The James Beard Foundation announced today its list of Restaurant and Chef Award semifinalists in advance of the 29th annual James Beard Awards. The prestigious group of semifinalists across all categories represents a wide collection of culinary talent, from
exceptional chefs and dining destinations nationally and across ten different regions to the best new restaurants, outstanding bar, outstanding baker, and a rising star chefs 30 years of age or under. Continue reading
Cochon555 Dallas promises to be a fantastic event featuring a half-dozen heritage breed pigs cooked or butchered by local champions of the good food movement. The event starts with 5 amazing chefs, Host Chef Christof Syré of Law at Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas, David Uygur of Macellaio, Bruno Davaillon of Bullion, Matthew Scott of Great Scott, and Josh Bonee of Fine China, in a friendly culinary competition where you, as a guest, get to cast  vote for the best bite of the day. There is also a live, whole-hog butcher demo and auction with Nathan Abeyta of Deep Cuts Dallas Custom Butcher Shop, the sister charity, Piggy Bank. Continue reading
photo by Robert Bostick
Since the October announcement of Chef Bruno Davaillon’s departure from historic restaurant, The Mansion on Turtle Creek, many have wondered where the notable chef will be serving his acclaimed cuisine next – and most importantly – is he staying in Dallas? To answer the second question first, yes, Chef Davaillon is staying put in his adopted city, but most exciting is that Chef’s new restaurant will be in the currently under construction building 400 Record at 400 S. Record Street in downtown Dallas, formerly known as the Belo Building.
As has been reported, the new owners, the Hartland-Mackie family of City Electric Supply, will be moving their business to the building which will also house other tenants. Chef and the family are partners in the restaurant project which is yet to be named. Details are still being worked out, but the restaurant will be a casual contemporary eatery featuring refined, yet seemingly simply prepared foods using only the finest ingredients; certainly a trademark of Chef Davaillon’s cooking. Continue reading
by Andrew Chalk
Bodegas Bressia is one of the emerging ‘Super Argentine’ wineries of the modern era. Founded in 2003 by experienced winemaker Walter Bressia in the promising Lujan de Cuyo region in Mendoza the family-owned winery has received rave reviews from critics the world over. On Thursday September 12th sommelier Michael Flynn and executive chef Bruno Davaillon bring Bressia wines together with the cuisine of the Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek for an unforgettable gourmet evening. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
Last evening we checked out Scottish Rite’s annual fundraiser, Treasure Street, and was it ever a perfect night for a great event for an even better cause. The night was filled full of incredible food, cocktails and live music presented by chef chair Dean Fearing. It seems that Fearing knows how to throw a pretty mean party.
Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children is a world leader in the treatment of pediatric orthopedic conditions, and this event raises millions of dollars to fund the hospital. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle photo by Robert Bostick
One of the best deals in cooking classes comes from the good people at the Dallas Farmers Market who bring us their 2012 chef series featuring some of the best chefs in the Dallas area. Last week food enthusiasts were entertained by chef Jason Weaver of Texas Spice at the new Dallas Omni. You may recall Weaver from his days at the Adolphus French Room.
Coming up this weekend find Tre Wilcox of Marquee Grill fame as he schools his audience on the finer points of Spring cookery. More than likely he will be bringing his fresh fare from his restaurant which is chockfull of fresh veggies and seafood. Continue reading