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Fine China, Opening At The Statler This Year, Announces Executive Chef

Former Top Knot chef Angela Hernandez will lead the kitchen at the “Pan-Asian” eatery

A rendering of The Statler in Downtown Dallas
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When The Statler makes its Downtown Dallas debut later this year, Chef Angela Hernandez will be in charge of the kitchen at forthcoming Asian eatery Fine China.

One of six new spots planned for the revamped hotel at 1914 Commerce, Fine China will serve up Hernandez’s take on a variety of Asian cuisines. Most recently, Hernandez was in charge of the kitchen at Top Knot, Uchi’s casual sister eatery. She’s also served as sous chef at Uchiko in Austin, along with time in the kitchen at Gordon Ramsay’s restaurants in the London Hotel.

As far as the food is concerned, Hernandez hasn’t dished much on the menu, other than to say that diners can look forward to flavors from a variety of Asian cuisines, which seems pretty similar to the fusions that she was serving up at Top Knot. Fine China’s bar will serve up sake and Japanese whiskey, along with a formal high tea service.

Fine China is expected to make its debut at The Statler sometime in late fall. Stay tuned for more details on an official opening timeline.