This Way In >>

Christopher Patrick named top chef at Abacus


Christopher Patrick has been promoted to the top chef position at Abacus restaurant under the direction of executive chef Kent Rathbun, managing partner Bill Hyde revealed at a small media gathering last night. As executive chef, Rathbun oversees all Kent Rathbun Concept restaurants, including Abacus.

Patrick has served as chef de cuisine at Abacus since 2014. Patrick’s resume include gigs at Dallas restaurants Nobu, Yutaka Sushi,  N9NE, Fedora and Nana

Hyde, the former chief executive of Ruth’s Chris Steak House, became partners with Abacus chef/owner Kent Rathbun in 2007, following the 2006 death of Rathbun’s then-partner Robert Hoffman.

Rathbun and Hyde own Kent Rathbun Concepts, which includes Abacus, Rathbun’s fine dining restaurant; the casual Jasper’s chain and a few more casual one-offs, plus four small restaurants under construction at DFW International Airport.

Patrick has already placed his imprint on the Abacus menu, adding dishes like a grilled heritage pork tomahawk chop and roasted duck breast with bing cherries, sarsaparilla – pecan granola, pistachios and camembert cream.

 

Recently Published

»

Trinity Groves chefs Julian Rodarte and Aubrey Murphy launch Nitro Burger with one of the city’s best $8 burgers ever

Anyone who’s been to Beto & Son in Trinity Groves ...

»

VIPeek: The Finch at Mockingbird Station opens Monday with a veto-proof menu — and one irresistable entree you’ll only find in London and France

Good stuff. The folks at Milkshake Concepts, the locally grown ...

»

Restaurateur and seafood expert Jon Alexis, chef Stan Rodrigues score with new Tex-Mex spot, with two other big-deal concepts slated for 2023

Seafood guy Jon Alexis (TJ’s Seafood Market. Malibu Poke) has his ...

»

The best pecan pies you’ve ever tasted come from this restaurant’s pastry kitchen – and now you can take one home for Thanksgiving

The best… Maybe it’s the chill and the falling leaves, ...

»

How many nachos can you really eat? Test your limits at El Chingon’s FREE Nacho Day competition this Sunday

Yeah, we get it. You love nachos. So do we. But you’d never ...

»

West Texas vibes, killer elotes, smoked brisket tacos are winners at this Las Colinas restaurant

Verdict: Muy sabroso Open nearly four years, Las Colinas’ ...

»

2022 State Fair of Texas wraps up its 24-day run with big numbers. Here’s how many pounds of sugar were used to make all that cotton candy

The State Fair of Texas wrapped up its 24-day 2022 run Sunday with ...

»

Pete’s Dueling Piano Bar moving from Addison to this Frisco hotspot

Four guys, two pianos, free-flowing cocktails and Neil Diamond’s ...

»

This Nov. 10 Duckhorn/Certified Angus Beef wine dinner at one of DFW’s top steakhouses should go on your calendar now

One of DFW’s top steakhouses (my story in USA Today) and the ...