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Mercat Set to Re-Open

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Plenty of restaurants are remainig closed, or take-out only at this time. Sadly, some are shuttered for good. We won’t be reporting on all the openings, but want to point out a few beloved ones as they open.

Harwood District is set to begin phase two of their Return to Safely Serve plan with the opening of Mercat Bistro and Magnolias: Sous Le Pont, on Monday, May 18, 2020. This follows their initial phase of successfully hosting a sold-out pop-up Mother’s Day weekend brunch event at  Marie Gabrielle Restaurant and Gardens. Continue reading

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Julien Eelsen at Whisk Crepes Cafe Brings the Taste of Paris to Dallas

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Certain aspects of crepe-making have remained constant since its advent in the 1100s, spreading the batter onto a very hot surface for 30 to 60 seconds, each side is cooked until it looks like the surface of the moon.

Sweet and savory versions have always existed; traditionally lemon and sugar, and ham, cheese, and egg. Continue reading

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Lavendou Sonoma Wine Dinner July 25

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Lavendou has long been our favorite French bistro in Dallas and for an excellent reason. The food is excellent, the atmosphere is pure charm and the owner is always handy with his outrageous accent with over-the-top service. And let us not forget the wine. Pascal Cayet currates and amazing wine list and loves to share with these killer wine dinners, often with the winemaker on premise to explain what the wines are seriously all about. Continue reading

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Le Bilboquet is a Moving Feast

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Nostalgic is the proper word to describe Le Bilboquet, the French bouchon on Travis near Knox in Dallas. Here you will find only the classics from a beautiful endive salad, escargot to plenty of foie to keep the heart palpitating in the right direction. Le Bilboquet is somewhat displaced from an era gone but never forgotten.

The restaurant may be a throwback to a time in France where expats sipped espresso or a Chambery Cassis, dined on tournedos and slathers of foie terrine and toast. You may find all these at the Dallas le Bilboquet and so much more, all executed in a dreamy sequence that defies time. This is a good thing.

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Lavendou Offering Beautiful Jonata Wine Dinner Feb 28th

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Lavendou, our go to for all things French, is offering a beautiful wine dinner featuring Jonata and the Screaming Eagle family of wines. The dinner will be hosted February 28th with a reception beginning at 7pm.  Continue reading

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Flavors of Southern France Permeate New La Madeleine Menu

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La Madeleine French Bakery & Café takes guests on a flavor journey through the south of France with its new Provence-inspired menu that celebrates the food and culture of the iconic region during its peak season.  Continue reading

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Eclair Bistro on Historic McKinney Square is a True Gem

Chef_Aaron_Thomas-eclair_bistroby Steven Doyle

First opened in the Cedar Hill area for about five years, French inspired Eclair Bistro moved just off the square in McKinney about six months ago. The restaurant owned by chef Aaron Thomas and his family are excited to be in the area, and are now closer to their family. The new location also gives chef Thomas a fresh perspective on his cooking, and enjoys a new audience for his special brand of plating.

“This is a family run business, and my mother, who is retired, is helping in the kitchen. She is a pitbull of sorts, but does a tremendous job helping with the pastries and such” said Thomas.   Continue reading

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