montse-estruchMontse Estruch, chef/owner of Michelin rated El Cingle restaurant in the province of Barcelona will be cooking in Dallas February 26.  A friend of popular Dallas chef Abraham Salum, Montse joins Abraham and Alan Havens in the kitchen of Salum restaurant in Uptown to orchestrate an unforgettable evening of food and wine from Catalunya.

A graduate of the hotel school of Barcelona, Estruch continued her education in France and Spain working under the direction of Yanick Lefort, Pierre Herme and Frederic Bau de Valhrona and Fernan Adriá amongst others.

Adriá, considered one of the world’s greatest chefs and called  “the Salvador Dali of the kitchen” by Gourmet magazine,  endorsed  her first book ” 25 years of El Cingle in Vaccarisses” published in 1999.  Montse’s unique cuisine of the senses won acclaim from critics and guests alike in 1995 when she renovated the family restaurant and created El Cingle.  She has traveled the world teaching cooking classes based on her cuisine and  is considered amongst the select group of Catalan chefs that brought the cuisine of Barcelona to the forefront of the world stage.

The four-course menu for the Dallas dinner also includes  appetizer, cheese, and dessert courses.  Among the offerings are “bonbon of cannelloni with duck and foie gras”, “Monkfish on red velvet potatoes”, and “veal tenderloin with morels in truffle sauce.”

Cost of the Catalan dinner is $120.00 per person including Spanish wines with each course plus tax and gratuity.  Dinner begins at 7:00 pm.  Reservations are limited.

Salum is located at 4152 Cole Ave. #103 @ Fitzhugh.  Hours of operation are M-F 11:30-2:30 and 6-10:30.  Sat. 6-10:30.  For reservations call 214-252-9604.  For more information


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