by Steven Doyle photos by Robert Bostick
This week on craveRADIO we hosted guest Andre Natera who recently took on the top toque position at Village Marquee Grill in Highland Park Village. There the chef casts his own special flare on his locally sourced cuisine. Chef Natera explained that his style relied heavily on classic French technique. This is why his dishes are fresh and approachable, without much of the faddish glam that can often be found in some of the top American restaurants across the country. Natera labeled his style as modern regional Texas-Inspired cuisine.
We asked Natera what some of his favorite restaurants and chefs are in the Dallas area and he happily throw out some heavy hitting names such as Chef Bruno Davaillon at the Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek, Matt McCallister who recently opened FT33 in the Design District and Omar Flores who chefs at Driftwood in Oak Cliff. Andre also enjoys John Tesar’s Cusine at Spoon in Preston Center.
Listen to the program and find out why we have been calling Natera the Zen Chef.
Our show producer Melissa Robert started her new segment called The Buzz where she gives a shout out to Look Cinema which just opened in Addison and hosts several restaurants including Nick and Sam’s Grill and Coal Vines. Also celebrating their grand opening was Battuto in Far North Dallas owned and operated by Gene and Julie Gates. Melissa also recommends the GermanFest in Muenster, Texas, and Scarborough Faire in Waxahachie.
We also had Emily from Bras for a Cause which raises funds for breast cancer research who discussed her charity.
Look for a great show next week when we have Chef Graham Dodds from Central 214 in the studio to discuss his latest menu, his affinity for beekeeping and the craziest critter he ever cooked. Graham will bring in his favorite bartender, Amber West, who will be mixing up some tasty cocktails. A few of the cocktails will be featured at the upcoming Polo on the Lawn Charity Match at Prestonwood Polo Club, Saturday, May 4, 2013, and we will have some of the representatives from that event to discuss the charity and the fun day which has a huge Kentucky Derby flair.
Listen to the show here: