Villa Azur Dallas, the glitzy South of France inspired culinary + entertainment destination located in the W Hotel in Victory Park, invites Dallasites to experience a truly indulgent Christmas Eve celebration with an exclusive to the evening menu designed by Chef Yia Medina of Food Network fame. The menu is available as takeout and must be ordered by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, December 21.
The three course menu is offered at $125 per person and includes the following:
Last week we mentioned that Vijay Sadhu was named the new executive chef at Cook Hall. Tonight you may check out his flavors at a special beer dinner when Cook Hall and Franconia Brewery four courses of pairings at his “Franconia Brewery Beer Dinner,” a prix fixe menu which begins at 7 p.m.
The dinner includes Singapore Stir-fry Chicken on Plantain Leaf paired with Franconia Amber, Ajo Blanco (Almond Gazpacho) – Grapes, Cucumbers, Toasted Almonds, Sourdough Croutons and Parsley Oil paired with Franconia Wheat, and a Smoked Rib-Eye – Maibock Beer Sauce and Smoked Collard Greens paitred with Franconia Maibock. Continue reading →
Chef Vijay Sadhu has been named the new Chef of Cook Hall bringing to the table more than 20 years of experience cooking in some of the most esteemed restaurants around the world. Chef Vijay Sadhu will implement updates and improvements to an already excellent menu.
Chef Vijay Sadhu began his culinary career in 1993 in Hyderabad, India at the ITC Grand Kakatiya Hotel & Tower where he learned the Royal Cuisine of India under Master Chefs Vikram Sihma and Irfan Qureshi. From there he moved to Sydney, Australia where he continued to hone his skills at the Sydney Tower and earn his Culinary & Business Management degree from the National Business College Sydney, Australia. Continue reading →
Cook Hall had always alluded me with dining that didn’t quite hit the mark. Recently, however, the W Hotel restaurant announced the arrival of a new chef in Douglas Wagenhauser, a happy wanderbub who had landed in a handful of Dallas restaurants including The Landmark and St Ann’s. I had a chance to meet the new chef this week and sample some of his cuisine that will officially roll out this weekend. The new menu is inspired by Fall and is loaded with plenty of local ingredients and blessed by the hands of the new chef. After a very warm Summer season bereft of many of my favorite vegetables, this new menu is inspiring and makes way to a bounty of interesting dishes. Continue reading →
It was only their first beer dinner but Cook Hall, at the W Dallas, virtually sold out the event this week. The gastro pub replaces Craft with a lower price option for hotel patrons and Victory Park visitors. The beer dinner offered a four course meal (plus a starter of raw oyster) with each course accompanied by a Real Ale Brewing Company brew. This craft brewery based out of Blanco, TX makes a range of beers inspired by Belgium, Britain, Germany and traditional American styles. Continue reading →