Students turn to Tas’s Thai for help
A team of students at Westside Middle School is raising money to go to Destination Imagination’s global competition.
Tas Kiatkaiwansiri, the owner of Tas’s Thai Taste, is helping them reach their goal. He’s donating 25 percent of his profits during two fundraisers for their trip to Knoxville, Tenn. The fundraisers take place at the restaurant, 12775 Q St., tonight from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and again on May 3.
Destination Imagination is a creative problem-solving program in which there is a central challenge that each team has to solve in a unique way. The team competed at the state level and placed second, qualifying it for the global competition. The team needs to raise at least $9,000 for the trip.
For more information on the fundraiser, contact the restaurant at 402-895-7788.
Familiar ground for play at restaurant
The chef-owner of Le Voltaire is producing a play to be performed in the restaurant.
Cedric Fichepain is working with Barbee Davis, a local theater director and writer, on the play, which is about “an evening of tribulation” as a restaurant waiter. The show has eight cast members and will open Sunday at the restaurant at 4 p.m. and will be followed by a three-course dinner. Though the first performance is sold out, seats still are available for two more performances on May 5 and May 19.
The show and dinner are $50 per person. For more information or to reserve a seat, visit www.levoltaireomaha.com/upcoming-events.html.
Spring inspires Fleming’s specials
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse is introducing a new seasonal menu.
The spring-inspired two-course prix fixe menu is available starting today for $40.95. The menu includes oven-roasted baby beets and whipped chčvre salad; a cedar, orange and tea-smoked filet mignon with lemon-garlic butter, spring mushroom and toasted pine nut ragout; and prosciutto-wrapped green beans. The menu also includes a seasonal cocktail — the Havana spice mojito, which is $9.95, and a dessert, the blueberry almond cream tartlet, for $7.95
The Omaha location of Fleming’s is at 140 Regency Parkway.
Bring best Rhone, take more home
The arrival of spring brings a number of wine dinners to Omaha.
Le Voltaire is having a Rhone “blind tasting” dinner on Thursday. The dinner, $35 a person for three courses, requires each diner to bring a bottle of French Rhone wine to be shared among the guests. The restaurant will cover the labels on the wine, and, after dinner and judging, the winner of the best bottle of Rhone will take home a magnum of Rhone wine.
The dinner is limited to 45 diners, and reservations are required. Le Voltaire is at 569 N. 155th Plaza. For more information or to make a reservation, call 402-934-9374.
Wine dinner at Woodcliff
The Woodcliff Restaurant is having a wine dinner featuring Shawn Guilliams of Guilliams Vineyards in Napa Valley.
The May 20 dinner will feature hard-to-find wines from Guilliams, including a 2007 Guilliams Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon. The menu includes salmon and pork served with spinach and pomegranate; duck served with ramps, camembert and plum; beef tenderloin and short ribs served with mushrooms; and a dessert of chocolate, vanilla and goat cheese.
The four-course meal begins at 6 p.m. and is $75 per person. Reservations and a deposit are required, and seating is limited. For more information, call 1-402-721-2922. The Woodcliff Restaurant is near Fremont, at 980 County Road W.
Wine dinner at Dante
Dante Ristorante has a “surprise” wine dinner planned for Monday. Chef Nick Strawhecker isn’t sure which crops will be available for the meal, though he plans to serve Colorado lamb, Snake River salmon, English peas, fava beans and ramps, along with local produce that might include asparagus, greens including spinach and arugula, and morel mushrooms.
Mark McDonald of Italian Vine Wine Distributors will select and discuss the wines. The featured wines will be from various Italian regions.
The dinner begins at 7 p.m. and is $65 per person before tax or tip. Space is limited, and a reservation deposit is required; for more information, call 402-932-3078. Dante is at 16901 Wright Plaza.
— Sarah Baker Hansen