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Get Your Fingers Dialing: FT33, Matt McCallister’s SuperHot Restaurant, Opens Saturday, October 13


 

photo: Facebook, credit: Kevin Marple

photo: Facebook, credit: Kevin Marple

Get your speed dial set, because Matt McCallister has confirmed the opening date of his first solo restaurant, FT33: Saturday, October 13.  And judging from the other times I’ve tasted his cooking, the food will be every bit as good as Kevin Marple‘s photos (above) make it look.

The reservation number: 214-741-2629.

Yes, you know about FT33–the high-profile restaurant with just 33 tables that McCallister built in the Dallas Design District.  Brady Williams, who’s worked with McCallister for a long time, isFT33’s sous chef. Josh Valentine is creating the sweets.

Here’s a little more about FT33, from my column in the just-out October issue of lux publication 360 West Magazine:

Chef Matt McCallister’s first solo restaurant venture opens later this month, a deliciously comfortable venue with just 33 tables, an ever-changing menu and former Grace Restaurant sommelier Ryan Tedder in charge of the dining room and wine cellar. “I loved Grace,” Tedder told me, “but this was a chance to build a restaurant and a wine list from scratch.” Tedder says the tightly curated list has just a fraction of the wines in Grace’s cellar, but “though we may only have one Vouvray or Assyrtiko producer, they’ll be the best bottles of Vouvray or Assyrtiko at the best price you’ll find in Dallas.” McCallister is a fanatic about details that matter: pristine ingredients (many he’s foraged himself), artful presentations, and wallops of flavor in every bite. He’s calling FT-33’s approach “seasonally inspired modern cuisine,” which means you’ll find dishes like dry-aged, grass-fed Texas rib-eye steaks rubbed with porcini mushroom “dust,” creamy mashed potatoes enriched with vanilla and lemon, but also charred octopus with braised bitter greens, cashew miso and bacon. “I’m taking my cues from everywhere and everything,” says McCallister, who first gained acclaim as top chef at Stephan Pyles’ namesake restaurant. “I want to serve the kind of food no one else is doing in Dallas.”

 

617 Hi Line Dr., Dallas, (214) 741-2629 or ft33dallas.com

 

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