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Dakota’s Wine Dinner Delighted A Capacity Crowd

DSC00083by Steven Doyle

It is always a welcome sight to see your chef strapping and in charge, as we did last Friday at Dakota’s wine dinner. Although Dakota’s shies away from the street level madness, Executive Chef Pete Harrison is epic in his kitchen. Nightly Harrison is driving out bodacious haunches of beef and seafood to the smiling and eager tony downtown crowd in the oasis residing just below the surface of Akard  in downtown Dallas.

The evening was beautifully paired with some very special wines that are readily available to the public at most any outlet, making this extremely interesting as Chef Harrison set the pace with offerings a bit removed from is usual bone-in rib eyes, lobster tails and seared foie gras. This day Harrison strayed a bit on the wild side with elk and game birds.     Continue reading

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Orin Swift Dinner At Culpepper’s To Feature Seven Chefs

chadbowdenby Steven Doyle

Winemaker Dave Phinney will be on hand for a special dinner at Culpepper in Rockwall January 31, 2013 starting at 7pm. The owner of Orin Swift Cellars has an interesting and storied history and will share his adventures in wine with the crowd. The Culpepper wine dinners always sell out quickly and for very good reason. The winemakers are always top shelf, and Executive Chef Chad Bowden consistently plans for the special occasions. Continue reading

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