Season four of Esquire Network’s Knife Fight kicks off on November 10th with Dallas’s own Tre Wilcox. Fresh off the announcement of his new events, catering and cooking classes venture, Tre Wilcox Cooking Concepts, Chef Tre will participate in Esquire’s spirited underground cooking competition.
In each episode, two chefs go head-to-head in a tournament-style battle and must create at least two dishes from a combination of secret ingredients. They look to conquer both the challenge and each other, as their cooking is judged by series host and former Top Chef winner, Ilan Hall. Continue reading
photo by Robert Bostick
Since the October announcement of Chef Bruno Davaillon’s departure from historic restaurant, The Mansion on Turtle Creek, many have wondered where the notable chef will be serving his acclaimed cuisine next – and most importantly – is he staying in Dallas? To answer the second question first, yes, Chef Davaillon is staying put in his adopted city, but most exciting is that Chef’s new restaurant will be in the currently under construction building 400 Record at 400 S. Record Street in downtown Dallas, formerly known as the Belo Building.
As has been reported, the new owners, the Hartland-Mackie family of City Electric Supply, will be moving their business to the building which will also house other tenants. Chef and the family are partners in the restaurant project which is yet to be named. Details are still being worked out, but the restaurant will be a casual contemporary eatery featuring refined, yet seemingly simply prepared foods using only the finest ingredients; certainly a trademark of Chef Davaillon’s cooking. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
Check out the beautiful Knuckle Sandwich from Parigi. This is a cheesy mix of chunky lobster, bacon and scallions atop perfect golden brown and buttery toast. The first bite sends the juicy center down your cheek, and delivers a quick crunchy flavor bomb with the mix of bacon and lobster.
The sidecar of tomato-avocado salad is a perfect accompaniment to this meal, especially if you add a Bloody Mary to the brunch. This Mary comes with her own salad, and is crowned with a crab claw for good measure. Continue reading
Chef Tre Wilcox is excited to announce his new venture: Tre Wilcox Cooking Concepts. Based in the boarder of Plano and Frisco, this unique hub for events, catering, team building competitions and cooking classes will give guests the opportunity to work with Chef Tre in a hands-on environment while creating memorable culinary experiences.
After a 20-year career as a restaurant chef, private chef and TV personality, Chef Tre is taking everything he’s learned and applying it to a new setting where he can interact with and impact individuals, couples, parties and companies with his brand of fun, educational cooking classes. These include: Continue reading
On September 29th Dallas-area diners are in for a treat as two of the country’s best chefs team up to create a special Italian feast. Kent Rathbun (Abacus, Jasper’s, Hickory) and Nick Stellino, best known for his national public TV show Cooking with Friends, will prepare appetizers and four courses to be paired with delicious Banfi wines.
What better way to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Stellino’s show than to share two styles of Italian cooking with diners. Chef Rathbun will prepare classic Tuscany dishes while Chef Stellino will be making plates native to Sicily. All attendees will also get a peek behind the curtain, as the chefs will offer demonstrations and cooking tips throughout the evening, giving foodies a rare opportunity to glean some advice, and eat some delectable cuisine, from two of America’s most accomplished chefs. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
Patrick Russell was recently named Executive Chef of Patrizio. Chef Russell trained at The New England Culinary Institute before moving back to his hometown of Dallas. After graduating from the culinary institute, he worked at Craft Dallas for nearly four years, starting as an intern and moving his way up to sous chef, then eventually was named Executive Chef for Max’s Wine Dive where he helped open several locations for that company and acted as Exec for the Uptown location where he made his mark on the culinary scene with his innovative dishes.
Chef Patrick Russell will be working directly with Chef and Operations Manager Ryan Carbery who opened the Uptown location of Patrizio. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
Alfred Hitchcock was known as the Master of Suspense and over the course of his 50-year career fashioned for himself a distinctive and recognizable directorial style. Henry’s Majestic recently paid tribute to the Master on what would have been his 116th birthday with a 4-course dinner and we were there to capture the fun and games both executive chef Roe DiLeo and Alex Fletcher, Beverage Director had in store for the group that assembled for both tastes of film-paired food and cocktails. Continue reading