Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Husband-wife team take over Cafe Aspen in Fort Worth, offer new menu
Certified Executive Chef J.D. Loy is one of only 2731 Certified Executive Chefs in the nation.
FORT WORTH Café Aspen in Fort Worth, having recently taken a fresh step in the culinary world by bringing on the management team from The Chaparral Chef, re-opened the dining room in October with a brand new updated look. Open dining and a trendy, modern décor accented by gallery art offer an upscale atmosphere in a popular location.
Certified Executive Chef J.D. Loy (only 2731 CEC’s in the nation) has been working tirelessly to create a new menu for what he is certain will be the newest restaurant hot spot on the Westside. The menu will offer fewer selections and will be modified on a weekly or bi-weekly basis to accommodate the freshest and most seasonal ingredients. Daily chefs menus or features will be offered for those wanting to go off-menu for that extra special creation. Currently the menu will feature items such as Tipsy Oysters, Carpaccio Salad, Ancho Roasted Duckling, and Black Buck Antelope, however patrons will still find a few of the more standard fare including beef filet, lamb chops, pork chop, and chicken breast.
Chef Loy of The Chaparral Chef is a member of the Slow Food movement and whole-heartedly believes in partnering with local farmers in an effort to bring the freshest most flavorful items from farm to fork. All fish brought in will be from sustainable sources and the freshest possible.
In 1992, Chef Loy was a member of the Texas Chefs Association Culinary team to the Culinary Olympics in Frankfurt, Germany where he was awarded a Bronze medal. In 2006 he was awarded the title of Certified Executive Chef with the American Culinary Federation. Chef Loy continues to stay current with culinary trends and is active in the Texas Chefs Association while still teaching courses at the Culinary School of Fort Worth.
Chef Loy’s wife and partner, Suzanne, will be spreading the word about the New Café Aspen as she books events and increases awareness about the new menu.
The Chaparral Chef is looking forward to continuing the legacy of Café Aspen and taking it to the next level in the culinary world with fine local foods, up to date culinary trends, and top-notch customer service.
Shannon Sutlief contributed to this press release.
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