It’s been a long road, but Chef Kent Rathbun is officially back in action. After more than three years of red tape following his departure from Abacus, Jasper’s and Hickory, Rathbun is now free of any restrictions.
Diners can find Rathbun working in the kitchen at Imoto, the sushi and pan-Asian restaurant he opened in Victory Park in 2018. To keep things fresh, Rathbun and Imoto executive sushi chef Jimmy Duke recently traveled to Tokyo, Osaka and Kyoto to learn new flavors and techniques. With the help of chef de cuisine Steve McHugh, they have updated the Imoto menu to include Japanese curry, new sushi items, a smoked udon noodle bowl and a sashimi salad inspired by items they ate at Tokyo’s fish market. Continue reading
HERO by HG SPLY CO, the recently opened massive, open-air restaurant and bar in South Victory, Downtown Dallas is now serving weekend brunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Culinary Director, Danyele McPherson says, “We wanted to put together a brunch menu that was both indulgent and healthy at the same time to give a broader array of options to our guests. Brunch is more often than not a communal meal so the menu was created to satisfy every friend and family member in the group.” Continue reading
Fun. Sexy, New. On June 7, Kent and Tracy Rathbun unveil Imōto, the Pan-Asian fruit of their lifetime of culinary and cultural pursuits in Dallas’ Victory Park District.
Imōto is an upscale dining experience, serving favorites from various Asian cultures in a contemporary style, with sharable plates and a traditional sushi bar. Imōto also has a flare for the nightlife with a spacious lounge, weekend DJ and an extensive cocktail menu sure to jump-start the revived Victory Park District vibe. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
Café Victoria will join the Victory Park development in downtown Dallas as its first coffee shop.
“A coffee shop has been the number one request since we started implementing the retail leasing and marketing of Victory Park,” said Daniel Goldware, director of leasing at Trademark. “Café Victoria is a perfect fit because it truly is a neighborhood establishment founded by one of Victory’s own residents. It is also an important component of the continued activation of Victory Park Lane.”
Owned and operated by current Victory Park resident, Luciana Gómez, Café Victoria will serve premium coffee and homemade pastries. The shop is scheduled to open in January 2016 and will be located on Victory Park Lane, next to Buda Juice. Continue reading
While the Japanese art of food preparation can be considered an art form, the quality of the already-popular Asian cuisine at Kenichi is about to become show-stopping. Victory Park hotspot Kenichi has hired Chef Noboru “Sho” Mochido, “Chef Sho,” as he’s known among the culinary community, as its executive chef.
“We had an important mission in finding an executive chef whose skills were on par with what our guests demand here at Kenichi,” said Josh Babb, managing partner. “In Chef Sho, we have a culinary artisan who has spent years perfecting his craft, showing great care to tradition while honing his ability to creatively concept new dishes our guests will love. We have a great, long-standing reputation in Dallas for serving great food and providing exceptional service.” Continue reading