TAT Upcoming Event ~ The Tasting Battle: Bourbon -vs- Rose´

Hey TAT Family,

Are you #TeamBourbon or #TeamRose´?

Please join me Sunday, May 5th for The Tasting Battle: Bourbon -vs- Rose´ to see who will be crowned the winner!

What is The Tasting Battle? A fun and interactive tasting between two industry favorites, Bourbon and Rose´.  You will pick #TeamBourbon or #TeamRose based on your drink of choice, or by selecting the drink you are interested in trying and leaning more about. Each guest will enjoy 3 tastings of Texas Bourbons, or 3 tastings of Rose´ wines from different regions while enjoying the perfectly paired bites. There will be spirit & wine specialists on hand to provide in-depth education on the history and how these drinks are made. You will leave The Tasting Battle with some additional knowledge, and a new appreciation for both Bourbon and Rose´.

The Tasting Battle: Bourbon -vs- Rose´
Date/Time: Sunday, May 5th at 3pm – 6pm
Location: CRUDO Italian
Preston Road Dallas, TX  75225

Ticket Includes:
3 Tastings of Texas Bourbons or 3 Tastings of Rose´ Wines and Perfectly Paired Bites

Click here to purchase your ticket!

See you around town!

TAT Event Recap ~ SWIG + NOSH: Texas Style Wine Pairing & Tasting

Hey TAT Family,

I had my first SWIG + NOSH event in Dallas over the weekend, and it was a total success! I am overwhelmed with joy to have my first event sell out. I planned the event to be a private and intimate wine pairing & tasting, centered around Times Ten Cellars Texas wines.

The event took place in the beautiful Tank Room at Times Ten Cellars, and it featured four tastings and food pairings, thoughtfully put together by Sommelier Cait Maxwell and Chef Joey. Both Cait & Chef Joey explained each wine and food pairing in detail. Cait also did an excellent job with educating the attendees on the history of Times Ten Cellars and how to taste wine properly. In the end, the attendees had learned the 4 S’s of wine tasting – SEE, SWIRL, SNIFF, and SIP, and were able to score each taste based on the appearance, aroma, body, taste and finish.

Here are the wine and food pairings served during the event:

SWIG #1 2017 Chardonnay
Pairing: Mediterranean Assortment (stuffed grape leaves, peppers stuffed with feta cheese and olives)

SWIG #2 2015 Red Blend X
Pairing: Pimento cheese with paprika on crostini

SWIG #3 2015 Grenache / Syrah
Pairing: Roasted beef on polenta with balsamic glaze

SWIG #4 2016 Muscat Canella
Pairing: Cheesecake with macerated berries

There was also a discussion on the current state of the Texas wine industry, and at the end of the event, attendees received a parting treat from one of our sponsors – The Cupcake Experience. The treat was a cupcake infused with Times Ten Cellars Rose´wine, individually packaged for everyone at the event.  There were also some fun giveaways and prizes given throughout the event.

The next Tish Around Town event in Dallas will be in May. Get ready for THE BATTLE between a popular spirit and wine. Are you #TeamBourbon or #TeamRose´?

Stay tuned to Tish Around Town for the details on upcoming events and trips hosted by yours truly.

Big THANKS to everyone that attended, the sponsors, Times Ten Cellars, Cait, Chef Joey, and my brother, George, for taking amazing pictures of the event.

SWIG + NOSH Attendees – Please leave a comment with your feedback about the event.

Event Sponsors:
Couture Custom Print
The Cupcake Experience
My August Pink

See you around town!

Here are a few pictures from the event!

