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Lanny’s Alta Cocina is without a doubt one of the pillars of the Fort Worth dining scene. Headed up by the great-grandson of the guy who founded Joe T. Garcia’s, Lanny's turns out food that is miles away from the fajitas and margaritas you’ll find at that other institution. Refined and classy but never stuffy or pretentious, the dining room is sleek and minimalist without feeling cold. Lanny’s haute cuisine fuses Mexican ingredients like tequila, chiles, mole and pepitas with Mediterranean techniques -- and vice versa -- to create dishes such as mezcal-cured hamachi, black cod chile relleno and carne asada with gnocchi in chipotle brown butter. A five-course tasting menu is available for $60; add the optional wine pairings to bring your tab to a cool hundred bucks per person and experience some of the most refined and quintessentially Fort Worth-ian cuisine the area has to offer.
Excerpts from a telephone chat with famed former Mansion maitre d' Wayne Broadwell on his new position. What's up? I'm blessed with opportunity...I'm a very fortunate person. I'm the director of operations for Riccardi's Restaurant in the... More »
Parking is hard, so this tells you something. Every slot contains a car--Mercedes, BMW, Lexus and so on. A manager in a crisp suit strolls out onto the patio to direct. No valet on weekdays. But it's OK to park in the dim strip mall across 7th... More »
OK, so it's not really Mexican, technically speaking. It's "high Mexican" or chichi-Mex, or froufrou-Mex--though it's more like global haute cuisine with a Mexican accent. There are no sombreros or mariachi posters on the walls. Instead, the interior is crisply contemporary with river stone, rich wood beams and contemporary art in a room washed in hushed tones. Still, Lanny's (Lanny Lancarte of Joe T. Garcia's fame) cuisine sings, even if the Mexican notes are often just little ghostly... More »