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Jan 30, 2009 06:15 AM

Dallas - molecular gastronomy/experimental?

Going to Dallas for the weekend, specifically Coppell area.

Is there anything resembling molecular gastronomy eats in DFW? Striking out in Austin and hoping to find something in the big city.

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  1. No El Bulli here, it's a steak town. Spots that may be a little off the beaten path in terms of preparation include: Abacus, Aurora, Stephan Pyles and Fearings. It would be a stretch to call them experimental though. I think sous vide, a deconstructed salad and some savory foam may be as wild as it gets. I'm sure others on here will know more.

    1. I believe the chef at Nana gave a class recently but you might try there.

      1. Thanks for the suggestions! We'll be trying one tonight.

        1. Didn't Anthony spend some time in the El Bulli kitchen? I know his last gig was in Spain before arriving at Nana's.

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          1. re: adkim

            I don't think he worked at El Bulli, but his food is quite good. Gourmet Magazine has listed Nana (under Bombaci) as one of the top 50 restaurants in the US. However, Nana's service can be really spotty. Be sure to do the tasting menu!

            1. re: jindomommy

              Your best bet would be Nana. Its the most MG centric restaurant in the city, though if you are hoping for something comparable to Alinea or WD-50 you will be disappointed.