The table is set for SWIG + NOSH: Texas Style Wine Pairing & Tasting

Tish Around Town welcoming the attendees to the 1st SWIG + NOSH

Sommelier Cait Maxwell introducing the 1st SWIG 2017 Chardonnay

The day was filled with good wine, food and plenty of laughs

Tish Around Town chatting and getting to know the attendees

Sommelier Cait Maxwell pouring the 1st SWIG 2017 Chardonnay

Sommelier Cait Maxwell pouring the 2nd SWIG 2015 Red Blend X

The AKAs showed up and showed out to support Tish Around Town

Tish Around Town is wearing the WINO KNOWS Foodie T’shirt from Couture Custom Print…A WINO will know why this shirt is red & white 🙂

The Cupcake Experience provided this YUMMY Rose´ wine infused cupcake to each attendee

The Tank Room at Times Ten Cellars…The perfect location for SWIG + NOSH

TAT Upcoming Event ~ SWIG + NOSH: Texas Style Wine Pairing & Tasting

Hey TAT Family,

Please join me Saturday, March 2nd for my first SWIG + NOSH wine pairing & tasting event in Dallas. This edition of SWIG + NOSH will feature white and red Texas wines paired with the perfect bites at Times Ten Cellars.

Our wine expert for this event is Sommelier Cait, and our food expert is Chef Joey. They will walk you through each wine and food pairing while educating you on the rapidly growing Texas wine industry.

This is a private and intimate event so the seating is limited. Reserve your seat today!

Date:  Saturday, March 2, 2019 at 2:30pm 

Location:  Times Ten Cellars 6324 Prospect Avenue Dallas, TX 75214

Reserve Your Seat:  SWIGNOSHTEXASSTYLE.EVENTBRITE.COM

SAVE THE DATE:  March 2020 – Tish Around Town 1st international trip will be to South Africa for the Cape Town International Jazz Festival.  Stay tuned for more details!

See you around town!

What’s Next for Tish Around Town…

Hi TAT Family!

It’s been a minute since I’ve reached out to you via the blog.  I apologize for the eerie silence, and I promise I’ll make it up to you.

Over the last year, I’ve been traveling to some of my favorite cities and simply enjoying life.  I’ve also been focused on exploring the Dallas social scene centered around food and wine.  However, in the last couple of months, I took some time off to reflect on the next steps for Tish Around Town and see precisely where I would best fit in the industry.

Tish Around Town has always been about sharing my thoughts and experiences related to food with my family, friends and followers.  But now, I’m at a place where I want to take Tish Around Town to another level by hosting events and trips, with a focus on exploring and learning more about food and wine across different cultures around the world.

The plan is to host a variety of fun events and trips that’ll take your taste buds on a cultural and culinary journey while being educated by some of the best in the industry.  I will be hosting wine & cocktail tastings, supper club style dinners, food & wine festivals, and some other unique interactive events in Dallas and other cities…as well as out of the country. Tish Around Town is now going Around The World, so pack your bags and get ready to go on some tasty trips with me.  First stop on the international journey is South Africa March 2020 (more details coming soon).

DALLAS, make sure you SAVE THE DATE for my 1st SWIG + NOSH:  Texas Style Wine Pairing & Tasting scheduled for Saturday, March 2, 2019 at 2:30pm.

Stay tuned to Tish Around Town, and don’t forget to subscribe to my mailing list to be the first to hear about upcoming events and trips.

See you around town!

 

Tish Around Taste of the Cowboys 2018

Hey TAT Family!

So, I had the pleasure of attending Taste of the Cowboys 2018 fundraising event benefiting the North Texas Food Bank (NTFB). The event was held at the impressive Ford Center at The Star in Frisco. It was a great night of delicious food and amazing live entertainment, all in support of raising money to fight hunger in North Texas. It was a perfect event for Cowboys fans, as there were past and present players and Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders in attendance, and what’s a Cowboys’ event without Rowdy.

Hanging with Dallas Cowboys’ Mascot Rowdy….For the record I’m still an Atlanta Falcons fan ☺

The event was set up like a tailgate on field with 30 gourmet food stations featuring some of the best chefs around North Texas. There was a large variety of food and drinks to enjoy, as we were being entertained by two great bands. Big Joe Walker gave the crowd some bold Texas-style country music, and Jordan Kahn Orchestra kept us dancing to all the top 40 hits.

There was a silent auction with a lot of nice items to bid on during the event. A live auction, and football toss that benefited the NTFB’s Child Programs was also held. The live auction was a fun experience, with some unique items to bid on, and the football toss had people donating money, in return for a football signed by some popular Cowboys.

I had so much fun at the event – supporting a good cause, and of course tasting different food and drinks. I’m, definitely planning to attend next year’s event, and you should too.

Here are some of my favorite bites from the night.

