[ ...sometimes EYE don't ]

[ ...sometimes EYE don't ]

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Restaurant Week 2010 Stephen Pyles...Review

1807 Ross Avenue Suite 200
Dallas Texas
4th Restaurant Week Menu 2010
$55.00 w/Wine Parings


So...Angie, Yolanda & I went to our final Restaurant Week choice.  Our dinner reservation was @9:15 p.m. & we arrived early (around 8:45).  We were told that we would be seated asap.  We had to stand, due to no waiting area for guest who did not want to sit @ the bar, the bar was full.

The time now is 9:15 and we check our reservation again and was told the same thing.  I started to feel like the Sex and the City episode where Carrie & Samantha waited to be seated  for dinner and the hostesses just stood behind a podium & glared @ you as she seats others who arrived after you. 

As I watched 2 other parties be seated before us, I started to compare the wait experience here w/my wait experience @ Craft.  Craft had a great seating area for you to wait in & we arrived there early too, the wait was not even 5 minutes. 

Anyway, back to Stephen Pyles, we were finally seated @ 9:25.  Could this experience get any worse you ask? 


1st Course
Roasted Texas Corn Soup with Laughing Bird Shrimp and Huitlacoche
Acrobat, Pinot Gris, Oregon 2008

Local Farmer’s Vegetable Salad with Paula’s Hoja Santa Goat Cheese and Honey Comb
Ladoucette, “Les Deux Tours”, Sauvignon Blanc, Loire 2007

Heirloom Tomato Salad with Mozzarella-Stuffed Squash Blossom, Basil and Balsamic Gelée
Pazo San Mauro, Albarino, Rias Baixas 2009

(Additional Course – Central Market Coupon)...we used our coupon thanks  to Jeff @ Central Market!
Cilantro-Crusted Cod with Eden’s Farm Summer Squash and Caramelized Texas Onion Soubise
Tablas Creek, “Cotes du Tablas Blanc”, Rhone Blend, Paso Robles 2008

2nd Course
Grilled Coulotte of Beef with Charred Red Pepper Purée,Tempura Hen of the Woods and Fresh Bay Demi
J. Vidal-Fleury, Cotes du Rhone 2006

Barbecued Juha Ranch Chicken with Grilled Watermelon, Pickled Rind and Heirloom Potato Salad
Pedroncelli, “Mother Clone”, Zinfandel, Dry Creek Valley 2008

Grilled Tomato-Pork Tenderloin with Humita and Tropical Black Bean Salsa
Laetitia, “Estate”, Pinot Noir, Arroyo Grande 2008

3rd Course 
Banana-Peanut Butter Mousse Cake with Strawberry-Peppercorn Jam
Dr. Pauly-Bergweiler, “Noble House”, Eiswein, Mosel-Saar-Ruwer 2007

Mexican Chocolate Tamales with Roasted Cherry-Vanilla Ice Cream Sambuca -Milk Chocolate Sauce
Warre’s, “Otima 10”, 10-Year Tawny Port

Mascarpone-Black Mission Fig Empanada with Balsamic Sabayon and Jamon Serrano Ice Cream
Albala, “Gran Reserva”, Don PX, Sherry 1982


The food was superb.   Chef Stephan Pyles has mad skills in the kitchen and it showed with every bit I took.  Although the food was excellent, the overall experience was not.  

Life is filled with experiences, good & bad.  If given a choice, which would you prefer?... 

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