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Chefs Sharon Hage, James Johnson, Barb Werley to team up for special pinot noir wine dinner


She’s back! Well, sort of. Sharon Hage, once the darling of the early farm-to-table trend in Dallas, has been coaxed back to the stove beside James Johnson, a cooking colleague of Hage’s and the longtime chef of Pappas Bros. Steakhouse in Dallas.

Hage and Johnson will collaborate on a “Pinot around the world” wine dinner on Friday, January 29 at Pappas Bros. Steakhouse. Master sommelier (and classically trained chef) Barb Werley selected the wines.

Here’s the menu. 7 p.m. $225++. You’ll need a reservation (214-366-2000).

Hors d’Oeuvres Reception

Laherte Freres “Les 7” NV, Champagne, France

First Course

Cold Smoked Pacific Sturgeon

roasted cauliflower, cress, radish

2009 Darting Pinot Meunier Trocken, Pfalz, Germany

2010 Marchesi Incisa Della Rocchetta “Marchesa Leopoldo” Pinot Noir, Piedmont, Italy

Second Course

Mushroom Stew

tangle of cress, soft-boiled quail egg on truffle buttered toast

2004 NuitsStGeorges1er Cru Clos des Corvees Pagets, Robert Arnoux

“Mystery Wine”

Third Course

Pancetta-Braised Rabbit

sunchokes, quince, crispy chick peas

2009 Hamilton Russel Vineyards Pinot Noir, HemelenAarde Valley, South Africa

Fourth Course

21 day dry-aged American Rack of Lamb

kohlrabi gratin, broccoli rabe

2009 Mayacamas Vineyards Pinot Noir, Mount Veeder, California

2012 Beaux Freres “Zena Crown Vineyard” Pinot Noir, EolaAmity Hills, Oregon

Selection of Cheeses and Mignardises

Chef’s accompaniments

Rene Geoffroy Ratafia de Champagne

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