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winedinner-150x150Here are this week’s wine tastings and dinners from Sigels, Parigi, Taverna, Victory Tavern (FW), Hotel St. Germain, and Sevy’s Grill.

June 11
Victory Tavern

Thursday, June 11th, 2009 – 7pm
$69 per guest
VICTORY TAVERN CITY GRILLE
2501 N. Houston St., Dallas
214/432-1900
Victory Tavern City Grille is hosting a celebration of Sonoma County’s Jordan wines on Thursday, June 11. A mingling reception with passed Chef’s Selection hors d’oeuvres will kick off a relaxed evening around the table enjoying four courses of culinary inspirations from Chef Jim Oetting – all paired with Jordan’s wines, known for combining the artistry of the old world with the technology of the new.
Victory Tavern City Grille has a hip, urban atmosphere and a lively menu of seasonally inspired dishes reflective of Chef Jim Oetting’s experience and sense of quality ingredients. The very reasonably priced offerings are unique to Victory Park, without compromising polished and friendly service.
Kathleen Oliver, Regional Sales Director for Jordan Winery, will be on hand to present the wines and answer questions. Among the highlights of the evening will the 2000 and 2001 vintages of Jordan’s Sonoma County Cabernet. The bouquet of the 2000 vintage offers subtle notes of cassis, black cherry currants and chocolate and is a richly textured wine with lush, ripe flavors of blackberry, bing cherry, cassis and raspberry. The 2001 vintage of Cabernet Sauvignon was fermented slowly and received a gentle extended maceration in order to extract, soften and stabilize the lush, elegant tannins and concentrated flavors from the fruit before pressing. Slight earthy notes of tobacco and cedar and a subtle framework of oak complete this delicious wine.

Jordan Estate Wine Dinner Menu
1st Course
Peekey Toe Crab Stuffed Zucchini Pancakes with Roasted Grapefruit Aioli
2006 Chardonnay, Russian River, Sonoma
2nd Course
Flatiron Steak & Aged Gouda Roulade with Asian Pear Salad
2005 Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley, Sonoma
3rd Course
Olive Oil Poached Colorado Lamb Loin with Parsnip Quinoa & Rhubarb Glaze
2000 Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma County
2001 Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma County
Dessert
Summer Berry Clafouti with Fresh Ginger Shortbread
Late Harvest White, Rivere Russe 1983

June17
Sigel’s

3209 N. Fitzhugh

The Grateful Palate Australian Wine Tasting
featuring
Dan Philips, founder/owner

Every issue of The Wine Spectator or The Wine Advocate dedicated to Australian wine  seems to confirm what we have known for years – importer Dan Philips of The Grateful Palate is the source of the most impressive wines available from Australia. Working closely with uber-winemaker Chris Ringland they specialize in searching out small producers who are dedicated to old, low-yield vineyards and practice minimalist winemaking results in spectacular wines of uncommon power, grace and complexity.

Join us in welcoming Dan back to Dallas on Wednesday June 17th from 5-7pm at our Sigel’s Elite location at 3209 N Fitzhugh. Dan will lead us through a tasting of some of his current releases from both Australia and California.

Wines to be tasted include:
Roogle Riesling 08
Darby & Joan Chardonnay 08
R Wine Company Rose’ 08

Bitch Grenache 07
Kallseke Clarry’s Red 07
Red Lion Cabernet 06
Burge D&OH 05
Southern Gothic Shiraz Southern Belle 05
Greenock Creek Shiraz Apricot Block 05
Trevor Jones Tawny Port Jonesy mv

