Wine Dinner Wednesday: A Guide To Upcoming Wine Dinners In Dallas

winedinner-150x150Our list this week is long and includes special wine dinners at Hector’s (tonight), Abacus, Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek, Abacus, Maguire’s, Dali Wine Bar, Pappas Bros. Steakhouse, Watel’s Around Town, Cibus and La Duni, and Sevy’s Grill.

July 8
Hector’s on Henderson

This Wednesday, July 8, 2009, from 5 PM to 7:30 PM, we continue our series of popular wine Happy Hours. We are featuring wines from our list and chosen by our Bar Manager Chris Chapman. Each glass of wine costs only $6.00 so it’s an opportunity to break into a new area or revisit an old friend. Check out the new Riedel glasses!

This week’s wines are:
Gimenez Riili Sauvignon Blanc 2006, Mendoza
Schmitges Rivaner 2008, Mosel
Miguel Torres Cordillera Chardonnay 2007, Chile
Chateau Goudichard Blanc 2008, Bordeaux

Red shorts Red NV, Lodi
Trinitis Zinfandel 2006, CA
El Ganador Malbec 2007, Mendoza
Martin & Wyrich Etrusco 2005, Paso Robles
I will provide complimentary passed appetizers for the bar patrons participating in the event.
Stay for dinner after the Happy Hour and you can avail yourself of the Two for Twenty Menu, a two-course, $20 meal (with choices, including vegetarian). There is no better deal. Of course, the entire regular menu, featuring our new Light Plates entree section, is also available.

Enjoy the music of John Freeman, jazz piano and vocals, from 7 PM to 10 PM. John entertains every Wednesday and is extraordinary. To RSVP, call 214-821-0432 or send an email to:
[email protected] (or just drop in!).

July 9
MAGUIRE’S Restaurant

MAGUIRE’S Restaurant is holding a VIP wine event on Thursday, July 9 consisting of a five-course banquet-style dinner, paired with five wine selections from Langtry Estates.  Guests can enjoy Chilled Avocado Soup, Wild Smoked Salmon, Seafood Risotto, Veal Cordon Bleu and Mini Lava Cake, all for $69 a person.  Reservations are required.
Thursday, July 9 at 7 p.m.             Cost: $69 a person plus tax and gratuity
MAGUIRE’S Restaurant, located at 17552 Dallas Parkway, Dallas, Texas 75287.  To make a reservation, please call (972) 818-0068.  Valet is complimentary.

A Dinner with Langtry Estates

This Evening’s Menu

First Course

Chilled Avocado Soup

Corn relish

Langtry “Lillie Vineyard” Sauvignon Blanc 2006

Second Course

Wild Smoked Salmon

Apple horseradish chutney, savory bread pudding

Guenoc Chardonnay, California 2006

Third Course

Seafood Risotto

Shrimp, calamari, scallop, arugula

Guenoc “Victorian” Claret, Lake County 2006

Fourth Course

Veal Cordon Bleu

Soft polenta, brussel sprouts

Langtry “Tephra Ridge”Cabernet Sauvignon 2005

Fifth Course

Mini Lava Cake

Freshly baked chocolate cake, vanilla ice cream, fresh berries

Guenoc Petite Syrah, Lake County 2006

Executive Chef: Alberto Solis Chef de Cuisine: Brad Albers

July 15
Cibus will again join with its NorthPark neighbor La Duni to co-host their third “al fresco evening of wine, special bites and live music.” Make plans to join us on Wednesday, July 15th from 6:30 to 7:30pm in the beautiful CenterPark area of NorthPark Shopping Center.

More than fifteen wineries will be showcasing their wines including eight chosen from Northern Italy by Cibus and seven from South America and Spain chosen by La Duni. Both La Duni and Cibus will be offering special bites from their respective kitchens.
$20 per person at the door. Please call Cibus at 214-692-0001 or La Duni at 214-987-2260. Cibus and La Duni are both located on Northpark level one beneath the AMC movie theatres.

Following the wine tasting, both restaurants will be offering a special 4-course menu for those who would like to stay and have dinner. The cost is $30 per person.  You can add your favorite wine from those tasted during the al fresco event for only $19 per bottle.

