Last February, D Magazine devoted a ton of space to cheap eats in Dallas. One of the little nuggets we wrote about is the Le Cordon Bleu Institute of Culinary Arts. Friday night, GO TEXAN Drinklocalwine.com held the opening night dinner there and I was blown away by the food. Andrew Chalk has this to say:
One of the highlights of this weekend’s GO TEXAN Drinklocalwine.com conference at Le Cordon Bleu Institute of Culinary Arts didn’t come in a bottle nor did it talk on one of the panels. Rather, it was the lunch prepared by the students at the school under the light supervision of their instructors. The menu consisted of a three-onion salad that would have passed muster in a three-star restaurant, a choice of either a ham or turkey wrap and a Caesar salad. I had the ham and discovered it to actually be smoked ham accompanied by a selection of vegetables. The subtlety and harmony of the flavors showed that someone put considerable thought into dish composition despite the tight budget constraint imposed by the conference pricing. This report isn’t intended to tell you what we had, but you can’t. Rather, it is to inform you that you can eat this kind of food prepared by exactly the same people, at lunch or dinner four days a week. Here are the precise hours:
Le Cordon Bleu Institute of Culinary Arts
Open for lunch and dinner Tuesday through Friday
Lunch – 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Dinner – 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Full details. There is a limited menu available, service is friendly, enthusiasm is off the scale and its BYOB.