Wine Dinner Wednesday

winedinner-150x150Here is a list of upcoming wine dinners and food events from Lawry’s The Prime Rib, Nana, Cyclone Anaya’s (fundraiser for Turtle Creek Chorale), The Grape, and Dallas Uncorked.

Dec 3

What:     Lawry’s The Prime Rib and Chef Matt Melton invite you to join us for a five course dinner paired with whiskeys from around the world. Our guest speaker for the evening will be Master of Whiskey, James McCartney.
Cherry-Cabernet Braised Pork Rib;                                                     Cragganmore 12 year Speyside Single Malt Scotch
Cured Meats & Marinated Vegetable Antipasto Plate;                                     Bushmills 12 year Irish Single Malt Whiskey
Wild Mushroom and Texas Pecan Ravioli;                                                       Dalwhinnie 15 year Highland Single Malt Scotch
Chili Rubbed Prime Rib of Beef;                                                                       Bulleit Kentucky Bourbon
Lawry’s Christmas Yule Log;                                                                         Crown Royal Cask 16 Canadian Blended Whiskey

Who:    Lawry’s The Prime Rib has been serving Dallas, bringing excellent cuisine and personable service, for 26 years. Guests can enjoy featured dinner entrees such as Chilean Sea Bass, Rib Eye Steaks, Filet Mignon and, of course, the Roasted Prime Rib that made the restaurant famous – from the smaller California Cut to the larger Dallas Cut.

When:        Thursday, December 3, 2009
7 p.m.

Cost:     $89 per guest, plus tax and gratuity

Reservations:    Reservations are required by calling (972) 503-6688 or via email to [email protected] with “Whiskey” in the subject line.

Where:     Lawry’s The Prime Rib
14655 Dallas Parkway, Dallas, TX 75254
(Just south of Beltline)

December 4
December’s Friday Night Flight at Nana at Hilton Anatole

December is a time of celebration and holiday festivities with friends and family, and Nana at Hilton Anatole will bring out the bubbly for such an occasion!  December’s Friday Night Flight features champagne and sparkling wine paired with Executive Chef Anthony Bombaci’s enticing cuisine.  The wine and food trio is only $20 per person (excluding tax and gratuity) and available Friday, December 4 between 6-8pm.  Reservations are highly recommended by calling 214.761.7470.  Visit for complete details.

December’s Friday Night Flight
Tuna Tartar, Radishes, Cranberry “Meringue”
Henriot, Brut Souverain, NV, France
There is just a suggestion of color; it’s very sensuous, and the wine bursts immediately into a complex play of scents.  Dusty pollen, fresh-cut flowers and sweet fruits mingle invitingly, leading you into flavors of pomegranate, cranberry and spice. Big and polished, this sensual feast of a wine delivers an extra dimension of flavor, power and length.

Mozzarella, Seared Strawberries, Licorice
Mumm Napa, Brut Rose, NV, Napa Valley

Brut Rose offers a bouquet of ripe Pinot Noir fruit, rich with black cherry and strawberry notes. Part of the wine is initially fermented in the press, producing the soft fruity character that gives Brut Rosé its directness, while a small percentage of Chardonnay gives the wine power and structure.  This more robust quality makes Brut Rosé a wonderful wine with many kinds of cuisine, ranging from Thai to Italian.

White Apple Soup, Peanut Pebbles, Celery
J Cuvee, Sparkling, 2002, Sonoma

Elegant and a bit understated with generous flavors of green apple, spice, petrol, apple blossom and yeast. Medium bodied, and very well balanced with the petrol-reduced sulpher-like note echoing on the finish.

December 7

Fundraising Dinner with the Turtle Creek Chorale Dec. 7

Portion of Prestonwood Location’s Sales to Benefit the “Turtles on Tour”

Monday, December 7, Cyclone Anaya’s World Class Mexican Kitchen will host a fundraising dinner for the Turtle Creek Chorale from 5 p.m. – 10 p.m at their Prestonwood location.  Select members of the Turtle Creek Chorale will attend the evening in their performance attire and will be available for photo opportunities.  A portion of the night’s proceeds will go towards funding the Chorale’s trip to Spain in July 2010.
This is part of a series of scheduled fundraisers at Cyclone Anaya’s benefitting the Turtle Creek Chorale.  The dinners will alternate between the Oak Lawn and Prestonwood restaurant locations.

Monday, December 7, 5 – 10 p.m.

January 4, 2010 (Oak Lawn Avenue)
February 1, 2010 (Oak Lawn Avenue)
March 1, 2010 (Oak Lawn Avenue)
April 5, 2010 (Prestonwood)
May 3, 2010 (Oak Lawn Avenue)
June 7, 2010 (Oak Lawn Avenue)

Cyclone Anaya’s Oak Lawn Ave Location
3211 Oak Lawn Avenue, Dallas, TX 75219

Cyclone Anaya’s Prestonwood Location
5225 Beltline Road, Dallas, TX 75254

December 9
The Grape on Greenville Hosts Festive 3-Course Dinner

Just in time for the holidays, The Grape hosts “Get Your Sparkle On,” Wednesday, December 9.  Hand-selected champagne, sparkling wine and other bubbly favorites will compliment a festive 3-course menu prepared by Chef/Owner Brian C. Luscher.

“Champagne and sparking wines are a personal favorite of mine,” says Courtney Luscher.  “I’ve chosen a few beloved bubblies for this dinner and am looking forward to hosting the event myself!”

Never been to The Grape’s monthly wine dinner…well here is the 411.  The Grape provides a fun; casual setting that allows the guest to “come-as-they-are” and dine at their own pace, allowing for a more festive one-on-one format with the wine experts.
Themes include a wine expert/host for the evening who speaks to each individual table about the wines selected.

Reservations are recommended.  Cost is $50 per person exclusive of tax, gratuity and other beverages.  Located at 2808 Greenville Avenue, The Grape is open for dinner nightly at 5:30pm and Sunday Brunch.   For reservations call 214-828-1981 or visit the website at  Complimentary valet parking always provided.

December 9
Dallas Uncorked

We are thrilled to partner for the 6th year in a row, with our friends at The Wine Therapist in Lakewood for our 6th Annual Champagne and Sparkling Wine tasting December 9th from 6:30-8:30pm.  This year brings selections from Spain, Italy, California, Loire and of course, Champagne, with tasty appetizers to pair with each.

This walk around tasting is one of our favorite events every year, as we love good bubbly with good friends in celebration of the holidays.  To make sure you are properly prepared for your holiday festivities The Wine Therapist will offer special pricing on the evening’s selections for guests.

Tickets are available in advance, through our website – for $35 each; at the door for $45 each, if available (cash only)

To help our community have a happy holiday, a portion of our proceeds from the evening will be donated to the North Texas Food Bank.
is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization for wine


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