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Good times!

Bruno Davaillon’s Frisee Salad with Sauteed Chicken Livers. The Mansion, Dallas

So taken were we with the piece in the September issue of Wine Spectator featuring Chef Bruno Davaillon of The Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek and his Chicken Liver Salad With Rosé, that some friends and I got together and asked him to whip us up a lunch featuring the dish.

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The Tortilla Soup may never disappear, but this dish is a far cry:

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^ Bruno's Frisée Salad with Sautéed Chicken Livers, Poached Egg, Shallot and Croutons, here paired with Château d’Esclans Whispering Angel Rosé. The recipe is now available here.

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^ A lovely fish course.

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^ An apple dessert composition from Mansion pastry chef Nicolas Blouin.

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What a beautiful way to spend a Saturday afternoon, bravo Bruno.

Food Adventures in New York City

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I just returned from a whirlwind gastro-tour of NYC – wrapped around my visit to the James Beard House where I joined chef John Tesar in the kitchen for his latest dinner (paired entirely with Champagnes!) at the prestigious address. Stay tuned for some serious Big Apple food-porn mixed in with the local stuff. Cheers!

Chef Tesar on Blogging…

I talked to John again this morning and we discussed all the hubbub relating to him in our local blogosphere. He seems to be getting quite a kick out of it.  He was particularly amused by talk of him anointing himself a James Beard nominee. Anyway – he wanted to pass along that he has yet to make a blog comment on any site (neither as himself, nor under a pseudonym) regarding his departure from The Mansion or any future plans. And, he again reiterated that he has nothing bad to say about Rosewood or The Mansion.

One benefit of his rare new time off: we can grab a drink more often.  Keep an eye out, food nation!

I made my own Pomegranates!

…or something to that effect. Got these before the freeze – they are pretty good! They ended up in a great cocktail with Bombay Sapphire Gin and the seductive St. Germain liqueur.

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First Look at Pescabar

Couldn’t resist and ran over to Pescabar, Alberto Lombardi‘s new joint in Uptown’s West Village. It’s a pretty cool space – patio will be great in more temperate weather. We had some promising dishes on this packed evening – they had only been open 2 days!

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(L) Some Tasty Flat Bread.
(R) A nice selection of Crudo.

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(L) A Tuna Crudo preparation.
(R) Delicious Gazpacho.

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(L) Scallops & Risotto.
(R) Some dessert deal…

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(L) This one rocked: Limoncello Panna Cotta!