Friday, September 25, 2009

Get a "Preview of Savor Dallas" Restaurants at the Slocum Street Style Event in the Dallas Design District October 8

Remember to join us at the Slocum Street Style affair on October 8th for a "Preview of Savor Dallas" as part of their big benefit evening for DIFFA in the Design District. You'll get signature samples from Fedora Restaurant and Lounge, Jorge's, The Grill on the Alley, Go fish Ocean Club, Lavendou Bistro Provencal, The Kitchen Table at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel, and Hibashi Teppan Grill and Sushi Bar (shown left), plus yummy Paciugo gelato. Cleanse your palate with delicious, ice cold San Pellegrino and Acqua Panna Water. Of course, the Slocum Street folks will have some tasty adult libations throughout the place. There are great holiday wreaths you can bid on that benefit DIFFA. You can mix, mingle, nosh and stroll to your heart's content throughout the very hip and fun Dallas Design District.

Considered to be a premier source of antiques and furnishings in the U.S., the 40 showrooms located on Slocum Street are 500,000 square feet of design heaven. By offering a cache of everything from European antiques, oriental rugs, custom furniture, stone furnishings, floral design, and accessories, interior designers can enjoy one-stop shopping.

Complimentary valet parking is available at the entrance to Slocum Street at Hi Line Drive. This event is free and open to the public. Located at 1403 Slocum Street, the DIFFA Wreath Auction will close at 10 p.m. The tasting is from 6 until 9 p.m. Thursday October 8th. We'll see you there

Here's a great wine tasting event coming up at Pappas Bros.

Wine Tasting: Breaking the Code A Sommelier’s Guide to Tasting and Pairing Friday, October 9th, 2009, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Their only seated tasting of the year will offer a guided tour of the theory and process of pairing food with wine. Learn how to think and taste like a pro! Styles from crisp, zingy Sauvignon Blanc to rich, buttery Chardonnay are recommended with seafood, but why? You can taste the answer. Is beef better with an uncomplicated red or a more complex wine? Discover for yourself how a white wine can perfectly complement red meat. Our wine staff will teach you the rules and when to bend them.

$45 per Guest
Plus tax
Reservations Required ~ 214.366.2000

Fans of South African Wines, Vilafonté launches its USA WINE CLUB online

Internationally recognized winemaker Zelma Long (Robert Mondavi, Simi, Vilafonté) is making her world-class wines easier for us to get. I wanted to put the blurb about her new USA Wine Club here for you. Zelma is excited. She writes, "Big news! We launch our USA wine club which adds to our South African, European and UK club which is already operational. We can now ship directly to you from our US warehouse to avoid international shipping charges - and you qualify for a huge 20% discount! It is that simple there is no obligation and no risk."
Click here to order online. Enter code VIPVila to claim your 20% discount.
US shipping laws are complex, click here for all the details.

Have you done this yet? No free lunch, but a damn good FREE DINNER!!!! Smart restaurateur Robert Colombo is inviting you to join him for a complimentary dinner. You must make reservations! Every Monday at Trece or Villa-O, watch Monday Night Football on their large screens while you enjoy a fabulous Two Course Mexican or Italian Meal, compliments of the house. This is their way of saying “Thank You” to their valued guests. How much better can Monday get?

OR VILLA-O AT 214 -780-1880

Just in case you're headed to Napa and will be there October 10th, I wanted to let you know about a great wine dinner at V Wine Cellar on the Vintage Estate in Yountville featuring extra wonderful Paradigm Wines from Heidi Barrett. It will be a four-course meal featuring 2006 Paradigm Merlot, 1999 Paradigm Cabernet Sauvignon, 2005 Paradigm Cab, and 2006 Paradigm Cab Franc. Reservations are $150 per person plus tax and gratuity. And some pretty exciting overnight accommodations are available, including the wine dinner, $699 per couple. For reservations call 800-351-1133. Visit for more details.

Cheers! See you next time.

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