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Help me celebrate my 50th in good taste!

CherylA Sep 2, 2010 05:50 PM

Since my family are not exceptional party planners like I am, I am thinking I am going to have to make my own birthday special. Sadly it is on a Monday in late October. I am looking at planning a (Sunday/Monday) 12 course 2 day progressive dining event with all my favorite dishes over two days- With a night at a nice hotel (taking suggestions for that too) and friends will be invited to pick a venue/dish and join me on the journey for a dish that they like. Anyway. I am looking for the best in D for the following:

stuffed mushrooms, crab cakes, onion rings, wood fired pizza (mushroom-cheese-onion/classic type),
lobster (could be a dish), scallops, shrimp (scampi?), pasta (carbonara?)
smoked brisket could sub for a seafood here.
cheesecake, creme brulee, chocolate mousse or an amazing peanut butter and chocolate dessert, open to a suggestion for #12

not to worry, my spouse and I will probably share a good number of these. ahd it will be well paced.

Tell me your recommended venue......I have a few suggestions already. I just haven't been around enough to know.

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    foodie06 RE: CherylA Sep 2, 2010 06:51 PM

    Crab Cakes-Oceannaire
    Chocolate Peanut Butter Dessert-Stephen Pyles Heaven and Hell Cake
    Creme Brulee-Adelmo's
    Lobster-souffle at Rise No. 1

    1. scjohann RE: CherylA Sep 3, 2010 01:41 PM

      For wood fired, traditional pizza would have to go with Cavalli Pizza in Irving.


      and for brisket I really love Lee's in Haslet but that is a trek and he's closed on Sunday's and only for lunch the other days. I like it because its traditional Texas style but a little sweet, sort a hint of Carolina-style

      Lee's Hickory Smoked Bbq
      103 Schoolhouse Rd, Haslet, TX 76052

      Cavalli Pizza
      3601 Regent Blvd, Irving, TX 75063

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        nomnomTX85 RE: CherylA Sep 9, 2010 12:38 PM

        I would recommend staying at the Stoneleigh Hotel which has been remodeled beautifully. I ate at Bolla recently and loved it and would recommend their Pan Seared Branzino fish as your 12th course.

        Bolla Restaurant
        2927 Maple Avenue, Dallas, TX 75201

        1. air RE: CherylA Sep 9, 2010 12:46 PM

          If you can't access Il Cane Rosso, Maurizio's in Coppell also does a great wood fired pizza.

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