Guest blogger The Brad really comes through on this one. He’s got some on the record time with former Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek chef John Tesar over dinner at Nobu. Hey friends: he might NOT be opening a restaurant in Dallas, after all.
Read on for the scoop:
The Tesar Interview
Hey kids! Here’s my contribution as guest blogger here on the Dish. Nancy gave me a friendly challenge – so here you go:
John and I chatted at the bar at Nobu, then we joined Teiichi Sakurai at the sushi bar, where we enjoyed an amazing omakase meal by Nobu Executive Sushi Chef Mitsuhiro Eguchi.
TheBrad: Well JT, that’s all very cool – now let’s go on the record!
John Tesar: OK, shoot.
TB: So what were you doing in Colorado last week?
JT: Well, I was in Steamboat Springs where I’m consulting on a Texas roadhouse concept with Dave McCarble and my good friend Scott Terzack. It’s called Routt Country Roadhouse (“Nobody Likes a Quitter!”). I’m doing the menu. We plan to roll it out to Aspen, Vail… We’ll feature quality ingredients, no cut corners.
TB: …and you’re off the New York next week – what’s up?
JT: While I’m moving forward with my own restaurant in Dallas, I AM being wooed by one of Americas most amazing, iconic chefs. He wants me to come back and be his right hand man. I’d take over what is currently one of the hottest restaurants in New York, then we’d open a new place, together.
TB: Say what?!
JT: Dude, my heart lies here in Dallas, but I’m heading up there next week to talk to him about the possibilities. I’d really love to do both.
And there you have it. I know a bit about the concept for the Dallas restaurant, and it’s very cool – I’d really love to see that come together. Stay tuned to The Brad’s Adventures in Food (www.thebradsblog.com) for more scoop!