New Chef at the Belmont Hotel’s Cliff Cafe

The Cliff Cafe at the Belmont Hotel sends word that they have a new chef. Her name is Robin Gill Lacy, and she recently served as Prepared Foods Team Leader at Whole Foods Markets and Culinary Research and Development Coordinator at Veria Natural Wellness in Arlington. New menu items include buffalo chicken mac and cheese and spicy mango glazed pork shanks. She’s also going to try to use a lot of local ingredients, so we love her already. Check out the full release here.

THINGS JUST GOT A LITTLE HOTTER IN THE KITCHEN AT

CLIFF CAFE

Belmont Hotel Announces New Executive Chef and

Unveils New Menus

Dallas, Texas (January 5, 2009) – The Belmont Hotel is pleased to announce Robin Gill Lacy as the new Executive Chef at Cliff Café. In her new position, Chef Lacy oversees all kitchen operations, menu planning and direction, including seasonal additions and daily menu specials.

After graduating from the Natural Gourmet Cookery School in New York, NY, Chef Lacy began her culinary career as a private chef.  From there, she oversaw culinary operations at Café Express and served as Executive Chef of The Metropolitan Restaurant.  Most recently, she served as Prepared Foods Team Leader at Whole Food Markets and Culinary Research and Development Coordinator at Veria Natural Wellness in Arlington, Texas.  In both positions she oversaw operational procedures, managed staff and developed new recipes and menus.

New Cliff Café Menus

Chef Lacy’s new breakfast, lunch and dinner menus blend traditional comfort food and home-style favorites with a new American twist.  When available, all dishes focus on local and organic ingredients.  Current local vendors include Fran’s Fryers and the Dallas Mozzarella Company.

Guests can begin their dinner with one of Chef Lacy’s appetizer’s, soups or salads, including Ginger Garlic Hummus with herbed pita chips, Salmon Cakes topped with stewed tomatoes, and the Asian Ahi Tuna Salad with seared Ahi tuna, red and green cabbage, carrots, peanuts and orange-ginger vinaigrette.

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Signature dinner entrees include the Buffalo Chicken Mac & Cheese served with creamy blue cheese mac and breaded chicken finished with red-hot sauce.  Other main dishes featured are the Maple Pepper Pork Tenderloin with warm apple bacon chutney, mashed sweet potatoes and green beans, the Grilled Sirloin Steak and Onions with house-made fries and a grilled tomato, and Spicy Mango Glazed Pork Shanks served with sautéed spinach and roasted garlic mashed potatoes.

For lunch enjoy a wide selection of soups, salads and sandwiches including the Grilled Cheese with smoked mozzarella and roasted tomatoes on spinach parmesan bread, Rosemary Chicken Salad Sandwich with savory chicken salad on sourdough with mesclun greens, and the BLT with either pork, turkey or tempeh bacon on whole wheat with iceberg lettuce, tomato and horseradish mayo. Guests can also enjoy several varieties of Burgers: beef, turkey, bison and the house-made vegetarian black bean.  Burgers can be dressed with several different topping options, including BBQ, Bacon Blue, Buffalo Blue, Brie and Spinach Mushroom.

Start your day off with a light, sweet or savory breakfast at Cliff Café.  Indulge in several signature favorites including the Almond Butter Oatmeal made with apple juice sweetened oats and almond butter, Sweet Potato Pecan Pancakes and Cranberry Orange French Toast, both served with maple butter and fresh fruit.  Other breakfast dishes featured are the Egg Sandwich, made with a fried egg on whole wheat with lettuce, tomato, avocado and horseradish mayo, and Breakfast Tacos with scrambled eggs, black beans, potato, tomato, pepper jack cheese, and jalapeños in flour tortillas served with Greek yogurt and salsa.

Breakfast is served Monday – Friday from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. and Saturday – Sunday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Lunch is served daily from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Dinner is served Sunday and Monday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Tuesday – Saturday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.  For reservations call 214.393.4141.

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