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We love what we do, and we love talking about it. Read through the posts below to see reviews and press articles written about the Dakota, as well as updates about our community involvement, events, and restaurant menus.

October Artist Wine Lunch

Posted on October 2, 2014 in Food & Drink

The Dakota’s October Artist Wine Lunch will be hosted Wednesday the 8th, and will feature special guests, Al Stewart and Brian Sypher of Soter Vineyards. You will have the opportunity to sit down for lunch and chat with Al and Brian while enjoying a 3 course menu designed by our Chef Derik Moran, and paired with wines by our Sommelier Martina Priadka. Guests also receive a truffle created by Pastry Chef Katie Elsing. This…

November Foodie Nights

Posted on September 22, 2014 in Food & Drink

Foodie Nights are floating nights for food lovers at the Dakota – check dakotacooks.com for upcoming foodie nights.  Foodie nights feature the seasonal menu, along with features and specials by Chef Derik Moran, with sweet treats by pastry Chef Katie Elsing, $10 select bottles of wine and no cover for music. The month of November features Foodie Nights with Charmin & Shapira on the 3rd, Travis Anderson on the 4th,…

Philosophy and Wine

Posted on September 18, 2014 in Food & Drink

It is commonly agreed upon that true art is something that takes time to develop. A deliberate attention to details, fed by a passion for the process and love for the final creation, must sometimes be paid to the art of the creation – not just the outcome. In wine, this philosophy is demonstrated by several key elements. An understanding of the earth that nourishes the vine. The attention and…

A silent acknowledgement of the shared experience

Posted on September 18, 2014 in Food & Drink

“Dining partners, regardless of gender, social standing, or the years they’ve lived, should be chosen for their ability to eat – and drink! – with the right mixture of abandon and restraint. They should enjoy food, and look upon its preparation and its degustation as one of the human arts.” – MFK Fisher In the creation of all things nourishing, one must examine the basic needs nourishment fulfills. The common…

Red Baraat

Posted on September 17, 2014 in Reviews

Bhangra Brass Funk “Red Baraat have a studied multi-ethnic cool reminiscent of other New York world fusion acts like Gogol Bordello and Yerba Buena.”  — Songlines Sunny Jain’s dhol (dance drum) and brass ensemble Red Baraat plays a hard driving blend of North Indian bhangra rhythms with elements of jazz, go-go, brass funk, and hip-hop. But to truly feel the beat of Red Baraat’s drum, it must be experienced live.…

In The Kitchen

Posted on September 11, 2014 in Food & Drink

Caramel Apple Éclair Warm, spiced apples. Tender, flaky crust. A scoop of cool, creamy vanilla ice cream. A slice of apple pie is a sure sign that fall is arriving. Here at Dakota, Pastry Chef Katie Elsing is turning a fall tradition on its head by re-imagining that slice of apple pie as a composed Caramel Apple Éclair. Made from pâte à choux, a versatile pastry staple, éclairs are a…

In The Bar

Posted on September 11, 2014 in Food & Drink

The Down Under Gossip New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc by the Glass Exciting changes are afoot and none of them have to do with the weather. Well, that isn’t exactly true… The menu change happening this Saturday is prompted by newly available seasonal product, and we are gaining a New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc in all the excitement! Early to win the hearts of wine drinkers around the world, New Zealand Sauv…