Casie Caldwell, Kitchen LTO creator, announces that chef Blythe Beck has won the position of executive chef and Salma Gottfriend has won the artist position for Kitchen LTO’s 4th round concept. This next round restaurant will open for dinner service on Thursday, October 2nd with lunch service being added the following day and Saturday/Sunday brunch service starting that weekend.
With an engaging wit, earthy zest, and cayenne-red hair, chef Blythe Beck is passionate about creating dishes with tastes and textures that not only please the eye and the palate, but the soul. Beck, who is planning for an upscale southern menu, says, “ I am honored and thankful to be chosen as the next chef at Kitchen LTO and appreciate all who voted for me. I have missed Dallas so much and am excited to be coming home. I can’t wait to cook for, hug, and see everyone. I love this city, and I love this restaurant concept.” Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
Last Sunday Dallas had a glimpse of the current contestants in the ongoing Kitchen LTO chef challenge. The winner of the challenge becomes the next LTO executive chef and gains control of the kitchen for four months, writing out their own menu, presenting their unique culinary concept.
Chefs in the running include Blythe Beck, a veteran Dallas chef, and star of her own television program (and another one in the works). She does well with her “upscale Southern cuisine”. Beck also introduced us to her fiance. Congratulations, Blythe! Continue reading
Kitchen LTO at Trinity Groves will host their fourth MEET. TASTE. REVIEW. VOTE party on Sunday, September 7th, 2014, to debut its chef and artist finalists for the fourth round restaurant rotation.
The event, to be held at Kitchen LTO, will allow partygoers the opportunity to meet the finalists, taste-test the chefs, explore works by artist finalists and be the first to vote for their favorites. Voting will commence at the event and continue through Saturday, September 13th via Kitchen LTO’s website. Voting will be limited to one time per 24 hours, with winners announced the week of September 14th. The current executive chef, Brooke Egger, will end her tenure on Tuesday, September 30th. The restaurant will close for two days and re-open Thursday, October 2nd as the fourth round concept.
Tickets are limited and are currently on sale for $65 per person and can be purchased online. Space is limited. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
Cake Bar is coming to Trinity Groves. The new shop is located next to Kate Wesier and is scheduled to open the first week in September. You will be able to buy some pretty delicious cakes by the slice in this adorable setting. The pastry chef/ owner is Tracy German. Think southern recipes wit very similar hospitality. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
Brooke Egger is on the last leg of her tenure at Kitchen LTO. LTO is the quirky restaurant that changes chefs and concepts every four months, which is decided on by the public via and online voting system.The Trinity Groves restaurant is on its third chef, and the model seems to be working out very well. Each chef has been endeared with a public that enjoys their restaurants squeaky new. Egger comes to us from Santa Barbara, California and has a penchant for meat. She comes from a storied history of butchers, which fits well within the Dallas dining model. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
Your wait for something terrifically sweet is nearly over. What has been almost two years in the making is about to come to fruition in Trinity Groves. When chocolatier Kate Weiser opens her doors August 19th it will have much the same wonderment of Wonkaland when Gene Wilder waved his cane as the flowing colors of sweets sparkled in the eyes of the children who stood in glee.
We were able to slow Kate down just for a moment this week to chat a bit about her grand opening. That in itself is a feat of magic since she is highhandedly orchestrating the operations with her tiny band of pastry chefs. Kate is a human dynamo, packed with energy with on setting: full steam. Read on for our chat with Kate. Continue reading
The Promise of Peace Garden is raising money to fund a new program where youth on probation in Dallas County will receive 12 weeks of unique training in life skills, career pathways and garden to table culinary experiences. Dinner will consist of four courses prepared by local chefs Sharon Van Meter of 3015, Graham Dodds of Hibiscus, Justin Box, and Ryan Barnett of Green Grocers. The dinner will be accompanied by wine from Oak Cliff Cellars, and guests will walk away with a newly created P.O.P. Garden Rosemary Delight by Dr Sue’s Chocolate. Continue reading