With the news that 20 Feet has shuttered in East Dallas (for now) we thought it might be helpful to make a batch of Marc Cassel’s Green Room Mussels at home in memoriam of the extremely popular restaurant. These are the same mussels he offered first at the marvelous restaurant in Deep Ellum, the Green Room. In Dallas you can find fresh mussels at TJ’s Seafood Market or Central Market. It’s a kick making these mussels, and will enhance your cheffy skills to boot. Let us know how they come out, these are sure to be a class favorite.
Chef Marc Cassel created this dish decades ago when he was executive chef at the Green Room in Deep Ellum. Those mussels could still be found on the menu several incarnations of the restaurant later, including his own restaurant 20 Feet.
Over the years, Dallas-based chef Eric Dreyer has built a rather impressive resume. He’s worked for The Ritz-Carlton, Fearing’s, HALL Arts Hotel, and even had a brief stint as Oprah’s private chef. In his latest endeavor, Dreyer is working as the executive chef at Monarch in downtown Dallas.
The hotly anticipated Monarch opened last week on the 49th floor of The National Building. The restaurant’s high altitude allows for optimal views of Dallas. The menu boasts modern Italian plates of seafood and steaks imagined by two-Michelin star chef Danny Grant. Monarch also offers seven different kinds of pastas, all made in-house.
Monarch, the highly anticipated wood-fired modern Italian restaurant led by two-time Michelin-starred Chef Danny Grant is slated to open on Wednesday, March 10th. Located at the top of The National and alongside the new Thompson Dallas at 1401 Elm St, Dallas, TX 75202, reservations for Monarch are now open and can be made at monarchrestaurants.com.
“I am incredibly proud of our talented team. They have brought their best design and creativity in making Monarch a reality,” said Chef Danny Grant. “We are now focused on polishing the smallest details and refining our steps of service to open our doors in less than four weeks and show Dallas what we love to do most.”
For Dallas diners looking to feel transported to France, Mercat Bistro, the Parisian-inspired bistro nestled in the Harwood District, is now offering weekend brunch every Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The authentically appointed restaurant also features new weekday breakfast and lunch menus all created by Mercat Bistro’s Executive Chef, Taylor Kearney, an award-winning chef who is well-versed in French cuisine.
Chef Amanda Freitag and Hospitality Alliance are thrilled to announce the upcoming opening of Rise & Thyme, a seasonal American café. The restaurant, located at 211 S. Akard Street will officially open to the public on Friday, September 18. This will be the second restaurant to open in the new AT&T Discovery District, and will be open for breakfast and lunch with dinner coming later, offering guests a wide variety of options from salads to sandwiches, pastas to patty melts – from the acclaimed chef and her team.
I have known this week’s chef for quite a while. He has an air of no-nonsense charisma that makes for a unique chef that has blazed a trail in the DFW area for many years now, loading us up with beef created many different ways, from a bountiful haunch plated pretty to a fantastic bunned bit of savoriness.
No doubt that as an avid reader of these pages you have heard mention of chef Kenny Mills who re-opened his award winning Original Chop House Burgers in Arlington just recently to accolades. A man who makes a burger that we queue up for with bated breath. A man we just recently sat with and discussed his interesting history. Continue reading →