by Steven Doyle
A beautiful restaurant is closing. Joyce and Gigi’s, the South American themed eatery on Ross in Dallas run by mother-and-daughter team Joyce Stenvall and Gigliola Aguilera has fallen and we are not any better for this.
Gone are the delicious dishes such as their escabeche, empanadas made from duck, seared sea bass over a yuca root cake and house-made chorizo. The list layers on. You still have a chance to enjoy what Dallas will soon miss.
Read our first take on the restaurant. Here is their message:
I would like to announce that we (Joyce & Gigi’s Kitchen) will be closing our doors the last week of August 2017. It’s been a pleasure to serve our community and the people who found our cuisine interesting and unique for these last five years, however, we believe it’s time to complete this chapter of our lives and begin a new one. We are moving forward to focus on new priorities with our new family.
We are proud to say we have completed our goal, and we are incredibly grateful to have worked with inspiring people and served some of the most genuine and amazing people Dallas has to offer, many of whom we now call dear friends. These people will always be special to us. We will leave this beautiful space to a talented team who shares our respect and interest in keeping Bryan Place and East Dallas a special neighborhood. We wish this upcoming business (which you will find out soon) much success, and we hope you will all support them as much as you have supported us. In the next few weeks, come visit us one last time for a memorable evening. Thank you for all the support and exposure, and most importantly, for letting us be a part of the dynamic Dallas culinary scene.
Gigliola (Gigi) Zimmermann