Chef Gorji Serves Up Lone Star Delicacies On GO TEXAN Menu

  • June 28, 2016

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Texas Quail Legs with white wine pomegranate reduction.

Canary By Gorji’s GO TEXAN MENU featured wild-caught Texas shrimp, quail legs, wild boar and international award-winning Texas wines

Big D’s Chef Gorji will again be in the thick of the action, when GO TEXAN’s Annual Restaurant Round-Up kicks off July 1st. At the month long celebration at Canary By Gorji, the back-to-back Texas State Cook-Off Champion will be serving up carefully sourced Texas dishes paired with international award-winning Brushy Creek Vineyard wines.

New Mediterranean Cuisine With Texas Twists

Gorji’s use of local ingredients and unusual combinations such as pomegranates with steaks has led critics to call his cuisine “Mediterranean With Texas Twists”. This year’s Round Up menu is an all-star line-up featuring dishes that have garnered critical and media attention throughout the year.

A longtime Texas shrimp proponent, he was recently featured on FOX4 cooking these savory crustaceans. The seared quail legs were highlighted in a Dallas Observer review saying “Carnivorous diners could easily have dreams about Canary’s offerings, haunted by memories of crisp-skinned quail legs seared to melt-in-mouth perfection,” as well as saying “his boar was cooked flawlessly.” Rounding out the menu is a surprising summertime treat using sweet tomatoes, Tito’s vodka and ice cream that was recently featured by Zagat Buzz.

“As a former hunter/fisherman, I feel the Texas wild boar, quail, gulf shrimp and fish are rubbing shoulders with the rest of the world, and may I dare say, maybe even better. As equally impressive, Texas wines are making a very strong showing and winning international wine competitions,” says Gorji.

2016 GO TEXAN Round Up Menu

Choice of Appetizer:
• Wild-Caught Texas Brown Shrimp on Tagliarelle, Garlic and Olive Oil Pasta
• Pan-Seared Texas Quail Legs with White Wine Pomegranate Reduction
Brushy Creek Vineyard Semillon 2015 (Texas) International Award Winner

Texas Wild Boar & Pork Tenderloin Duet with Gnocchi, Texas Bleu Cream Sauce and Grilled Vegetables.
Brushy Creek Vineyard Mourvedre Reserve 2014 (Texas) International Award Winner

Texas Sweet Tomato, Tito’s Vodka & Ice Cream Smoothie

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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,, Gorji and at Canary By Gorji.

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