December is always a good month for so many reasons, but for many bourbon enthusiasts it is allocation time for the Van Winkle brand which is produced jointly by the Sazerac Company and Buffalo Trace Distillery.
Pappy Van Winkle is aged for 15, 20 or 23 years, which is considerably longer than the aging period for most bourbons. The 20 year is bottled at 90.4 U.S. proof (45.2% alcohol by volume) and has been described as “intensely fruity”. The 15 year is bottled at 107 proof. The 23 year is bottled at 95.6 proof. Continue reading →
Brunch is that soothing fixer of all ill deeds and nothing needs more repair than New Years Day after a righteous night of revelry. We prepared a short list of some of the better brunches you will find throughout the Dallas area, and wish you a fantastic 2017. We actually have one option good enough for Ron Swanson.
Alfred Hitchcock was known as the Master of Suspense and over the course of his 50-year career fashioned for himself a distinctive and recognizable directorial style. Henry’s Majestic recently paid tribute to the Master on what would have been his 116th birthday with a 4-course dinner and we were there to capture the fun and games both executive chef Roe DiLeo and Alex Fletcher, Beverage Director had in store for the group that assembled for both tastes of film-paired food and cocktails. Continue reading →
Alfred Hitchcock was known as the Master of Suspense and over the course of his 50-year career fashioned for himself a distinctive and recognizable directorial style. Henry’s Majestic will pay tribute to the Master on what would have been his 116th birthday with a 4-course dinner on August 13, 2015 beginning at 7PM. Henry’s Majestic Chef, Roe DiLeo and Alex Fletcher, Beverage Director, have created a menu with cocktail pairings inspired by four classic Hitchcock films that will take attendees on a journey of the mind and the palate.
The cost is $75 per person and reservations are required. Please call 908. 451. 9598 to claim your seat. Henry’s Majestic is located at 4900 McKinney Ave, Dallas. Continue reading →
Chef Roe DiLeo has this amazing talent for not only cooking, but making her patrons extremely happy. This is what she is doing as not only the chef at the new Henry’s Majestic in Uptown Dallas, but also as the general manager. This melding of front and back of the house is not entirely common, but DiLeo seems to manage with grace. It is the same grace we witnessed on her recent television gig when she appeared on the current season of Hell’s Kitchen (season 13) where she made it to the top five of all the chefs.
While filming Hell’s Kitchen there was a particular task of making a steak dish, which was judged by Chef Ramsay, along with guests Bruce Simon and Todd Simon, the owners of Omaha Steaks. Each dish would be judged by its appearance, and eaten only if they felt the dish looked favorable. DiLeo’s dish passed the appearance test, and eventually she won the contest with not one, but two steaks she had plated. Never challenge a chef from Dallas when it comes to beef. Continue reading →
Settling into brunch at Henry’s Majestic yesterday, I sat down thinking of a traditional eggy dish offered such as the tantalizing sounding al pastor Benedict (a concoction made of crisped arepas, lime crema,a pair of poached eggs, avocado and a generous sprinkling of cotija cheese), or perhaps the offering of peppered pastrami hash served up with Vital Farms eggs. This did not happen.
Instead I was enticed by my sly waitress, Brittany, to check out the burger. Let me interject that she is one of my very favorite servers in Dallas, and she has this uncanny ability to read what I might want to devour on any particular day. I ordered the burger. Henry’s chef, Roe DiLeo described the burger to me recently, and I was taken back with the very thought of her particular version. Continue reading →