July 11
Watel’s Around Town


When: 5:00 pm Sat July 11 2009
After class you will be served a 3 course dinner.

Where: 1804 Greenville Avenue
Topic: Versatile Sauces
Learn sauces that can change by adding or subtracting a few ingredients and can be used in a variety of dishes. We will also entertain requests.
Please book NOW by reply email; space is limited. Reservations are required. Price is $65 per person.
Watel’s Around Town
Events . Catering . Weddings & Receptions
acclaimed cuisine, friendly service, jazz dinners,
cooking classes, wine tasting, and more
214 720 0323

“Dali Announces July Food & Wine Event Schedule”
“New & Cool–The “Chefs Wine Table Series”

Both casual yet exclusive, the “Chefs Wine Table Series” is scheduled throughout the year held on select Sunday nights only and designed to focus on one particular wine varietal for a maximum seating of ten special guests who are encouraged to bring their “best cellar wine” that compliments the theme of the evening.  Yes, this does mean BYOB (legal in all aspects) with top-end wines to be shared with others at one table.  Food service is a four-course a-la-carte  menu with guests ordering directly off of the Dali “Four-Star” dinner menu that best suits each diners taste–and compliments the wines to be served during the evening.  Cost for all “Chefs Wine Table” events is $60 per person, exclusive of tax and gratuity.  Reservations are “first come-first serve–and limited strictly to ten guests per event to allow all ten guests to proside at the round “Chefs Table” over-looking the Dallas Arts District and stunning vistas of Downtown architecture.

“Great White Burgundy’s”–Sunday, July 12th (Bring a bottle of your best White Burgundy–sorry, no California wine allowed)

“Great Red Burgundy’s”–Sunday, July 26th (Your top quality Red Burgundy will be savored by all–sorry, California)

(Future “Chefs Wine Table” dinners will be posted on

“Savoring Summer Wines: Soothing White & Red Wines”(Wine Dinner)

“Please join us Wednesday, July 22nd for a special wine dinner celebrating Summers most revered and refreshing white and red wines–totaling six exciting wines.  Nationally acclaimed Dali Executive Chef, Joel A. Harloff, will be presenting a one of kind five-course memorable dinner especially designed to compliment the “wines of summer”.  Cost is $75 a person, exclusive of tax and gratuity.  Reception begins at 6:30pm, with dinner served promptly at 7:00pm.  Let me encourage you not to miss this unique dinner, as Dali presents the “ultimate wines of summer”.  (Details and menu to be posted at as of July 10th.)”

“Pinot Power: Sparking Pinot Noir, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Pinot Meunier & Pinot Noir”(Wine Dinner)

“For the dedicate “pinot-phile”, Dali presents a well-rounded wine dinner that focuses on all Pinot varietals on Wednesday, July 29th.  Guests will be enthralled with a  first-class selection of six stunning wines and will include; Sparkling Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir (both French & American), Pinot Meunier and a dessert Pinot Gris–Tokay d’Alsace.  Chef Harloff, recently back from a “sold-out” James Beard Foundation dinner held in New York, will be offering a masterful “Four-Star”-five course menu for the perfect food pairing to compliment the magical family of Pinot wines. This is sure to be a memorable affair, so make your reservations now!  Cost is $85 a person, exclusive of tax and gratuity.(Details and menu to be posted at on July 17th)” RESERVATIONS FOR BOTH EVENTS ARE LIMITED, AND CAN BE MADE AT 469-385-9360.  SEE YOU THERE!

July 15
Abacus – Dallasabacus

Rubissow Wine Dinner
with Winemaker Timothy Milos
July 15, 2009
6:30 PM


Grapefruit Cured Sea Scallops Ceviche, Habenero

Spanish Marinated Shrimp, Serrano Ham, Honeydew

Esterlina, Reisling, Cole Ranch 2006


Foie Gras-Granny Smith Apple Terrine, Baby Mache, Orange Caramel

Rubissow, Trompettes, Mt Veeder  2005


Pepper Crusted Veal Loin, Wilted Brussel Sprouts
Blackberry-Sage Demi

2004 Rubissow, Merlot, Mt Veeder 2005


Black Soy Seared Duck Breast, Crispy Sushi Rice Blocks
Chinese Long Beans, Maitake Mushroom Sauce

