Small Plate Friday at Dzintra

In: Eating

17 Feb 2011

(map) This former finalist on “The Next Food Network Star” recently opened her own lunch place (read about Dzintra’s amazing lunches here). Now, she’s gradually adding evening meals, starting with Wine & Small Plate Fridays. The plates may be small, but their impact is huge. Above, Dzintra’s Nicoise Salad with a (literally) fresh twist, using seared ahi sashimi tuna instead of canned. All the classic ingredients are there: bacon, green beans, boiled egg and new potatoes, drizzled with a creamy wasabi vinaigrette that gave it just a bit of a kick.

The Savory-Sweet Fig and Pear Pizza, topped with fig jam, melted French brie, crisp slices of Asian pear and fresh arugula, was a serious slice of heaven. The crust had just a touch of honey. The arugula brought a nice peppery contrast to the sweetness.

The Caprese Pizza was topped with mozzarella and shavings of mild, nutty Parmesan. The fresh tomatoes and herbs were a delight on the crispy crust.

Juicy Bacon-Cheeseburger Sliders are grilled to your order and served with hand-cut french fries and a gourmet ketchup.

The contemporary-but-cozy dining room was fun and festive, with a lot of lively conversation going on as the wine started flowing. You can either sit at individual tables or gather round the central cooktop. The place is filled with artwork; even the restrooms are hung with paintings!

Plate by Dzintra website

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1 Response to Small Plate Friday at Dzintra

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glenda

February 25th, 2011 at 12:13 pm

Dear Dzintra,

I am sooo happy to see that you have opened a restaurant…I am sooo upset I am not in the same town to eat at your beautiful restaurant. It looks amazing and with your professional chef talents will wow Austin. I am so genuinely happy for you!

I am so proud of you for your proactive behavior in following your dream and living it.

Lots of success and a huge hug sending your way!

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