To be located on Naito Parkway near the future James Beard Market, LeChon is one of Downtown's most anticipated 2015 openings. Doors to the casual South American restuarant will fly open August 13, and judging from the dinner menu provided to Eater, LeChon likes everything charred. The restaurant says that 90% of its dishes will be grilled on custom-made outdoor grills, and to pull this off, it blends indoor and outdoor spaces. To give you an idea of the level of grandiosity, the regal decor will include two public, aquarium-sized fish tanks.
LeChon will serve tapas, cazuelas, empanads, ceviches, and meat and seafood entrees. Executive chef Jaco Smith's menu touts dishes that wide audiences will likely find familiar, and according to his LinkedIn page, he's cooked at The Joule Dallas and a slew of Ritz Carlton locations, from Muscat, Oman to Westchester, New York.
LeChon's tagline, "not just another South American restaurant," is supported by such dishes as the Grilled Peaches, served with burrata cheese, marcona almonds, and saba, and Cascade Farms 28-day Dry Aged Ribeye, served with cilantro butter. Less surprising are the empanadas sweetened with raisins, mussels with chorizo, and a traditional paella. When it opens, LeChon will serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
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