by Joey Stewart
Chef David Uygur of Lucia and Yutaka Yamato of Yutaka combined their many talents on Sunday evening for the second Valentine’s dinner in as many years. The previous event took place at Lucia, so this time it was Yutaka’s turn. When asked about the inception of the event, Uygur said “We both love dining at each others’ restaurants, so it makes perfect sense”. Justin Holt of Lucia also took place in the creation and execution of the dishes.
The six-course menu was paired with wine and sake and featured a sorbet course served on an illuminated ice block while all the lights in the restaurant were turned off.
We hope this becomes a tradition for years to come. Continue reading
Chef Justin Holt will be hosting his first late night Pop-Up Ramen and Curry Shop of the new year January 7th at Whitehall Exchange serving Ramen and Japanese Style Curry starting at 6pm.
Holt will be featuring Tori Paitan Ramen and Japanese Battleship Curry utilizing the local offerings from Windy Meadows Farm. Continue reading
Justin Holt (exec sous at Lucia) is set to do another one of his amazing ramen pop-ups December 7th at The Dubliner serving both yakitori and ramen starting at 7pm and will be featuring Yakitori and Ramen made solely from Holleman Farms Poultry.
Featured will be tsukune (chicken meatballs), kawa (chicken skin), kimo (chicken liver), and momo (chicken thighs). Holt will utilize his Sumibiyaki (char-grilling) knowledge, a konro (a special Japanese grill), and binchotan (white charcoal) to turn out some tasty skewered meats. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
Braindead Brewing is hosting a special collaboration dinner Monday, August 17th featuring Braindead’s chef David Pena and Lucia exec sous Justin Holt. The chefs plan on six courses, each uniquely paired with superior brews all from a 200 mile radius of Dallas.
Large format offerings from Jester King Brewery and Prairie Artisanal Ales coupled with the premiere of two Braindead Brewing’s own Brettanomyces Fermentation will make this a special evening to remember.
Braindead is a community bar and brewery, that focuses on housemade beer and completely from scratch cooking in a relaxed Deep Ellum vibe. In craft brewing culture, Collaborations between breweries is commonplace. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
CBD Provisions and Sous Chef Justin Holt of Lucia are proud to co-host the 2nd Annual Texas Sous Chef Dinner at CBD Provisions on July 27 at 7 p.m., with tickets going on sale today. If you attended the last event, you know what amazing talent that Dallas has to offer. This round Justin Holt invited similar talent from across the state of Texas.
Ten local Texas sous chefs will be participating, each preparing one dish for a 10-course plated dinner along with an optional beverage pairing. The menu will focus on fresh, seasonal ingredients, while the beverage pairings will feature three unique cocktails from CBD Provisions, FT33, and Bolsa, as well as wine and beer. Continue reading
Justin Holt has been surprising people around the city of Dallas with underground Pop-Up Ramen Shops for the past four years. He began at Tradewinds and due to popular demand has been spotted at The Windmill Lounge, Oak Cliff Social Club, and Ten Bells.
“I’m thankful that the city of Dallas has supported me so much and I am excited to bring something new to the table.” Continue reading
March 14, 2015 & March 28, 2015- Holt to host Pop-Ups Ramen Shops on March 14th at Time Out Tavern serving Ramen and on March 28th at The Dubliner serving Duck Ramen.
Justin Holt has been surprising people around the city of Dallas with underground Pop-Up Ramen Shops for the past four years. He began at Tradewinds and due to popular demand has been spotted at The Windmill Lounge, Oak Cliff Social Club, and Ten Bells. Continue reading