We have always been a great fan of Deep Ellum’s cheese factory run by the esteemed Paula Lambert, the Mozzarella Company. Our love for Mozzarella Company dates back to the very early 80’s when Lambert would create a handful of balls of mozzarella selling her products at the Dallas Farmers Market out of an ice chest in Shed 2 where you may now buy tacos. I would visit with Lambert and she would regale me with stories of cheese. Pure heaven. Continue reading →
Cochon555 Dallas promises to be a fantastic event featuring a half-dozen heritage breed pigs cooked or butchered by local champions of the good food movement. The event starts with 5 amazing chefs, Host Chef Christof Syré of Law at Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas, David Uygur of Macellaio, Bruno Davaillon of Bullion, Matthew Scott of Great Scott, and Josh Bonee of Fine China, in a friendly culinary competition where you, as a guest, get to cast  vote for the best bite of the day. There is also a live, whole-hog butcher demo and auction with Nathan Abeyta of Deep Cuts Dallas Custom Butcher Shop, the sister charity, Piggy Bank. Continue reading →
What do you do with a chef who graduated from the California Culinary Academy, worked at Spago, Abacus, Five Sixty and numerous other spots of similar caliber? Some might say have the chef move to McKinney and open a café that sells great burgers and beer. That is the case with chef Craig Brundege who operates Square Burger in McKinney.
Square Burger has been running strong for over four years offering their power-house line up of great burgers and daily specials that will often include fresh fish and pastas. But what drives us 30 miles up I75 to downtown McKinney from the inner-workings of Dallas are those haunting burgers. Continue reading →
We are fortunate to have some interesting and talented people living and working in Dallas. I obviously obsess over over chefs , artists and musicians, as we should. One of my very favorite people in Dallas is something of an artist in her own right. Paula Lambert is many things. She is a cheese-maker (owner of Mozarella Company in Deep Ellum), an artist and has a voracious appetite for travel. I say artist because sh has this innate ability to create something absolutely beautiful out of practically nothing. And her travels are stuff of legend. And her cheese makes its way around the world, winning many awards along the way.
I once told Ms. Lambert that I would be happy if I had half her air miles. She looked at me and smiled, “what air miles”? What I figured would be millions of miles racked up each year are actually used as quickly as they accumulate. And good for her. Continue reading →
If you haven’t checked out the Grand Dame of Cheese Paula Lambert’s shop in Deep Ellum you have not experienced one of the city’s sweet slices of life. The Mozzarella Company cheese shop is tiny; very tiny. But somehow Lambert is able to crank out enough cheese to supply many area shops including Bolsa Mercado, Scardello, Whole Foods, Central Market, and even more regional and national restaurants. Continue reading →