by Steven Doyle
Possibly more famous for his Sprint ads than his amazing cheffing ability, Blaine Staniford will host the next incarnation of the Uncommon Ramen Series at UchibaAugust 27th.
Staniford has been a rising star in the culinary world since he gained notice at the age of 19 for becoming one of the youngest graduates of the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY. Following his graduation, he spent two years under the tutelage of James Beard award-winning chef Marcus Samuelsson at Aquavit Restaurant in New York City. In 1998, he joined San Francisco based Aqua and Pisces Restaurant under acclaimed Chef Michael Mina, and in 2003 returned to his hometown of Dallas as the Sous Chef at Lola—The Restaurant.
Staniford then moved on to Fuse, gaining him national recognition for his inventive Tex-Asian menu. In October of 2008 Blaine became Executive Chef of the new restaurant in downtown Fort Worth, Grace. Grace may be Staniford’s best work yet: hearty and filling American standards. During his career, he received Four Stars for Food from the Dallas Morning News, and appeared on Good Morning Texas. In addition, the Dallas Morning News named him Rising Star Chef in 2001. In 2012, Blaine earned the title of “Top Chef, Fort Worth” by Fort Worth, Texas magazine and has been a CraveDFW favorite for many years. Over the past five years, Blaine has continued to introduce Fort Worth diners to innovative and inspiring dishes through seasonal menu changes and monthly wine dinners highlighting Grace’s passion for fresh and local ingredients.
The Uncommon Ramen Series started in 2015 as a limited-run guest chef pop-up seeing chefs like Stephen Pyles and John Tesar as well as celebrated pitmaster Aaron Franklin collaborate on memorable ramen dishes. Guest reaction to the series was so positive that the restaurant launched a monthly series and christened the last Monday of the month “Uncommon Ramen”. The series continues at Uchibā with chefs lined up for the coming months include Chefs Kathrine Caine, Jonathan Thompson, and Omar Flores.
Ramen details to come. Limited reservations accepted and limited quantities available. Call 214.855.1354 to reserve your table. This special evening is on Monday, August 27, 2018, 5-10pm.
A portion of the proceeds benefits Promise of Peace Gardens.