Fun. Sexy, New. On June 7, Kent and Tracy Rathbun unveil Imōto, the Pan-Asian fruit of their lifetime of culinary and cultural pursuits in Dallas’ Victory Park District.
Imōto is an upscale dining experience, serving favorites from various Asian cultures in a contemporary style, with sharable plates and a traditional sushi bar. Imōto also has a flare for the nightlife with a spacious lounge, weekend DJ and an extensive cocktail menu sure to jump-start the revived Victory Park District vibe. Continue reading
Make plans for the 2018 Taste of the Cowboys, held at the Ford Center at the Star in Frisco. Hosted by the Dallas Cowboys Offensive-Line, led by Travis Frederick, former Dallas Cowboys Chad Hennings and Preston Pearson, and Chef Kent Rathbun, the event will feature past and present Dallas Cowboys players, Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders, live entertainment, and 30 gourmet tailgate food stations from North Texas’ hottest restaurants and chefs.
All proceeds will provide critical funds to support the nutritional needs of the one in four children in North Texas who are food insecure. Buy your tickets here.
April 8, 2018
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm – VIP
6:30 pm – 10:00 pm – Main Event
by Steven Doyle
Looking for a holiday blast this weekend? Finding entertainment options for out of town guests can be dizzying at best. This event at Lava Cantina sounds like the perfect answer. Join Kent Rathbun and his friends at this fun holiday event.
There will be plenty of entertainment including DJ’s and Jaret Reddick from Bowling for Soup. I have seen Reddick do a show recently and the man is super entertaining with plenty of band stories during his sets and great tunes. Continue reading
by JC Elliott
Four Corners Brewing Company celebrated its fifth year of throwing the very tasty festival Dia de los Puercos on October 22nd at its Cedar Dallas location. A fun nod to Dia de los Muerdos, Dia de Los Puercos is loosely translated to ‘day of the dirty pig’ or ‘scoundrel,’ though in this case, it more like ‘day of the very talented chefs and brewing scoundrels.’
Three super-star chefs roasted whole hogs on site for party goers to sample and the chef teams started way before dawn! Each chef had a different technique in roasting their very large puercos pals, and each was absolutely, mouthwatering delicious. The aromas throughout the courtyard were almost edible in and of themselves. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
Last week we were talking about some pop-up dinners, and one in particular was a bit secretive. A group of fifty took the bait and were joined with chef Kent Rathbun at his beautiful home in North Dallas for an evening under the stars. There guests were treated to a meal grilled, smoked and otherwise given the flavorful Rathbun treatment.
An open bar included cocktails made with lush blackberries, and beer was provided by Four Corners Brewery. Guests were kept spirited by a musician who played quite literally everything you could imagine, and so well at that. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
New Years Eve 2015 is so very close and the very best restaurants are filling quickly. We have it on good authority that one of Dallas’ best fine dining establishments has some openings. Abacus, owned by chef Kent Rathbun, has been one of our very favorite restaurants in the city. It opened 16 years ago and ages like a fine wine. Many of our very top chefs have worked at Abacus, and Rathbun himself comes with an amazing pedigree. You may also know him from his winning stint on Iron Chef where he slayed Bobby Flay in an Elk challenge.
It isn’t very often that you are able to get a sneak peek at a New Year’s dinner as we have for you today. Abacus invited us in to taste and give a foreshadowing of the many dishes that will be offered New Year’s Eve. What a joy this was as the food that the chefs have prepared for the big night are all simply amazing. Each course you will have a choice of offerings that range from Naked Cowboy oysters with a Cava Mignonette, Blood Orange, Creme Fraiche and Sturgeon Caviar, to a delicious Golden and Red Beet dish heavy on Jumbo Lump Crab, a Meyer Lemon Creme Fraiche with Chicory and Chives.
Other fond selections include a Miso Butter Poached Main Lobster with a Shiitake Mushroom Dashi, Crispy Pork Belly, Fresh Ramen Noodles, Edamame and a Farm Fresh Egg. Talk about a flavor bomb.
Dallas Chef Kent Rathbun revealed today that he and Paradies, a leading airport restaurateur and concessionaire, have been awarded the contract for three new restaurants at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport’s (DFW) Terminal D. Delivering exceptional menus and distinctive atmospheres, the restaurant trio consists of The Lounge at Abacus by Kent Rathbun, KR’s Whitetail Bistro and Kent Rathbun’s Aviator Bar.
This is the second consecutive dining contract Kent Rathbun Concepts and Paradies have earned in the past two months, with Rathbun’s new Hickory restaurant opening next year in Terminal B. Continue reading