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Bunnies And Springtime Refresh The Plate

DSC01110by Steven Doyle

As the Easter holiday approaches we are reminded about renewal of the planet, fresh Spring daisies and bluebonnets, little baby chicks and bouncy bunny rabbits.  It is also a refreshing time for new restaurant menus as they roll out seasonal dishes to reflect the new found bounty. We are now seeing ramps, morels and even fiddlehead ferns gracing our plates. This is a fantastic time of year.

We would love to make a list of our favorite deviled eggs, which are everywhere now and a definite taste we want at Easter.  You will see a new version daily at Parigi on Oak Lawn. We also enjoy the deviled eggs at Nick and Sams where there are three versions on the same platter, but particularly enjoy the caviar topped eggs.  We adore Sissy’s version as well.     Continue reading

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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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A Leisurely Luncheon Respite At Nonna

nonnaby Steven Doyle

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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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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