Today Tracy Rathbun and Lynae Fearing, the dynamic duo behind Shinsei, shared details of their new concept: Lovers Seafood and Market. The restaurant is currently underway and is slated to open this March in the old Rex’s location at Lovers and Inwood, replacing the neighborhood’s lost seafood spot with a new concept that’s sure to satisfy Rex’s regulars and new customers alike. Continue reading
photos by Robert Bostick
Born and raised in Shiogama, Miyago in Japan, Shuji “Elvis” Sugawara developed a passion for food at an early age. As a result of frequent trips to the local fish market with his mother and father, Sugawara grew up eating fresh fish prepared using traditional Japanese techniques. Continue reading
Already a prime social gathering place for Dallas diners, Shinsei continues to evolve and innovate to keep the experience fresh for its loyal patrons. Beginning on Friday, May 8th, Shinsei will launch Izakaya-inspired service in the upstairs lounge, newly remodeled by Dallas designer Greg O’Neal. The updated design aesthetic replaces the original lime green with a new color palette, including pops of bright coral. And a heavy curtained wall reduces outside noise and allows the lounge to be closed off for private events.
In Japan, izakayas are cultural cornerstones for conversation, noshes and enjoying drinks with friends in a convivial, unpretentious atmosphere. Shinsei is embracing that social sensibility by offering an impressive wine list, pouring inventive cocktails and serving Japanese and domestic beers and grand cru sakes alongside inspired small plates crafted by new Executive Chef, Jeramie Robison. These delicious plates will be offered as gratis bites presented in three creative tastes that change daily. For patrons who desire something more, Shinsei’s regular appetizer menu and sushi menu will be available as well. Continue reading
Jeramie Robison, who gained national attention as 27-year-old chef of Houston’s fine dining landmark, Restaurant Cinq at Hotel Colombe d’Or, has been named to head the kitchen team at Shinsei Restaurant in Dallas.
“We are thrilled to have Jeramie come on board,” said co-owner Tracy Moore Rathbun, adding, “Jeramie has great ideas for Shinsei and we have big plans for him.” Co-owner Lynae Fearing said, “This young chef has already accomplished a lot in a short time. We are confident that he will take Shinsei to a new level.” Shinsei opened in 2006 in the North Dallas-Park Cities neighborhood, serving hip, Texas-accented Pan Asian cuisine and sushi.
Robison, now 31, was named one of Top Five Rising Chefs in the nation in 2011 by Gayot.com, a widely respected dining and hotel guide. That same year he was one of six Rising Star Chefs of Houston, a prestigious award bestowed by Starchefs.com, a well-regarded restaurant industry website. Continue reading
by Andrew Chalk
When Shinsei, the perpetually popular pan-Asian restaurant near the corner of Inwood and Lovers and Duckhorn Vineyards, the revered Napa Valley wine producer, collaborate for a top end dinner, the results are bound to be impressive. The show they put on last week did just that with wines like Duckhorn Sauvignon Blanc 2012 and Duckhorn Merlot 2010. And wines from Duckhorn’s other labels as well: Migration Chardonnay 2011, Goldeneye Pinot Noir 2010 and Paraduzz Z blend 2010 dessert wine. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
Every Thursday Shinsei offers this beautifully plated Peking Duck which is available on a limited basis. Think crispy skin, juicy duck meat and a sweet chili hoisin sauce masterfully prepared by chef TJ Lengnick. To reserve yours, and you must reserve, call 214-352-0005.
Shinsei will also be hosting a pretty incredible Duckhorn Wine dinner Tuesday, January 26 starting at 6:30pm. Check out the bad ass menu: Continue reading