Chef John Tesar Announces Secret Spoon Seafood Pop-up Dinners

Chef Tesar - Photo Credit Kevin Marple

Chef Tesar - Photo Credit Kevin Marple

On the heels of season 14's "Top Chef" cast announcement, Chef John Tesar announces a new project that will see the celebrated chef revive some of his favorite and most popular Spoon Bar & Restaurant seafood dishes at secret locations throughout Dallas.  The intimate dinners will be limited to 16 guests per night, with location and other details revealed the day prior to each event.

Spoon Bar & Kitchen, best known for offering high-quality, responsibly sourced seafood, closed its doors in 2014.  Spoon received recognition in Condé Nast Traveler's "Best New Restaurants in the World," Bon Appetit Magazine's "The Best New Restaurants of America in 2013" and Esquire magazine's "The Best New Restaurants of 2013."

About Chef John Tesar

A three-time James Beard "Best Southwest Chef" semifinalist and "Top Chef" contestant, Chef and restaurateur John Tesar is renown for his daring and bold American cuisine prepared with classic European techniques. His innovative culinary perspective and no-nonsense personality have garnered tremendous acclaim throughout his 20+ years in the restaurant industry.  As a winner of the inaugural season of Food Network's "Extreme Chef," Tesar is currently wowing diners with his popular steakhouse Knife at The Highland Dallas.  He is also working on his first book "Knife: Modern Steak and All American Meats," to be published in spring 2017.  A television show is also in development. Follow John on Twitter and Facebook.

The coveted dining experiences will take place on Nov. 9, Nov. 14 and on Nov. 17 for a special John Tesar birthday dinner. Additional dinners will be announced throughout the holiday season.

Location and other details revealed the day prior to each event.

Each dinner is priced at $135 per person or $200 including wine pairings, gratuity not included. Seating is limited with only 16 seats per dinner. Tickets can be purchased at: If one date is sold out, check back for the next!

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