Shinsei/Lovers Seafood & Market – Citrus Soy Braised Brisket Steam Bun with Green Mango Slaw

Legends at AT&T Stadium – Shrimp & Grits

Bulla Gastrobar – Chicken Paella with Mushroom, Artichoke, Carrots & Peas

Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille – Pork Chop Bites

Tish Around Town is now an advocate for local food banks, and I hope you will join me in contributing to the fight to end hunger in the United States. Make sure you stay tuned to Tish Around Town for details on how you can be a part of this movement.

For more information or to make a donation to the North Texas Food Bank, visit their website. If you are outside of Dallas, and would like to find your local food bank, go to Feeding America and search by your zip code.

By the way, Tish Around Town’s newsletter is coming soon! Yaay! I’m so excited for you to see what I have planned. But, for now, make sure you subscribe to the blog to stay in the loop on foodie news and what’s happening around town.

See you around town!

Photos by Tish Around Town

Tish Around Park & Palate Grand Taste 2017

Hey TAT Family!

So, I had the opportunity to attend the event Park & Palate Grand Taste. I had run across the event on Facebook, and it piqued my interest because it was being described as one of the hottest culinary events in Dallas. That’s a pretty bold statement, so I had to go check it out.

Park & Palate is the annual fundraiser for Klyde Warren Park that showcases the region’s most popular chefs, as well as wineries and spirits from around the world. The two-day culinary event had a unique theme – “Pillars and Protégés,” which featured well known pillar chefs and up-and-coming protégés making collaborative dishes to showcase.

The event was held at Klyde Warren Park in downtown Dallas, which is 5.2 acres of urban green space built over the Woodall Rodgers Freeway. It’s a beautiful park with a lot of fun activities and great views of the city skyline, and the perfect backdrop for this event. Attending the event allowed me to kill two birds with one stone because visiting this park was on my Dallas To-Do List.

The event kicked off Friday night with, “Down To The Root,” which featured two chefs, a pillar and protégé, from each major city highlighting the best of Texas cuisine. The night was also filled with live music and dancing. I attended the Saturday afternoon event, “Grand Taste,” which featured more than 60 chefs and 30 wineries, plus spirits, craft cocktails, and beer. My beautiful Mom was my foodie buddy for this event. The Grand Taste was from 2.pm – 6.pm so we arrived a little after 2.pm.

TAT Tip: When attending a food festival, it is better to arrive on the earlier side so that you can get the majority of the tasting done before the crowd shows up.

Park and Palate Grand Taste

Selfie with Mom, my foodie buddy for the day

We first walked around to get the lay of the land, and then we started on our culinary journey. The majority of tastings were delightful and pleasing to our palates. You can tell the chefs took pride in working together to curate the perfect tasting for this event. On top of the great food, there were also countless selections of wines and spirits to pair with the tastings.

Lobster Roll

Empanada & Pork Belly

Some of my favorite wines

The entry process was easy, and there were also no long lines at stations. However, it was an unseasonable 90-degree day in October, so we had to take a few breaks to get out of the sun, and luckily there were plenty of cool seating under the trees and umbrellas.

I, definitely, recommend this event, and it is now on my radar as an annual event I have to attend. My Mom is a newbie to the foodie events but she had a blast, and she will also be back next year too. This festival is well worth the money for the quality of food, the portion sizes and the plentiful pours of wines and spirits. I have been to a lot of food festivals and foodie events, and this one ranks pretty high on the list as a new favorite.

Chefs serving savory bites

Chefs serving delicious desserts

Having a mini photoshoot in front of the We Rosé wall

My new foodie friends

Dallas TAT Family, make sure you add Park & Palate to your social calendar for next year, and for my out of town followers, this would be a great event for a Fall weekend trip to Dallas. The weather in Dallas is usually beautiful in October, and you can also catch a Cowboys game or some other fun events that same weekend

Don’t forget to sign-up for the Klyde Warren Park Newsletter, or follow them on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram to stay in the loop on the next Park & Palate, and all of the other fun events at the park.

What are some of your favorite food festivals to attend in Dallas or other cities?  I will travel for good food so I just might make a road trip!

See you around town!

Photos by Tish Around Town