by Steven Doyle
We had mentioned earlier this month that Scott and Gina Gottlich had taken over 18th and Vine, the upscale barbecue themed restaurant located at 4100 Maple Avenue in Dallas, and we stopped in last week for a visit to see how this affected the menu. As expected there were some changes that we enjoyed and it had the Gottlich stamp on platings and some of the new recipes being served. Continue reading
Husband and wife duo Matt and Kimi Dallman announce a partnership with acclaimed chef, Scott Gottlich for 18th & Vine BBQ. The Kansas City barbeque full-service restaurant and bar will open this fall 2015 at 4100 Maple Avenue in Dallas across from Crow Holdings’ Old Parkland business offices.
During the 1930’s and 40’s, the cross streets of 18th & Vine was the heart of the Kansas City jazz district and barbeque. Historically, Kansas City provided the perfect culinary melting pot for barbeque, bringing together Texas beef and Southern Pork through the railroads and stockyards. Pit master Matt Dallman explains, “Barbeque, cooked low-and-slow became the perfect entrée of choice for all-night jam sessions.” He grew up in Kansas City with a deep love and appreciation of barbeque. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
If you keep your eyes focused on the pages of craveDFW we will show you the way to many enticing events, dinners, and otherwise tasty treats that are “can’t miss” opportunities. Last week we chatted about several off the radar occasions such as this, and the Cakebread dinner at Bijoux was certainly one of them. The event sold out, so it was a hot ticket to be sure, but for those that attended it was a beautiful evening.
Interesting enough when owners of Bijoux, Scott and Gina Gottlich prepare a menu they begin with the wine first. That must be the joys of being a talent husband and wife chef-sommelier duo. Both talented in their own right, both tops in their game. We were delighted to be invited guests. Continue reading
by Melissa Robert
As spring in Texas refuses to make a choice between the chill of winter and the warmth of summer, now is the perfect time to gather with friends to discover new wines and enjoy an excellent meal. Last night I was fortunate to do both at the private dining room, Prive, located next to The Second Floor Bistro inside the Westin Galleria Dallas. Chefs Scott Gottlich and Daniel Tarasevich brought in Barr Smith of Barlow Vineyard for a memorable dinner and wine experience comprised of four courses and four featured Barlow wines.
If you haven’t seen the Prive space yet, it’s beautifully appointed. From the chic hanging lighting fixtures, which I’d love to have one or two of, to the elegant high back white leather chairs, this private dining room was the ideal location for the evening. As guests arrived, they were greeted with a glass of Spanish cava and an affable hello from Gina Gottlich, sommelier to both Bijoux and The Second Floor Bistro. Eager food and wine lovers chatted around the sleek bar area and absorbed the ambiance of smiling faces and aromas beginning to waft in from the kitchen; an enticing menu awaited diners at their seats. Continue reading
by Mary Szefcyk
Guests settled in for a fun filled evening enjoying food, wine and live music at the Westin Galleria for this year’s Bonne Sante, an event that raises funds for the National Kidney Foundation. Scott Gottich (his sister is a transplant recipient) of Bijoux and William Koval (his son was only born with one kidney) of Lakewood Country club were the host chefs of this exciting event. Love goes out to them and all they have brought together under one roof to help spread the awareness of kidney disease prevention and the need for organ donation. We’ve been spoiled sampling from some of the most outstanding chefs from Dallas, Fort Worth, Las Vegas, Augusta, Philadelphia, and Park Cities working side by side creating some of our favorite dishes sharing stories of there passion and culinary history.
Dr. Goran Klintmalm Chairman and Chief of Baylor Regional Transplant Institute received a very special award “Gift of Life” Klintmalm has performed thousands of organ transplants during his career. Well deserved His Legacy and passion for advancing the field of transplantation is much appreciated. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
The Second Floor which is located in the Dallas Westin Galleria and owned by Scott and Gina Gottlich of Bijoux fame, announced today their new exec chef. Daniel Tarasevich was most recently at his post in Fort Worth working at Tillman’s Roadhouse and is also one of the Charlie Palmer expats. Tarasevich replaces Joel Harloff who is now at Ocho in Preston Center. You need a program to keep up with the chefs in Dallas recently. Check out what the Second Floor sent us in press release form: Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
Chef Joel Harloff has resigned from the Second Floor at the Westin Galleria leaving a position available. Owner Scott Gottlich sends word, “Chef Joel A. Harloff will be leaving The Second Floor Bistro – Bar this month, and I wish him well with his future endeavors. I am excited about the opportunity to announce a new executive chef soon.”