Restaurant group Misery Loves Co. — AKA the team behind Proof + Pantry in One Arts Plaza — reportedly has a new restaurant concept in the works. D's Catherine Downes reports that they'll open "a new fine dining restaurant concept" called Madrina at The Shops of Highland Park (think Carbone's and TJ's Seafood Market) this summer.
The food sounds like an intriguing mixture of Mexican and French that Dallas hasn't seen before. Per SideDish:
Chef Kyle McClelland's menu will feature Mexican dishes crafted via French techniques, such as hay-smoked foie gras made with jaggery, plantains, pepita and coconut; steak tartare with pickled papayas, dried jicama, capers, shallots and egg yolk; and okra-bell pepper ratatouille with masa crepe.
Michael Martensen (Proof + Pantry) is putting together a cocktail list of Mexican and French inspired drinks, and the wine menu will heavily feature French varietals.
Dee Lincoln recently abandoned her plans to open a Steak Bar concept in the shopping center, instead choosing to focus on a new high-end steakhouse for Fort Worth.