Restaurant news: Smoke on Cherry Street hosts duck wine dinner
BY SCOTT CHERRY World Scene Writer
Thursday, August 02, 2012
8/02/12 at 5:28 AM
Duck to be featured at Smoke dinner
All things duck will be featured at a dinner at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Smoke on Cherry Street, 1542 E. 15th St.
Wines from Duckhorn Vineyards will be served, including Decoy chardonnay, pinot noir, cabernet sauvignon and zinfandel.
Dishes will include duck cracklin salad with grilled peaches, arugula, smoked blue cheese and chardonnay vinaigrette; tobacco-dusted and woodfire-grilled duck breast with local root vegetables and duck leg confit hash; tarragon and duck liver-stuffed tenderloin medallions with bacon-roasted Brussels sprouts; and chicory and chocolate torte with strawberry coulis.
Cost is $69, plus tax and gratuity. Reservations: 918-949-4440.
Italian wines, food to be featured at Biga dinner
Dan Rosenberg, sales manager of Neil Empson Imports, which represents some of the finest wines in Italy, will host a dinner at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Biga, 4329 S. Peoria Ave.
The five-course, four-wine dinner will include a Canelli blood orange mimosa aperitif; an amuse bouche of sole in saor, tomato and shrimp salad with horseradish dressing; sausage and wild mushroom lasagna with red pepper tomato sauce; pork roast braised with milk and herbs; and Sicilian cake.
Other wines will include Jarmann pinot grigio, Marcarini Barbera d'Alba Ciagot Camerano and Tenuta Cocci Grifoni Tellus Marche.
Cost is $45, plus tax and gratuity. Reservations: 918-743-2442.
Tenderloin, shrimp on new Boston Deli special
Hickory-smoked, bacon-wrapped beef tenderloin and Gulf shrimp highlight the monthly special, offered every Thursday night in August, at Boston Deli, 6231 E. 61st St.
The tenderloin and shrimp will be served on smoky tomato grits with baby corn-black bean organic tomato relish.
Side dishes will include grilled white and green asparagus, choice of organic house salad or Caesar salad, artisan bread and a piece of pie.
Cost is $22, plus tax and gratuity.
Local Table dinner will feature Alsatian wines
White wines from the Alsace region of France will be featured at a four-course, three-wine dinner at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Local Table, 4329 S. Peoria Ave.
Dishes will include Alsatian onion tart, white sausage with sauerkraut and potatoes, coq au riesling with butter noodles, and tarte au fromage blanc.
Wines from Lucien Albrecht will include blanc de blanc cremant d'Alsace, pinot blanc and gewurztraminer reserve.
Cost is $35, plus tax and gratuity. Reservations: 918-794-8013.
Sapulpa doughnut shopto offer Indian tacos
Indian tacos are offered 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. the first Saturday of every month at the Paradise Donuts shop at 802 W. Taft in Sapulpa.
Owners Linda and Ray Rodgers build their Indian tacos with ground beef and seasonings, lettuce, onion, tomato, cheese, pinto beans, jalapeno peppers and salsa.
The tacos cost $4.99 each or $6 with a soft drink and choice of a doughnut or cookie.
Blue Bell fans can voteto return former flavor
Blue Bell Ice Cream is launching a "Crankin' Back the Clock" online contest Wednesday, giving fans the opportunity to choose a flavor they would like to bring back to the ice cream lineup in 2013.
The contest will begin with 24 flavors, previously chosen by a Blue Bell panel.
"We have a memorable selection of old favorites, some dating back as far as 1975," Carl Breed, director of marketing, said in a news release. "The hard part was deciding which of our past flavors would make the list. We looked at consumer requests, ingredient availability, taste profile and creativity."
Voters must be members of the Blue Bell Country Club. If you are not a member, you may register at tulsaworld.com/bluebell Voting will take place on the same site.
Participants are allowed one vote per day, per registered email address. On Wednesday, the six flavors receiving the least amount of votes will be removed. A week later, six more flavors will be eliminated. From Aug. 22-31, voters will choose among the final six flavors.
Voting ends Aug. 31. The winning flavor will be announced in an email to all Country Club members in September and introduced in a half-gallon carton in 2013.
La Madeleine addsto breakfast menu
La Madeleine Country French Cafe, 1523 E. 15th St., has added a variety of dishes to its breakfast menu.
The new dishes include:
La Madeleine also announced that all of its restaurants will have free, unlimited Wi-Fi by the end of the year.
- Parisien Eggs Benedict with two poached eggs served on a croissant with ham and bacon, topped with hollandaise sauce.
- Country French hash and eggs with two eggs any style atop a mix of sausage and potatoes with a fresh-baked croissant.
- Breakfast sampler with a choice of one pastry (mini bran muffin, mini blueberry muffin, lemon Madeleine, mini chocolate croissant or mini lemon cream cheese muffin) and a choice of two selected items (oatmeal, strawberries Romanoff, fruit salade, yogurt parfait or Muesli with strawberries).
Harvest, Grape Stomp coming up at Stone Bluff
The folks at Stone Bluff Cellars are looking for a little help with the upcoming harvest of Cynthiana grapes in the Stone Bluff vineyards.
The harvest is predicted to take place Aug. 11 or Aug. 18, but it is a good idea to get signed up now. Participants will be notified which Saturday the crop will be ready.
Pickers will start gathering grapes at 6:30 a.m. and spend as long as it takes to bring in the crop. Pickers are paid $3.50 per lug; a lug is a tub that holds 25 to 30 pounds of grapes.
Participants are encouraged to bring snacks, bug spray and sunscreen.
Also, the annual Grape Stomp, benefiting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, is scheduled noon to 4 p.m. Aug. 12.
Families, from toddlers to seniors, can come to the winery, get barefooted and stomp grapes in wooden tubs. The day will include food and music.
For more information, or to register for either event, go to tulsaworld.com/stonebluff or call 918-482-5655.
Stone Bluff Cellars is located at 24145 E. 191st St., off U.S. 64 between Tulsa and Haskell.
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