It is hard to believe, but Battuto Italian Kitchen, the north Dallas neighborhood Italian restaurant established by radio personalities Gene and Judy Gates, is turning one. To celebrate, they held a media event “Taste of Battuto” with a special 7-course menu and I was fortunate to be invited.
If you were enthused by Battuto’s original concept of inspired Italian cuisine made from carefully sourced ingredients then there is good news — the concept remains as strong as ever. Despite chef changes, the kitchen remains consistent thanks to able sous chef Erik Wolf, formerly of Bolsa. A search continues for an executive chef to replace Joel Harloff, who left last month, but, says Gene Gates, there is no rush. “We want the right person and are willing to wait until we find them”. Continue reading →
It is National Soup Month, and each week in January we will be featuring one of our DFW favorites, including a recipe. Today we are featuring Battuto’s Cauliflower and Garlic Soup that is super rich and delicious, but surprisingly has no cream. This is actually a super healthy 110 calorie soup option that Gene and Julie Gates serve at their restaurant throughout the year, but particularly wonderful now as it can take the edge off the wintry chill.
Not much of a home cook? Stop by Battuto this month and get free refills on the soup. Here is the recipe: Continue reading →
This week on craveRADIO we will host Gene and Julie who own Battuto, the new and hip Italian restaurant in North Dallas. The power couple will discuss their cuisine, new menu and new chef. We also hope they are able to give us some nifty tips on how to improve our radio program since they are veterans from their own program that was on 103.7 for so many years. Continue reading →