by JC Elliott
Making his debut as the Grilln Villain at a recent pop-up dinner at Nine Band Brewing Company in Allen, Chef Steve McHugh, along with Chef Graham Dodds, delivered a cleverly designed four-course, Texas inspired menu with product from sponsor 44 Farms. (You may recall we wrote on July 11th about Chef Dodds being named as the new Culinary Director of the Statler)
Chefs McHugh and Dodds partnered for the first time cooking with Chef Kent Rathbun at The Masters in Augusta, GA this year. Both men have a wry sense of humor and quickly found they worked simpatico even under less-than-perfect conditions, i.e., a field kitchen. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
The pop-up dinner is the ultimate in self-expression for a chef. No longer are the constraints of concept in play, instead the chef may allow his culinary imagination to take flight and escape the daily grind of a set menu. This may have been true at a recent dinner held in the warehouse of 1888 Olive Press located in East Dallas and owned by a former Lamborghini salesman, Kenneth Hamburger, II who hosted the James Beard winning and exec chef from Smoke, Tim Byres.
Chef Byres is part of an on-going pop-up company called RVC Promotions owned by Ryan and Sunnye Childers, and their company comes up with these totally unique ideas, chefs and locations through out each month. An olive juicing company is merely one of the many locations used by the Childers. Think more traditional locales such as the Whole Foods demo kitchen and Neiman Marcus, to the sublime as breweries and distilleries. And these are not always necessarily dinners, they are often cooking classes which end in guests dining on their lesson plans. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
If you haven’t heard from Tre Wilcox in a fast minute it is probably time you dined with the Top Chef at his upcoming pop-up this weekend. The beer paired dinner will feature some interesting dishes and beer from The Collective Beer Project.
Tuesday night, April 25th at their brewery from 7p-9p. The brew masters at Collective are highlighting some rare craft beers and Chef Tre is putting together a perfect four course pairing menu. It’s $75 per person and they do not charge tax and gratuity. Continue reading
On the heels of his veteran “Top Chef” cast announcement today, Chef John Tesar announces a new project that will see the celebrated chef revive some of his most popular Spoon seafood dishes for a limited number of diners at secret locations throughout Dallas. Seating will be limited to 16 guests per night, with location details revealed only one day before the event. Continue reading
photo courtesy of Jubei Mercado
Industry Alley has been surprising people around the city of Dallas with monthly Pop-Up Events each 1st Sunday of the month. This month they are happy to invite you to the 2nd Sunday of October Pop-Up this Sunday October 9th. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
Venerable Dallas chef Josh Black will be hosting a special dinner with a show at The People’s Last Stand in Mockingbird Station January 21, 2014. Black is teaming up with People’s chef Ben Leath for a special 5 course and 5 cocktail pairing. Each chef will have their own bartender for the pairings. Leath will be tapping into the cocktail talents of Alex Fletcher, bar manager at Victor Tango, and Black will be volleying with Omar Yeefoon. Continue reading