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Wine Dinner Wednesday

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It’s time to plan to dine in fine style with wine. Below you’ll find a list of upcoming wine and beer paring dinners.

APRIL 22:
A TOUCH OF NAPA AT VICTORY TAVERN
April 22 Wine Dinner Pairs Housemade Cuisine with Handcrafted Artesa Wines

ABOUT:
On Wednesday, April 22, Victory Tavern will feature a seasonal menu paired with wines from Artesa Vineyards & Winery from the Carneros region of Napa. Owned by the Spanish Codorníu wine family that has been making wine since the 16th century, Artesa connotes “handcrafted” in Catalan, the language of Barcelona.

This vineyard employs a multi-appellation strategy, meaning they obtain grapes from the best geography for growing each variety. Thus, they offer an excellent selection of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from Carneros, as well as Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Special Reserve from their vineyards in the Napa, Sonoma and Alexander valleys.

WHEN:
Wednesday, April 22 at 6:30 p.m.

WHERE:
Victory Tavern
(Located in Victory Park; valet parking off of Houston)
3030 Olive Street on N. Houston, Dallas, TX 75204

COST:
$65 per person.

HOW:
The public can make reservations by calling (214) 432-1900.  Additional information can be found online at www.victorytavern.com.

ABOUT VICTORY TAVERN:
Created by Dallas restaurateur Patrick Colombo, Victory Tavern serves contemporary interpretations of American culinary classics with a special focus on fresh seasonal ingredients. The city grille offers a tavern menu from Chef Jim Oetting that’s upscale without being fussy and that’s comfortable while incorporating creative approaches to chophouse and comfort food favorites.

APRIL 22:
Robin Lail Wine Dinner, April 22 at Fearing’s Restaurant
The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas

WHAT: A five-course dinner created by Dean Fearing and his culinary team, complemented by wine pairings presented by Robin Lail

WHEN: Wednesday, April 22, 2009 at 7:00 p.m.
Due to limited space, reservations are required: 214-922-4848.

WHERE: Fearing’s Restaurant
2121 McKinney Avenue
Dallas, Texas 75201

WHO: Lail Vineyards is owned by a family whose winemaking roots in the Napa Valley go back more than 100 years. Robin Lail is the daughter of John Daniel Jr. and the great great grandniece of Gustave Niebaum, the Finnish sea captain who established Rutherford, California’s Inglenook Winery in 1879. Robin Lail’s property is located high in the Howell Mountain AVA. She nourishes her land using sustainable farming practices and is a passionate steward both of her vineyards and of her five-generation family legacy.

PRICE: $145.00 per person exclusive of tax and gratuity

MENU:
Spring Fricassee of Morel Mushrooms, Country Ham and English Peas over Sweet Corn Crpe and Guernsey Butter
Lail Georgia Sauvignon Blanc 2006
Lail Blueprint Sauvignon Blanc 2007

Roasted Squab Breast with Sauted Sweetbreads and Crispy Alaskan King Crab Leg on Foie Gras/Sweet Potato Pure with Blood Orange Sauce
Lail Blueprint 2005

Mesquite-Grilled Lamb Loin Chop with Salsify Gratin, Wild Ramp/Green Garlic Saut and Robin’s Red Wine Bordelaise
Lail J. Daniel Cuve 2004
Lail J. Daniel Cuve 2005

Cheese: Grayson, Cow’s Milk, Meadow Creek Farms, Virginia

Dessert: Gaviota Strawberry Shortcake with Vanilla Cream and Strawberry Sorbet

Fearing’s Restaurant
The exuberant, ever-friendly Dean Fearing is the creator of “Elevated American Cuisine – Bold Flavors, No Borders,” and chef/partner of Fearing’s Restaurant at The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas. Named “Restaurant of the Year” and “Table of the Year” by Esquire Magazine shortly after opening and named #1 in Hotel Dining in the U.S. by Zagat just 15 months later, Fearing’s has also received continued praise from The New York Times, Newsweek, Texas Monthly and Modern Luxury, among others, as well as a James Beard Foundation nomination for Best New Restaurant. Fearing’s offers several distinct dining venues and ambiences within the same restaurant, a spectacular farm-to-market seasonal menu, and the personal presence of Fearing himself.

APRIL 24:
PERFECT PAIRING:
VICTORY BREWING MEETS VICTORY TAVERN
FOR A CRAFT BEER DINNER

ABOUT:
On Friday, April 24, Victory Tavern will pair the beers of Pennsylvania’s Victory Brewing Company with a delicious four-course menu by Dallas’ own Chef Jim Oetting. A special three-course menu will couple creations such as Crispy Soft Shell Crab with Sriracha Crema, Grilled Flatiron Steak with Vine Ripened Tomato and Warm Oatmeal Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches with the Victory Beer selections. Noted for its wide variety of beers inspired by German and Belgian brews, Victory Brewing Company beers have strong and bold flavors that set them apart from many American microbrews.

WHEN:
Friday, April 24 at 6:30 p.m.

WHERE:
Victory Tavern
(Located in Victory Park; valet parking off of Houston)
3030 Olive Street on N. Houston, Dallas, TX 75204

COST:
$50 per person.

MENU:
Reception
Grilled Shrimp with Lemongrass & Curry
Muffuletta Sliders on Jalapeno Cheddar Rolls
Paired with Prima Pilsner

1st Course
Crispy Soft Shell Crab with Sriracha Crema, Watercress & Mache Salad and Housemade Queso Fresco
Paired with Hop Devil

2nd Course
Grilled Flatiron Steak with Vine Ripened Tomato, Beer Battered Onion Ring, Chimichurri Butter
Paired with Golden Monkey

Dessert
Warm Oatmeal Cookie Ice Cream Sandwich with Housemade Butter Brickle Ice Cream & Hot Fudge
Paired with Imperial Stout

HOW:
The public can make reservations by calling (214) 432-1900.  Additional information can be found online at www.victorytavern.com.

ABOUT VICTORY TAVERN:
Created by Dallas restaurateur Patrick Colombo, Victory Tavern serves contemporary interpretations of American culinary classics with a special focus on fresh seasonal ingredients. The city grille offers a tavern menu from Chef Jim Oetting that’s upscale without being fussy and that’s comfortable while incorporating creative approaches to chophouse and comfort food favorites.

APRIL 28:
Olenjack’s Grille And Ravenswood Wines.

EVENT SUMMARY:
Olenjack’s Grille announces the Ravenswood Wine Dinner featuring
a four-course prix-fixe presentation built around the acclaimed
Sonoma, California winery known for its Old World winemaking traditions.
This Olenjack’s dinner explores the Ravenswood series of Vintner’s Blend wines,
which have been designed by the winery to cater to an extravagant palate at “everyday” prices.

At the event, an Olenjack’s wine expert will provide pairing tips to attendees.
Reservations are required by calling Olenjack’s Grille at (817) 226-2600.
For more information about Olenjack’s Grille, visit www.OlenjacksGrille.com.

DATE/TIME/LOCATION:
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
7 p.m.
770 Road to Six Flags East, Suite 100
Arlington, Texas

PRICE:
$55 per adult
Prices do not include tax and gratuity.

MENU & WINES:
A prix-fixe Ravenswood Wine Dinner menu includes
the following four courses. Many of these selected wines
are fruit-forward designed to complement the sultry taste
of quail, bacon, and sirloin.

1st course
Quail & Bacon Chowder
Wine Served — Ravenswood Vintner’s Blend Petite Sirah

2nd course
Spinach Salad with Bacon & Mustard Vinaigrette and Fried Oysters
Wine Served — Ravenswood Vintner’s Blend Chardonnay

3rd course
Bacon Wrapped Sirloin with Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus & Tabasco Hollandaise
Wine Served — Ravenswood Vintner’s Blend Cabernet Sauvignon

4th course
Chocolate Cupcakes with Bacon, Chocolate Chips and Cherries
Wine Served — Ravenswood Vintner’s Blend Zinfandel

ABOUT RAVENSWOOD WINERY:
Founded in 1976 by wine master Joel Peterson, Ravenswood Winery
has kept a tradition of using archaic winemaking techniques
to produce bold, rich, and intense flavors. Peterson’s wines are
extracted from the Ravenswood grape and typically grown at
older, low-yield vineyards. For more information
about Ravenswood, visit http://www.ravenswood-wine.com

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