Manuel’s Creative Cuisine to Open in Dallas on March 19

Virny and Manuel Arredondo open Manuel's Creative Cuisine in Dallas.

Chef Manuel Arredondo is almost ready for his Dallas debut. Currently Chef Arrendondo and his wife, Vinny, operate two well-respected locations of Manuel’s in Mexico:  one the historic town of Ajijic in Chapala, Jalisco, and the other in Palmilla near Los Cabos. They will open in Dallas on March 19 at the Centrum in the space formerly known as Bengal Coast.

Chef Arredondo’s menu isn’t regional Mexican. It’s a slow food approach to organic and seasonal global cuisine. You’ll find appetizers, soups, salads, pastas, risottos, poultry, seafood, meats and desserts with Thai, Peruvian, Mexican, Italian, and Japanese accents. Chef Arredondo will offer a 6-course and 12-course tasting menus. The wine list will focus on local boutique wineries, New World, and Italian wines. The bar will, of course, feature handcrafted cocktails and local micro beers. The working menu is printed below.


Shrimp Kataifi… Wrapped in Pasta Fillo, Served with Fruit Tropical Salsa, Citric Coconut Gelatin, Maldon Salt and Organic Honey
Crispy Short Ribs…Red Wine Braised Tempura Style, Orange-Habanero Sauce and Organic Greens
Jumbo Baja Scallops…Pan Seared and Served with Red Beet and Honey Infused Israeli Cous Cous, Crispy Cracker and Sunflower Micro Greens


Cream of Organic Purple Cauliflower…Crispy Shrimp, Garlic Foam, Micro Greens and Herb Oil
Mushroom Cappuccino …Crispy Portabella, Garlic Foam, White Truffle Oil and Porcini Powder


Caesar Salad my Way…Hearts of Romaine, Corn, Avocado, Chipotle-Anchovy Dressing
Goat Cheese…Pistachio Crusted Medallions, Avocado, English Cucumber, Organic Cherry Tomatoes, Balsamic Reduction and Organic Greens
Blue Cheese Tart…Cambozola Cheese, Herb Custard, Grated Smoked Salmon, Organic Greens and Raspberry Vinaigrette

Pastas & Risotto

Lobster Lasagna…Fresh Herb Sabayon Au Gratin and Organic Vegetables, Cream Lime Sauce
Potato & Cheese Raviolis…Ancho Pepper Sauce, Spinach, Pumpkin Seeds, Cotija Cheese and Black Beans
Cheese Gnocchi…Ricotta Cheese, Organic Vegetables and Spanish Saffron Sauce
Red Wine Risotto…Smoked Duck Breast, Spinach, Parmesan Cheese and White   Truffle Oil
Shrimp Fettuccine…Organic Vegetables, Garlic and Lime Sauce

Meats and Seafood

Thai Shrimp…
Spicy Curry Sauce, Coconut Milk, Rice Noodles and Coconut Foam
Crab Cakes…Jumbo Lump, Organic Vegetables, Fresh Herb Sabayon Au Gratin
Fresh Fish of the Day…Japanese Soba Noodles, Organic Vegetables and Lime Sauce
Cacao & Coffee Pork Filet…Sweet Potatoes, Spinach, Red Wine and Vanilla Sauce
Free Range Chicken…Chicken Breast in Dijon Mustard Cream, Served with Barley & Organic Vegetables
Angus Filet…Peruvian Quinoa, Organic Vegetables and Red Wine and Veal Reduction


Banana Fantasy, Mousse Napoleon, Fosters, and Fritters
Vanilla Panna Cotta with Caramelized Red Beets and Pears
Coconut Infused Sabayon with Fresh Berries

Chef´s Tasting Menu… (12 courses)

Chef´s Tasting Menu… (6 Courses)

8 comments on “Manuel’s Creative Cuisine to Open in Dallas on March 19

  1. OMG YOU GUYS<<<BEST BEST BEST OF LUCK…I wish I could come with Michael ):
    Manuel when you are not CRAZY busy…how about checking on that restaurant in Ajijic! LOL…come and cook
    for your fans!

  2. I’ve had the pleasure of eating at his Palmilla spot. The food was fabulous and he couldn’t have been nicer. It was a pretty slow Wednesday night and Manuel ended up visiting with us for a bit. His warmth and talent will do well here.

  3. Best of luck Manny. You’re going to do great in Big D. You are the BEST!

    Tu amigo,
    Victor Cervantes

  4. Congratulations Manuel, your dream come true. We remember your dreams long ago!!! We are so happy for you! Someday my friend we will dine in one of your restaurants. The best of luck to you!!! Much Aloha, Greg and Toni