June 18
Sigel’s

3209 N. Fitzhugh

Soter Vineyards Tasting
featuring
Tony Soter, owner/winemaker
Sigel’s-Addison — Thursday, June 18th 5-7pm
At its core, Soter Vineyards is the culmination of many years of study and preparation. In the mid-1980s, Soter began working as a consulting winemaker in the Napa Valley, assisting luminaries such as Araujo, Niebaum-Coppola, Shafer, Spottswoode, Viader and Dalle Valle. After years of mentoring and encouraging some of Napa Valley’s most respected growers and winemakers, he ended his consulting roles to focus exclusively on Soter Vineyards, Etude, and his family. He brings to Soter Vineyards the experience of over 30 harvests, the erudition and attention to detail reflected in countless wines, and most importantly, the desire to make great wines from very specific places on his own terms.
Join us at Sigel’s-Addison (15003 Inwood Road) on Thursday June 18th from 5-7pm as legendary winemaker Tony Soter leads us through a tasting of the current releases from his estate in Oregon. For questions about this free tasting please contact Eric Moore or Chris Hayes at [email protected] or 972/387-9873.
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Wines to be tasted include:
Soter Brut Rose 03
Soter Pinot Noir Rose 08
Pinot Noir North Valley 07
Pinot Noir Mineral Springs 06 93rp
Pinot Noir Beacon Hill 06 92rp
Little Creek Napa Red 04 92st

June 20
Hotel St. Germain

Dinner with Thomas Jefferson in honor of Father’s Day
Saturday, June 20
Seatings from 6:30-10:00

We invite you to a very special dinner with an authentic multi-course menu taken from the pages of the cookbooks of the Jefferson White House and Monticello. Thomas Jefferson, our third President, was a Francophile whose years spent in France greatly enhanced his love of French food. With his accomplishments and his passions, he retired to Monticello, his personal residence, where he celebrated a blend of cultures and traditions. Jefferson’s experience in France opened a new gastronomical world for him and this was evident and celebrated at Monticello. Thomas Jefferson understood the principles of haute cuisine and his love of food, wine, and the arts, gives us the perfect opportunity to create an interesting evening.
Enjoy an informative soirée, divine cuisine, and authentic tablescapes and images of Monticello as a background. Chef Chad Martin has created an eight course interpretation of a few of Jefferson’s favorite dishes such as: *Monticello Garden Vegetable Pistou*Foie Gras with Fig Preserves*Oyster and Spinach Gratin with Macaroni* Crab Stuffed Red Snapper with Baked Squash* Roasted Duck Breast with Orange Compote and Baby Artichokes*Local Goat Cheese Tartlette with Heirloom Tomatoes*Baked Vanilla Ice Cream*

$85 per person
Wine Pairings also available

Bring the special person in your life and join us as we honor
one of the Founding Fathers of our country.

For reservations, please call 214.871.2516

Hotel St. Germain, 2516 Maple Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75201

June 22
Parigi

Parings on the Patio at Parigi with Dallas Uncorked
June 22, 2009 6:30P-9P

On June 22 Dallas Uncorked will team with Parigi Restaurant on Oak Lawn for a four course wine dinner featuring some of Dallas’ best local purveyors and producers on Parigi’s patio.

Parigi has been a Dallas favorite for over 20 years.  Chef/Owner Janice Provost includes an artful flair in all of her dishes and maintains a deep commitment to supporting our local farmers and purveyors, using locally sourced products in her restaurant.  The evening’s menu will include dishes from Dallas purveyors such as Scardellos CHEESE and CHOCOLATE SECRETS, and Texas producers such as Lemley’s Produce and Dominion Farms.  The evening’s offerings will be paired with wine selections from France, Italy, California, and Texas.

Guests from our featured purveyors will join us in the evening’s wine/food pairings discussion and to give some insight into their dedication of growing neighborhood businesses, and fresh meat and produce for Dallas.  Dallas Uncorked is a big fan of Slow Food logic, mainly because we love great flavors and often find locally grown fruits and veggies just taste better.  We hope you will join us under the stars on June 22 to support these local merchants and producers.

