by Steven Doyle
Have you made your reservations for thanksgiving dinner yet? We have a nifty idea that will save you a few bucks and allow you to dine at one of the hottest new restaurants in Dallas at the same time.
The new steakhouse on the roof at the Hilton Anatole is offering their dinner for a mere $32 for adults and $12 for those kiddos under twelve. For this you get your full on Thanksgiving dinner, plus one of the best views in Texas. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
Last evening marked SER’s first wine dinner and they played host to Matt Hobbs, brother of winemaker Paul Hobbs. As an invited guest I was able to visit with Matt as he told the Hobbs story. Matt told me of his rich family history and how his brother Paul started growing grapes at a ripe age of 16. It is an interesting story to hear how Paul as a boy became interested in wine.
“One night, before I was born, my dad brought home a mystery beverage and poured it into Dixie cups and passed them around the table. Paul was smitten with what he tasted. The wine they tasted around the family table was a 1962 Chateau Y’Quem sauterne,” started Matt. Continue reading
We have followed the SĒR construction and menu development since the closing of iconic Nana just a few short months ago (here and here ). Many were saddened by the closure, but had those same people visited Nana more than once a year as a special ocassion restautrant, it would still be open. Thus the nature of economics.
SĒR is the first of a ration of restaurants premiering in the month of October, and this quick multi-million dollar facelift will soon prove to be one of the new gems sprouting from the restaurant role of 2012.
by Steven Doyle photos by Shana Anderson
We checked out Sēr at the Hilton Anatole for their final pre-opening tasting. This is the restaurant opening October 1, 2012 and is the replacement of Nana Grill. We are happy to report that the view is still as spectacular, if not better since there will actually be more space alongside the window that overlooks a near panoramic view of the Dallas skyline.
When you enter the restaurant you will notice that the space is now more open, with little to distinguish the bar area from the actually dining room. The space flows freely as the champagne cocktails did that evening.
by Steven Doyle photos by Robert Bostick
This past weekend was rife with exciting food events including the annual Taste of Dallas which was held once again at Fair Park. This year was bigger and better than year’s past with the addition of a food truck extravaganza. Continue reading
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