If you happen to be staying at the Omni Dallas Hotel definitely take the opportunity to try the Avocado Margarita at the pool this summer! The summer pool menu is featuring Avocados from Mexico. The Avocado Margarita has avocado muddled into the drink and is garnished with a cilantro lime popsicle this is a must try.
Thyme to relax,
Texas Spice restaurant at the Omni Dallas Hotel recently hosted a intimate Gin Dinner featuring the local artisan gin from the New Artisan Sprits company called Roxor. Roxor is a deliciously food friendly gin complete with hints of citrus and light juniper. In the sprit of civic pride I am happy to say its a Dallas produced gin which is the brainchild of the legendary chef Robert Del Grande. Chef Robert is one of the “founders of southwest cuisine” along with Chef Dean Fearing and Chef Stephen Pyles. Good company to be sure!
Chef Donald Chalko of the Omni Dallas put together a four course menu and each course was pared with a refreshing gin friendly cocktail. A good time was had by all and another of the Texas Spice Artisan Dinner Series went off with a bang. The two founders of New Artisan Sprits Chef Robert Del Grande and Don Short were in attendance to talk about the gin.
Thanks for all involved!
A while back my good friend Jan Loov and I had a chance to spend a afternoon with Antoinette Bruno and Will Blunt of Starchefs.com. If you have not been on the website be sure to check it out, it is a awesome resource for anyone who loves food and beverage. To say starchefs.com is on the cutting edge of the industry is a understatement. Guided by CEO and Editor and Chief Antoinette Bruno, Managing Editor Will Blunt and advised by a team of legendary chefs this site is a on line temple of industry knowledge and creativity.
Yearly they host a international Chefs Congress which is a veritable magnet for the best Chefs and Beverage people in the industry. I had a pleasure to go there twice once while I was with the French Room, when I go to know Bruno Goussoult, and once while I was with Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas, as part of the Pierre Gagnaire camp. I highly recommend a trip to this congress held yearly in New York City, well worth it, you will learn and absorb so much knowledge (also food and drinks).
Some years back, while at the French Room I had done a tasting for them and had some photos put on the site. What a honor to do it again.
Jan and I were very honored to have some of our cuisine photographed by Antoinette and posted on the site. Check it out! Congrats Jan!