The Place at Perry’s doesn’t mind change. A restaurant that doesn’t wish to be mired into the beefy pit of steakhouses on the Dallas restaurant landscape, the owners of The Place at Perry’s are making some drastic changes.
First, there was the name change in a duel of battling wits with the other restaurant named Perry’s forcing the sign to read as it does today. Now they are about to close for the holidays and reopen mid-January a mere block away from their Routh Street locale to the Gables Villa Rosa building at 2680 Cedar Springs Road.
The preliminary renderings are bright and bold, and this week we were invited to come in for a look-see at the new menu that is being developed by chef Jaime Corona with consulting work by the lovely chef Sharon Hage.
CEO Devin Cox was on hand with a watchful eye as a small group tasted and offered opinions on a large variety of dishes being considered. We, of course, want to share a few of the stand out tastes with you. Thank you for craveDFW contributer, Suzi Migdol, for the spectacular photographs.
Shrimp and Grits can easily be found on many local menus, with a large debate as to taste and ranking. This version offers a more unique perspective with the Louisiana BBQ Shrimp addition.
The roasted Drambuie Quail was a pleasant surprise, with earthy flavors and a slight taste of peat from the scotch liqueur.
A small quail egg is nestled into the deep, rich bellows of the Niman Ranch beef shards served with truffled skinny fries.
Chef Corona has taken down more than his share of combatants with his coffee crusted Niman Ranch beef filet.
Working its way onto more and more Dallas plates, this was a spectacular take on the Mediterranean Branzino.
There were more than a handful of salads we tried that eveing, but the biggest standout was this Salmon Cobb Salad.
A fantastic burger that was surpisingly light and almost airy. The beef was cooked without fail, leaving each bite juicy.
With a firm commitment on all things local and fresh, this cheese plate was by far the most handsome we have seen in the city.