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News You Can Use About Wining and Dining

Tre Wilcox has opened his new Marquee Grill and Bar in Highland Park Village next to the Village Theatre. It’s touted as “a neighborhood walk-in restaurant…[taking] very limited reservations for special occasions and larger parties.” See what the great young chef (formerly Abacus), turned celebrity thanks to Bravo’s “Top Chef” series, is up to.

NOSH chefs Avner Samuel and Jon Stevens are offering a cooking class at the Oak Lawn restaurant on Saturday May 21st, from 10 a.m. till 1 p.m. $95 includes four-course lunch with wine pairings. Call 214-528-9400 for reservations. Limited seating.

If you love kids and love drinking Champagne, look no further than the PJ for PJ’s benefit May 18th at Hotel ZaZa in Dallas. Perrier Jouet Champagne joins with ZaZa to get people to bring a new pair of children’s pajamas and a $30 donation to help the outstanding work of the Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center. That small donation and the PJ’s get you some outstanding Champagne and appetizers. PJ for PJ’s is a nice touch. Thanks to Wendy Moss at Republic National Distributers for her tireless efforts on behalf of this fundraiser.

Domaine Serene Wine Dinner at the Mansion

Join the Mansion Restaurant and Wine and Beverage Director Michael Flynn for a special dinner featuring Domaine Serene wines. Produced in Willamette Valley, Oregon, Domaine Serene wines are designed to ensure complex, concentrated and elegant Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Syrah year after year. The dinner includes a reception and five-course menu created by Executive Chef Bruno Davaillon with wine pairings. View the full menu here.  The dinner is Thursday May 5th.  Call 214.443.4747 for reservations.  $175 per person, inclusive of tax and gratuity

May’s Friday Night Flight at Nana Bar

Nana’s popular Friday Night Flight, a delicious trio of food and wine samplings for only $20 (excluding tax and gratuity), returns on May 6 from 6pm – 8pm.  This month’s flight features three Texan artisanal wines from the Kiepersol Estates paired with three small plates created by Nana Executive Chef Anthony Bombaci.  The Kiepersol Estates are made up of 60 acres of vineyards in Tyler, Texas that produce red and white wines that capture Old World style alongside Texas pride.  Hand-planted in 1998/99, the vineyards are the passion of the de Wet family.  Reservations are highly recommended by calling 214.761.7470 or visit www.nanarestaurant.com for complete details.  Friday Night Flights are the first Friday of every month.

There are a plethora of great wine events coming up in May around the country. Here’s a fairly extensive list we are re-printing for you courtesy of “The Daily Sip by Bottlenotes”.   Cheers!


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.


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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