Up On Knox, has added a fresh new face. Dallas-based restaurateur Stephan Courseau has welcomed Chef Wes Whitsell to enhance the importance of sustainability in the kitchen.
With over fifteen years of restaurant experience, Whitsell, a North Texas native began his cooking career in Los Angeles at Osteria La Buca, Blair’s and Gjelina prior to heading the kitchen at Soho House New York. He collaborated on his first concept opening Manuela before making the decision to return home to Dallas where he was then introduced to Courseau. And, that was that. Continue reading
Chef Junior Borges
by Steven Doyle
Chef Nilton Junior Borges left the restaurant group that owns both Bilboquet ad Up on Knox, and a soon-to-open concept adjacent the French Bilboquet.
The chef, who is classically French trained was born in Rio and came to Dallas via restaurants in New York City, lured by opening Uchi. He soon made his way to the Joule Hotel where he ran all the culinary programs, but more recently signed on to the Up On Knox group where he was to open his own mystery restaurant. Continue reading
On the heels of French restaurateur Stephan Courseau (Le Bilboquet, Up On Knox) announcing that he has partnered with Junior Borges to open a third Knox-Henderson eatery, diners may have noticed a few menu changes at Up On Knox, his American Brasserie located just steps from the Highland Park entrance to the Katy Trail.
Thanks to Borges, Courseau was able to hire Executive Chef Matthew Wilbur, a classically trained chef with 15 years experience in the industry. Wilbur has honed his skills in some of the best kitchens in the country, including Bouchon at The Venetian in Las Vegas; Alex at Wynn Las Vegas; Citronelle at Carmel Valley Ranch; The Lion in New York, and many more. With several Michelin starred kitchens under his belt and time spent working under chefs Thomas Keller, Alex Stratta and Michel Richard, Wilbur eventually made his way to Dallas where he cut his teeth at The Joule Hotel with Borges as the Executive Chef of Banquets and Catering for almost two years. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
Kissing cousins to Le Bilboquet located within walking distance, Up on Knox is a more refined version of the French brasserie. The decor scream brasserie with elegant touches deserving the neighborhood and also befitting the menu and theme. Although the menu is not decidedly French, look for beautiful technique on this chic menu.
The restaurant is open all day starting with a breakfast menu that includes a variety of pastries such as croissant, sticky buns and toasts. Along with pastries look for a few egg dishes, you will want to tastes the Gruyere omelet with fresh herbs and mixed greens. It may ruin you for other omelets. Continue reading