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winedinner-150x150Apologies for the late post—the print version is in my way. Here is this week’s list of lusty wine dinners: Sevy’s, Maguire’s, Jaspers, and Screen Door.

May 26
Sevy’s Grill

Join us on Tuesday, May 26th at Sevy’s Grill for our monthly food and wine dinner, $59.95 per person (plus tax and gratuity) for four courses paired with exceptional wines, plus a sparkling reception.  Reservations are required, (214) 265-7389 or [email protected].   Reception begins at 6:30, dinner at 7:00.  Hope you can join us for this fun event featuring a delicious dinner of
“Asian Influences”

Sesame Seaweed Salad with Grilled Shrimp
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Cristalino, Sparkling

Seared Lemon Grass Sea Scallops, Glass Noodles and Red Curry Sauce
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Palmina Tocai Friulano, Santa Ynez, 2007

Crispy Duck Moo Shu
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Shooting Star Blaufrankisch, “Blue Franc”, Washington 2007

Korean Barbequed Beef Tenderloin, Twice Cooked Long Beans and Crispy Tofu
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Melville Syrah “Verna’s”, Santa Barbara, 2007

Fresh Mango with Sticky Rice
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Columbia Reisling, “Cellarmaster’s”, Washington, 2007

(214)265-7389, OR [email protected]
May 28


What:               Spend an evening with Jasper’s and Honig Vineyard and Winery as they pair up to entertain and serve a food and wine combination that will tantalize every patron’s palate.  Executive Chef and Partner Kent Rathbun, alongside guest host Michael Honig, have created a four-course menu complemented by the delightful varietals of Honig Vineyard and Winery. Honig, grandson of founder Louis Honig, will delight guests with premium wines from Napa Valley as Chef Kent Rathbun prepares an innovative dining experience not to be missed:
•          Lemongrass Cured Hamachi Spoons with Korean Melon and Passionfruit Hot and Sour; Lobster and Pork Sausage Steam Buns with Hoisin Sauce, Honig, Sauvignon Blanc 2007
•         Crispy Soft Shell Crab with Creamy Whipped Potatoes and a Moral Mushroom-Fava Bean Ragout, Honig, Rutherford, Sauvignon Blanc 2007
•         Moroccan Spiced Lamb Sirloin with Bing Cherry Pearl Cous Cous and a Cabernet-Fig Reduction, Honig, Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
•         Hickory Grilled Buffalo Filet with Roasted Garlic Mascarpone Polenta Cakes, Tuscan Spinach and a Charred Tomato Pesto, Honig, Bartolucci Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
•         Lavender-Poppy Seed Tea Cake with Texas Peach Curd and Round Rock Honey, Honig, Late Harvest, Sauvignon Blanc 2007

Who:                Rated one of Esquire Magazine’s Top 20 Best New Restaurants in America, Jasper’s features a casual design with a “modern outdoors” theme complete with teak outdoor-style furniture, bamboo planters, dramatic lighting and artistic-interpretations of natural elements.  Executive chef and partner Kent Rathbun has made a name for himself in the culinary world through his interest in creating unique and unsurpassed dishes.  Jasper’s menu reflects Rathbun’s “home cooking” style with the best of America’s regional cuisine, including rotisserie chicken, fish, steaks, salads and pizza.

The Honig story began in 1968 with Louis Honig’s purchase of a 68-acre ranch in the heart of Napa Valley. Twenty years later, Louis Honig’s 22-year-old grandson, Michael, fulfilled his grandfather’s dream and took over management of Honig Vineyard and Winery, exposing their Sauvignon Blanc to most fine restaurants in California and establishing what was once a small garage winery into a sustainable and socially responsible business.

When:              Thursday, May 28, 2009
6:30 p.m.

