David Collier

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes, No. 87: The White Album at Spoon

    To prepare for this fall's Best of DallasĀ® 2014 issue, we're counting down (in no particular order) our 100 Favorite Dishes. If there's a dish you think we need to try, leave it in the comments, or email me. It was back in February that I dropped into Spoon after the dessert options at the previou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2014

    How a Dessert Menu Is Built: Pastry Chef David Collier on Sweetening Up John Tesar's Knife

    There's certainly a lot of talk about meat, and rightly so, when it comes to Chef John Tesar's Knife Modern Steak, opening soon in the Hotel Palomar. But what about the hotel guest with a sweet tooth, or the film geek who wants to break down the third act after a night across the street at the Ang ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2014

    An Ode to Spoon's "White Album," a Dessert Worthy of its Name

    In Happy Endings, food critic Scott Reitz travels part of the globe that says "Dallas" in search of great desserts and great places to eat them. This is the fifth in an occasional series. If you've ever been in one of those dining situations where nothing is going right, there's no need to drive th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2013

    The Box: Tesar Tesars the Crap Out of The Box

    Welcome to the return of City of Ate's The Box. Somehow, we got Spoon Bar & Kitchen's The Mr. Chef John Tesar to agree to take our The Box challenge. We even got Cafe Momentum's The Mr. Chef Chad Houser to help us pack The Box with the perfect, high-quality ingredients. Spoiler alert: Tesar kicked T ... More >>

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    January 17, 2013

    An Interview with John Tesar and Spoon's New Pastry Chef, David Collier

    Last week Top Chef contestant and chef John Tesar hired an executive pastry chef for his high-end seafood restaurant in Preston Center, Spoon Bar & Kitchen. For the job, Tesar tapped David Collier, who previously worked with him at The Mansion. Collier is moving back to Texas this month after work ... More >>