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White Truffles Have Arrived At Nonna

white truffleby Joey Stewart

Combine one of the best foods on the planet with one of the best restaurants in Dallas and what do you get? One of the best dishes in the city made by one of our best chefs.

Chef / Owner Julian Barsotti’s shipment of Northern Italian White Truffles arrived on Wednesday, and he wasted no time incorporating them into a rich, decadent dish of handmade, delicate pasta. His “Tagliolini with White Truffles” includes a sauce made from Fontina cheese, butter, milk, and egg yolks, along with a “red cow” parmigiano, or Parmigiano Vacche Rosse, which has a higher butterfat content than the typical white or black coated breed. At 36 bucks, the price stings a bit, but so many establishments in Dallas price their best dish at $45 and above that it doesn’t feel unreasonable. Especially since you get a full 3 ounces 3 grams of the shaved fungus on each plate. Get it while you can.    Continue reading

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Your Sunday Gravy Awaits At Carbones

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by Steven Doyle

In their book “Kitchen Companion & Cooking Manual,” Frank Falcinelli and Frank Castronovo describe Sunday Gravy, or Sunday Sauce, as a “huge pot of tomato sauce that’s been used to turn tough, cheap meat into a tender delicious dinner, and that has, in exchange, been made richer and deeper by all the commingled simmering.” It is everything delicious about Italian cookery as we might know it in our lifetime. It is not necessarily about the tomato sauce, but that is delicious. It is about the meat simmering in the pot, and about the pasta. It is a very pleasing journey, to be sure.  Continue reading

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A Leisurely Luncheon Respite At Nonna

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Lunch is a precarious thing. A truly wonderful luncheon can be a harried distraction and certainly something that needs to be mapped out with great precision. The mid-day meal takes you away from your work and often can leave you drained if done properly, so something more than a small plate of pasta or a burger might be all you care to invest in this endeavor. But then there is that moment, that splendid day when the calendar is free from witches and warlocks that allows you the freedom to choose; and the freedom to enjoy a few glasses of Prosseco with your meal. That is when you make reservations to NonnaContinue reading

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The Barbwires Rocked Treasure Street

by Steven Doyle

Last evening we checked out Scottish Rite’s annual fundraiser, Treasure Street, and was it ever a perfect night for a great event for an even better cause. The night was filled full of incredible food, cocktails and live music presented by chef chair Dean Fearing. It seems that Fearing knows how to throw a pretty mean party.

Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children is a world leader in the treatment of pediatric orthopedic conditions, and this event raises millions of dollars to fund the hospital.   Continue reading

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Celebrate Julian Barsotti Day

by Steven Doyle

I would like to pronounce this Julian Barsotti Day and suggest hitting up both of his locations in Dallas today.

First, Nonna is  the acclaimed restaurant in Highland Park located off Lemmon Avenue and Loma Alto in Dallas.  The man takes great strides in making superb, fresh Italian cuisine and is never open for lunch — except for Fridays. I might suggest taking a few pals and grabbing his white clam pizza or one of the fresh pasta dishes.   Continue reading

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First Look: Carbone’s

by Steven Doyle

Yesterday Julian Barsotti opened his latest concept, Carbone’s which is located just next to Nosh on Oak Lawn in Dallas. Carbone’s compliments Barsotti’s Italian restaurant Nonna extremely well and features much of the fresh pastas, cheeses and sauces that he creates daily at the restaurant. At Carbone’s you may dine-in, but you can also buy the various components for your very own  Barsotti dinner at home.

In addition to fresh sauces and pastas, you will also find remarkable hand-made meats and salumi.    Continue reading

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