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Kent Rathbun “Wining and Dining with Jim White” September 21, 2017

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Indomitable human spirit

Kent Rathbun and Jim White

Jim White joins Kent Rathbun in his kitchen at home.

Celebrity chef Kent Rathbun is our guest this week on “Wining and Dining with Jim White”.  Join us on VOKAL for the latest episode of the podcast devoted to the people who create the eats and drinks you love.  No doubt you’ve heard the old saying “I cried because I had no shoes, until I met a man who had no feet”.  The message inspires wonderful lessons like humility, gratitude, and acceptance.  It comes to mind as I consider the rough patch Kent Rathbun and his family have been through over the last year.  Consider these predicaments:  Your association with the restaurant and the business that brought you fame and fortune is finished;  torn asunder and still in litigation-even the use of your own name and likeness under challenge.  Then, within a short time, you suffer a near fatal accident on a family vacation, a lengthy hospital stay, and months of physical therapy (ongoing).  These are things that might knock a man down and make him not want to get back up.  Ah, but not Kent Rathbun.  Find out what he’s doing to write the next chapter in his life on today’s podcast, which could be subtitled:  “Angels can fly because they take themselves so lightly”.   Catch all of our podcasts on iTunes and on Vokalnow.com.  And, remember:  If anybody asks you what you’re making for dinner…tell ’em reservations!

Great wine and food events in Texas coming up April 12, 2016

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Get ready to sample and savor

redWineWhether you say “sante” or “cheers”; “Bon appetit” or “enjoy the food”, food and wine celebrations abound in Texas this weekend and next.

How about a road trip to enjoy the Galveston Island Food and Wine Festival kicking off Thursday?  Chef Robert Irvine from The Food Network headlines.

If you love chocolate, head to Grapevine Friday and Saturday for Chocolate Fest featuring “An Evening of Chocolate and Wine” and “A day of Chocolate and Art” at the Grapevine Convention Center.

Then, make plans next weekend to attend the Austin Food and Wine Festival.  Local headliners include Chefs Omar Flores from Casa Rubia, Julian Barsotti from Nonna, and Kent Rathbun from Abacus.

Cheers!

If anybody asks you what you’re making for dinner….tell ‘em reservations.

 

Wining and Dining with Jim White March 25, 2011

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You Gotta Have Heart

And thanks to a venerable and wonderful wine and food event, Côtes du Coeur, lots of folks have a much healthier heart.  The 20th Anniversary Celebration of the gala event benefiting the Dallas Chapter of the American Heart Association returns April 9th to the Hilton Anatole.  This event features a stellar lineup of chefs, a fabulous array of wines to pair with the chef treats, and an amazing live and silent auction with outstanding trips, wines, and much more.  The proceeds from the event (totaling in the millions through the years) all stay here and help the great work of the Heart Association.  Join chefs Richard Chamberlain, Dean Fearing, Kent Rathbun, Jim Severson, Bruno Davillon, Blythe Beck and many more for this incredible event.  Get more details about the event on Facebook.

Savor the Flavor with Jim White, “The Wining and Dining Guy” August 29, 2010

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Scattershooting while wondering what happened to my dining notes

(with a tip of the hat to the great Blackie Sherrod)

Save the Date September 16th.  Or, we could say “SAVOR” the date for our next “Dinner Club with Jim White” special event coming up Thursday September 16th.  As they say in radio, “stay tuned for more details” coming soon!

KRLD Restaurant Week is continuing through September 5th for many of the great participating restaurants.  See the participating restaurants at krld.com.  Help us hit the mark of 100,000 meals served this year to raise $700,000 to benefit the North Texas Food Bank and the Lena Pope Home.

People have asked us the date of Savor Dallas 2011.  Glad to report it will be March 18th and 19th.  Once again, we’ll be celebrating wine, food, spirits and the arts.  We will be returning to the beautiful Dallas Arts District, and the spectacular “International Grand Tasting” will once again be staged in the Sheraton Dallas Hotel.  There are some big surprises planned for our 7th Annual event.  Tickets go on sale October 1st.  See highlights and video from Texas’ largest premium wine and food festival at www.SavorDallas.com.

Best meal deal in town right now is probably the resurrected “Green Room” in Deep Ellum.  How could you beat “Feed Me” from Executive Chef Joel Harloff and BYOB?  Their liquor license is not in place yet, so for the time being, you can bring in wines you like and enjoy the cool scene, the cuisine, and a real value on your wine pairing.  Is this a great country or what?

Taste of the NFL

North Texas Dinner Series

The Taste of the NFL has an appetizing game plan for North Texas and it kicks off long before the Super Bowl ever pulls into town. With the big game coming to Dallas, North Texas chefs have teamed up to create the Taste of the NFL Dinner Series. This series of dinners will coincide with the beginning of the 2010 NFL season and run through mid-November. Proceeds from these dinners benefit the North Texas Food Bank and the Tarrant Area Food Bank.  Read on for the complete schedule.

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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

Wining and Dining “news you can use” from Jim White May 1, 2010

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Here’s a great cause to help!

The Childrens’s Advocacy Center in Dallas is a great program we have supported for several years.  Mario’s Mexican Cuisine is helping the work of this organization by offering Mario’s Mondays in May.  Dine at any Mario’s restaurant on a Monday in May and fifty per cent of the proceeds will benefit the victims of child abuse who receive hope and healing through the vital programs provided by the Children’s Advocacy Center.  Visit their website for more details.

PRINT THIS CERTIFICATE AND TAKE IT TO MARIO’S TO INSURE THE DONATION.

Join TACA and the Mansion for Party on the Green

Culinary Showstopper. TACA, an organization that passionately supports the performing arts in North Texas, is hosting a culinary bash at Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek.

TACA Lexus Party on the Green showcases the culinary talents of celebrity guest chefs from around the world who dish up their signature cuisine at stations throughout the Mansion. A silent auction, wine cork pull and vibrant musical entertainment add to the evening’s festivities.

Where:    Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek
2821 Turtle Creek Boulevard
When:    Friday, May 21, at 7 p.m.
How:    Purchase tickets online or call 214.520.3930 for more information.

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.

Driven to Win
Lean and Green. The 2010 Lexus HS 250h, the brand’s new hybrid model, is a sleek piece of state-of-the-art machinery, and it could be yours for $100. TACA is selling chance tickets to win the new car now until TACA Lexus Party on the Green on Friday, May 21. With useful new features and an environmentally friendly system, the car is proof that efficiency, luxury and innovation can come together to create a car of the future, today.

Mansion Managing Director Duncan Graham is taking the Lexus Hybrid for a test drive for the next two weeks, and you can read all about his experience on the Mansion Blog.

Where:    The winner will be drawn at TACA Lexus Party on the Green at Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek
When:    Friday, May 21
How:    Download a form to purchase tickets, or call 214.520.3930 for more information. Tickets are $100 each or six for $500.
Drawing limited to 1,000 chance tickets and all proceeds benefit TACA.

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