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Tesar Does Brunch at Knife

knife Short Rib Benedictby Jennifer Thomas

Knife, the steakhouse by Chef John Tesar located inside The Highland Dallas at 5300 E. Mockingbird Lane, is not just a prime Dallas steakhouse but also serves a unique with a side of specialty brunch cocktails every Sunday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Recently nominated a third time as a James Beard Best Chef Southwest semifinalist, Tesar designed the menu to include one-of-a-kind dishes highlighting his signature aged meats, along with more traditional brunch favorites.   Continue reading

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Cinema Series Continues At Knife

big nightby Jennifer Thomas

On the heels of the successful kickoff of Sunday Cinema Series, Knife at The Highland Dallas, located at 5300 E. Mockingbird Lane, will host the second edition on Sunday, June 28 from 8-11 p.m. with a screening of “Big Night” on the restaurant’s outdoor patio.

Tickets to “Big Night” include dishes inspired by the film from renowned Chef John Tesar and craft beer from Four Corners Brewing Company along with wine to enjoy before and during the screening.   Continue reading

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John Tesar and Alex Stratta at Knife

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EAT (RED) DRINK (RED) SAVE LIVES Week at Knife at The Highland Dallas continued last night with a one-of-a-kind dinner by Michelin and James Beard awarded Chef Alex Stratta and Knife Dallas’ Chef John Tesar. This was the second of five consecutive collaboration dinners for (RED) Dallas Ambassador Tesar, following the first night kickoff dinner with Franklin BBQ’s Aaron Franklin.

“This cause is close to my heart, and I’m really honored to be able to raise funds and awareness this way,” Tesar told donors on the second sold out night. “I’ve known Chef Alex since 1992, and I consider him to be one of the best chefs cooking in America today.”  Continue reading

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Aaron Franklin and John Tesar Team Up For A Night Of Beefy Fun

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A little bit of culinary history was made last night as Aaron Franklin of Austin’s legendary Franklin Barbecue and Knife Dallas Chef John Tesar kicked off Knife and The Highland Dallas’ week-long chef series of EAT (RED) DRINK (RED) SAVE LIVES benefit dinners with an epic meat celebration.

The dinner, which sold out in less than 24 hours, highlighted Franklin’s barbecue, cooked on a special tandem smoker (nicknamed “Laburne and Shirley”) that the BBQ king transported to Dallas from Austin and used for the first time. Guests were served six courses beginning with passed hors d’oeuvres of tuna tartare cones and BBQ tidbits, then continuing with a charcuterie plate highlighting Franklin’s confit brisket ends and pork rillettes; beef cheek ravioli Bolognese with lime basil pesto; family-style 44 Farms prime New York strip with au poivre sauce and Johnny’s mac & cheese; and finally, monumental plates of Franklin BBQ brisket, beef ribs and links. Knife’s award-winning pastry chef David Collier capped the meal perfectly with a modern banana pudding and petit fours.  Continue reading

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Tesar And Tila Pair Up For One Delicious Night

East Meets West Dinner

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This should be one very exciting dinner, hosted by two talented chefs, John Tesar and Jet Tila. Make your reservations for May 21, 2015 when these chefs will go toe-to-toe in the Oak kitchen for one super amazing evening. The 5-course meal is $125, and reservations will fill quickly.

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Knife Hosting Film Series

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Love food and film? Knife at The Highland Dallas, located at 5300 E. Mockingbird Lane, will kick off Sunday Cinema Series, a culinary-themed film program, on Sunday, May 17 with a screening of “Chef” on the outdoor patio at the restaurant. The series will continue on Sundays of select months in 2015 and with the purchase of each ticket, guests will enjoy themed gourmet bites by renowned Chef John Tesar and craft beer from Four Corners Brewing Company. Prominent guest speakers from the film and food industries will also speak before each screening.  Continue reading

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Oak Is Still A Mighty Player In Dallas Fine Dining Scene

oak extby Steven Doyle

This past January the Apheleia Restaurant Group who owns Oak located in the Dallas Design District  announced its partnership with Chef John Tesar. Tesar, of course, owns Knife, the undisputed king of beef in Dallas.  A three-time James Beard “Best Southwest Chef” semifinalist and “Top Chef” contestant, Tesar is a restaurateur and chef known for his stylish, modern American cuisine prepared with classic European techniques. His innovative culinary perspective and no-nonsense personality have garnered much acclaim throughout his 20+ years in the restaurant industry.

Oak is renowned for delivering clean and elegant American cuisine. Opened by the Apheleia Restaurant Group in December 2011, Oak has earned rave reviews and was named one of Bon Appétit’s Top 50 Best New Restaurants in 2012. The restaurant is definitely one of the shining gems of the ever growing Dallas culinary scene.  Continue reading

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