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rw POST-GAZETTE, JUNE 14, 2013 Page9 by j/lngela Comacchio i!iiiiiii !ii World of Wine Series will take place at Del Frisco's on June 21st. (Photo courtsey of WorldoJWine.comO World of Wine Feast .... On Friday, June 21st, Del Frisco's will host the second installment of the "World of Wine" Dinner Series featur- ing the wines of Bordeaux, France. Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House invites guests to explore the wines of the Bordeaux region of France during the second install- ment of the World of Wine Dinner Series -- a series of interactive educational tast- ings that explore the world's major wine regions. Wine savants and novices alike will enjoy an intimate lesson in fine Bordeaux wines while dining on a selection of five courses prepared by Executive Chef Derek Barragan. This elegant dinner pair- ing will be a classy evening to attend with that loved one or that special person to share with. The Bordeaux Dinner begins with cheese plates on each table and passed sparkling water. First Course: Chateaux Graville Lacoste White, an Ahi Tuna Tartare, toasted Sesame Water, English Cucumber Mingonette. Second Course: Chateaux Mylord Saint Emil- lion, Georges Bank Scallop, White Truffle-Corn Bisque, Sweet Basil Vinaigrette (Garnish w/Micro Basil). Third Course: Chateaux De Bellevue, Margeaux Duck Confit, Cannellini Bean Stew, Red Chile-Corn Muffin, Wild Baby Arugula. Fourth Course: Chateaux Deyrem Valentin, Slow Braised Beef Cheek, Smoked Vermont Cheddar Grits, Crispy On- ions, Red Currant dus. The meal will be finished off with Dessert: A Chateaux Lari- botte Sauternes, Summer Peach Bread Pudding and Honey whipped Mascarpone. Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House is an American culinary institution, Del Frisco's serves up flawless cuisine that's bold and deli- cious, an extensive award- winning wine list and a level of service that reminds guests that they're the boss. Offering prime steak, fresh- off-the-boat seafood and genuine hospitality, Del Frisco's is an exceptional steak house, unparalleled in any city. Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House has been recognized nationally and has received the DiRoNA Award for Distinguished Res- taurants of North America; Nation's Restaurant News Fine Dining Hall of Fame; Restaurants and Institu- tions' Ivy Award; and the Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence for its exten- sive wine list. Be sure to keep an eye out for upcoming editions of the Since 1969 FOR ALL YOUR INSURANCE NEEDS AUTO * HOMEOWNERS* TENANTS COMMERCIAL Experience makes the difference 209 BROADWAY, REVERE, MA 02151 Tel. 781.284.1100 Fax 781.284.2200 Free Parking Adjacent to Building World of Wine Series on August 16th featuring Burgundy and October 25th highlighting Northern Italy. This event will take place Friday, June 21st - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Del Frisco's, 250 Northern Avenue, Bos- ton. Reservations are re- quired for this spectacular dinner, please call 617-345- 3941 to book or visit for more details, An Evening with Dar .... Saturday, June 15th, at 8:00 pm at the First Baptist Church in Newton, Dar Wil- liams will be performing in a local star studded event. Beloved singer-songwriter Dar Williams is coming to Newton to make her debut with orchestral Newton's New Philharmonia Orches- tra, under the musical direc- tion of Ronald Knudsen, will present "An Evening with Dar Williams" in concert with the New Philharmonia. The June 15a concert is a fundraiser for New Philhar- monia's Community En- gagement Program and it is also Dar Willialns's first con- cert with a symphony or- chestra. Boston Pops Espla- nade Orchestra Concert- master Joseph Scheer, who happens to be Dar's brother- in-law, arranged Dar's mu- sic for orchestra and espe- cially for this concert. The New Philharmonia Orches- tra, founded in 1995, is a 75 member non-professional regional orchestra based in Newton. "Music of, by and for the people" wrote The Boston Globe. This statement en- capsulates the spirit of the organization. Dar's first album of origi- nal material in four years was released in April 2012. The CD was produced by Kevin Killen (who has worked with such giants as U2, Elvis Costello, and Peter Gabriel) and features spe- cial guests Shawn Colvin and Larry Campbell and a remarkable set of musi- cians including Charley Drayton, Gerry Leonard and Rob Hyman. Williams pre- sents 10 original composi- tions on In The Time Of Gods, which explores many of today's most challenging social issues told against the parables of Greek mythology. The inimitable collection of songs includes some of the richest and most evocative writing of Williams' career. She has just kicked off a national U.S. tour in support of her new CD. I DIAMONDS 1 ROLX ESTATE JEWELRY Bought & Sold Jewelers Exch. Bldg. Jim (617) 263-7766 On Saturday June 15th Dar Williams will make her orchestra debut in Newton. (Photo courtesy of Sue Auclair Productions) In The Time Of Gods covers many relevant topics such as retaining one's moral compass, our personal re- sponsibility in aiding to change the world, the poli- tics of power and following a guiding light in the midst of chaos. The ceaseless tur- moil in the world today is of great concern to Williams who is also a wife, mother and community activist. Wil- liams was inspired to return to the stories she was told as a child to see if the gods of the Parthenon would speak to her while penning songs for her latest release. As it turned out, these stories and characters helped her make sense of our eccentric world and shaped the scope of the album. Standout tracks on In The Time Of Gods include the album opener "I Am The One Who Will Remember Every- thing," "I Have Been Around The World," "Crystal Creek," "Summer Child," and "You Will Ride With Me Tonight." "It was very intriguing to work with Kevin Killen and the musicians he hand- picked for my latest album," says Williams. "Kevin really was the alchemist behind the record. Ron Hyman and I co-wrote four songs, so a lot of the album is based around our relationship. There really is an epic set- ting for the album, I'm at a point in my life where I feel like people are flying higher and falling harder. There is a grown up fairytale feel- ing to In The Time Of Gods. It sparkles with simple and beautiful layers and it's muscular in places and very lyrical in others. It was a great service to my storytelling to have these fine musicians giving the arrangements so much strength and sophistication." The great achievement of Williams' new album is it gracefully reminds us that wherever we are, whenever it may be, we are always liv- ing In the Time of the Gods. It's not to say we are living in 400 BC Greece, but rather, as Williams notes, "We are evolving in time. And that's what you're al- lowed to do with mythology -- let it evolve and show who your Parthenon is now." Her latest narratives borrow from classic Greek arche- types, but she beautifully shows how flexible and ex- pansive they are by easily weaving in her own personal experiences and insights. Williams portrays a spell- binding contemporary inter- pretation of these classic ancient themes. One of the most lauded singer-songwriters of her generation, Dar Williams has been captivating audiences with her sheer elegance and honesty in her folk-pop songwriting since the early '90s. As documented on her last album, the 2010 two-disc retrospective Many Great Companions, Williams' growth as an individual over her almost two-decade-long career has gone hand-in- hand with her evolution as an artist. She has toured with such distinguished artists as Joan Baez, Patty Griffin, Ani DiFranco and Shawn Colvin and recently became a regular contribu- tor to the Huffington Post's Green Biog. A dedicated en- vironmentalist, Williams toured throughout the north- east . visiting children's camps and planting bee gardens in summer 2011. Williams has released one live album -- Out There Live (2001); seven studio albums -- The Honesty Room (Continued on Page 13) Real Estate Matt6o Gallo Appraisals Sales & Rentals 376 North Street * Boston, MA 02113 (617) 523-2100 * Fax (617) 523-3530