DALLAS, June 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Big D's Chef Gorji will again be in the thick of the action, when GO TEXAN's Annual Restaurant Round-Up kicks off July 1st. At the month long celebration at Canary By Gorji, the back-to-back Texas Steak Cook-Off Champion will be serving up carefully sourced Texas dishes paired with international award-winning Brushy Creek Vineyard wines.
New Mediterranean Cuisine With Texas Twists
Gorji's use of local ingredients and unusual combinations such as pomegranates with steaks has led critics to call his cuisine "Mediterranean With Texas Twists". This year's Round Up menu is an all-star line-up featuring dishes that have garnered critical and media attention throughout the year.
A longtime Texas shrimp proponent, he was recently featured on FOX4 cooking these savory crustaceans. The seared quail legs were highlighted in a Dallas Observer review saying, "Carnivorous diners could easily have dreams about Canary's offerings, haunted by memories of crisp-skinned quail legs seared to melt-in-mouth perfection," as well as saying "his boar was cooked flawlessly." Rounding out the menu is a surprising summertime treat using sweet tomatoes, Tito's vodka and ice cream that was recently featured by Zagat Buzz.
"As a former hunter/fisherman, I feel the Texas wild boar, quail, gulf shrimp and fish are rubbing shoulders with the rest of the world, and may I dare say, maybe even better. As equally impressive, Texas wines are making a very strong showing and winning international wine competitions," says Gorji.
2016 GO TEXAN Round Up Menu
Choice of Appetizer:
- Wild-Caught Texas Brown Shrimp on Tagliarelle, Garlic and Olive Oil Pasta
- Pan-Seared Texas Quail Legs with White Wine Pomegranate Reduction
Brushy Creek Vineyard Semillon 2015 (Texas) International Award Winner
Texas Wild Boar & Pork Tenderloin Duet with Gnocchi, Texas Bleu Cream Sauce and Grilled Vegetables.
Brushy Creek Vineyard Mourvedre Reserve 2014 (Texas) International Award Winner
Texas Sweet Tomato, Tito's Vodka & Ice Cream Smoothie
Visit chefgorji.com for more information about Canary By Gorji
Gorji has been chef-owner of Canary By Gorji, a 7-table restaurant in Dallas, TX for 13 years. He has twice won the famed Texas Steak Cookoff in Hico, TX and has published a debut cookbook, Zing! By Gorji featuring his signature "New Mediterranean" cuisine. Gorji Gourmet Foods® includes Pomegranate Vinaigrette, Dipping Oil/Marinade and three award-winning pasta sauces: Arrabiata Diavolo, Puttanesca and Pomodoro.
A percentage of the proceeds benefit the North Texas Food Bank.
GO TEXAN is a program of Texas Department of Agriculture
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