As a countdown to the Dallas Observer's "Best of Dallas" 2010, City of Ate is serving up 100 of the favorite dishes we crave, savor and hope to scarf down again soon. These dishes are in no particular order. Some are little known, others celebrated. Some are pricey, others can be eaten on the cheap, but all are delicious to the extreme. Don't hesitate to share your own nominations in the comments. More of the dish's tasty details are after the jump.
No. 63: Dungeness Crab Dip at Hibiscus
We've already written about another dish at Hibiscus for the Observer's 100 Favorite Dishes, but the Knox-Henderson protein palace serves up gem after gem, the Dungeness crab dip among them.
With this appetizer patrons honor Poseidon and eventually descend into a bacchanalia. The creamy mixture hidden under browned cheese contains visible of chunks of crustacean and is served with shards of unleavened bread -- think matzo par excellence. At first bite, you and your dining companions will fall into a reverential silence, forgetting that you have several more courses coming. Then comes the ravishing, the trance, the ecstasy. Seriously, crab dip this astonishing is sacrosanct. Share the religious fervor. You will forsake all other crab dips because of the one at Hibiscus.
Hibiscus 2827 N. Henderson Ave. 214-827-2927
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