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The French Room Returns


The Adolphus, the storied downtown hotel synonymous with timeless Dallas style, is pleased to unveil the vibrant return of The French Room.  Following a thoughtful 16-month restoration, one of the city’s most beloved restaurants returns to its original roots as a preeminent Dallas dining destination. Opening on Wednesday, October 4, The French Room presents Chef Michael Ehlert’s interpretation of classic French cookery, seamlessly blending the technique and discipline of fine haute cuisine with the warmth and approachability of modern, elevated dining experiences. Building upon the numerous awards and accolades earned over the years, including the coveted AAA Five Diamond award for 25 consecutive years, The French Room begins its next chapter paying reverence to the past while welcoming guests old and new. Continue reading

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Front Room Tavern: New Name, Menu, Chef, Design


Front Room Tavern (formerly The Front Room) at Hotel Lumen in Dallas, has a new name, chef, menu and design.

NL Group, in collaboration with Headington Companies, has transformed the space with warm colors and textures. Wood tabletops and chairs with industrial lighting and other elements make this an approachable and inviting neighborhood restaurant and bar. The dining room, bar and patio (seating 155 total) is comfortable and simple, yet chic. Executive Chef Michael Ehlert complements this with his whimsical take on classic dishes, but adds a few unanticipated ones as well.    Continue reading

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Garrison Brothers Distillery Pairs Up With Hibiscus

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Dan Garrison set out to make what he and many others would consider some of the finest bourbon available in the country, certainly within the Texas borders.  Garrison Brothers started out making his whiskey back in 2005 and made many road trips back and forth to Kentucky to learn from the masters. Today  what we experience from sipping his product is nothing short of ethereal.   Continue reading

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Ehlert Chef de Cuisine At Hibiscus

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Chef Michael Ehlert has landed back in a Dallas kitchen after staging briefly at Cedars Social. In the past month Ehlert has been offered more than a few positions in Dallas, but finally accepted the chef de cuisine gig at Hibiscus located on Henderson Avenue.     Continue reading


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Michael Ehlert Made You Dinner But You Need To Pick It Up

Michael Ehlert (formerly of Campo) is cooking this week’s “Dinner for Two” to-go meals, benefiting Café Momentum at Bolsa Mercado. These dinners for two, prepared by popular Dallas chefs, will be available for purchase starting Thursday afternoons until they are sold out each week. Quantities are limited and prices will vary from $20-$30.

Proceeds from the sales of the dinners benefit Café Momentum, and each chef has been asked to incorporate produce grown in the garden of the Dallas County Youth Village within their menus. 

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We Have Exclusive Discount Tickets To Food For Thought, Plus A Pair To Give Away

by Steven Doyle

We talked about the Food For Thought event last month, but we wanted to give you an update. We are always getting requests for event information, and the summertime is a slow period for food events. As we draw closer to Fall and Winter that will all change and we will be announcing all sorts of fun events.

The fourth annual Food for Thought event will be held from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday, September 22, at the Frontiers of Flight Museum. Showcasing Dallas/Fort Worth’s finest chefs and cuisine, Food for Thought benefits Big Thought, one of Dallas’ leading nonprofits dedicated to improving public education through creative learning (and Big Thought happens to be celebrating its 25th anniversary this year). At the event, former DISD School Board Trustee Edwin Flores will be honored with the coveted Gavel of Excellence Award.  Food For Thought is presented by Lockheed Martin in partnership with the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers.                 Continue reading


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