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Style & Social is now The Issue

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We have completely redesigned our online editorial to be a more integrated voice of the also redesigned Highland Park Village website. Having both of these in one location will allow us to better inform you what we are up to and what’s to come. Be sure to bookmark the new site’s webpage, The Issue, to stay in the know.

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Weddings Done Well: Culinary Checklist

The big day is finally here, and that means packed schedules and full itineraries. Proper nourishment is key to getting all you have to accomplish done, so we’ve mapped out all the stops so you can get your culinary fixes at Highland Park Village before, on and after the big day.

Welcome Your Guests With a Local Touch
Give your out of town guests a Texas welcome by leaving locally made treats from Royal Blue Grocery in their guest rooms. A bag of Have’a Corn Chips and a jar of Guac with a Twist, accompanied by a couple bottles of refreshing, fizzy probiotic tea from Holy Kombucha are the perfect after flight snack.

Guac with a Twist, Have'A Corn Chips, Holy Kombucha fizzy probiotic tea in Blood Orange and Green Apple Ginger. All locally made and available at Royal Blue Grocery.

Guac with a Twist, Have’a Corn Chips and Holy Kombucha fizzy probiotic tea in Blood Orange and Green Apple Ginger. All locally made and available at Royal Blue Grocery.

Last Laughs with your Bridesmaids
Grab your girls and book a private wine and cheese tasting at Molto Formaggio. Sip and snack in the intimate specialty store while learning about fine wines, cheeses, food accompaniments and desserts.

Enjoy a class of Red Car Rosé of Pinot Noir Syrah with your favorite cheeses and dried fruit on the patio at Molto Formaggio, or step inside and take a private class to learn about wine and cheese pairings.

Enjoy a glass of Red Car Rosé of Pinot Noir Syrah with Italian goats cheese and orange crisps at Molto Formaggio.

Burgers and Beers with the Boys
K.T. Burger is the perfect spot for the guys. There, the groomsmen can enjoy burgers, tacos, steel-cut fries and a full bar in the laid back dining area or corner patio.

With over 15 beers on tap and a vast bottle selection, you have plenty of options for a cold brew at KT Burger.

With over 15 beers on tap and a vast bottle selection, you have plenty of options for a cold brew at K.T. Burger.

Take Time for an Afternoon Pick Me Up
Snag that needed burst of caffeine or a refreshing cup of tea from Starbucks to get you through the eventful weekend. Take advantage of mobile ordering to make pick up a breeze.

Perk up with a grande caramel macchiato or cool off with a tall green tea lemonade. If you find yourself nearby after 12pm on Saturday or Sunday, opt for a glass of wine or craft beer instead.

Perk up with a grande caramel macchiato or cool off with a tall green tea lemonade.

Toast the Big Day Over Brunch
Squeeze in a last family brunch after you’ve tied the knot. Make a reservation at the elegant Bistro 31 or take part in the Bloody Mary Bar upstairs at Lounge 31 during their Social Sunday brunch.

Customize your Bloody Mary with meats, cheeses and veggies from the Bloody Mary Bar at Lounge 31.

Customize your Bloody Mary with meats, cheeses and veggies from the Bloody Mary Bar at Lounge 31.

Send Your Guests off with a Taste of Dallas
Show your guests you’re in the know and send them over to Cafe Pacific, rated by Zagat as one of Dallas’ best seafood restaurants.

Cafe Pacific Seafood

Chilled lobster and shrimp are the perfect seafood combination from Cafe Pacific.

A Tex-Mex Honeymoon Send Off
Get vacation ready with your significant other and enjoy the best in Tex Mex cuisine and cocktails at Mi Cocina before heading out for your honeymoon.

Try a sampling of street style, shredded brisket or chicken fajita tacos from Mi Cocina's Dinner Taqueria menu.

Try a sampling of street style, shredded brisket or chicken fajita tacos from Mi Cocina’s Dinner Taqueria menu.

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A Taste of HP Village

The Dallas food scene can easily contend with the best of the best, and the restaurants at HP Village are no exception. We connected with each eatery to get the inside scoop on a signature dish or cocktail that is not to be missed. Get ready to embark on one mouthwatering taste of HP Village.

Bistro 31 – Red Beet Cured Pacific Salmon

Bistro 31 is reminiscent of a sidewalk café in the French Riviera, and has quickly become known as a unique culinary treasure thanks to its French, Italian and Spanish influences. The Red Beet Cured Pacific salmon is served over a potato latke and topped off with sour cream and paddlefish caviar. This starter dish combines classic American and European flavors with a modern twist.

Red Beet Cured Pacific Salmon with Potato Latkes, Sour Cream and Paddlefish Caviar

Red Beet Cured Pacific Salmon with Potato Latkes, Sour Cream and Paddlefish Caviar.

Royal Blue Grocery – Asian Chicken Salad

Royal Blue Grocery is the newest dining addition to HP Village, offering quick and convenient dishes for the diner on the go. The Asian Chicken Salad is light but flavorful thank to the lemongrass marinated chicken, mandarin oranges and ginger soy vinaigrette made onsite.

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Asian Chicken Salad Tossed in Ginger Soy Vinaigrette and Topped with Mandarin Oranges, Carrots and Lemongrass Marinated Chicken.

Mi Cocina – La Llorona Margarita

Mi Cocina, or My Kitchen, has established cult following roots all across Dallas for a reason – the freshest and highest quality ingredients are used to create authentic Tex Mex cuisine and cocktails. The La Llorona Margarita is an off-the-menu drink made with Sauza Blanco Tequila, Grand Marnier, fresh lime juice and a chile powder rim that tastes even better than it looks.

