Gorji’s New Mediterranean Cooking has its roots in the countries of the Mediterranean basin, paying homage to French, Greek, Italian, Spanish, Middle Eastern, Turkish and North African cuisines. But he does not define his New Mediterranean Cuisine by nationality or authenticity. He takes the best elements and interchanging the techniques and ingredients, focuses on the flavor of a dish.
Meet Chef Gorji Interview by Voyage Dallas Magazine
Voyage Dallas Magazine, which started in LA and believes in uncensored interviews, tries to shed some light on artists, entrepreneurs and small business people. Chef Gorji is featured in their Inspiring Stories Collection.
Read the interview with Chef Gorji here.
Best Restaurant In Addison: Gorji Restaurant Dallas, TX
EATER 14 Essential Addison Restaurants reports:
The best restaurant in Addison for more than a decade has been Gorji Restaurant (formerly Canary By Gorji). "Inventive Mediterranean fare, like lamb tongue crostini and gorgonzola-stuffed eggplant, is served alongside prime steaks and equally solid fish dishes. Notably, Gorji, formerly named Canary By Gorj is a chef restaurant and also Dallas’ only no-tipping restaurant."
2017 EATER 13 Essential Addison Restaurants reports:
"For more than a decade, Canary by ...
Canary By Gorji Rated A Top Restaurant In Dallas By Renzell
#1 for Food and Hospitality and #3 overall
Named one of the top three restaurants in Dallas by Renzell rating system, Canary By Gorji ranked #1 for food and #1 for hospitality among the 48 Dallas Renzell restaurants. With a score of 98.45 for food and 97.65 for hospitality, Canary By Gorji the romantic, fine dining chef restaurant took the top spots in both categories. Since Canary's menu is wine and beer only and does not have cocktails to rank for this gave an overall ranking of number three with Flora ...
Lamb Tongue Crostini: Favorite Dish List
Lamb Tongue Crostini, featured on Gorji's New Mediterranean Cuisine menu won a top spot on Dallas Observer's Favorite Dishes List.
"Lamb tongue crostini is turning heads at Canary— #5 on Dallas Observer 100 Favorite Dishes List
Avocado toast? That’s so 2015. At Canary by Gorji, the future of fancy toast has arrived, and it involves lamb tongues."
Ordering appetizers at Canary is hard — how can you ignore the fried sardines? — but this find feels like a true rarity. It also feels like Gorji is backing up his claim, ...
Savory Dessert Trends and Flavor Combinations Continue In 2018
National Restaurant News reported that "Flavor combinations are very on-trend as menu makers combine several tastes at a time" in 2016. Savory desserts are again on their list of top 20 food trends in their 2017 Culinary Forecast. See report at http://www.restaurant.org/Downloads/PDFs/News-Research/WhatsHot/What-s-Hot-2017-FINAL
Chef Gorji's Unexpected Flavor Pairings
At Canary By Gorji, savory desserts highlight the end of meal selections. Gorji is well known for his unexpected flavor pairings ...
Refreshing Green Almonds
Green almonds appear for only about three weeks a year. We would get them from street vendors and snack on them with a sprinkle of salt. They are so refreshing! We would eat and eat until we got a tummy ache!
Candies, Snacks, Salads and Stews
Wikipedia describes the fruit as native to the Mediterranean climate region. Specialty Produce has lots of interesting information and background about this culinary treat. From their website,"In Italy, this halo was referred to as the Italian word for almond, “mandorla”. ...
Beer Float, A Fun Dessert For Adults
Savory desserts highlight Chef Gorji's gourmet dining menu. Well known for his unexpected flavor pairings and combinations, Kefir, Medjool Date Butterfly, Persimmon & Sorbet and Israeli Stout Float rotate on the prix fixe menu at Gorji. He also details the recipes for some of these savory desserts in his cookbook Zing! By Gorji. In fact, his cooking philosophy of his signature "New Mediterranean Cuisine"and the tagline on his cookbook is "Bold, Balanced, Simple & Savory which very much describes this beer ...
John Dory fish featured on Canary By Gorji prix fixe menu January 6 & 7
Chef Gorji serves it pan seared with chablis poached shrimp with with capers & barberries over cauliflower puree and grilled vegetables
Regular Menu Also Available
John Dory, the Fish
Excerpted from http://culinaryarts.about.com/od/glossary/g/John-Dory.htm
"... John Dory is a delicious fish with delicate white flesh and a firm, flaky texture. A saltwater fish, it has a mild, slightly sweet flavor...
Contributing to John Dory's odd appearance are the large black dots ...
Back-To-Back Texas Steak Cook-Off Champion
Two years in a row (2004/2005) Chef Gorji won the famed Texas Steak Cook-Off in Hico, TX.
The Texas Steak Champion competed two times against some of the best restaurants and chefs in Texas including The Palm, Morton’s, Rough Creek Lodge, Al Biernat, Grady Spears, David McMillan and Tim Love.
"Chef Gorji won back-to-back statewide Texas Steak Cook-Offs a decade ago, and although he has retired from cook-offs, the judges could wander into his restaurant tomorrow and hand him another medal. — it is one of the best in the ...
Eater Dallas 38 & Addison 13 Essential Lists:
Gorji Is Addison's Best Restaurant
Canary By Gorji shortened its name to Gorji in 2018
2017 EATER 13 Essential Addison Restaurants reports:
"For more than a decade, Canary by Gorji has reliably been Addison’s best restaurant.
2016 Eater 38 Essential Restaurants in Dallas-Fort Worth recognized Canary By Gorji for "...serving up killer cuisine in Addison for more than a decade...and keeping it real in north Dallas."
The baby eggplant in Dallas at Canary By Gorji and the paella dish are ...
A new entree, Rainbow Trout Yogurt with Kalamata Olives, Basil, Sumac & crispy Elephant Garlic joins another recent addition Paella with pulled rabbit, Spanish Chorizo, Mussels and Shrimp with Saffron White Wine Rice on the upscale menu. Other New Mediterranean Cuisine dishes added at Canary By Gorji, a D Best Restaurants, in Dallas, (Addison) TX are an appetizer and a favorite salad. Pizza Gorgonzola Creme with Red Onion, Mushrooms and Arugula made with Chef Gorji’s Crispy Skillet Pizza joins the appetizers. Ruby Red Grapefruit, is back in season in Texas and ...
Tomatoes, Vegetable or Fruit?
Who cares when they taste this good! Chef Gorji is using versatile summer sweet tomatoes as salad and dessert! He is making the most of these beautiful Texas sweet tomatoes and will be serving them as long as the good local supply lasts. Right now, he is getting these amazing sweet tomatoes from local Your Own Victory Garden in Plano, TX.
Panzanella Salad recipe from Zing! By Gorji Cookbook highlighted in D Home magazine article about summer tomatoes
Nancy Nichols talks about Gorji being a champion of local produce and his ...
We are very small with only 5 tables. We believe dining should be pleasurable and relaxed, so we do not rush you through your dinner to "turn the table" to seat more people, we do not have televisions and unfortunately cannot accommodate young children. We thank you for your understanding of these matters and hope you enjoy your time with us when dining in Dallas.