Chef Gorji Celebrates a Decade of Intimate Dining, Innovative Signature Dishes and Critical Acclaim
To follow this anniversary, he is hard at work on an upcoming cookbook
DALLAS – (March 01, 2013) – Chef Gorji celebrates 10 years at the helm of his intimate Dallas restaurant, Canary by Gorji, with critical acclaim from local critics and features in national magazines and says he’s thrilled that his passion for cooking “exciting, healthy New Mediterranean dishes” has been so well received. To follow this anniversary, he is hard at work on an upcoming cookbook, available this spring, incorporating many of his customers’ favorite recipes.
In The National News
Gorji took to the skies in January when the Cayman Islands Airways magazine, Skies, highlighted Chef Gorji in a feature story about the steakhouses in Texas: “The intimate, upscale vibe at Canary By Gorji is renowned in these parts for its new Mediterranean cuisine – and the fact that Chef Gorji has won the Texas Steak Cookoff Championship two years running. The menu has everything from Texas wild boar to pork chops served with gorgonzola mashed potatoes, to a spinach-and-berry salad with Pomegranate Vinaigrette.” The magazine included Dallas’ Bob’s Steak & Chop House, Y.O. Ranch Steakhouse and Smoke.
The National Culinary Review highlighted one of Gorji’s signature dishes in its January 2013 issue, which featured creative chefs from New York, San Francisco and Chicago: Carolyn Walkup writes that “chef/cookbook author Mansour Gorji flavors his grilled quail and Swiss chard dish with a pomegranate reduction. Because the chard sautés so quickly, its rainbow colors are preserved.”
Upscale Living magazine profiled Gorji in its “Best of Luxury” issue before the holidays. Writer Bill Strickland wrote that Canary By Gorji “is a representation of his heart-healthy, ‘New Mediterranean’ cuisine – robust yet responsible: the perfect balance.” An example of this ying and yang cuisine, writes Strickland, is Gorji’s Pan-Seared Catfish, Grilled Chilled Avocado and Artichoke Salad recipe included in the article.
Closer to Home
On the local front, Gorji continues to impress local critics. Most recently, Rich Vana of Entrée Dallas profiled the chef and Pegasus News lauded his borderless cuisine as “transcending tradition and revolutionizing DFW cuisine.” His intimate 10-table restaurant was recognized by Dallas’ city magazine as the “most underrated restaurant in Dallas.” And in recent months, he been featured on the pages of The Dallas Morning News’ DFW Best, D magazine’s 2012 Best Bites and his Gorji Gourmet gift basket was featured on WFAA’s Good Morning Texas as part of a segment on holiday food gifts offered by the gourmet home delivery service, Artizone.com.
To celebrate this 10-year anniversary, Gorji is hard at work on an upcoming cookbook, available this spring, that will showcase his signature dishes and customer favorites, as well as recipes that incorporate his gourmet specialty products that are fundamental elements in all his cooking. They are also available in specialty food stores across the DFW Metroplex as well through national outlets such as Artizone.
Writes Gorji in his upcoming cookbook, “Knowing how to balance your food is the absolute base for cooking, managing your menu ,what you want to serve, how you want to serve it, even what time of day you serve it. ” That’s how I cook. I try to keep it in mind, actually it has been inherent in me ever since I was a child. It was instilled in me. I don’t think any other way.”
In typical Gorji fashion his customers always come first. He is keeping a growing list of those who will receive the first copies when the book rolls off the press this spring. For more information email Gorji@chefgorji.com.
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Gorji has been chef-owner of Canary By Gorji, an intimate 8-table restaurant in Dallas, TX for 15 years. He is back-to-back champion of the famed Texas Steak Cookoff in Hico, TX 2004/2005 and has published a debut cookbook, Zing! By Gorji featuring his signature “New Mediterranean” cuisine that has won 5 awards. Gorji Gourmet Foods®, his product line for home cooks, includes Pomegranate Vinaigrette, Dipping Oil/ Marinade and three award-winning pasta sauces: Arrabiata Diavolo, Puttanesca and Pomodoro. They have won a total of 21 awards. They can be purchased at DFW area Whole Foods, Amazon.com, Gorji Gourmet.com and at Canary By Gorji.