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LaV Hosts Their First Wine Dinner; Kristine Kittrell Digs El Milagro; CultureMap's Best Chefs

EAST 7THLaV will host their first wine dinner next Wednesday, April 16 with Littorai Wines at 6 p.m. Per the press release, Littoria is "a small, family owned and operated winery producing world class vineyard designated Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs from the coastal hills of Sonoma and Mendocino Counties." The multi-course dinner is $150 and features pairings from the winery. Check out the full menu below. [Eaterwire]

EAST 6THMulberry and Weather Up chef Kristine Kittrell tells Zagat that she loves the nopalito salad at El Milagro. The tortilleria serves up a salad of "full of escabeche, thick cactus paddles and queso fresco." [Zagat]

AWARDS SEASON — CultureMap interviews their picks for Austin's best chefs like Shawn Cirkiel, Illiana de la Vega, and Andrew Wiseheart. The ten nominees share what first inspired them to become chefs, favorite kitchen tools, and other cheffy facts. [CultureMap]

LaV Wine Dinner Menu

Olive oil fried baby artichokes, saffron aioli
Vichyssoise, caviar, fingerling chip
2012 Littorai Charles Heintz Vineyard Chardonnay
Buckwheat crepe, speck, scrambled egg, mustard hollandaise
2012 Mays Canyon Chardonnay; 2011 Platt Vineyard Pinot Noir
Open Ravioli, spring mushrooms, peas
2011 Littorai Mays Canyon Pinot Noir
Crispy chicken confit, pomme puree, pearl onions, roasted carrots
2011 LIttorai The Haven Pinot Noir
Epoisses de Bourgogne
2012 Littorai The Pivot Vineyard Pinot Noir

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