Restaurant of the Year 2012: Oak in Dallas

(clockwise from top left) Sweet potato risotto, spiced marshmallow, and tasso ham; chef jason maddy; lamb shank with squash, chermoula, merguez sausage, and kale; gnocchi and lamb sweetbread. (Photography by Kevin Marple)

Twelve months ago, only a few hard-core diners were aware of chef Jason Maddy’s culinary capabilities. Back then, he was just the former chef de cuisine at The Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek. Now he is nationally recognized as a trend-bending genius. In August, Oak was named one of the 50 finalists for Bon Appetit’s list of the 10 best new restaurants in the country.

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