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Martini Fest Saturday, August 16 At Cool River

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We checked into the Martini Festival at Cool River last year, and it lived mightily up to its name. There were twenty brands with their various representatives mixing up martinis , both stirred and shaken. In addition, the crowd noshed on some pretty terrific appetizers. If that wasn’t enough, they raffled off plenty of nifty items to keep the crowd interested. If this sounds like something you might enjoy doing this Saturday night, then make your reservations now by calling the cats at Cool River, 972.871.8881.  The party begins this Saturday, August 16 at 7:30. See you there.


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Cool River Hosts Duckhorn For A Wonderful Evening Of Food, Wine And Bliss

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It may have been a bit since you checked out Cool River, the super cool steak house in Las Colinas with an upscale sports theme on the bar half of the building. However long it has been, you may have missed a golden opportunity to relive some excitement. This past weekend Cool River played host to Duckhorn Vineyard’s Ashley O’Leary who brought with her some pretty amazing wines for patrons to sample. To pair courses with the dinner executive chef Rodman Shields and Cool River’s wine director wine director Dave Fiegel collaborated to bring guests a heightened experience.

Duckhorn Vineyards has spent more than 30 years establishing itself as one of North America’s premier producers of Bordeaux varietal wines. From its modest inaugural vintage of 800 cases of Cabernet Sauvignon and 800 cases of Merlot in 1978, to its addition of Sauvignon Blanc in 1982, Duckhorn Vineyards has crafted a tradition of quality and excellence that continues today.

It was a truly amazing evening, and guests soon found that Cool River’s Shields is an amazing chef. Check out the dinner and pairings for the evening. Be sure to add yourself to the mailing list for future dinners.     Continue reading

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Duckhorn Wine Dinner April 5th at Cool River

Make plans to attend this beautiful Duckhorn Wine Dinner at Cool River that will be paired with selections chosen by wine director Dave Fiegel and a menu by Executive Chef Rodman Shields. Special guest for the evening will be Duckhorn’s Ashley O’Leary who will discuss the vineyard selections. Make your reservations for April 5, 2014 at 7pm by calling 972.871.8881.



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A Night Of Martinis and Madmen At Cool River

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After all the great Vodka I sampled Saturday Night I was surprised I could write this article. A packed house in the ever spacious Cool River in Las Colinas sampled so many great vodka brands. Chef Rodman Sheilds provided passed appetizers to offset the onslaught of the free pouring vodka. Stuffed mushrooms, ahi bruschetta with pineapple, crab cakes and the best stuffed jalapenos wrapped in bacon I have had in a long time, complemented the interesting cocktails that were being served .

There were lots of familiar brands being poured like absolute, ultimate , Tito’s , Grey Goose , Svdeka ( being manned by my good buddy Todd from Constellation) and there were a few new brands to try as well.    Continue reading

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MartiniFest This Saturday

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Cool River is having a martini party and they are inviting you. Here you can choose from 20 different vodkas from around the world and sip away. There will be plenty of mixologists and brand reps to tend to your needs, including the Aylesbury Duck Vodka with Jason Kosmas in the house.

In addition to the martinis chef Rodman Shields will be sending out passed appetizers for the crowd to enjoy. The cost of the evening is $25 in advance, which includes tax and gratuity, or $29.95 at the door, which does not include tax and gratuity. There will also be plenty of giveaways and raffles for fun items.

The evening starts at 7:30 tomorrow, Saturday August 17, 2013.

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Duck Fat Charms Potatoes Into Submission

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You remember chef Rodman Shields, formerly top toque at Nick and Sams. He is now doing his thing at Cool River and has a lot of excitement buzzing with his style of cooking. Shields is revamping the kitchen in such a positive way that it should rate high on your restaurant bucket list for the week.     Continue reading

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