West Dallas and Oak Cliff residents will soon be able to experience authentic French crepes, thanks to Frenchman Julien Eelsen’s newest venture: Whisk Crêpes Café, an upscale fast-casual restaurant that’s expected to open in early 2015.
The 20-seat, 645-square foot creperie, located next door to Teiichi Sakurai’s ramen shop, will serve sweet and savory crepes, as well as sides, wine, beer and cider.
“Since moving to the United States from Paris six years ago, I’ve wanted to bring the traditional French crepe experience to my new hometown. After touring Sylvan | Thirty, I knew that my concept would be a great addition to the development,” said Eelsen, who was raised in Paris and has a family history of hotels and restaurants in the Normandy region. Continue reading
Brewery Ommegang brings its national food and beer pairing competition – HopChef – for the first time to Dallas on November 3rd, 6:30pm – 9:00pm at 3015 at Trinity Groves. HopChef competitions, which have been wildly popular in Philadelphia, Boston, Chicago, Miami, and Washington DC. for the last several years, is part of the Ommegang’s Great Beer Deserves Great Food program – a national initiative dedicated to the idea that fine beer deserves its rightful place at the table with fine foods.
HopChef Dallas, the kick-off event for 2014 North Texas Beer Week, will bring together Dallas’s top beer-forward chefs under one roof to pair dishes with a variety of Ommegang’s ales and compete for the title of HopChef Dallas 2014. Six beer-forward restaurants and their chefs were selected to participate: Blind Butcher (Oliver Sitrin), Common Table (Rodman Shields), Libertine (Ashley Yancey), Meddlesome Moth (David McMillan), FM Smokehouse (Rick Stewart) and Whiskey Cake (Stan Rodrigues). Continue reading
Seasonal ingredients are bittersweet for owners Russell and Jessica Aldredge and the staff at Origin Kitchen + Bar. The melancholy of saying good-bye to summer’s sweet berries and lightly citrus flavorings are met with enthusiasm and exploration of autumn’s hearty meats and vegetables. Origin Kitchen + Bar, featuring eclectic American cuisine with a focus on fiercely fresh, expertly-sourced, seasonal ingredients for both its food and drink offerings, recently launched a fall/winter menu.
The adventurous creativity and spirit of Executive Chef Scott Tobey, formally of Stephan Pyles, shines in his modern approach to cooking. With only a short walk to a small refrigerator housing his ingredients – no large walk-in can be found at the restaurant – Chef Tobey and his talented team produce stellar seasonal dishes daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Continue reading
by Andrew Chalk
Crave readers who enjoy French wine and steak will want to look into a wine dinner this Sunday evening at many Ruth Chris’ restaurants nationally (including Dallas and Fort Worth).
Per the press release….
–Ruth’s Chris Steak House will offer guests a chance to explore the flavors of France with “Bubbles to Bordeaux,” a five-course pairing dinner on Sunday, October 19 at 95 participating restaurants nationwide. Continue reading
Since 1972, The Grape Restaurant on Greenville Avenue has flourished as one of the city’s most beloved eateries as well as an East Dallas neighborhood staple. Chef/Owner Brian C. Luscher and wife Courtney celebrate and honor the anniversary on October 21-25 with four evenings of special events.
The Grape’s popular monthly “Wine and Cheese Chat” kicks off the festivities on Tuesday, Oct 21, from 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Hosted by Courtney Luscher and Certified Cheese Professional Ali Morgan, the monthly cheese chat showcases 4 cheeses paired with 4 wines. Cost is $28 Person. Space is limited and guests who stay for dinner receive 20% off the food bill. Continue reading
Hundreds of party guests celebrated the grand opening on 3700M’s resort-inspired rooftop pool terrace, with unobstructed views of the downtown Dallas skyline. Models rotated between platforms, previewing fashions from West Village clothing retailers Rye 51, Banana Republic, Epic Apparel, Q Clothier, LF and Abi Ferrin. Mixologists from Parliament created artisanal cocktails, while Houndstooth Coffee played barista. Gourmet eats were provided by Baboush and Sushi Zushi, and DJ Sober played music throughout the evening, completed by a surprise fireworks finale. Private tours of 3700M apartments and amenities were available for all guests.
“West Village is in the heart of Uptown, one of the most popular areas of Dallas,” said Neal Sleeper, president of Cityplace Company. “We’ve seen a high interest in the retail space developing on the ground floor of 3700M, and we expect to fill up retail by late spring 2015.” Continue reading