop-up dinners all over town before Cafe Momentum opened downtown last year.  A lot of great Dallas chefs trained at El Centro including Chefs Richard Chamberlain, Marc Cassel, Nathan Tate, and Dunia Borga.  So, please support the college by attending Bits and Bites.  Contact El Centro’s Food and Hospitality Institute to buy $55 advance tickets, visit the college’s website or contact Cindy Bozzelli-Duke at 214-860-2213 or bo-duke@dcccd.edu.  Ticket are $60 at the door April 10th.

#8 Shannon Wynne and Suki Otsuki-Mudhen Meat and Greens “Wining and Dining with Jim White” March 28, 2016

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Vegan, Paleo or “Don’t give a damn”?  You’ll find it here.

Jim White joins Shannon Wynne (L) and Chef Suki Otsuki at Mudhen Meat and Greens.

Jim White joins Shannon Wynne (L) and Chef Suki Otsuki at Mudhen Meat and Greens.

Restaurateur Shannon Wynne has opened a new place serving food that’s good for you, and it also tastes good.  But don’t worry if healthy indredients aren’t a big deal to you.  On today’s episode of “Wining and Dining with Jim White”, we’ll introduce you to the serial entrepreneur and his accomplished young chef Suki Otsuki at Mudhen Meat and Greens in the Dallas Farmers Market.  Shannon, his partners Keith Schlabs and Larry Richardson, and Chef Suki are helping the venerable Farmers Market become a foodie destination.  We’ll get all the background behind the menu, and find out just what a “mudhen” is.  And, If you’ve been a fan of Shannon’s through the years (like we have), you’ll get a kick out of hearing how he came to name his most famous concept “8-0” (instead of “The 80’s”).  Relive those thrilling daze of yesteryear and find out where both our guests like to dine out  on “Episode 8” of the podcast devoted to introducing you to the greatest chefs, winemakers, and restaurateurs in the world.  Never miss a program when you subscribe to “Wining and Dining with Jim White” at iTunes.  We should point out that no water fowl were harmed in the making of this program (or at Mudhen Meat and Greens).

If anybody asks you what you’re making for dinner.  Tell ’em reservations!

 

 

 

Easter Brunch Ideas from “Jim White’s Wining and Dining Update” March 22, 2016

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Easter is one of the family dining highlights of the year.

5379Stephan Pyles features brunch from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.  Price is $50 per person.  Make reservations by calling 214-580-7000  For more information http://www.stephanpyles.com

Morton’s the Steakhouse in Dallas is offering a memorable menu of steak and lobster for $55 per person.  For details call (214) 741-2277

III Forks has a special 4-course menu available for lunch and dinner, $48 for adults.  For details call (972) 267-1776 and get more information at their website  3forks.com

Silver Fox Steakhouse locations in Grapevine, Fort Worth, Frisco and Richardson are offering an “Easter Feast”. $47.95 for adults, offering three courses (with choices) plus dessert from noon until 5 p.m.  The regular menu is also available.

Tim Love is featuring Easter Brunch at his Woodshed Smokehouse for $25.  It’s first come, first served, but if you have a group of 9 or more call 817-877-4545 for a reservation.   The buffet starts at 8 a.m.

Queenie’s Steakhouse has brunch from 10 to 3 for $35.    Call 940-442-6834.

Bistecca in Highland Village has a tasty four course menu for $37.50.  Call 972-318-0515 or email stacey@bisteccasteakhouse.com.  www.bisteccasteakhouse.com

Eddie V’s is serving brunch from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. in both Dallas and Fort Worth locations for $49 per person, adult.  Connect to the restaurant of your choice here and make a reservation.

All the Dallas-Fort Worth Omni Hotels are offering specials for Easter:

OMNI DALLAS HOTEL AT PARK WEST

  • Served from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • $50 for adults, $42 for seniors and $28 for children ages 5-11, complimentary for children 4 and under.
  • Space is limited. Reserve your spot today by calling (215) 442-2125

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OMNI MANDALAY HOTEL AT LAS COLINAS

  • Served from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • $60 for adults, $50 for seniors and $20 for children ages 6-12, complimentary for children 5 and under.
  • Space is limited. Reserve your spot today by calling (972) 869-5550

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OMNI DALLAS HOTEL

  • Served from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • $65 for adults and $19 for children.
  • Space is limited. Reserve your spot today by calling (214) 652-4810

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OMNI FORT WORTH HOTEL

  • Served from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • $56 for adults and $28 for children ages 5-12. Complimentary for children under 5.
  • Space is limited. Reserve your spot today by calling (817) 350-4106.

