Since spilling out of the Food Network, the cookery programs on television seem to be growing at a frantic pace. Now it is time to hide your children as Gordon Ramsay comes hunting for them. Ramsay doesn’t have plans to sauté them, but rather have them make him lunch on his latest program on Fox, Masterchef Juniors. Continue reading
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Last week our beloved wine guru, Andrew Chalk, checked out the new summer menu at Central 214. The rest of the staff was so taken by the menu and the glowing review Andrew had for the restaurant and Chef Graham Dodds that we went in for a looksee ourselves. We were not prepared for what the chef had in store. Some of these are specials, and others can be found on the current menu. What is amazing is the fact that Dodds always keeps it fresh. Let’s just call this Central 214 Week at CraveDFW and move forward with the feast we enjoyed. Continue reading
We were just sent word that Oak hired a new executive chef that replaces former Oak chef Jason Maddy who left the restaurant back in May. Richard Gras was been imported for the top toque position. Here is a video we found that might explain his style of cooking, which looks Oak appropriate. Here is the word:
Oak is pleased to announce the arrival of its new Executive Chef, Richard Gras. Chef Gras brings to Oak the innovative and creative style that he has developed throughout his illustrious career. He spent the majority of his career running restaurants for the Ritz Carlton in Amelia Island and Half Moon Bay, achieving numerous accolades at both, including a Michelin recommendation and AAA 5 Diamonds. Most recently, Chef Gras was the Chef de Cuisine at the St. Regis Bal Harbour and headed Jean George’s acclaimed J&G Grill.
When asked about his decision to move to Dallas to take the helm of Oak, Chef Gras stated, “Driven by my passion for food, I am both a teacher and a student. Oak’s mantra of simplistic elegance matches my approach to cuisine and I am looking forward to being a part of a visionary and dynamic team that shares my ambitious goals.”
For a little fun and games to start our week off with a giggle we bring you a video that proves that everyone is a culinary enthusiast at heart. Even Phil Anselmo. Oh, you remember Anselmo of glam metal band Pantera who OD’d on heroin in Dallas back in 1996. Now we have captured a video that gives us a glimpse into his fictitious cooking show.
Better than Paula Deen we say, ya’ll. Jump for a good laugh. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
Friday morning we were sent word that Chef Eric Anderson from the Le Méridien Stoneleigh Hotel had been in an accident and was on life support. Later that afternoon Anderson was taken off life support and passed away.
There will be a memorial Wednesday evening at 7pm at The Stoneleigh and the family wishes to celebrate Anderson’s life with friends and colleagues. Anderson had three children who only knew him as dad, and they request that if you have any photos or videos featuring Anderson in his role as chef that you bring those to the hotel Wednesday evening. Continue reading