Knife and Chef John Tesar to Host Exclusive Wine Pairing Dinner with Poderi Aldo Conterno

DALLAS (Oct. 14, 2014) – Chef John Tesar’s modern steakhouse, Knife, (5300 E. Mockingbird Lane) will fuse with the flavors of the past during an exclusive wine pairing dinner featuring Poderi Aldo Conterno wines on Oct. 27 at 6:30 p.m. Chef Tesar and special guest Winemaker Franco Conterno will take guests through five courses such as beef cheek ravioli and skate piccata paired with six wines from the Poderi Aldo Conterno Collection. The Conterno family has been making wine since the 19th century on a small farm in Italy’s Piedmont region, solely vinifying its own grapes.


The event is $225 per person plus tax and gratuity. Space is limited and reservations are required by calling 214.443.9339.

“Knife isn’t just about the food, it’s about the entire dining experience,” Chef Tesar said. “I plan to bring more of these exclusive events to Knife, not only pairing wine, but also beer and other spirits so there’s something for everyone.”

Knife is located adjacent to The Highland Dallas on 5300 E. Mockingbird Lane and is open daily for breakfast 6:30-11 a.m., lunch 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and dinner 5-11 p.m. Reservations are recommended by calling 214.443.9339.

The Poderi Aldo Conterno farmhouse on a hillside in Monforte d'Alba.
The Poderi Aldo Conterno farmhouse on a hillside in Monforte d’Alba.


Reinventing the steakhouse experience, Knife is the highly anticipated concept from regionally and nationally acclaimed, James Beard-nominated and Bravo’s “Top Chef” contestant Chef John Tesar. Offering high-quality, exceptional meats from Texan ranchers and farmers, Knife features dry-aged classic and prime cuts as well as specialty cuts such as chuck flap, outside skirt, culotte, beef cheeks, oxtail and Akuaushi beef. Knife’s extensive charcuterie program and raw bar selections as well as house made pasta, vegetarian and seafood dishes, takes it beyond the steakhouse. Chef de Cuisine Jeffrey Kent, a visionary in the culinary industry who has worked with Tesar on-and-off throughout the past 20 years, drives the kitchen. Master Pastry Chef David Collier, of the award-winning Spoon Bar & Kitchen, reinvents classic desserts while sommelier Sabrina Snodderley leads the wine program. Designed by Breckinridge/Taylor, the decor modernizes traditional steakhouse elements and complements Tesar’s culinary artistry with an equally artistic and appealing design featuring rustic chandeliers, rich fabrics and leather upholstery.  Knife is open daily for breakfast 6:30-11 a.m., lunch 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m..and dinner 5-11 p.m.5Visit for more information and keep up with Knife events and news on Facebook and Twitter. For reservations, call 214.443.9339.