If you happen to be at Texas Spice at the Omni Dallas Hotel be sure to ask about there current “off the menu” special. Chef Kristina Kent’s Banana Split with Marshmallow Ice Cream, House Made Marshmallows, Chocolate, Caramel and Cookie Butter.
Cookie butter you say? Yes indeed. The famous Texas Spice Chocolate Chip Cookie is, in a effort to never run out, occasionally overproduced. While having the integrity to never serve a day old cookie what is a pastry chef to do wihth the extras? Well . . . I guess you blend them with butter to make a buttery cookie spread. Genius!
Thyme for Dessert,
If you happen to be staying at the Omni Dallas Hotel definitely take the opportunity to try the Avocado Margarita at the pool this summer! The summer pool menu is featuring Avocados from Mexico. The Avocado Margarita has avocado muddled into the drink and is garnished with a cilantro lime popsicle this is a must try.
Thyme to relax,
Texas Spice restaurant at the Omni Dallas Hotel recently hosted a intimate Gin Dinner featuring the local artisan gin from the New Artisan Sprits company called Roxor. Roxor is a deliciously food friendly gin complete with hints of citrus and light juniper. In the sprit of civic pride I am happy to say its a Dallas produced gin which is the brainchild of the legendary chef Robert Del Grande. Chef Robert is one of the “founders of southwest cuisine” along with Chef Dean Fearing and Chef Stephen Pyles. Good company to be sure!
Chef Donald Chalko of the Omni Dallas put together a four course menu and each course was pared with a refreshing gin friendly cocktail. A good time was had by all and another of the Texas Spice Artisan Dinner Series went off with a bang. The two founders of New Artisan Sprits Chef Robert Del Grande and Don Short were in attendance to talk about the gin.
Thanks for all involved!