June 20, 2021

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2 eating places, a brasserie and a‘nontraditional’ Japanese restaurant, opening in downtown Dallas

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Two new dining establishments, a brasserie and a Japanese cafe, are predicted to open up Dec. 16 at the AT&T Discovery District in downtown Dallas.

Ounce and Ichi Ni San dining establishments can be discovered on the second floor of the food items corridor on the AT&T campus on Commerce Street in downtown Dallas. Both of those restaurants are element of a $100 million development that includes up to 20 restaurants, together with a new 1 named Increase & Thyme from Foods Network chef-superstar Amanda Freitag. Increase & Thyme is also found in the food stuff hall it opened in September.

Many of the remaining dining places at the AT&T Discovery District are nonetheless in the performs.

If you’re maintaining depend, it is been a chaotic year for cafe announcements in downtown Dallas. A number of blocks away, at an unrelated progress named The Countrywide, two dining establishments Catbird and Nine opened recently. Michelin-starred chef Danny Grant has designs to open two far more places to eat in that intricate in 2021.

Tuna noodles, an appetizer at Ichi Ni San, come topped with cilantro and crispy shallots.
Tuna noodles, an appetizer at Ichi Ni San, appear topped with cilantro and crispy shallots.(Kathy Tran)

The Texas brasserie and the Japanese restaurant in the AT&T Discovery District are billed as “two ideas in one,” according to a press launch. What does that indicate? Diners can purchase from both menu but sit in the similar seat. They’re collectively termed The 2nd Flooring at the Trade.

Ichi Ni San comes from Serbian chef Peja Krstic, who we claimed in 2017 is a person of Dallas’ very best. He started out cooking at Vietnamese cafe Mot Hai Ba in 2015 and experienced been thrilling diners with his food items in East Dallas. He opened a second Mot Hai Ba in mid-2020 in Victory Park.

Ichi Ni San is described in a push release as a “non-classic acquire on Japanese cuisine” — a person that pulls in Italian, French and Texas influences.

On the menu: snow crab onigiri (crab-stuffed rice balls wrapped in pickled spigarello, a eco-friendly in the broccoli household) tofu and avocado rice bowl and okonomiyaki (a savory pancake with dried bonito flakes, pumpkin and caviar).

Chef Somnuk Gatesuwan, who labored at Minor Katana, will oversee the sushi menu.

Ichi Ni San will have panko-fried oysters topped with red caviar on its menu. Ichi Ni San is a non-traditional Japanese restaurant from chefs Peja Krstic and Somnuk Gatesuwan in downtown Dallas' AT&T Discovery District.
Ichi Ni San will have panko-fried oysters topped with pink caviar on its menu. Ichi Ni San is a non-traditional Japanese restaurant from chefs Peja Krstic and Somnuk Gatesuwan in downtown Dallas’ AT&T Discovery District.(Kathy Tran)

Ounce comes from chef Brian Zenner, who labored at Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek and Oak in Dallas. He’s also the food hall’s corporate chef.

The menu at Ounce is intended to provide some “food escapism,” Zenner says in a assertion: “I drew my inspiration for Ounce from the robust flavors of Texas mixed with influences from the vibrant cuisines of Europe and the Mediterranean.”

Beverage director Alex Fletcher created a cigar-smoked Old-Fashioned cocktail, which diners can order from both Ounce and Ichi Ni San at the AT&T Discovery District.
Beverage director Alex Fletcher produced a cigar-smoked Aged-Fashioned cocktail, which diners can get from equally Ounce and Ichi Ni San at the AT&T Discovery District. (Kathy Tran)

Menu merchandise include things like lamb tartare, grilled octopus and duck confit toast. Of system, the restaurant will market a major burger produced with Beeman Ranch Texas Wagyu, bacon and sherry-onion jam.

Alex Fletcher created the drink menu. He states the eating places acquired “hundreds of bottles at auction” for the wine cellar, together with some substantial-dollar bottles relationship as much back as the 1970s.

A person, a 2005 Bordeaux blend from Abreu Vineyards in California, expenses $1,675 for the bottle. (Wines are also out there by the glass for more sensible price ranges.)

“I’m like a kid in a candy shop, and I hope our friends really feel that way, as well,” Fletcher suggests about the wine.

Ounce and Ichi Ni San are at 211 S. Akard St., Dallas. They’re envisioned to open Dec. 16.

For extra food information, adhere to Sarah Blaskovich on Twitter at @sblaskovich.

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