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A Preview For The Sēr-Curious

by Steven Doyle

Last evening I was an invited guest of the Hilton Anatole to sample a few of the dishes that might be making the Sēr Steak+Spirits menu when the restaurant opens for business this October. On hand was Anatole’s executive chef Thomas Welther and Sēr executive chef Anthony Van Camp who served dinner to a group of local writers and Hilton brass.

Due to construction on the 27th floor where Sēr is located the staff created a makeshift kitchen and dining room in the hotel’s rotunda, including a searing 800 degree grill just outside in view of the guests. Welther noted that he started working for the Anatole 2 years before Van Camp was born thus he was able to stay inside and engage the guests while the young executive chef labored in the heat and prepared dinner on the grill.         Continue reading

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Photos From Nana’s Final Dinner

by Steven Doyle

This past weekend it was time to finally bid restaurant Nana a fond adieu as her lights went dark in preparation for the coming  Sēr, the high end steak house that will surely take Dallas by surprise.

In one final hoorah, the staff rolled out the red carpet for several past chefs as they prepared an incredible tasting menu. We have photos from that last supper and wish to share those with you today. Later in this month we should have a better foreshadowing of the plates that are to come after the multi-million dollar renovation for Sēr.     

It is interesting how the style of each of the chefs speak brightly with their dishes.  Continue reading

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5 Really Good Things I Ate This Week

by Steven Doyle

It has been a terrific culinary week and I am really looking forward to the last supper at Nana tonight. If you haven’t made reservations yet, there are still some available for the legendary dinner.

There are a few things I would like to share of interest that came across my dinner plate this week. Here are five fantastic things I ate this week.      Continue reading

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Goodbye Nana

by Steven Doyle

In preparation for this weekend’s closing of Nana located in the Hilton Anatole, guests were invited for a mixer hosted by the hotel and restaurant staff to reminisce and celebrate the many years of service. Present were a handful of Nana’s past executive chefs who peppered conversation with interesting and historic anecdotes.

Thomas Welther, the hotel’s executive chef, was excited for the future of the space and explained that retooling to the Sēr concept was actually a positive move for the hotel restaurant. At first glance the thought of the beautiful and venerable Nana morphing into a steakhouse seems undignified. But as the chef explained, the staff and tools wouldn’t change all that much. Many of the techniques currently used will carry over to Sēr. In other words, it will not just be about the beef.   Continue reading

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Sneak Preview of the Anatole’s Sēr

by Steven Doyle

We know that Chef Anthony Van Camp has taken the lead toque at the Anatole’s Nana, which will soon be on the receiving end of a fresh scrubbing and a multi-million dollar face lift. The restaurant plans to close Nana Grill for good in July and re-open in October 2012 as it’s latest incarnation, Sēr.  Sēr will be billed as a steakhouse, and that decision has met with mixed reviews.     Continue reading

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