Flora Street Cafe Act II: A Whole New Experience Now in Bloom

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Just in time for midsummer, a brand new, vibrant and redesigned, seasonal dinner menu has been announced at Stephan Pyles Flora Street Café at HALL Arts. The menu will debut July 25, 2019. The dinner menu will reflect the new casual experience guests can expect to be in bloom at Flora Street Café.

Since late Spring, Flora Street Café has been unveiling new programming which included a new lunch and for the first-time ever, a Sunday brunch, which was recently named Best Brunch for ‘Best of Big D’ 2019 by D Magazine. Stephan Pyles Flora Street Café was also lauded in July 2019, for the third year in a row, as one of the “Top 100 Wine Restaurants in America” by Wine Enthusiast Magazine.

With the debut of a new and more approachable dinner menu, guests can now enjoy new dishes such as Compressed Braised Pork Shoulder with Peach-Goat Cheese Empanada, Fig-Mascarpone Flat Bread with Jamon Serrano and Red Chile Honey, and Smoked Akaushi Prime Rib. There are also new takes on favorites from previous Stephan Pyles restaurants such as his well-known ceviches and a variety of masa dishes, all made with fresh nixtamal. Other changes include updated tablescapes sans white linens, newly designed more casual uniforms, updated wine and cocktail list, playlist, multicolored florals and a more relaxed, yet personalized, level of service.

“We want everyone to get the chance to experience this new vision of Flora Street Café and we created this new menu and took this new direction to make the restaurant more approachable for all in the Dallas Arts District and downtown Dallas,” said Chef Stephan Pyles. “Everyone should be able to have access to art in its many forms and artful dining every day.”

The dinner menu is split into five sections, and still carries inspiring, thoughtful quotes from those in the arts and includes: Shareables, Ceviches, Masa, Summer Fresh, a seasonal, rotating section of the menu, and Large Plates.

Shareables

Lamb Kofte

Lentil Cake, Beet Yogurt 12

Marinated Manchego

Assorted Olives, Marcona Almonds 12

House Naan

Labne, Moutable, Hummus 12

Fig-Mascarpone Flatbread

Jamon Serrano, Arugula, Red Chile Honey 12

Ceviches:

Salmon Veracruzana

Capers, Green Olives, Jalapenos 14

Ahi Tuna

Passion Fruit, Coconut 14

Sea Scallops Amarillo

Golden Tomato Cocktail, Summer Melon 14

Masa:

Squash Blossom Quesadilla

Deep Ellum Goat Cheese, Mango Crema 14

Red Snapper Tamal

Red Curry Masa, Salsa Veracruzana, Caramelized Banana 20

Avocado Huarache

Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes, Queso Fresca 14

Fried Squid Taco

Preserved Lemon Aioli 14

Lobster Tamale Pie

Corn Custard, Ancho Glass 24

Summer Fresh:

Heirloom Tomatoes

Paula’s Stracciatella, Compressed Watermelon 16

Soft shell Crab

Crowder Peas, Tomato-Ginger Chutney 18

Compressed Braised Pork Shoulder

Peach-Goat Cheese Empanada 19

Spot Prawns Pozole

Marinated Avocado, Tortillas 21

Southwestern Little Gem Caesar

Jalapeno Polenta Croutons, Parmesan Chicharrone 15

Summer Squash Cavatelli

Smoked Tomatoes, Lemon Basil 22

Almond Gazpacho

Lobster, Fennel, Vanilla, Frozen Champagne Grapes 18

Large Plates

Hearth-Roasted Chicken

Mole Poblano, Chorizo Stuffed Plantains 28

Seared Black Bass

Crab-Mango Ceviche, Aji Amarillo-Corn Sauce 29

Rohan Duck Breast

Charred Eggplant, Rainier Cherry Agrodolche 32

Smoked Texas Akaushi Prime Rib

Summer Corn-Black-Eyed Pea Succotash, Crispy Potato Pave 39

Pasilla Braised Rabbit

Toasted Gnocchi Spiced Pepitas 24

Shareables range from $12 to $14, while Ceviches are $14, Masas are $14 to $24, Summer Fresh dishes are $15 to $22 and Large Plates range from $29 to $39.

Stephan Pyles Flora Street Café will be participating in DFW Restaurant Week August 5 through September 2, 2019 with a $49 dinner selection. Chef Pyles, a longtime advocate and life board member of the North Texas Food Bank, aided in the creation of this annual fundraising event.

Stephan Pyles Flora Street Café is located in the KPMG Plaza at HALL Arts in the heart of the Dallas Arts District at 2330 Flora Street, Suite 150, Dallas, TX 75201. It is open for lunch Monday through Friday 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. Dinner is served nightly Monday through Thursday from 5:30 pm to 10:00 pm and Friday through Saturday from 5:30 pm to 11:00 pm. Sunday brunch is available from 10:30 am to 2:00 pm. The lounge bar opens at 4:00 pm and weekday happy hour is offered from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Reservations are available online on OpenTable and at www.florastreetcafe.com or by calling 214.580.7000.

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