And, one of our favorite “best kept secrets” –  Bugatti Ristorante in the Shops at Bluffview offers an Italian style three course lunch for $30.  For Reservations phone 214-350-2470.

And, of course, we always recommend making reservations at OpenTable.com.

#7 Tre Wilcox “Tre Cooking Concepts” Wining and Dining with Jim White” Podcast March 21, 2016

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Tre brings the “ChefTainment”

 

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Tre Wilcox, Vicki Briley-White and Jim White

This week on the podcast, we bring you a chef who is driven with a new focus.  From Abacus to “Top Chef” and other TV appearances, Tre Wilcox has become a fan favorite.  And, he’s busy.  In addition to partnering on a new restaurant, Julia Pearl Southern Cuisine, Tre has opened his dream operation, Tre Cooking Concepts.  Fancy cooking with the chef for a night?  Maybe hosting a glam dinner party with Tre providing the “ChefTainment”?  Or, have you ever longed to run your own restaurant? (For a night; believe me, you’ll get over it).  Those are just some of the ways Tre envisions his new establishment serving your wining and dining needs.

Hear all of our episodes of “Wining and Dining with Jim White” by going to the iTunes Store.  Give us a rating if you please.  We’d also love to hear from you if there’s  a favorite chef or winemaker you’d like for us to feature on the show.

And, if anybody asks you what you’re making for dinner, tell them reservations!

#6 Stephan Pyles “Wining and Dining with Jim White” Podcast March 14, 2016

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New Flora Street Cafe coming soon!

 

Jim White with Stephan Pyles

Chef Stephan Pyles on “Wining and Dining with Jim White”

The legendary chef and co-founder of the Southwestern Cuisine movement shows no signs of slowing down.  Stephan Pyles is still the ultimate culinary impresario as he prepares to open his new Flora Street Cafe in Hall Arts in the beautiful Dallas Arts District.  Join our conversation as Stephan describes the intimate decor of his new restaurant, waxes nostalgic (for just a minute) about the heady rock star days of the 80’s when he and the “Gang of Five” blazed a new culinary trail that eventually stretched around the world; and he even shares a little dirt from the Star Canyon parade of see and been seen.   And, as if opening a grand, new restaurant weren’t enough to keep Stephan busy, he also talks about about another new project he has up his sleeve.

“Wining and Dining with Jim White” is the podcast devoted to introducing you to the top chefs and winemakers in the word.  Listen to previous episodes of “Wining and Dining with Jim White” at the iTunes store.  We’d appreciate some feedback from  you with a rating or a comment.

If anybody asks you what you’re making for dinner, tell them reservations!

#5 Tatiana Nessier-Catena Zapata “Wining and Dining with Jim White” Podcast March 7, 2016

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Share a toast from Mendoza

 

UnknownMeet Tatiana Nessier, international sommelier, brand ambassador for Argentina’s legendary Catena Family wines, and gourmet cook.  Tatiana guides us through a flight of Alamos Wines from Mendoza–produced from grapes grown at the world’s highest elevation vineyards in the Andes.  If you love Malbec, you’ve come to the right place.  If you’re a fan of Sauvignon Blanc, you’ll especially want to try Alamos Torrontés a terrific match with foods like empanadas salteña from Northern Argentina’s remote and breathtaking Salta region where Tatiana is from.  Get your tastebuds ready, and cheers!

“Wining and Dining with Jim White” is the podcast devoted to introducing you to great chefs and winemakers.  Get the latest episode each week by subscribing at the iTunes Store, and we’d appreciate it if you’d take just a minute to rate the episodes you listen to.  Thanks.

Remember, if anybody asks you what you’re making for dinner, tell ’em reservations!

 

 

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