Dallas Restaurant News: Bits and Bites

From the copy and paste press release department:

Molto Formaggio. “MF has sourced an exciting new line of handcrafted cheeses from Switzerland and Bavaria that will be new to area consumers. Among the finds that will be introduced this week at both Molto Formaggio shops are Forsterkase, Scharfe Maxx, Heublumen, Bavarian Limburger (organic), and Challerhocker. Molto Formaggio is pleased to announce that they will be receiving shipments for both Thanksgiving and Christmas of the world famous Vacherin Mont d’Or cheese.  These one pound pieces are only produced 3 months out of the year and are truly the most luscious and wonderful cheeses made in the world.  Customers must preorder these cheeses for delivery in November or December as they will surely be sold out due to the limited quantities available.”  HP 214-526-0700. Preston Forest 214-361-9191.

Rathbun’s Blue Plate Kitchen. “Introducing Heart-Healthy Lunch Items and $10 Menu Choices. Chef Kent Rathbun has created heart-healthy menu items including, Grilled Chicken Breast with Portobello Mushrooms, Ricotta, Rosemary Olive Oil and Mache Salad; Salmon Burger; Heirloom Tomato Dallas Mozzarella Salad with Avocado Green Goddess Dressing; Tassione Farm Field Green Salad with Roasted Lemon-Sherry Vinaigrette; Grilled Chicken Breast with California Avocado, Paula’s Cottage Cheese and Avocado Yogurt; and Shrimp, Crab and Lobster “Coleslaw” with Cilantro-Lime Dressing. All heart-healthy menu items are designated by a red heart. In conjunction with these items on our everyday menu, Chef Rathbun will offer a Heart Healhty Blue Plate Special for lunch and dinner until September 5. Starting September 14, on each Monday our Blue Plate Special will be Heart Healthy. Come join us and feel good again! Chef Rathbun has also added new $10 menu items on our lunch menu. Enjoy Carr Valley Mammoth Cheddar Grilled Cheese, Chef’s Choice Taco Plate of the Day, Salmon Burger and Grilled Flatbread and Hummus with Feta Cheese.”

The Pyramid Restaurant. On Friday, September 25th, the Pyramid Restaurant will host a Spaten Beer Pairing Dinner. Executive Chef jW Foster will pair his exciting “modern American” cuisine with the legendary German beers from Spaten. Details and menu below.

Chisholm Trail Longhorn Beef. “Dallas-based longhorn co-op Chisholm Trail Longhorn Beef, which is owned and maintained by several Dallas residents that also own other Dallas-based business. Mike Crawford, not only owns Red Peak Ranch, he owns and operates a marketing firm here in Dallas. The Texas longhorn co-op has just joined the Texas Department of Agriculture’s GO TEXAN program. Chisholm Trail Longhorn Beef is currently being served at Local in Deep Ellum and at Opa! Grill on Preston. Full release below.

Chick-fil-A.  “Free Chick-fil-A Original Chicken Sandwich to all customers wearing any sports-related apparel on Labor Day to celebrate the second-annual Chick-fil-A Kickoff football game!This year’s Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game will feature University of Alabama against Virginia Tech at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.”

The Pyramind Room. Chef Foster and a rep from Spaten will share bits of information on each course, each beer and on the history of this famed brewery with guests.

Charred Tandouri Spiced Prawn
Tequila Lime-lacquered Lockhart County Quail
House Chorizo and Wild Boar Bratwurst & Braised Buffalo Shortribs
Dark Chocolate Black Forest Torte
After dinner, you’ll adjourn outside to the Terrace for after-dinner libations and to smoke cigars
$80 per person
(plus tax and gratuity)
Complimentary Valet Parking
Reservations are required. Please call 214-720-5249.
The Pyramid Restaurant & Bar
The Fairmont Dallas   1717 North Akard Street

Chisholm Trail Longhorn Beef Joins GO TEXAN Program that Distinguishes Local Lone Star State Products
New co-op joins GO TEXAN members in promoting ‘home-grown’ goods
Chisholm Trail Longhorn Beef is produced on family-owned Texas ranches
GO TEXAN symbol to accompany Chisholm Trail marketing materials
Dallas – Sept. 1, 2009 – Texas’ own Chisholm Trail Longhorn Beef earned its Lone Star seal-of-approval by becoming the newest member of the GO TEXAN program. With this membership, Chisholm Trail signifies to consumers that its all-natural longhorn beef is raised and produced in Texas. Chisholm Trail Longhorn Beef gets its Texas credibility from the family-owned Texas ranches that allow the longhorn herds to naturally graze on the Central and North Texas landscape. The natural diet and free-roaming activity help make Chisholm Trail Longhorn Beef the sensible choice for food lovers wanting a healthier, more flavorful red meat than ordinary beef, and with the GO TEXAN brand on Chisholm Trail’s marketing materials, now they know they’re getting the freshest meat from local ranchers.
GO TEXAN helps bring ultimate awareness to consumers wanting to purchase goods and services from in-state vendors and support the local economy. Launched by the Texas Department of Agriculture in 1999, the GO TEXAN program promotes the products, culture and communities of Texas. When consumers see the recognizable GO TEXAN brand, they can be assured that the product comes from one of its more than 2,400 Lone Star providers.
“Chisholm Trail Longhorn Beef’s Texas roots run deep, so joining the GO TEXAN program was essential to showing our customers that when we say ‘local,’ we mean ‘local,’” said Mike Crawford, a Chisholm Trail Longhorn Beef partner. “Texans share a special pride about their state that you won’t find anywhere else and that includes a deep loyalty to the products and services they buy. Chisholm Trail Longhorn Beef provides Lone Star loyalists with a better-tasting, healthier red meat produced right here in Texas. This GO TEXAN membership will help spread the word.”
Longhorn beef serves as a leaner alternative to chicken, turkey, lamb, pork and venison. At only 140 calories per 3.6-ounce serving, 3.7 grams of fat and 81.5 grams of cholesterol, a lean, pasture-raised longhorn steak has less fat, cholesterol and calories than almost any other meat or poultry available. Also, it serves as a great source of nutrients like protein, iron, vitamins B6 and B12, zinc, selenium and omega-3 fatty acids that contribute to a healthier heart and immune system. To learn more about Chisholm Trail Longhorn Beef and the nutritional values associated with healthy beef, visit www.eathealthybeef.org.