by John Tesar
A pan sauce can’t be made completely ahead of time; it requires the cooking of the meat itself to provide the integral flavoring. It’s a classic fundamental technique, though, that should be in every home cook’s arsenal. At Knife, we make the pan sauce from France (poivre is French for “pepper”)—but you can use the technique with shallots, garlic, mustard, cognac, or whatever you want. Continue reading
The Joule Hotel will host the ninth annual Burgers & Burgundy event, presented by Celebrity Chef John Tesar and Terri Provencal, benefiting DIFFA/Dallas (The Dallas Chapter of Design Industry Foundation Fighting AIDS) at the Eye at The Joule on Friday, October 6, 2017.
Funds raised from the event will go towards DIFFA/Dallas’ mission of serving those who are affected by HIV/AIDS across North Texas. This year’s Event Chair, Phil Harrison, is joined by Allan Knight, long-time supporter and title sponsor of the event. “We are excited to continue the momentum this one-of-a-kind dining experience has created for the charity for almost a decade, where our supporters can have a wonderful time, knowing their contributions are going to agencies and people with the greatest need,” says Harrison of DIFFA/Dallas. Continue reading
On Wednesday, September 27, Chef John Tesar will host a dinner benefiting Feed The Children, featuring a reception and seated dinner, and other acclaimed guest chefs. This dinner is part of the Celebrity Chef Series campaign and will be held at Knife. The event starts with a reception at 6:00 p.m., followed by a multi-course dinner at 7:00 p.m.
The funds from the dinner will help to deliver semi-tractor trailer loads of disaster relief supplies such as bottled water, food, hygiene items, diapers, and other much-needed essentials to Houston and the surrounding areas.
by Steven Doyle
The busiest chef in Dallas, John Tesar, is back in pop-up mode. The man is unstoppable.
The northeast-native knows summer isn’t complete without a good lobster bake. On August 23rd, Tesar will host a New England-style lobster bake up with a Texas twist. The event will kick-off at 7p.m. at a secret location, to be revealed to ticket holders 48 hours prior. Guests will nosh on fresh New England lobster, steamers, sausage and of course steak, all served in a family-style buffet. Roasted potatoes, French fries, fresh tomato salad, and corn on the cobb will all be served to accompany the meal, as well as homemade peach cobbler and ice cream for dessert. Continue reading
Top Knot, the new modern American restaurant with Asian roots that features shareable plates with market ingredients and flavors from Southeast Asia, Latin America, and Japan, and just hosted Chef Stephan Pyles of Flora Street Cafe in the last installment of the Top Knot Summer Ramen Series on Monday, June 26, Chef John Tesar will be on hand July 31, and Chef Mei Lin for final installment of the summer on Monday, August 28.
“The Summer Ramen Series gives us a chance to collaborate with other chefs, brewers, and farmers for one night to create something fun and special for our community,” comments Top Knot’s Chef de Cuisine Angela Hernandez. Continue reading
The Greene Family Foundation and NFL Hall of Famer Joe Greene have partnered with two-time Top Chef alumni, four-time James Beard nominee, and author, Chef John Tesar of Knife at The Highland Dallas, to host the first Nibble & Mingle fundraiser for the UNT Agnes Lucille Craft Greene Scholarship. The event will take place at The Highland Hotel on Friday, June 9 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
We wish to send congratulations to local chefs and restaurateurs who made the finalist list for the James Beard Awards for 2017
The list is longer than most years, and include Maggie Huff, for pastry at FT33, Stephan Pyles at his restaurant Flora for best new restaurant, Teiichi Sakurai Tei An)and John Tesar at Knife for Best Chef of the Southwest. The latter two are old friends and it is fantastic to see them both on the list. Continue reading