Rubissow, Cabernet Sauvignon, Mt Veeder 2005


Coriander Cured Wagyu Coulet, Serrano Black Bean Sauce
Green Chili-Summer Corn Tart

Rubissow-Sargent, Cabernet Sauvignon  Reserve. Mt Veeder 2005


Bourbon-Vanilla Chiboust Napoleon
“Minus 8” Summer Berry Compote

$85 plus tax and 20% gratuity per person
Reservations Required
Donna Tanner

July 16

Thursday, July 16

Numanthia Termes Wine Dinner
Join winemaker Manuel Lozada of the Numanthia Termes winery in Spain’s Toro region for a four-course wine dinner in The Mansion Library. Founded in 1998, the estate’s three red wines have garnered all manner of critical acclaim.

A Champagne reception begins at 7:15 p.m. followed by a four-course dinner created by executive sous chef Eric Brandt at 7:45 p.m.

Call 214.443.4747 for reservations as seating is limited. $165 per person including tax, gratuity and valet parking.
Join winemaker Manuel Lozada of the Numanthia Termes winery in Spain’s Toro region for a four-course wine dinner in The Mansion Library. Founded in 1998, the estate’s three red wines have garnered all manner of critical acclaim.

A Champagne reception begins at 7:15 p.m. followed by a four-course dinner created by executive sous chef Eric Brandt at 7:45 p.m.

Call 214.443.4747 for reservations as seating is limited. $165 per person including tax, gratuity and valet parking

July 24th
Pappas Bros. Steakhouse

The cachet of Caymus speaks for itself – The Caymus Vineyards brand is synonymous with quality and luxury. Pappas Bros. celebrates our long relationship with this eminent California winery as we do every year with another spectacular dinner.  Pappas Bros. Steakhouse will host a five-course dinner paired with complementing Caymus wines on July 24th at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $175 per person plus tax and gratuity, Reservations required. For additional details, please call 214.366.2000.  Seating is limited.

The Caymus label was founded in 1972 by Charles F. (Charlie) Wagner, Lorna Belle Glos Wagner and their son Charles J. (Chuck) Wagner on the family’s Rutherford property. Cabernet is king at Caymus, and the winery’s 60-plus acres of estate Cabernet Sauvignon in the Rutherford District in Napa Valley, California continue to form the foundation of those delicious Caymus Cabernets. The winery’s Special Selection wines have been described as “Never unapproachable, the Special Selection…taste almost too delicious when released,” by the Wine Advocate.  Pappas Bros. Steakhouse is proud to present the following menu for their upcoming Caymus Wine Dinner:

Caymus Wine Dinner
Created by Chef Michael Gaspard and Master Sommelier Barbara Werley —

Hors d’Oeuvres

2007 Belle Glos “Yorkville Highlands” Mendocino County Pinot Noir Blanc

First Course

Heirloom Tomato Salad

Dungeness Crab, Citrus Crème Fraîche, Garden Herbs

2006 Mer Soleil “Silver” Central Coast Chardonnay

Second Course

House Made Duck Prosciutto, Charred White Asparagus, Anise-Duck Glaze

2007 Belle Glos “Taylor Lane” Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

2007 Belle Glos “Las Alturas” Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir

2007 Belle Glos “Clark & Telephone” Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir

Third Course
Roasted Tenderloin, Butter Poached Strip, Creamed Corn, Bliss Skillet Potatoes

2006 Caymus Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

2005 Caymus “Special Select” Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

2006 Caymus “Special Select” Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Dessert Course

Almond Cream, Brown Sugar Crumble, Pecan Ice Cream

2004 Mer Soleil “Late” Santa Lucia Highlands Viognier

July 27th
Sevy’s Grill


July’s Food & Wine dinner will be on Monday, July 27th, 6:30 pm.  Four courses (each with a grilled element) paired with the tasty wines of Kenwood Vineyards.  Champagne reception begins at 6:30, $59.95 per person (plus tax and gratuity).  Seating is limited and reservations are required.  Contact Jimmy, Stefaan or Amy M. at (214)265-7389 or [email protected] .


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