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Dallas - molecular gastronomy/experimental?

Adie8 Jan 30, 2009 06:15 AM

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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    sike101 Jan 30, 2009 11:07 AM

    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. LewisvilleHounder Jan 30, 2009 11:35 AM

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


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        Adie8 Jan 31, 2009 06:37 AM

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

        1. adkim Feb 3, 2009 11:33 AM

          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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            jindomommy Feb 4, 2009 04:54 PM

            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
              TheMaestro Feb 5, 2009 01:53 PM

              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.

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