AUSTIN Saturdays 10-11 a.m., Talk 1370
A Presentation of Spec’s Wines, Spirits & Finer Foods
For more than two decades, the Mansion on Turtle Creek in Dallas was not only the ultimate destination for the foodlover to whom money was no object – it was also the home of Chef Dean Fearing. In one of those things that happen sometimes, Fearing left a couple years back to do his own thing, and the Mansion needed a new chef to capture the now-served-nightly magic in a bottle. We talk to the chef they found, as well as to the manager-wine guy who is the luxury hotel’s voice of continuity.
We also spend some time learning about the latest trends in viticulture (that being the art and science of growing grapes to produce wine) from Jim Collins of Frei Brothers in Sonoma.