The latest addition to Trinity Groves, the sparkling new area to the west of Dallas and across the Hunt-Hill Bridge, opens tonight. The list of dining options are growing at a steady pace, and the latest is fairly spectacular. Just ours from now Resto Gastro Bistro swings open and I think you are going to like this one. Think Modern American cuisine that implements French, Japanese techniques. Think delicious.
The menu that chef DJ Quintanilla has concocted is clean and bright, featuring dishes such as crab cakes with roasted artichokes, a red chili honey cured filet with sour cream potato croquettes and veal cheeks with chive pommes puree, roasted white asparagus and royal trumpet mushrooms. The dessert options are also particularly wonderful. Cocktails are not an afterthought at Resto. The menu was designed by Dallas libations wunderkind Eddie “Lucky” Campbell. You will most definitely want to sip on the brilliant shishito pepper infused drink that has an ever so slight tongue tingle to it.
Also look for an ample supply of sandwiches such as the lobster roll and a huge cheeseburger.
You may have tasted Quintanilla’s cuisine at a few Dallas restaurants including Abacus, Jaspers, Bijoux and York Street. The chef relies heavily on local, seasonal ingredients and uses all the techniques in his cheffy toolbox including foams and gelees, but with a deft hand that inspires beauty and comfort at the same time. All this and very affordable as to draw in his clientele often.
The options are ever growing in Trinity Groves and a few more restaurants will be opening soon, including Chino Chinatown. More restaurants are slated to open after the first of the year such as Amber Jax Fish Market Grille and Saint Rocco’s and Beignet Bridge Club. We will also see Kate Weiser opening her chocolate shop and even an Italian-inspired market. Good tings are happening just over the bridge. Check it out tonight.
Pork Belly with Figs and Cherries
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