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winedinner-150x150This week’s list of wine dinners includes a pre-James Beard House dinner at Dali, a Rahr Beer Dinner at Olenjack’s Grille, a “Green” Wine Dinner at Tramontana, Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek, and the wines of Miner Family Vineyards at Maguire’s.

May 17
Dali Wine Bar


Dallas diners will be offered a Sunday, May 17th “sneak preview” of a special dinner that is scheduled to be officially served at the prestigious James Beard House in New York on June 8th.
Acclaimed Dali Executive Chef Joel A. Harloff, recently spotlighted in both Food & Wine and Bon Appetit national publications, unveils the “best of the best” of his highly creative American Cuisine with Wine Country Influences to a privileged group of Dali diners not able to attend the prestigious NY Beard House event in June.
James Beard, considered the “Father of American Cuisine”, is the name-sake of the foundation that provides culinary scholarships and recognizes excellence throughout the national hospitality industry, operates exclusively by invitation only and considered by many to be the equivalent “Academy Awards” of the culinary world.
Dali invites you to experience Chef Harloff’s  “one of a kind” culinary extravaganza on May 17th, and in conjunction with Hall Vineyards, Napa Valley…that you will surely not want to miss!
6:30 reception–7:00 dinner
$125 per person, exclusive of tax & gratuity
Details and menu available at www.daliwinebar.com.
Reservations required at 214.646-1947


May 19
Olenjack’s Grille

Come to the Rahr Beer Dinner at Olenjack’s Grille for an evening of
great food inspired by Fort Worth brewery Rahr Beer & Sons,
known for its 162 years of beer making history. Olenjack’s will lager it up with
a four-course prix-fixe menu that includes the best in Rahr beers paired with
mouthwatering concoctions such as Coriander & Lime Pesto Marinated Grilled Shrimp
and Rahr Red Crème Brulee with Blueberry Compote.
Reservations are required by calling Olenjack’s Grille at (817) 226-2600.
For more information about Olenjack’s Grille, visit www.OlenjacksGrille.com.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009
7 p.m.
770 Road to Six Flags East, Suite 100
Arlington, Texas

$40 per adult
Prices do not include tax and gratuity.

A prix-fixe Rah Beer Dinner menu includes
the following four courses.
1st Course
Coriander & Lime Pesto Marinated Grilled Shrimp
Beer Served: Rahr Blonde Lager

2nd Course
Bread Salad, Oven-Dried Tomatoes, Red Onion & Fried Mozzarella
with Roasted Garlic Citrus Vinaigrette
Beer Served: Rahr Maybock

3rd Course
Soy Marinated Grilled Flaken Styled Shortribs,  Molasses & Ugly Pug Glaze
Sweet Potato Gratin & Asparagus
Beer Served: Rahr Ugly Pug

4th Course
Rahr Red Crème Brulee with Blueberry Compote
Served with Coffee Caramel Shortbreads
Beer Served: Rahr Red


May 20
Tramontana’s “Green” Wine Dinner

Chef James Neel is excited  to announce Tramontana’s “Green” Wine Dinner on Wednesday, May 20th featuring Cline Cellars and among others, their single vineyard Bridgehead Zinfandel.  For $50 including wine, come and enjoy an evening of great food and wine and taste the difference that natural and sustainable practices can have on a meal.  Advantage wine representative Bill Rich will talk about the wines and what Cline Cellars is doing to lesson their carbon footprint in the world. Below is the menu for the evening.
Call 214/368-4188 for reservations.
Tramontana’s “Green” Wine Dinner
Featuring the wines ofCalifornia’s “Certified Green String” Cline Cellars
Wednesday May 20, 2009
$50 per person
7:00 Reception
7:30 Dinner
Olive Tapenade Foccacia
Local Goat Cheese & Prosciutto Gougeres
Fried Green Tomatoes w/ Texas Gulf Blue Crab “Ceviche”
Smoked Pork Loin w/ Creamy Grits- Blackcurrant & Balsamic Reduction
72 Hour Slow Cooked Beef Shortribs w/ Zinfandel & Star Anise Glacé – Truffled Frites
Bittersweet Chocolate “Bark”

May 21
Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek

Enjoy an evening of fine dining and wine with import specialist and winemaker Matt Licklider, co-founder of LIOCO wines, while savoring a five-course dinner handcrafted by Executive Sous Chef Eric Brandt at Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek.

LIOCO is the result of a year-long conversation between Licklider, a seasoned wine import specialist, and Kevin O’Connor, wine director at Michelin Two-Star Spago-Beverly Hills, about whether California could produce a true “wine of origin.” In August 2005, Licklider and O’Connor set out to prove that it could and founded LIOCO.

The idea was to make wine that was a perfect reflection of the terroir from which it emerged, wine which couldn’t be made anywhere else, without the distraction of oak and other winemaking interventions.

All of their resources are directed toward sourcing the best grapes available from California’s most highly sought-after vineyards. Their wine offerings are driven by the availability of superlative fruit and may change from year to year, but their philosophy does not.

“With famous vineyards within their orbit, the folks at LIOCO are well on their way to producing some of the most compelling, individualistic wines on the California scene,” Mansion wine and beverage director Michael Flynn said. “Specializing in the Burgundian varieties Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, these are wines of elegance, structure, and complexity, which show their best with a meal.”

What:    LIOCO Wine Dinner
Where:    Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek
When:    Thursday, May 21, 2009
7 to 9:30 p.m.
Cost:    $125 per person, including tax, gratuity and valet parking

To taste LIOCO’s wines for yourself, call 214-443-4747 for reservations. Seating is limited.

May 28
Maguire’s Regional Cuisine

A Dinner with Miner Family Vineyards
Rocio Gonzales,  Regional Sales Director Miner Vineyards
Thursday, May 28th  7pm
$69 per person plus tax and gratuity

Maguire’s Regional Cuisine
17552 North Dallas Parkway  972.818.0068


First Course
Heirloom Flower – Heirloom Tomatoes, Diced Egg, Bleu Cheese, Crispy Prosciutto, Sherry Vinaigrette
Miner Viognier Simpson Vineyard 2007

Second Course
Lobster Potato Ravioli with Wild Mushroom Ragout
Miner Sangiovese Gibson Vineyard 2006

Third Course
Beef Carpaccio  with Arugula Salad, Truffle Oil, Capers, Dijon Mustard, Parmesan Cheese
Miner Merlot Stagecoach 2005

Fourth Course
Slow Poached Copper River Salmon with Grilled Baby Root Vegetables, Dill Compound Butter
Miner Pinot Noir Gary’s Vineyard 2006

Fifth Course
Almond Tuile with Fresh Berries, Frangelico Crème Fraiche
Miner Chardonnay Napa 2007