Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Earth Day Festivites 2011

Earth Day is coming up on April 22. 
Many venues are celebrating all week!
Here are a few fun ways to celebrate our beautiful planet!

Kimpton’s Hotel Palomar Dallas and Central 214 restaurant are joining other Kimpton hotels and restaurants nationwide in bringing Earth Day to new heights with the launch of Kimpton EarthCare Week, from April 15 – 22.

Central 214 Patio

Chef Blythe Beck’s Organic Dinner Feature 
Available for Kimpton EarthCare Week, April 15-22
Diners at Central 214 will enjoy Chef Blythe Beck’s Organic Beef Meatloaf served with all natural bacon, honey and carrot mash, creamed dandelion greens, and a shiitake mushroom gravy. The dish features organic, hormone free, and locally grown products.

Our favorite Naughty Chef says, “We’re dedicated to EarthCare every day - from our wine selections and fresh, local ingredients to eco-friendly standards for seafood - so our activities and menu leading up to Earth Day celebrate our long-term commitment to supporting our environment."

Wednesday, April 20, from 5:30 p.m.– 7:30 p.m. 
Central 214 at Hotel Palomar Dallas

Locals are invited to take part in this fun “green” event benefiting Trust for Public Land and The Nature Conservancy.  For a suggested $20 donation, enjoy sustainable wines and Central 214 bites; a Recycled Art Exhibition by local artists such as Southern Methodist University Meadows’ artist Alisha Driggers (also to be displayed during Kimpton EarthCare Week at hotel Lumen); featured eco-friendly products from Rosemeade Market & Greenhouse, Kiehl’s, Mighty Leaf Tea, and Natura Water; and interaction with green-minded community partners including the Promise of Peace Garden, Cintas, and EcoLab. The event is hosted by Kimpton’s Hotel Palomar Dallas, hotel Lumen, Central 214 and Social.

Recycle Round-Up
Locals are encouraged to drop-off used computers, cell phones and other electronics for proper recycling, from April 18 – 20, between 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Kimpton’s Hotel Palomar Dallas and Central 214 Restaurant | 5680 North Central Expwy. at Mockingbird Lane | Dallas, TX 75206 |  214-443-9339

The Green Fling
Wednesday, April 20 | 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Crow Collection of Asian Art

Join Friends of The Park for The Green Fling, the kick-off event to Dallas Earth Day Festival, celebrating all things green! Enjoy eco-friendly cocktails and bits, spring fashion and more!

Friends of The Park Member – FREE
Non-member - $25, Early Registration $20
Not a member? Become one today and attend for free! 

Crow Collection of Asian Art, 2010 Flora St., Dallas, TX 75201

Earth Day Dinner Menu featuring Paul Dolan Wines
Friday, April 22
Rosewood Crescent Hotel
Crispy Sweet Breads, Lemon Zabaglione, Roasted Apples and Arugula
Parducci Chardonnay

Texas Organic Mushrooms, home-made Fromage Blanc, Fried Green Tomato, Shallot Vinaigrette    
Parducci Chardonnay

Roasted Eggplant Potage, Egg Parmigiana, Heirloom Tomato Confit
Parducci Pinot Noir

Free Range Quail Galantine, Kumquat Preserve, Petite Salad
Parducci Pinot Noir

Hill Coutry Smoked Wild Boar, Ajillo Sauce, Feijoada, Crispy Finger Banana
Paul Dolan Cabernet Sauvignon

Grilled Sugarcane Cured Wild Salmon, Shishito Escabèche, Gailan Tempura
Paul Dolan Chardonnay

Roasted Boniato Gnocchi With Organic Local Vegetables, Brown Butter And Hazelnut Dust
Paul Dolan Sauvignon Blanc 

Potato Wrapped Striped Bass With Pancetta And Orzo 'Risotto', Fried Artichokes And Lemon Soda
Paul Dolan Chardonnay 

Braised Short Rib With Corn And Apricot Custard, Spring Leek And Spinach Ragout, And Roasted Shallot Jam
True Grit Petite Sirah

All desserts are accompanied with a glass of  Paul Dolan Brut

Pain Perdue with local Honey, Apricots and Champagne Sorbet
Ginger Beer Float & Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
Texas Peach Blueberry Cobbler with Sweet Mascarpone

Rosewood Crescent Hotel, 400 Crescent Court, Dallas, TX 75201
For reservations, call 214-871-3200

Earth Day Dining Event
Friday, April 22
Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek

The Mansion Restaurant will feature a five-course Earth Day Tasting Menu created by Executive Chef Bruno Davaillon and served by candlelight on the restaurant terrace. The tasting menu is $75 per person excluding tax and gratuity. Additionally, an organic wine list will complement the special menu. Rosewood's Earth Day Dining Event will allow guests and neighbors to experience the fresh taste and health benefits associated with sustainable cuisine, without sacrificing luxury.

Earth Day Tasting Menu:
Smoked Sturgeon, Local Beet, Horseradish, Salmon Roe and Texas Grapefruit
Chicken Liver Flan, Creamy Morels, Ramps, Green Pea and Quail Egg
Lobster, Caramelized Turnips, Radish, Cilantro and Sweet-and-Sour Jus
Grass-Fed Rib-Eye, Sage Gnocchi, Texas Kale and Bordelaise Sauce
Old-Fashioned Rice Pudding, Passion Fruit and Caramel Foam

Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek, 2821 Turtle Creek Boulevard, Dallas, TX 75219
Reservations can be made by calling 214.443.4747. Prices do not include tax or gratuity.