Cost:                $85 plus tax and 20% gratuity per person

Reservations:    Reservations are required. Contact Jamie Carey at (972) 673-0823

Where:             Jasper’s Restaurant
7161 Bishop Road, Suite G-1
Plano, Texas 75024

May 28

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


June 1
Screen Door

Join award-winning winemaker for special dinner with wine pairings

Screen Door, a modern southern kitchen located in One Arts Plaza, is pleased to announce a special wine dinner with female winemaker Renae Hirsch, from Australia’s Henry’s Drive Vignerons on Monday, June 1, 2009 at 7:30 p.m.  The five course dinner created by Executive Chef Fitzgerald Dodd, offers patrons an opportunity to enjoy his celebrated cuisine paired with the award-winning Henry’s Drive and Pillar Box wines. Cost is $85 per person; reservations essential, call 214.720.9111.

To start guests will enjoy Pan Roasted Day Boat Scallops with pickled Herb Salad and Charred Tomato Vinaigrette served with Pillar Box White; second course features a Black Pepper-seared Duck Breast with Crackling-Corn Grits and a Shallot-Game Bird reduction paired with the 2005 Henry’s Drive Cabernet.  Patrons will enjoy a Peach-Papaya “Spritzer” with Lime before proceeding to the third course of Twenty-four hour marinated Pork ‘Mignon’ over tiny fried Cabbage and Cider-Ham Hock Jus and the 2005 Dead Letter Office Shiraz.  The fourth course offers Grilled Rack of Lamb with Minted Pea puree and Lamb Glace de Viande paired with the 2005 Henry’s Drive Shiraz, followed by a dessert course of Warm Valhrona Poundcake with Macerated Blackberries and an Espresso Crème Anglaise served with the 2005 Henry’s Drive Reserve Shiraz.

Winemaker Renae Hirsch brings nine years experience to Henry’s Drive, having held the position of winemaker for various wineries in Germany, California and, most recently, Bleasdale Wines in South Australia.   She is the second female winemaker of the family-owned winery.

Henry’s Drive is based in Padthaway on the fertile Limestone Coast of South Australia.  An established family business, Mark and Kim Longbottom are forging a new family tradition of winemaking, with brands such as Henry’s Drive, Parson’s Flat, Dead Letter Office and Pillar Box Red, Pillar Box White, Pillar Box Reserve.  These wines are testament to their dedication and growing stature of Padthaway as one of the world’s great wine regions.

Henry’s Drive and Pillar Box wines are imported and sold exclusively in the United States through Quintessential, the wine import, marketing and sales company that works with top family-owned wineries in the best wine regions around the world.  For more information, go to

About Screen Door
At Screen Door we bring back many time-tested mainstays from Grandma’s kitchen and add a new generation of dishes that think in fresh ways about Southern cuisine. And, in the tradition of Grandma, all our offerings are handcrafted and infused with a special love of family, friends and flavorful food.
Relying heavily on the finest ingredients and locally produced meats and vegetables, Screen Door’s delicious, down-home dishes will please both traditional and adventurous palates alike. Our varied menus feature brunch, lunch, dinner, dessert and afternoon tea selections with a vast array of mouthwatering offerings.
With Executive Chef Fitzgerald Dodd’s spin on southern classics with his own Creole influence, Screen Door has set itself apart, receiving accolades from local and national media including The Dallas Morning News, D Magazine, Modern Luxury Dallas, Los Angeles Confidential, Food Arts Magazine, and more.
Screen Door also offers a full service catering operation that is dedicated to creating and fulfilling the vision of your next event. We specialize in upscale affairs such as fine dinner parties, banquets, and all types of receptions and galas.   As well Screen Door offers catered afternoon tea at your home or ours; perfect for bridal and baby showers, graduation parties, afternoon meetings, and family gatherings.
Hours, Location and Reservations
Screen Door is located at 1722 Routh Street in the heart of the Dallas Arts District at One Arts Plaza.  To make reservations, call 214.720.9111 or visit us at
Lunch                  11 a.m. –  2 p.m.                        Monday – Friday

Dinner                 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.                        Monday – Thursday
5 p.m. – 11 p.m. (Bar – 12 am)   Friday – Saturday

Brunch                 10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.                    Sunday

Afternoon Tea*      2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.                 Tuesday – Saturday

Happy Hour          4:30 – 7p.m.                              Monday – Friday

*by reservation only.