Chef Tre Wilcox invites you to enjoy an intimate culinary experience straight from his personal kitchen. The former Executive Chef and two-time alum of Bravo TV’s Top Chef, located in the downtown Dallas area, will be combining his passion for teaching with local celebrity chefs. The demo-cooking classes are for those interested in mastering all of the great techniques taught by some of the best local chefs in Dallas. There is no other Saturday lunch that can compare to this fabulous 4-course meal, prepared & served to you one on one.
Each class is from 12-3 pm on select Saturday dates. Chef Tre Wilcox and one guest chef will each prepare 2 courses to make a spectacular meal prepared for you right at the kitchen counter. It’s a great way to ask all of the questions you’ve wanted to know regarding how chefs interpret, create and execute foods that they are known for. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
Each week we beg the question, “What’s Eating Your Phone”? This is where we all can join in on the foodie fun by sending in your latest dining photo that has you all jazzed. These are not necessarily limited to dining out, it can be from that last dinner party. And don’t think we discriminate against libations. Send in your favorite cocktail photo, too.
To be included in a future edition of What’s Eating Your Phone, send those photos to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. A brief description and location would be super helpful. Here are this week’s selections: Continue reading
by Andrew Chalk
What a bargain. A wine that scored 90 points out of 100 in the prestigious Wine Advocate (placing it in the top 5% of wines tasted) for $19.98 is rare enough indeed, but the Lakewood wine store with the wacko name, The Wine Therapist, is discounting it to $12.99 for a limited time.
2010 Mr. Riggs ‘The Gaffer’ Shiraz, McLaren Vale, Australia
The special price is the one that they offered at a store tasting two Saturdays back. They sold out. The reason for the resumption of the tasting price is that they just managed to secure new supplies from the distributor. Continue reading
Apheleia Restaurant Group and Jet Tila, chef-partner of Pakpao, are excited to announce the opening of a second location of Pakpao in Preston Hollow, a neighborhood in north Dallas.
The restaurant, which will seat about 80 patrons, will be located in Preston Hollow Village, a 42-acre mixed-use development planned for the northwest corner of Walnut Hill & 75. The project will include over 100,000 square feet of retail & restaurants, 60,000 square feet of office space, 100 town homes, and 1,100 multi-family residences. A Trader Joe’s, Blue Sushi Restaurant + Bar, and Modmarket are a few of the planned retail and restaurant spaces in Phase I, along with Pakpao.
The Preston Hollow Pakpao will have a similar design to the original location in the Dallas Design District, with the restaurant’s bright colors and modern Thai influences, but with a larger bar area. The menu will be largely the same as the Design District Pakpao’s, but with a few small differences, says Tila. Continue reading
Rain McDermott, Founder and President of Dallas Caramel Company
by Andrew Chalk
This year is the 5th anniversary of The Dallas Chocolate Festival and it is bigger and better than ever. There will be over 30 craft chocolate makers at the event September 13th at the Addison Conference centre. Attendees can walk around sampling the products of chocolate makers and chocolatiers and take instructive classes throughout the day. Confirmed exhibitors include Barry Callebaut USA; Amano Artisan Chocolate; Valrhona; Tejas Chocolate; Taza Chocolate; Pacari Chocolate; Chocolates El Rey; Potomac Chocolate; Cacao Atlanta Chocolate Company; Sublime Chocolate; Chocolate Secrets; Wiseman House Chocolates; CocoAndré Chocolatier; Dr. Sue’s Chocolate; Nib Chocolates; Toffee Treats; Bark Chocolate; Dude, Sweet Chocolate; Goodies Texas; Kate Weiser Chocolate; Haute Sweets Patisserie; Dallas Caramel Company; Steel City Pops; Tarrant County College; Elegantly Chocolate; Spoon Bar and Kitchen/Knife; The Mansion; JK Chocolate, Kiskadee Chocolate; Srsly Chocolate and ChocoSutra. If you are serious about chocolate, the local producers in the list above are a who’s who of the best.
There is a special room rate at the within-walking-distance Intercontinental Hotel, Dallas for out of town visitors. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
Rumors have been flying around town with news on where Dee Lincoln will plant her next restaurant, which seemingly could be everywhere. Today we get firm information which puts her latest in the Shops of Highland Park in the recently closed La Duni location. This is the same shopping center where TJ’s Seafood Market and Carbones are located, and directly across the street from Al Biernat. Read on for the juicy details. Notice that she has dropped the burger part of the name and is focusing in on what made her most famous – steaks.
Dee Lincoln, creator-founder of Dee Lincoln Steak Bar – a casual steakhouse with prime cuts and gourmet burgers – has secured a location at The Shops of Highland Park in Dallas for this growing concept. Located at 4264 Oak Lawn Avenue, the expected opening date is first quarter of 2015. Continue reading
by Andrew Chalk
1999 Artéis Champagne Brut ($50)
It is not often that one sees a Champagne this old and not for this price. But this newly introduced brand is the real thing. It introduces a new name into the Champagne market, Artéis and Co. which began distributing in the U.S. last fall. They now have four wines, this being the oldest.
This wine has a moderate yeastiness, long-lived bubbles and a vibrant acidity making it suitable for a wide range of food. The hardest thing may be getting it due to its small production. Currently Crave readers on one of their regular trips to a list that includes Colette in Paris, The Chateau Marmont in West Hollywood and Le Baron in New York as well as gastronomic destinations including Daniel in New York, Fig, FarmShop and Nikita in Los Angeles as well as Saison and La Folie in San Francisco.
Whoever is taking over from the inimitable Michael Flynn at the Mansion should give the U.S. importer a call and get some of this. Continue reading