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Courtney Luscher and Lisa Moore, Les Dames d’Escoffier “Wining and Dining with Jim White- 02-15-18 February 15, 2018

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There is nothin’ like les Dames!

Lisa Moore and Courtney Luscher

Lisa Moore and Courtney Luscher

Thanks to Rogers and Hammerstein for the inspiration, and to the Dallas Chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier for bringing us their annual delicious food and wine party.  You’re invited, March 4th at Sixty Five Hundred in Dallas.  In fact, it’s a “Super Dame Good Party!”, and it’s a fundraiser for a great cause.  Event chairs Courtney Luscher and Lisa Moore join us on this week’s episode of “Wining and Dining with Jim White” on VOKALnow.com to tell you all about it, who’s cooking, who’s pouring wine, and how to get tickets!  This is the podcast devoted to introducing you to the women and men who create the eats and drinks you love.  You can catch all of our episodes on VOKAL and on iTunes.  Remember.  If anybody asks you what you’re making for dinner…tell ’em reservations!

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.


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Tasty seminars benefit food and wine groups at Savor Dallas

Talk about a great way to make the food, wine and fun taste a little bit better during the Savor Dallas weekend (March 30-31) .  This year, all the tasting seminars at the 8th annual festival will benefit area non-profits that devote their time and attention to educating us and those who serve their cause about the joys and benefits of food and wine.  Here’s the rundown for Saturday March 31st at Savor Dallas:

“Wine, Women and Lunch”

at the Milestone Culinary Arts Center in Dallas-11:30 to 1:30 p.m.
Benefiting Les Dames D’Escoffier, Dallas Chapter
Enjoy lunch, great wines, and cooking demonstrations.

“The Art of Pairing Wine with Cheese”

at the Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek–2 to 3 p.m.
Benefiting American Institute of Wine and Food, DFW Chapter
Mansion beverage director Michael Flynn pairs top wines with a selection of great cheeses from Scardello’s

“Savor Dallas Wine Panel”

at the Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas–3:30 to 4:40 p.m.
Benefiting the Texas Sommeliers Association Education Fund
Two of the world’s leading wine experts–James Tidwell and Drew Hendricks, both Master Sommeliers lead a delightful tasting and panel headlined by top winemakers attending Savor Dallas

Get details on all these great events here.   We’ve tried to time them, so that you could attend all three.

That’s just a taste of what’s happening during the Savor Dallas weekend. 

Enjoy a great new event on Friday night March 30th:

“Sips and Sounds” at the Kessler Theater in Oak Cliff

It promises to be a fantastic evening of gourmet entertainment from 8 til midnight (right after the Arts District Wine Stroll). Great sips include Stella Artois and Martinis from Ultimat Vodka (more to be announced).  We’re lining up some great bites, too, from Bishop Arts chefs and artisans, and Artizone.com will be on hand with some of its great suppliers for you to sample.    You’ll also get to try the world’s greatest vinaigrette from Garlic Expressions.  (Mom would like that we’re serving a side salad!).  And, talk about great sounds!  Recording artist Carrie Rodriguez from Austin is in concert beginning at 9:30. 

Savor Dallas welcomes Kroger as Presenting Sponsor for 2012!  Soon, you’ll be hearing about numerous complimentary in-store wine and beer tastings featuring many of the “Great Brands of Savor Dallas” at Kroger locations throughout North Texas.  Kroger will be bringing Nolan Ryan Beef, Murray’s Cheeses, and Boar’s Head deli meats to the International Grand Tasting for some delicious sampling.

FIJI Water returns as the official Savor Dallas water in 2012!  Clear, cool, delicious FIJI will be featured at all Savor Dallas events throughout the weekend.  It’s refreshing, and a great palate cleanser!

Get tickets for all events at www.SavorDallasTickets.com.  Find more information about all events at www.SavorDallas.com, or call 888-728-6747.

Big fun.  Big flavor.  Bring your friends to Savor Dallas It’s the most delicious food and wine festival in Texas.

Wining and Dining with Jim White March 2, 2011

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Want a steak?  The new Morton’s is open in Uptown.  Glorious new digs for the venerable institution.  2222 McKinney Avenue.  214-741-2277.

How about all you can eat?  It’s time for “Dames in the City” the annual “Raiser Grazer” put on by the Dallas Chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier.  They throw a great food and wine party.  Natch, since these women are all food, wine, and hospitality professionals.  It’s Sunday night at City Place, 4101 N. Haskell.  Get tickets here.  And, read what Nancy Nichols from D Magazine has to say about it here.  (Nancy, thanks for the Savor Dallas plug in the article, too!)

Maybe a nice Guinness and some corned beef?  Of course, St. Patty’s day is coming March 17, and everyone’s Irish then, but if you just can’t wait for the “wearin o’ the green”, the 29th Annual North Texas Irish Festival is in full swing Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Fair Park.  Visit their website for all the information.

“Jamie O’White” signing off, with a reminder:  Kiss me!  I’m Irish!

Wining and Dining with Jim White February 17, 2011

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There is nothing like a Dame!

Susan Auler, Fall Creek Winery

Rodgers and Hammerstein said it in song, and the Dallas Chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier says it with great food and wine!  Their 22nd “Raiser Grazer” is coming up Sunday March 6th from 5 until 8 p.m., at Cityplace Conference Center in Dallas, 2711 North Haskell.

This year’s Grazer, “Dames in the City”, is a Who’s Who of women who have redefined a new era in wine and culinary arts. The evening will feature luminaries of the wine industry and 20 well-known women chefs and culinary professionals offering samplings of food. In addition to the cork pull, a silent auction of culinary classes, private dinners, fine wines and more will be held. Guests will also enjoy specialty cocktail bars and ‘street performers’ at the event.  The group has raised more than $1 million for deserving women. Funds raised will benefit the Dallas Chapter’s established scholarship programs and endowments at five colleges and universities in Texas for women in the food, wine and hospitality industries.  Tickets to the Les Dames Raiser Grazer are available online for $50 prior to the event, and $60 at the door. The website address is www.LDEDallas.org.

And speaking of “Who’s Who”.  Read on to see all the great participants.  Thanks, ladies!


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