The dinner will begin at 6:30PM with a wine reception. Seating for this engagement is by advance reservation only and is $80 per person (inclusive.)  Reservations are available through our website, www.dallasuncorked.org.  Parigi is located at 3311 Oak Lawn Ave # 102, Dallas, TX 75219

MENU:
To be Passed…
Grapes Rolled in Brazos Valley Brie with Almond Dust  with
Adami Prosecco, NV, Piedmont Italy
First Course
Josie’s Salad
Tassione Special Greens, Brazos Valley Feta, Mr. Lemley’s Cantaloupe, Prosciutto, Scallions…Local Honey-Miso VINAIGRETTE with
Schlumberger, Pinot Blanc ’06 Alsace, France
Main Course
A “Tail” Of Two Cities:  Dallas and Dennison
Steak Frites Vongeertsem Butcher Shop and Dominion Farms Present
Petit Grass Fed Beef Tenderloin…Black Peppercorn Demi…Pommes Frites
with
Teira, Zinfandel ’05, Sonoma County
3rd Course
Scardellos Cheese Course
Local Artisanal Cheeses with Delightful Accompaniments Served “Family Style” with
Guigal, Cộtes du Rhone ’06, France
4th Course
Peach Cobbler “Martini,”  Henry’s OatmealChocolate Chip Ice Cream, Chocolate Secret Surprise with
Becker Vineyards, Viognier (Vintage) Stonewall, Texas

Parigi Restaurant, modeled after the bistros of Paris with a New York feel, we have been catering to the tastes of Dallas’ discriminating patrons for over 20 years. Our restaurant reflects our clientele: the menu diverse, eclectic, and stylish, the space cosmopolitan and refined, yet with an upbeat and friendly atmosphere that will immediately set you at ease. First time visitors will be forgiven for thinking they’ve stumbled into their favorite neighborhood bistro . . . for that’s exactly what we are, to our many regulars that have come to consider Parigi a home away from home.  www.parigirestaurant.com
Dallas Uncorked is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization for wine edification, devoted to bringing informative, beneficial, entertaining and unique wine events to our community. We are dedicated to providing an outlet for both the sophisticated wine aficionado and the curious novice, to further their knowledge and appreciation of wine, in an informative and social atmosphere.  We welcome all who have a passion for the grape to join us on this adventure.  Focusing our educational efforts around tastings and dinners, we will introduce our members to some of the less commercialized, small production wineries, varietals and regions, generating an exceptional experience at each event.   Membership to Dallas Uncorked is free of charge.  www.dallasuncorked.org

June 22
Taverna – Fort Worth

Monday, June 22nd @ 7:00pm

On behalf of Taverna – Fort Worth and our staff, I would like to invite you to join us on Monday June 22, 2009 @ 7:00 for a fabulous food and wine pairing. The menu was specifically designed to be paired the wines from my birth country, Italy.
Additionally, we have asked a food & wine connoisseur/consultant to join us to describe the wine and why we believe you’ll enjoy these pairings.
I personally look forward to visiting with you.

MENU

Esperienza italiana del vino & dell’alimento VI

Antipasto
Prosciutto San Daniele with Kiwi,
Parmigiano Reggiano and aged Balsamic
Fumaio 2007 – Savignon and Chardonnay

Primo
Risotto with Jumbo Scallops finished
With White Truffle Butter and Fried Leeks
Ferdi-Sartori – Trebbiano

Secondo
Roasted Cornish Hen with Caramelized Pearl Onions, Balsamic, Rosemary Sauce.
Served with fresh Fava Beans with Pancetta
Dolcetto Lardi D’Acqui 2007 – Dolcetto

Dolce
Marinated Mexia, Texas Peaches with Orange Sorbetto &Vin Santo Zabaglione
Maschio Brut – Prosecco

Taverna – Fort Worth (Sundance Square) – 450 Throckmorton Street, Fort Worth, Texas
$55 per person plus tax & gratuity – please R.S.V.P by 6/15/09
Limited seating available
Reservations – 817.885.7502
http://www.tavernabylombardi.com

June 29
Sevy’s Grill

Join us on Monday, June 29th for “An Evening in New England”.  Foods indigenous to the Northeast will be paired with specially selected wines.  Four courses plus a champagne reception beginning at 6:30 pm, $59.95 per person (plus tax, tip).  Seating is limited and reservations required.
Contact Jimmy Stefaan or Amy M. at [email protected], or 214-265-7389.

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