Wednesday, February 6, 2013 , Updated 12:00 p.m., February 12, 2013
Belly & Trumpet will replace Bowery on McKinney Avenue in Uptown
Quite a name.
Just before Valentine's Day, Belly & Trumpet will open Tuesday, February 12 on McKinney Avenue in Uptown Dallas. The restaurant is billed as a "celebration of food and drink," according to a press release, and replaces shuttered gourmet hot dog joint The Bowery.
Brian Zenner is the executive chef. He is also chef de cuisine at Oak, the highly-rated, high-end restaurant in the Design District. The general manager is Adam Karpf, formerly of Spiaggia in Chicago and Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek in Dallas. The two, plus Sous Chef Rudy Mendoza, all spent time at the Mansion. The Belly & Trumpet concept is the brainchild of Richard and Tiffanee Ellman of Oak and John Paul Valverde of restaurant design firm Coevál Studio.
The theme of Belly & Trumpet is "sharable items" that are "unique and new." (Join the club?)
In their words:
"We are seeking to do something unique and new to Dallas," said Richard Ellman, of Oak. "There are lots of concepts similar to this, but we really sought to carve out a little niche where the atmosphere is both casually approachable and elegant. We have brought together a truly spectacular team and each of us is very passionate about food and all the details that are required to deliver a memorable experience."
The opening menu, pasted below, features small plates with duck confit; yellowfin tuna; and cornish game hen.
Opening Sample Menu at Belly and Trumpet
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