It’s kind of fast foodie, and it’s not. Think of Pasta la Vista as a chicky Italian Which Wich. I say this only because you fill out a card that gives you combinations, which for some is really cool. Well, cool if you have never worked in a restaurant. But for those that have it may seem like you are doing all of the work. Why not let us in the kitchen and make our own sauce, too? Continue reading
Category Archives: Southlake
photos by Jackee Donalson
One of the more interesting aspects of Central Market is their cooking school. They have a kitchen set up in a room where chefs and staff can come in and do demos for customers. This is the area where Chef Arolo set up as part of his Passport Spain dinner last evening in Southlake.
Chef Arolo and his two Michelin stars may look intimidating but he was gracious with his time and has a great sense of humor. He started by saying how his “English may not be very good but it is easy to speak in the language of taste, of gastronomy.” Arolo described his cuisine as traditional, local cuisine with a focus on what is seasonally ready to eat. Sure he can dabble in the molecular but the focus is on tradition. He demonstrated this with a traditional fried potato dish served with a spicy red sauce and aioli called patatas bravas. Continue reading
While in Southlake this week we spotted a restaurant that is about to open and stopped in for a look-see. Butterfly Restaurant is the brain-child of TJ and Brandee Sharp with executive chef John Gulluscio running the back of the house. Gulliscio is formerly of the senior residency, The Legacy at Brookhollow and Northwood Country Club, the chef has also worked hotel kitchens back east. Continue reading
When first walking into Red Dog Right you will notice a few things. Sure, it’s a sports bar and they have more than a plethora of televisions, almost 40 of the buggers – some lining a bank of booths to the right flank, others in the men’s locker room so you never miss a play. Continue reading