by Steven Doyle
Growing up in Dallas it would be difficult to avoid the enchilada. The Tex-Mex beauties delicately filled, rolled and sauced for your dining pleasure. And what great memories most Texans have as children growing up noshing on the humble enchilada each Wednesday in our public schools, the same day that El Fenix offers their inexpensive deal on enchiladas. Perhaps some lay in puddles of grease, but we know how to sop that up with a tortillas for an extra side-car treat.
This past week we craved enchiladas and sought them out with vengeance. This began as our five favorites, but as we started in on them the list grew. Enjoy these enchiladas are in no particular order. Be sure to let us know your favorites. Continue reading
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by Steven Doyle
The best, the most unique meals you will ever enjoy are the special events created by chefs at their hosted wine o beer or cocktail dinners. This was precisely the case at the dinner we enjoyed recently at Komali as owner Abraham Salum and his executive chef Julio Peraza bestowed an insanely good menu paired with Mi Sueno wines.
Mi Sueno has a pretty terrific story that is well worth being retold. It involves the epic climb to the top and eventual ownership of a stellar winery by Rolando Herrera. Herrera is the definition of a self-made man, and winemaker who early on used his home-made bottles of chardonnay as a calling card, or resume that eventually landed his status in Napa. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle photo by Robert Bostick
We have featured Abraham Salum several times on craveDFW throughout the year, and he is one chef that we never grow tired of chatting with. Abraham always has an entertaining story to share and truly loves his craft. He makes our job here so very simple, offering sage advice like he did in a tamale series.
Abraham is the owner of Salum, the New American restaurant tucked away on the outskirts of Uptown at Cole and Fitzhugh, and Komali. Komali is a fun and energetic restaurant that serves authentic Mexican cuisine much like he experienced when living in Mexico City. Continue reading
Komali Restaurant , with chef-owner Abraham Salum and executive chef Julio Peraza, will host the first in a series of art exhibits this Wednesday night, July 9th. From 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, complimentary passed hors d’oeuvres and cocktails will be provided to guests. Featured works by artists Michael Mentler, Yelizaveta Nersesova, Brad Jensen and Sean McCune. This is the first show of four planned for the year. Continue reading
by Andrew Chalk
Hot in on our steam-powered press release machine come news of a new summer menu at Komali..
“Spicy food lovers hit a home run at Uptown’s Komali Restaurant. Chef/Proprietor Abraham Salum and Executive Chef Anastasia Quinones have cooked up a hot dish for the Contemporary Mexican eatery’s summer dinner menu. Costillas de Puerco (braised pork ribs) with pineapple habanero glaze, queso fresco mashed potatoes, and grilled nopal salad carries a “WARNING: very spicy.” Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
This weekend former chef at Alma, Anastacia Quiñones, sent word to craveDFW that she had taken a position at Komali owned by Abraham Salum.
We spotted chef Quiñones yesterday and she has already started working at the very popular Mex-Mex restaurant located on Fitzhugh and Cole on the cusp of Uptown Dallas, and she said she was excited to work with Salum and eager to be working. After a few months of family and recreation, we can imagine she is excited to be back in the kitchen and eagerly await to see how she impacts the menu.
We also noticed a shorter and stylish coiffure for the chef.
by Steven Doyle
You will not find Abraham Salum anywhere in Dallas this week, but you can spot the chef-owner of namesake Salum and Komali in New York City as he begins preparation for his James Beard House dinner he will serve Friday evening.
It is considered one of a chef’s highest honors to pull duty at the residence of James Beard in the culinary world. Julia Child once summed Beard up as “ the quintessential American cook. Well-educated and well-traveled during his eighty-two years, he was familiar with many cuisines but he remained fundamentally American. He was a big man, over six feet tall, with a big belly, and huge hands. An endearing and always lively teacher, he loved people, loved his work, loved gossip, loved to eat, loved a good time.” Continue reading