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Battuto Offers Something Special

dsc06231by Andrew Chalk

Battuto Italian Kitchen, the Italian neighborhood restaurant established by Gene and Julie Gates of radio fame held a media event this week and I was fortunate to be invited. It is rather different from what I expected. I thought it would be the objet d’amour of someone with a romantic fascination with Italy – a fascination that usually does not transfer well across corporeal units. What I found was a good restaurant, informed by modern culinary trends, but making a conscious effort to not just follow the pack. Take some examples:

They hired Joel Harloff as chef. He has produced first-rate food at several Dallas restaurants including the Melrose Hotel, Second Floor and Ocho.    Continue reading

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Gems of Italian Winemaking at Pappas Bros. Steakhouse This Friday

winecellarpappasby Andrew Chalk

This just in from Pappas Bros…

PAPPAS BROS. STEAKHOUSE HOSTS FINE WINE TASTING EVENT

“Hidden Gems of Italy” on Friday, May 3

On Friday evening May 3, seasoned sommeliers will present the “Hidden Gems of Italy” wine tasting in a private room at one of the top steakhouses in Texas: Pappas Bros. Steakhouse in Dallas. The evening will feature a unique tasting of outstanding Italian vintages of vibrant fruit and flavor to suit the most discriminating palate.    Continue reading

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Chefs Grieb And Bowden Collaborate On Antinori Wine Dinner

by Steven Doyle

One of our favorite chefs is not in Dallas, but in Rockwall. Actually, there are a mass of great chefs working the streets of the sleepy burb across the lake just 20 minutes away from Dallas. Two of those chefs will be collaborating on a special win Italian wine dinner featuring Antinori wines.

Culpepper Steakhouse chef Chad Bowden and chef-owner of The Fatted Calf, Ted Grieb will partner up to serve dishes that include fresh fish, braised lamb, handmade pastas and house-made cheese Thursday, September 13, 2012 7pm at Culpepper’s in Rockwall. The wine dinners at Culpepper’s are always at capacity and sold out to a very happy crowd. We have attended many of these and always had a fantastic evening.              Continue reading

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