Lucia, the new Bishop Arts District restaurant from former Lola chef David Uygur, is expected to open in the next week.
Uygur told the Dallas Morning News he is doing some trial runs — training staff and cooking for friends and family before the restaurant opens.
He also gave a sneak peek at the menu, which will change daily.
We hope Uygur will draw some of Sharon Hage’s followers now that York Street, sadly, is closed. He contributed to our December cover story with a recipe for his great-grandmother’s apple cake.
Winter vegetable minestra: a vegetable soup with lentils, farro and cavolo nero
Salumi misti: a tasting of house made cured meats
Chicken liver crostini
Crispy lamb meatballs
Pinzimonio: a tasting of preserved vegetables and salads
Three Italian cheeses with mostarda made from local fruit
Mixed greens with a lemon and garlic vinaigrette
Seared beef tongue with roasted onions and salsa verde
Crudo of wild Maryland rockfish with shaved fennel and olives
Tagliatelle al ragú
Spinach and ricotta gnudi with Parmigiano Reggiano and brown butter
Ravioli di zucca: winter squash ravioli with sage, butter and grated amaretti
Littleneck clam risotto with parsley
Toasted spelt bigoli with braised duck
Slow roasted pork with corona beans and broccoli raab
Quail al mattone with pancetta, polenta and vincotto
Slow-cooked wild Maryland rockfish with pistachios, olives and chard
Skirt steak with cauliflower, fried bread crumbs and garlic/anchovy butter
Hazelnut cake with roasted pears and brown butter gelato
Bittersweet chocolated budino with salted caramel and orange cream