On Christmas Eve, Chef John Tesar will offer his annual Feast of the Seven Fishes Dinner at his new Knife Plano restaurant, at The Shops at Willow Bend. Feast of the Seven Fishes is an Italian tradition derived from the Roman Catholic custom of celebrating Christmas Eve with a shared meatless meal before the midnight Mass. Since his days at Spoon, Chef Tesar has made this tradition his own by perfectly curating a fish and seafood meal for his guests.Continue reading
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by Steven Doyle
This week is all about the burger, and Dallas certainly has no shortage of the delicacy. What makes a perfect burger is the flavor of the beef, and freshness of the bun, and toppings. A burger should develop a nice sear to trap all the juices inside. Pressing a burger releases all of its flavor and makes the burger dry and ends up crumbling. The toppings are just as important as the cooking process. Using fresh lettuce, tomatoes, and onions help bring a crisp texture and flavor depth that makes your burger scream fresh. To add more depth a spread or sauce needs to compliment the other toppings without making the burger too messy or all you have is a excessive use of napkins. Innovative burger toppings just makes the flavor depth more interesting you just need to keep them in check because there is such a thing as “too much of a good thing.” Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
It has been plenty hot in North Texas with more rage from the sun on its way before we enter into our odd fall-like weather. There are a few ways to cool off, besides hitting the beach each weekend which is highly suggested but not practical, and the tastiest is to seek out some of the cooler salads Dallas has to offer. We have you covered on this short list of suggestions. Play along by offering you best salad below in comments.
Not in any particular order here are a few choice salads to indulge and cool off with: Continue reading
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
by Steven Doyle
Dallas is steep up in plenty of steakhouses and barbecue joints and that what might endear most of us to this city. Even our vegan friends make pretend kabobs and chicken fried steaks because that is a thing.
Today we offer many meaty ideas for your beef bucket list. Playgrounds for adults to chew cow and even a pig or two. If you have a favorite meat haven feel free to chime in below in the comment section. We only wish we had a free grill to add to this meat pile. 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.