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STONELEIGH HOTEL-CESAR GALLEGOS March 17, 2012

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Great Chefs of Savor Dallas–Cesar Gallegos, Stoneleigh Hotel, Bolla

Have iPhone will travel!  This time we visit the kitchen of a talented young chef who moved here from San Antonio, first to help David Bull open Bolla, and then, after a stint back home, returned as executive chef of the venerable Dallas institution, The Stoneleigh Hotel.  He loves to cook and is expressive with his recipes.  He sees the restaurant moving into more Latin inspired dishes in the coming months.  See two of Chef Cesar’s favorite dinner menu items in this edition of our on-going webisode saluting chefs who’ll be joining us at Savor Dallas.  Enjoy!

Savor the Flavor with Jim White, “The Wining and Dining Guy” May 24, 2010

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Grilling season is in full swing!

All thoughts turn to grilling with the approach of the Memorial Day weekend.  When asked, “Which barbecue/grilling book do you like best?”, I always recommend any volume from Steven Raichlen.  Called America’s “master griller” by Esquire Magazine, he is the author of numerous bestsellers including The Barbecue Bible, How to Grill, Beer-Can Chicken, and BBQ USA (a dog eared and sauce covered tome I consult to check temperatures, techniques and noteworthy recipes from all across America).  His television show “Primal Grill” is entering its third season with the official start of barbecue season (it’s here!)  His latest book is called Planet Barbecue (he’s covered the USA, now it’s time to tackle the globe!).  Check out his website for grilling tips, recipes, his blog, and to find out about “Barbecue U”.  This guy has made an entire industry out of barbecue and he’s the best!  Enjoy.

I’d be thrilled to toss some of the divine Copper River Salmon from Alaska on my grill.  It’s only in the stores for about a month-now through about mid to late June.  And boy, are they proud of it!  The best price I have seen so far is about $33 a pound.  As much as I crave the heavenly treat-especially paired with a fabulous Pinot Noir from Carneros, discretion is the better part of valor these days on extravagant food costs.  I may have to wait a week or two and see if the price drops to a more manageable level.  Look for it in better stores, and by all means, let me know if you find a better price.  Have tongs will travel!

It’s barely been hot and already I am dreading summer!  Cool, light summer fare helps relieve the stress.  David Bull has a new summer menu at Bolla in the Stoneleigh Hotel.  Menu items include Crispy Chicken Cobb Salad, Seven Grain Club Sandwich, Penne Pasta Primavera, and Chicken BLT Sliders.  Cool.  Reservations: 214-871-7111.  2927 Maple Avenue, Dallas, TX 75201.

“Wining and dining news you can use” from Jim White April 26, 2010

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“M” is for the many things she gave us.  “O” means she’s the only one for me. “M” is for the million ways we love her.

Put them all together and it spells BRUNCH TIME for dear Mom on Sunday May 9th, and believe me, you’d better place your reservations now! This may be the busiest dining event of the year.  Here are some suggestions:

Bolla Restaurant at the Stoneleigh Hotel, 11am – 2:30pm, featuring a three-course Prix Fix menu.  $36 for adults ($48 including Champagne or Mimosas) and $18 for children.  Reservations: 214-871-7111 or reservations@stoneleighhotel.com.  Here’s something special the Stoneleigh is offering, Treat Mom with a visit to The Stoneleigh Hotel & Spa for Mother’s Day

“Love, From Me” Package-2.5 hours – $225 (service fees apply)

  • Choice of an Urban Detox Facial or Cool Blue Facial
  • Love Me Ice Cream Pedicure with essential oil notes of mango, mandarin and apple blossom
  • Love Me Ice Cream Mango Manicure

Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck. Executive Chef Sara Johannes will be serving an Asian inspired prix fixe menu.  The menu will allow diners to select their choice from a selection of first flavors, entrees, and desserts.  11:30 until 3:30 for $49 per person.  300 Reunion Boulevard, 214.741.5560
www.wolfgangpuck.com.

Bistro Louise in Fort Worth has an extensive menu served from 10:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.  $45 per person, $16.95 children 5-11, under 5 free (plus tax, 20% gratuity and beverages).  Call 817-922-9244 for details.  See the menu and find out other special events at www.bistrolouise.com.

The Orion Ballroom in Oak Cliff.  Chef Doug Brown offers a spectacular sounding menu for $24.95 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.  Call 214 942-1661 for Reservations.  Or visit, www.theorionballroom.com.  You can also email Brunch@theorionballroom.com.  I thought the menu seemed particularly appetizing.  So, I thought you might like to take a look:

Orion Brunch Menu

Fresh Fruit Salad
Honeydew, Cantaloupe, Pineapple, Strawberries, Red Grapes

Assorted Breakfast Breads and Pastries
Croissants, Danish, Mini Muffins, Mini Bagels
Whipped Cream Cheese, Butter and Jam

Southwest Romaine Heart Martini Salads
Black Beans, Roasted Corn, Tortilla Chip Croutons
Cream Caesar Dressing, Jalapeno Jack Cheese

Chinese Chicken Salad Boxes
Shredded Lettuce, Peanuts, Wonton Chips, Chop Sticks

Fresh Asparagus
Red Onions, Mandarin Oranges and Citrus Vinaigrette

Smoked Salmon Display
Whipped Cream Cheese, Red Onions, Chives, Chopped Eggs, Capers

Wild Rice Salad
Pecans, Cranberries, Roasted Corn

Gemelli Pasta Salad
=Sundried Tomatoes, Olive Oil, Balsamic and Spinach

Carving Station
Inside Round of Beef
Horseradish Cream, Whole Grain Mustard, Black Pepper Mayonnaise

Breakfast Omelet Station
Omelets Made to Order
Bell Peppers, Onions, Button Mushroom, Cheddar Cheese, Jack Cheese, Bacon, Sausage, Grilled Chicken, Ham, Tomatoes

Apple Smoked Bacon and Sausage Links

Buttermilk Waffles with Vanilla Bean Maple Syrup

Classic Eggs Benedict with Hollandaise Sauce

Fresh Bakes Biscuits with Country Gravy

Pasta Station
Penne Pasta Tossed with Marinara Sauce
Parmesan Cheese, Broccoli, Italian Sausage

Cheese Tortellini
Shrimp Cream Sauce, Spinach, Tomatoes, Basil

Entrees

Herb-Buttermilk Fried Chicken with Maple Syrup Jus
Mango Mustard Glazed Pork Loin with Braised Cabbage, Cinnamon and Raisins

Assorted Cakes, Pies and Puddings

Chocolate Mousse Cake

Italian Cream Cake

Strawberry Cheesecake

Chocolate Pecan Pie

Carrot Cake

Apple-Date Pie

Blueberry Pie

Warm Croissant Bread Pudding

Warm Lemon Soufflé Pudding

24.95 for Adults
14.95 for Children under 12
11am until 2pm

Call 214 942-1661 for Reservations

Stay tuned for more!

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