Kitchen LTO (formerly in Trinity Groves) will re-open in Deep Ellum at 2901 Elm Street on Tuesday, October 25 with Executive Chef Josh Harmon and Melissa Ellis as the featured artist.
Created by Casie Caldwell (founder of Greenz Salads and co-owner of Pink Magnolia), Kitchen LTO changes every six months as a new chef rotates in and introduces a new menu concept. Simultaneously, a new artist will install his/her artwork. Essentially, it is limited time only “LTO”, where a new restaurant is unveiled twice per year. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
We have followed the young and vivacious chef Nicole Gossling through her many underground dining experiences, and followed her as she made her way across the globe this past year on her worldwide tour tour. Chef Nicole has accepted the permanent Executive Sous Chef position at Kitchen LTO. This is a permanent position, there are no plans for future Supper Club Dinners for the next year. Come celebrate with her this Saturday Oct. 25th, with an incredible nine course tasting menu inspired by Chef Nicole’s travels through Italy. Continue reading
Casie Caldwell, Kitchen LTO creator, announces that chef Blythe Beck has won the position of executive chef and Salma Gottfriend has won the artist position for Kitchen LTO’s 4th round concept. This next round restaurant will open for dinner service on Thursday, October 2nd with lunch service being added the following day and Saturday/Sunday brunch service starting that weekend.
With an engaging wit, earthy zest, and cayenne-red hair, chef Blythe Beck is passionate about creating dishes with tastes and textures that not only please the eye and the palate, but the soul. Beck, who is planning for an upscale southern menu, says, “ I am honored and thankful to be chosen as the next chef at Kitchen LTO and appreciate all who voted for me. I have missed Dallas so much and am excited to be coming home. I can’t wait to cook for, hug, and see everyone. I love this city, and I love this restaurant concept.” Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
Last Sunday Dallas had a glimpse of the current contestants in the ongoing Kitchen LTO chef challenge. The winner of the challenge becomes the next LTO executive chef and gains control of the kitchen for four months, writing out their own menu, presenting their unique culinary concept.
Chefs in the running include Blythe Beck, a veteran Dallas chef, and star of her own television program (and another one in the works). She does well with her “upscale Southern cuisine”. Beck also introduced us to her fiance. Congratulations, Blythe! Continue reading
Kitchen LTO at Trinity Groves will host their fourth MEET. TASTE. REVIEW. VOTE party on Sunday, September 7th, 2014, to debut its chef and artist finalists for the fourth round restaurant rotation.
The event, to be held at Kitchen LTO, will allow partygoers the opportunity to meet the finalists, taste-test the chefs, explore works by artist finalists and be the first to vote for their favorites. Voting will commence at the event and continue through Saturday, September 13th via Kitchen LTO’s website. Voting will be limited to one time per 24 hours, with winners announced the week of September 14th. The current executive chef, Brooke Egger, will end her tenure on Tuesday, September 30th. The restaurant will close for two days and re-open Thursday, October 2nd as the fourth round concept.
Tickets are limited and are currently on sale for $65 per person and can be purchased online. Space is limited. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
Brooke Egger is on the last leg of her tenure at Kitchen LTO. LTO is the quirky restaurant that changes chefs and concepts every four months, which is decided on by the public via and online voting system.The Trinity Groves restaurant is on its third chef, and the model seems to be working out very well. Each chef has been endeared with a public that enjoys their restaurants squeaky new. Egger comes to us from Santa Barbara, California and has a penchant for meat. She comes from a storied history of butchers, which fits well within the Dallas dining model. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
The next Kitchen LTO chef is the talented young lady from California, Brooke Eggers.
Brooke Egger was first suggested by the current LTO chef, Eic Shelton. They both competed on Food Network’s Cut Throat Kitchen, and Egger has now flown to Dallas three times to perform tastings for the chef gig. Egger comes from a long line of butchers dating back to the 1600′s, and there are still Egger Meat Markets in Washington, Idaho and Oregon.
Egger claims to make the very best burger, which includes tarragon, sherry and “other elements”, and uses a Norwegian cheese to top off the special meat blend, along with a Tennessee mustard slaw with a tarragon cream and a salted brioche bun. Egger also has her own line of culinary war in the works. Continue reading