By J.B. Blocker
On Monday October 20th this illustrious group of very special people will gather at the Hyatt Regency Dallas at Reunion to share a classic European menu, recall the development of the Dallas culinary culture, and to be memorialized in photos and on film.
D-Magazine, Ms. Nancy Nichols
Rosiggnol Production, Ms. Isabell Rosiggnol
EWMCS, Chef David Sokol
 Dallas Chefs Assoc., Chef Pat Mitchell
Hosted by Hyatt Regency
 Executive Chef Hermann Hiemeyer
Co-Host Caffeine Cowboy, J.B. Blocker
EMCEE, Honorary Chef Dotty Griffith
Chef John Blaze, Chef Karl Haas, Chef Ernst Gruch
 Chef Klaus Mittlehauser, Chef Bernard Muller
 Chef Josef Bucher, Chef Rene Weibel, Chef Andre Bedouret
  Chef Klaus Baumbach, Chef Karl Kubie, Chef Ewald Scholz
   Chef Peter Curley, Chef Randy Gehman, Chef Robert Bilfulco
       Gus Katsigris, El Centro, Lucian LaBarba, Ben E. Keith 
Chef James Diebel (For Chef Jean LaFont)
  Honorary Chef Jurgen (JD) Werle, Honorary Chef Gay Prewitt

  On the personal invitations, the following was included.

You have been responsible for great Dallas venues.

You have mentored many current and future great chefs.

You have been instrumental in apprenticeship and education.

You have promoted and supported the dining industry.

You have elevated the dining industry with your talent and skill.

You are highly regarded by your peers.

This list would not be complete without you!

Ladies and Gentlemen,

  On behalf of the staff of the Hyatt Regency Dallas at Reunion it is my honor to welcome each of you to a memorable afternoon to share and create memories. You will honor us with your presence.

  Please accept our invitation to join us for a historic gathering of exceptional professional. Our guest list of 21 very special people includes senior Chef John Blaze (age 93) and remembers the late great Chefs John LaFont and Werner Vogeli.

Executive Chef Hermann Hiemeyer

Honorary Chef Ms. Dotty Griffith will begin with a nostalgic view of this illustrious group.
Ms. Nancy Nichols of D-Magazine will record this event for posterity.
Ms. Isabell Rossignol will video record for the Dallas Historic Society.
The Caffeine Cowboy, J.B. Blocker will provide the World’s Rarest Coffee (Kopi Luwak).

  If you see the Eiffel Tower in a photo, you know you are looking at Paris. If you see the Sky Needle, you know it is Seattle.  When the Twin Towers were lost, a skyline photo of New York was not the same!
  As long as the great mirrored multi-leveled building with the great ball in the sky is in a photo, you know you are looking at downtown Dallas. If the photo doesn’t include the Hyatt Regency Dallas at Reunion most people wouldn’t know you were looking at the Dallas Skyline.
  Fifty Stories in the air, Wolfgang Puck’s 560 now occupies the Reunion Tower (the rotating ball in the sky). It is a must experience if you are visiting Dallas to view the city in all its glory at the Cloud 9 Cafe.
  The Hyatt Regency is perfectly suited to host conventions and perfectly located to easily access everything Dallas. When it opened in 1978, the city of Dallas became recognizable worldwide.
  Hundreds of thousands of guest each year take advantage of the 1120 rooms, 42 suites, 160,000 square feet of convention area, stunning views, and dining experiences to satisfy every whim.
  Just 10 minutes from Dallas Love Field and 15 miles from DFW Airport!
  This AAA Four-Diamond rated luxury hotel has an underground access to Union Station. From there, all the magical places you want to visit in Dallas radiates from this historic central transportation hub built in 1916. The 23 million dollar restoration can take you back in time and into the future.
  Amtrak can bring you directly to the Hyatt from all over America if you have the time to read or write a good book.
  From there you can ride the DART commuter transport system to Plano or Garland. The Cotton Bowl at Fair Park, the Dallas Zoo, the 6th Floor Museum, Gilley’s, the Dallas Convention Center, the West End Entertainment District, the American Airlines Arena and all parts in and around the Dallas Metropolitan Area are on the routes.
  You can take the Trinity Railway Express to DFW or on to Ft.Worth without getting wet!
Featuring Executive Chef Hermann Hiemeyer
  There was no better choice to host this Iconic gathering of Twenty One of the most influential people in Dallas dining history.
  They came from all parts of the civilized world of highly ranked hotels and resorts.     They mentored today’s most acclaimed chefs. Most came from Europe because in the 60’s and 70’s the United States had not yet blossomed with accredited culinary schools.
  It was culinarians such as these who became the teachers and supported education of a whole new generation of chefs.
  Who better than the world traveler and a former Hyatt Chef of the Year to deliver a classic menu.

Executive Chef Hermann Hiemeyer
and the culinary staff of the
 Hyatt Regency Dallas at Reunion
Proudly Presents
Reunion at Reunion Classic Cuisine Menu
Butcher’s Pork Suelze, Young Yukon Potatoes Roasted in Caraway Chive Butter
Texas Revolver Orange Blood N’ Honey Pork Tenderloin over Banana Bread Crostini
Broken Arrow Ranch Duck Liver Mousse, Local Apple Cider Pickled Brussels Sprouts,
 Blue Berries, Cranberry Baguette Chip
Caffeine Cowboy Kopi Luwak Roasted Muscovy Duck Breast, Molasses Mole
Pepita Masa Croustada
German Kohlrabi Soup, Speck, Drizzle of Rye Bread Dust
Maine Seafood Quenelle over Savoy Cabbage, Old Port Wine Beurre Blanc,
 Frosted Red Beet Strings

D’s Sweet Street
Marquise of Black Pepper Mascarpone Cheese Cake, Raspberry Rhubarb Sorbet,
 Candied Lemon Thyme
Pomegranate N’ White Chocolate Lolli Pop in Rose Water
Madam Pompadour Pineapple Surprise
Himalayan Pink Salt Guittard Dark Chocolate Tranche, Almond Tuile
A special thank you to Ben E. Keith for the complimentary gift basket, Lucian LaBarba for the Champagne, and my old friend Clark Guittard for supplying the chocolates. 
Kopi Luwak by Caffeine Cowboy
the 'Bucket List' coffee
       I receive my Kopi Luwak directly from Coffindo, the premium Indonesian coffee supplier. As of now, Caffeine Cowboy is the exclusive source for their limited allotment to the United States. It is flown directly to me from western Sumatra. 
     I personally roast every bean and hand manicure each batch before packaging to insure that no 'bad beans' reach the consumer.  It is a time consuming and pain-staking procedure! The coffee is roasted and delivered weekly to insure freshness in 1/4 pound foil, zippered, and sealed packaging no matter how large the order.
     Expect to see it served wherever fine foods, exceptional desserts, and choice wines are offered. Or you can buy on-line at Caffeine beginning in November 2014.
     Enjoy the following video! Visit the source of Lone Star wild Kopi Luwak