Saturday, July 10, 2010
Canary Cafe in Addison now called Canary By Gorji
Gorji = chef.
ADDISON “New Mediterranean” pioneer Chef Gorji renames his restaurant Canary by Gorji with an upgraded design while retaining his personally-prepared menu. Canary by Gorji’s new design will include closing the patio and replacing it with plants and an herb garden to concentrate more on the food and guests inside. The restaurant redesign takes place July 4-8 with Canary by Gorji’s reveal on Friday, July 9. Visit the new website for more details.
Gorji will continue to integrate Greek, Italian, Spanish, French, Middle Eastern, and North African influences in his “New Mediterranean” menu five nights a week, for guests five and older, Tuesday through Saturday. A component of Canary’s new concept is Gorji’s three-course, $39 menus based on ingredients found in local markets and specialty grocers on his daily shopping trips. A few three-course menus have included artichoke hearts stuffed with house made sausage and Valdeon crème sauce, duck breast served with braised plums and Mache rosettes, buffalo tenderloin with butter nut squash ragu, prime pork chop with fava beans and artichokes and Armenian Nazook Gata pastry with kiwi berry, raspberries, and clotted cream vanilla custard.
“Having launched my product line, Gorji Gourmet, more than four years ago, new customers find me from my sauces, primers, and dressings sold in Whole Foods Market and gourmet specialty stores,” said Chef Gorji. “This name change allows me to provide consistency and recognition between the restaurant and my products.”
Gorji’s Texas dishes with New Mediterranean twists include his award-winning ribeye steak with pomegranate crème sauce and fresh pomegranates and his “catfish goes Mediterranean.” He prepares dishes from the entire Mediterranean area including Southern France, Spain, Italy, Greece, Israel, Lebanon, Turkey, and northern Africa. His “New Mediterranean” cuisine is upscale, modern cooking that includes using prime cuts of meat with abbreviated cooking times to bring out the natural flavor of food. Canary by Gorji is a member of the Texas Department of Agriculture’s Go Texan program, which promotes a variety of businesses that sell homegrown and house-made products (www.gotexan.org).
Chef Gorji’s own product line, Gorji Gourmet, includes sauces, primers, and dressings for purchase at Canary by Gorji New Mediterranean Steak & Seafood, metroplex Whole Foods Market, area gourmet stores, and www.gorjigourmet.com. The 11-table Addison restaurant offers a boutique wine selection and is open for dinner Tuesday – Thursday, 5-9:30 p.m. and Friday – Saturday, 5-10:30 p.m. For more information, call 972-503-7080 or visit Canary By Gorgi.
Source: Canary By Gorji
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