No need to recreate the extensive review that Scott provided(with photos)of Lanny's Alta Cocina in Ft. Worth. All I will add is that my visit to the new Lanny's (adjacent to Michael's) on Saturday was a remarkable dining experience.
Lanny is the new Stephan Pyles and he is in the kitchen.
The room is high California in decor. Lots of muted browns, cremes with a classy but understated feel. There is also an outside terrace that would be a great choice in the Fall.
The menu was as Scott described and photographed. We chose the tasting menu with foie gras supplement (6 courses) with wine pairings to give it a broad first time look. Every course was very good to spectacular. The spectacular were the guacamole flan amuse', the halibut over charro beans and the tres leches creme brulee. The CB was my finest ever. Other courses were the tamale, foie gras, hamachi, and blossom soup.
Our only gluttonous complaint was that some of the dishes were so tasty that we all wanted more and more.
The 5 course tasting is $60 and the foie gras is $15 more and well worth it.
Overall it was a worthy destination restaurant experience that I will do again. At the moment the very most interesting DFW restaurants to me are Lanny's and Lonesome Dove. Even if Pyles' new restaurant is good, you know he won't be the one in the kitchen, which takes away a little of the shine. Tim and Lanny are in there slinging hash everynight.
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