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Savor the Flavor with Jim White, “The Wining and Dining Guy” September 23, 2010

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“Boss” Top Chef Perfects the Craft

Fans of TV’s “Top Chef” get to bask in the glow of one of America’s most accomplished, and successful, chefs as he rolls into town next week to cook for fans of his restaurant Craft Dallas.

Chef/owner Tom Colicchio will be joining Chef de Cuisine Jeff Harris in the kitchen at craft | DALLAS on September 27th and 28th (Next Monday and Tuesday).  They will be preparing meals using some of their favorite seasonal ingredients, including Jerusalem Artichokes, Brussels Sprouts, Guinea Hen, and Chanterelle Mushrooms.  Make reservations by calling 214 397 4111.   Craft Dallas is located in the W Hotel in Victory Park, at 2440 Victory Park Lane Dallas, TX 75219.  For more information visit Craft’s Facebook page.  Complimentary valet parking offered.

Time to Nosh

Chef Avner Samuel’s new Dallas restaurant & bar, NOSH euro bistro and bar, is now open in the space formerly occupied by his ultra lavish Aurora (4216 Oak Lawn Avenue, Dallas, TX 75219-2312).  The expanded space includes a full bar, additional seating areas and a food bar that has been incorporated into the open kitchen. The menu, featuring casual European/Mediterranean inspired fare is offered throughout the day, 11:00am – 11:00pm weekdays and 5:00pm – 11:00pm on Saturdays. A relaxed and comfortable atmosphere is complemented with moderately priced food and wine list.  Read on for a look at chef/partner Jon Stevens’ opening menu at Nosh.


Daily Chef Specials

On the chalk board

To Nosh On

  • Marcona Almonds 3
  • Crushed Avocado Toasts spanish chorizo, evoo & sea salt 4
  • Hummus peppernata & toasted pita 6
  • Roasted Jumbo Asparagus tomato confit, black olives & cracked pepper goat cheese 9
  • Escargot Fritters mandarin tartar & parmesan 5
  • Crispy Pacific Oysters garlic spinach, tarragon cream & sherry vinegar 6
  • Tartare of Ahi Tuna avocado, jonah crab & yuzu 11
  • Escargot Persillade “Classic” toasted bread 9
  • Salt and Pepper Calamari serrano pepper & green mango marmalade 9
  • Littleneck Clams “Chowder Style” bacon, leek & yukon potato 11
  • Town & Country Pates pickled vegetables & toasted bread 11
  • Roasted Diamond Ranch Quail chicory, apple wood bacon & red onion syrup 9
  • Miso Glazed Berkshire Pork Ribs fresh herbs & sesame 6
  • Spiced Beef Cigars cucumber yogurt & chimichurri 5

Soups & Salads

  • Gratin of Onion Soup 7
  • Cool Gazpacho local tomatoes, marcona almonds & evoo 7
  • Slice of Baby Ice creamy blue, bacon, tomatoes & pecans 8
  • Bibb Lettuce jonah crab, marcona almonds, tomato, and green apple 10
  • Roasted Red & Yellow Beets baby arugula, goat cheese, pecans & raspberry vinaigrette 9
  • Duck Confit “Lardon” chicory, black currants & pt. reyes blue 10


  • Croque Monsieur balon ham, gruyere & bechemel 10
  • Pressed Italian salami, copicola, proscuitto & provolone 11
  • Nosh Stacked Kobe Burger house ground 1/2 pound, cheddars, full accoutrement & fries 14


  • The “Big Fish” for Two leek, ginger & fermented black bean MP
  • Roasted Alaskan Halibut spanish chorizo, spicy peppers & black olives 25
  • Grilled Ahi Tuna mango, orange, cucumber & watercress 19
  • Seared Diver Scallops creamy pearl cous cous & blistered tomatoes 19
  • Pan Roasted Frands Farms Chicken bm potatoes, watercress & bacon jus 17
  • Crispy Duck Confit cauliflower leek mash & marinated cherries 15
  • Roasted Pork Shoulder baby heirloom tomatoes & grain mustard jus 16
  • Expresso Braised Beef Short Rib cheddar grits & blistered tomatoes 16
  • Grilled Flat Iron Steak sauce vierge, roasted artichokes, fennel & onion 19
  • Grilled Beef Tenderloin Medallions green peppercorn butter, cheddar & bacon potatoes 24

Featured Sides

  • Parmesan Fries 4 Cheddar & Bacon Potatoes 4 Cauliflower & Leek Mash 4
  • Roasted Artichokes, Fennel & Onion 5 Grilled Jumbo Asparagus 6
  • Big Kid Mac 5 Parmesan & Cheddar Grits 4 Garlic Spinach 4


  • Apple Tarte Tatin tahitian vanilla bean ice cream 7
  • Hazelnut Financier espresso chocolate chip ice cream, caramel & flake salt 6
  • Daily Pot De Crème short bread cookies 6
  • Ice Cream & Sorbets assorted & house made 6
  • Chocolate Marjolaine raspberry & mango sauces 7
  • Artisan Cheeses fig preserves & toasted breads 11

Jon Stevens Chef/Partner Steve Noe Pastry Chef


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