When the Hilton Anatole announced that a steak house would go into the space once occupied by Nana they promised an establishment that would be an iconoclast in a town where steakhouse dining is an obsession. In its first year, Sēr has drawn rave reviews for Executive Chef Anthony Van Camp’s (that’s AVC to the cognoscenti) audacious and creative interpretation of the steak house genre and Russell Burkett’s polished wine and spirits service. Continue reading
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CraveRADIO was certainly interesting this weekend. We hosted SER execuchef Anthony Van Camp who shared with us his thoughts on converting Nana Grill into the steakhouse it is today. He brought in dinner for the crew at Crave, which was one of our favorite steaks in Dallas, the spinalis. Listen to the show at the link below to find out more what this steak is all about.
In addition, we also had on Julian Pagan, talented barman from Cedars Social who was in studio to share some of his favorite cocktail pairings and also make us a delicious Old Fashion which he thought paired best with Van Camp’s steak. As it turned out, the two are old friends and that made for an even more exciting program. Continue reading
Have you made your reservations for thanksgiving dinner yet? We have a nifty idea that will save you a few bucks and allow you to dine at one of the hottest new restaurants in Dallas at the same time.
The new steakhouse on the roof at the Hilton Anatole is offering their dinner for a mere $32 for adults and $12 for those kiddos under twelve. For this you get your full on Thanksgiving dinner, plus one of the best views in Texas. Continue reading
Last evening marked SER’s first wine dinner and they played host to Matt Hobbs, brother of winemaker Paul Hobbs. As an invited guest I was able to visit with Matt as he told the Hobbs story. Matt told me of his rich family history and how his brother Paul started growing grapes at a ripe age of 16. It is an interesting story to hear how Paul as a boy became interested in wine.
“One night, before I was born, my dad brought home a mystery beverage and poured it into Dixie cups and passed them around the table. Paul was smitten with what he tasted. The wine they tasted around the family table was a 1962 Chateau Y’Quem sauterne,” started Matt. Continue reading
We have followed the SĒR construction and menu development since the closing of iconic Nana just a few short months ago (here and here ). Many were saddened by the closure, but had those same people visited Nana more than once a year as a special ocassion restautrant, it would still be open. Thus the nature of economics.
SĒR is the first of a ration of restaurants premiering in the month of October, and this quick multi-million dollar facelift will soon prove to be one of the new gems sprouting from the restaurant role of 2012.
We checked out Sēr at the Hilton Anatole for their final pre-opening tasting. This is the restaurant opening October 1, 2012 and is the replacement of Nana Grill. We are happy to report that the view is still as spectacular, if not better since there will actually be more space alongside the window that overlooks a near panoramic view of the Dallas skyline.
When you enter the restaurant you will notice that the space is now more open, with little to distinguish the bar area from the actually dining room. The space flows freely as the champagne cocktails did that evening.
This past weekend was rife with exciting food events including the annual Taste of Dallas which was held once again at Fair Park. This year was bigger and better than year’s past with the addition of a food truck extravaganza. Continue reading