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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…


“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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