by Steven Doyle
Although mainly considered a French dish, escargot, which means edible snail, have been eaten for many thousands of years. Large quantities of empty shells have been found in the caves of prehistoric man, indicating that in various parts of the world they were a common part of the diet at that time. With the rise of civilization, various cultures (including the Greeks and Romans) have continued to eat snails, often considering them a delicacy. Continue reading
by Joey Stewart
The taste of Oysters can start a lively debate, but if you are a serious bivalve eater you know that Dallas has dozens of spots serving some of the best in the world. With over three hundred varieties in the US it’s one of the most diverse foods you’ll ever eat. Do you prefer the briny taste of east coast oysters, or the sweeter ones from the west? How about oysters from the south?
That’s an old school train of thought that we don’t produce great oysters in Texas or the Southeast. Regardless, here’s a list, in no particular order, of some of the top spots in Big D to get your fix on. We won’t list any spots that “rinse” their oysters before they serve them. That’s blasphemy to oyster addicts. Every restaurant will have different varieties on different days, but we’ve listed some of their more popular and recent selections. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
Always on the hunt for something overwhelmingly delicious, a stop to study the local seafood tower scene in Dallas is a fantastic assignment that ferreted some pretty marvelous results.
A Plateau de Fruits de Mer, or the tower we are in search of is a seafood dish of raw and cooked shellfish served cold on a platter, usually on a bed of ice. The serving platter is generally held above table level with a stand and sometimes can contain multiple, elaborate tiers. This is both for visual effect, and because the shellfish are often served in the shell, or on the half shell, which causes them to take up a large area while containing only a bite or two of meat. Continue reading
Filed under Crave, Seafood
by Steven Doyle
Each week we ask the question, “What’s Eating Your Phone”? This is where we all can join in on the foodie fun and send 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
National Oyster Day, is August 5th. We found out that at Oceanaire in the Galleria you will get Chef’s Choice East Coast Cold Water Oysters for $1 each from 5pm to close in the dining room and at the bar.
by Andrew Chalk
Palm Bay Imports brought Raimund Prüm, owner and wine maker of S.A. Prum through town this week and I had the honor of interviewing him at Oceanaire. As well as speaking better English than me he also showed his deep commitment to the integrity of the wine from his native Mosel region of Germany, home of some of the best Riesling in the world.
Jump for Andrew’s video interview with the winemaker. Continue reading