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EASTER BRUNCH DINING IN DALLAS April 20, 2011

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Bites and Bytes to Go

A dash of that, a dish of this.  Easter is on the way and so are some other good wine and food events.  Here’s what we know today.

Enjoy Easter dining at:

Dish has a fabulous three-course Easter brunch for $25 per person.  Add $10 for bottomless Mimosas, and $5 Bloody Mary’s.

Nick and Sam’s has a fabulous sounding brunch for $65 per person, or $25 for kids 12 and under.  They’ll also be featuring lots of fun activities for the kids including cotton candy, face painting and pictures with the Easter Bunny.

The new Watel’s Bistro in East Dallas is offering its full menu plus egg dishes.   Three courses for $29 and four courses for $34.  It’s great having the old York Street space re-visioned as Watel’s.  You’ll find them at 6047 Lewis Street at Skillman.  Reservations are required at 214 720 0323,or by email: mail@watels.com.

Previous Easter brunch recommendations and listings can be found at this prior “Wining and Dining with Jim White” posting, or this one.

Chef Bruno Davaillon writes to tell us about his special event to salute Earth Day this Friday at the beautiful Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek.  Quoth the chef:  “In honor of Earth Day, this Friday we’ll be serving a one-of-a-kind five-course tasting menu highlighting local and sustainable ingredients served by candlelight on the Mansion Restaurant Terrace. I’m excited about this menu, and I hope you’ll join us for this one-night-only event. And it’s not just about the food, sommelier Michael Flynn has picked out some great, organic wines to pair with the menu.”

Earth Day Tasting Menu

Smoked Sturgeon, Local Beet, Horseradish, Salmon Roe and Texas Grapefruit

Chicken Liver Flan, Creamy Morels, Ramps, Green Pea and Quail Egg

Lobster, Caramelized Turnips, Radish, Cilantro and Sweet-and-Sour Jus

Grass-fed Rib-eye, Sage Gnocchi, Texas Kale and Bordelaise Sauce

Old-fashioned Rice Pudding, Passion Fruit and Caramel Foam

Hope to see you soon. Salut!

Chef Bruno, Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek, 2821 Turtle Creek Boulevard, Dallas, TX 75219, 214.443.474.

Ceferino Zambrano at Zambrano’s Wine Cellar alerts us to a special tasting he doing on Tuesday April 26th called “Northern California Stars Wine Tasting” featuring some of his favorites at his cool wine bar in downtown Fort Worth.  On tap for tasting:

2008 Barnett Family, Savoy Vineyard, Chardonnay

2006 Marimar Estate, Russian River, Pinot Noir

2007 Ridge, Lytton Springs, Dry Creek Valley, Zinfandel

2007 Rombauer, Napa Valley, Cabernet

Paired with cheeses, only $25 *plus tax & tip

Make your reservation today! Seating is limited!

Oh, and Friday April 29th, Pappas Bros. Steakhouse in Dallas is featuring a Dunn Vineyards Wine Dinner, featuring winery principals Randy Dunn and Kristina Dunn Buchanan.  Get details and reservations for the dinner here.

Wining and Dining with Jim White February 11, 2011

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More Valentine’s Day Treats

As fast as my fingers will fly (I was busy getting you flowers, see? XOXOXOXO).

Here are some restaurants to consider with Valentine’s dining specials.  In no particular order…..

Ristorante Nicola and Nicola’s Ristorante Italiano are offering special Valentine’s dinners.  Mama Mia!  That’s amore!

Trece–214-780-1900

Villa-O, 214-780-1880

Rafain offers a couples special $90 for all 16 cuts of meat, salads, special desserts, and a glass of wine.  Call 972-733-1110

Pappas Bros. Steakhouse with a special $59.95 per person Valentine’s menu through Valentine’s. And a rose on Valentine’s Day. Call 214-366-2000

Nana in the Hilton anatole, has a special four-course menu for $99 per person that includes a glass of Moet & Chandon Rose Imperial Champagne. Early seating begins at 5:30 and hotel special rates. Call 214-761-7470.

The new digs opening February 24th

Say goodbye to Morton’s Dallas downtown. Valentine’s weekend is it for the iconic steakhouse. They will be closing their doors afterthe last Valentine’s Day diner is served, and opening their brand new Uptown location on February 24th, at 2222 McKinney (this is where Grotto was for about 20 minutes–across from the Ritz-Carlton). Phone 214-741-2277 for Valentine’s res. The number will stay the same.

Oh, speaking of the Grotto (the original and real Grotto), Morris Salerno’s popular spot in Highland Village has a special Valentine’s menu with music. Call 972-318-0515.

Remember, tickets to Savor Dallas will increase your love quotient exponentially.  Extend the romance and join the fun March 18th and 19th.  It’s something you both will enjoy.

Scroll down for previous Valentine’s suggestions posted a couple of days ago.  And, for some great Valentine’s wine suggestions, and the secret to pairing chocolate with wine, read on!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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