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La Llorona Margarita prepared with Sauza Blanco Tequila, Grand Marnier, Fresh Lime Juice and a Chile Powder Rim.

KT Burger – Ahi Tuna Salad

Burgers and fries aside, KT Burger also offers gourmet hotdogs, fresh salads, hand-crafted milkshakes and an assortment of draft and bottled beer. The Ahi Tuna Salad is prepared with fresh spring mix tossed in a wasabi vinaigrette and topped with tomato, red bell pepper, avocado and a filet of ahi tuna marinated in soy sauce with fresh garlic and ginger.

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Ahi Tuna Salad Tossed in Wasabi Vinaigrette and Topped with Tomato, Red Bell Pepper, Avocado and a Filet of Tuna Marinated in Soy Sauce with Fresh Garlic and Ginger.

Starbucks – Artichoke and Goat Cheese Flatbread

With the introduction of a new wine, beer and small plates menu, Starbucks is now more than just your favorite caffeine shop. The artichoke and goat cheese flatbread is perfect for sharing or light, yet flavorful, meal for one.

Starbucks Artichoke Goat Cheese Flatbread

Artichoke and Goat Cheese Flatbread with Sundried Tomatoes.

Molto Formaggio – Gorgonzola Piccante Cheese

Molto Formaggio is a quaint, European-inspired cheese, wine and charcuterie shop with a vast product offering from 18 different countries. Made in Italy by the Guffanti family, Gorgonzola Piccante Cheese, made its US debut exclusively at Molto Formaggio. The penicillin mold of this cheese imparts a spicy, sharp flavor and with no added cream, makes for a versatile pairing with many of your favorite dishes or perfect all on its own.

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Gorgonzola Piccante Cheese Paired with Potter’s Winter Rye Crackers and Dried Apricots and Oranges.

Café Pacific – Bouillabaisse

Café Pacific is a Dallas institution that has served the best in seafood and steak for over 34 years, so being rated by Zagat as one of Dallas’ best seafood restaurants is no surprise. A traditional fisherman’s stew from Marseilles, France, Bouillabaisse is prepared with an aromatic broth, including saffron, fennel and orange and paired with an array of fresh seafood. The warm bowl of cozy coastal cuisine is accompanied by grilled bread and Rouille, a red pepper and garlic aioli.

Bouillabaisse prepared with Alaskan Halibut, Bay of Fundy Salmon, White Shrimp, Littleneck Clams and a Lobster Tail.

Bouillabaisse prepared with Alaskan Halibut, Bay of Fundy Salmon, White Shrimp, Littleneck Clams, Lobster Tail, Fingerling Potatoes, Tomato and Bacon.

 

 

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Get to Know…Molto Formaggio

 

Specialty food and gourmet wine shop, Molto Formaggio, now serves snacks and wine by the glass on their patio.

Molto Formaggio, which was previously named Best New Epicurean Shop by D Magazine, features a small patio in the heart of HP Village.

Molto Formaggio, is a specialty wine, cheese and gourmet food shop, that’s reminiscent of a chic, European-style cheese and charcuterie store.

The shop was opened in 2008 after Dallas resident Michael Perlmeter attended culinary school in Florence, Italy where he was inspired by the local stores and wanted to fill a void in the Dallas market with an authentic Florentine experience. A few years later, Perlmeter would meet Kaylee Higginbotham – a former Dallas attorney who had quit practicing law to establish a culinary travel business in Italy. Higginbotham would go on to take over the day-to-day management of Molto Formaggio and help establish it as important part of the Dallas food scene.

Inside Molto Formaggio, you’ll find local, national and international wines, cheeses and gourmet food products, including a variety of fresh and aged cheeses from 18 different countries, jams and caviars.

Moliterno al Tartufo, an earthy Sardinian cheese that's aged for 12 months and then injected with black truffle before aging for another 5 months; Toggenburger, a Swiss raw cow's milk cheese that's nutty and tangy in flavor; and Mossfield, a totally organic Irish cheese that has a caramel, cherry, nutty and earthy flavor.

From left to right: Moliterno al Tartufo, an earthy Sardinian cheese that’s aged for 12 months and then injected with black truffle before aging for another 5 months; Toggenburger, a Swiss raw cow’s milk cheese that’s nutty and tangy in flavor; and Mossfield, a totally organic Irish cheese that has a caramel, cherry, nutty and earthy flavor.

The store’s knowledgeable staff caters to novice and seasoned wine and cheese lovers alike – recommending products based on taste preferences or occasions with ease. Whether it’s a hand-selected gift basket, a perfectly presented party tray or a cheese and wine pairing to satisfy an evening craving, Molto Formaggio is able to provide high quality service and products.

Pick up a pre-made gift basket or let the associates at Molto Formaggio create a custom one for you.

Pick up a pre-made gift basket or let the team at Molto Formaggio create a custom one for you.

Molto Formaggio has a lot on the horizon this summer, including a new schedule of tiered wine and cheese classes that focus on education and pairings, and the launch of ClubCrate – a once a month shipment of ever-changing, hand selected wines, cheeses, crackers, jams and salamis shipped straight to your door and primed for entertaining (or gifting.) This fall, Molto and 20 customers will embark on the yearly pilgrimage that both Michael and Kaylee lead to visit European cheese, wine and food makers makers in France, Spain or Italy. 

Wine and Cheese Class

Wine and cheese classes are offered throughout each month and focus on educating customers about perfect pairings.

For more details on any of these events or services stop by the store Monday – Saturday between 10am and 6pm or Sunday between 12pm and 5pm or check out MoltoFormaggio.com

Molto Formaggio

68 Highland Park Village

Dallas, TX 75205

214-526-0700

 

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