Sunday, May 22, 2011
Cafe Momentum Presents Menu for June 5 Pop-Up Dinner With Guest Chef Jeffery Hobbs
Pimento cheese & brioche
Avocado, sweet chili
Crispy Yard Bird
Tempura, celery, Veldhuizen blue
Cheddar Grits Soup
Crispy pork belly, shrimp, arugula
Buttermilk biscuit crouton, green tomato, basil & smoked paprika vinaigrette
With green cabbage mango slaw, black garbanzo bean & yucca chip
Charred Flat Iron Steak
Wilted pea tendril, cosmic carrot & caper aioli
Coconut White Chocolate Custard
East Texas blueberry compote, cinnamon graham tuille
About Jeffery Hobbs
As a child, Jeffery was exposed to the benefits of a well-nourished body and soul. His mother and grandmothers were the “personal chefs” for their respective families. When not in the kitchen peeling carrots and potatoes, Jeffery could be found in his family garden, picking vegetables for his mother to prepare that night for dinner.
Jeffery began his culinary career at the much-loved Celebration restaurant on Lovers Lane, where he learned how to operate a successful restaurant under the guidance of owner Ed Lowe. His next stop was the legendary Riviera, where he worked side-by-side with two of the most respected restaurant personalities in Dallas: chef David Holben and the late host/owner Franco Bertolasi.
From the Riviera, Jeffery was pulled into David and Franco’s next venture, Toscana. There he met Gilbert Garza and was promoted to sous chef. After Toscana, Jeffery and Gilbert moved on, separately, to exciting new projects. But the two maintained a friendship and would cross kitchens again.
Jeffery’s next destination was the Hotel St. Germain, where he learned many classic French preparations, including some amazing pastries and desserts. After the hotel, Jeffery moved into his first executive chef role at the critically acclaimed Il Sole.
Following Il Sole, Jeffery reconnected with Gilbert to form a partnership at Suze. Currently the two collaborate to create a divine dining experience not only in their warm and inviting dining room, but also in private homes for catered events.
Posted by Cafe Momentum at 10:40 PM