by Steven Doyle photos by Melissa Aloof
It doesn’t seem all that long ago that 18th and Vine opened on Maple Avenue in an area that seems in constant state of construction across from the gowing old Parkland hospital (now a burgeoning office complex). This is just a few blocks from the Grapevine bar if that helps locate the restaurant on your mental map.
We visited 18th and Vine, operated by chef and restaurant power couple Scott and Gina Gottlich formerly of Bijoux and Second Floor fame. I adore this couple, not only for knowing how to run great restaurants, or the fury of talent (he a chef, she a sommelier), but for being a genuinely fantastic couple who also tend to their growing flock of a family. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
We had mentioned earlier this month that Scott and Gina Gottlich had taken over 18th and Vine, the upscale barbecue themed restaurant located at 4100 Maple Avenue in Dallas, and we stopped in last week for a visit to see how this affected the menu. As expected there were some changes that we enjoyed and it had the Gottlich stamp on platings and some of the new recipes being served. Continue reading
Bijoux, one of the few restaurants in Dallas to earn “five stars” twice, and one of the “10 Hottest New Restaurants in America” by Bon Appétit (2007) will be dishing a final bow on February 28.
Scott and Gina Gottlich, Bijoux’s chef/sommelier ownership duo, have decided to close after eight and a half successful years in business. “Bijoux’s run has exceeded all of our expectations and wildest dreams. We feel now is the right time to close, on a high note, so we can stay focused on our other restaurant, The Second Floor at the Westin Galleria, and take time consider future projects,” said Scott Gottlich. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
If you keep your eyes focused on the pages of craveDFW we will show you the way to many enticing events, dinners, and otherwise tasty treats that are “can’t miss” opportunities. Last week we chatted about several off the radar occasions such as this, and the Cakebread dinner at Bijoux was certainly one of them. The event sold out, so it was a hot ticket to be sure, but for those that attended it was a beautiful evening.
Interesting enough when owners of Bijoux, Scott and Gina Gottlich prepare a menu they begin with the wine first. That must be the joys of being a talent husband and wife chef-sommelier duo. Both talented in their own right, both tops in their game. We were delighted to be invited guests. Continue reading
by Andrew Chalk
I did not know that Scott and Gina Gottlich had a swish private dining room equipped with full A/V equipment, sound system etc. right behind their 2nd Floor Bistro-Bar – the flagship restaurant at the Westin-Galleria. It is usually used for corporate and family events but it sure came in handy on Saturday night when they donated it to a good cause.
Texas Italian Greyhound Rescue (TIGR) held a social with silent auction for over a hundred guests. There were great hors d’oeuvres, included wine and beer, and cash cocktails for those who wanted something stronger. I was happy with Newton Claret to see me through and the stellar hors d’oeuvres prepared by Second Floor chefs. Continue reading