This is part two of our interview with Ocean Prime's Sonny Pache. Read part one here.
What are the five Dallas restaurants you go to most often? Mama's Daughters Diner. Fireside Pies. Hunan Express, eatZi's, Fearings at The Ritz Carlton.
What does Dallas need more of? Neighborhood-style restaurants/gastro-pubs, gourmet ice cream shops, food trucks, multi-cultural restaurants (Greek, Indian, etc)
What is the best of Dallas when it comes to restaurants? Tex-mex: Mi Cocina
What is the worst of Dallas when it comes to restaurants? Greek/Mediterranean, because there are none
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If you could steal one dish off another Dallas chef's menu, what would it be? The bacon and egg appetizer at Abacus
Are there any off menu specialties that guests in the know can request? All guests are special guests and we try to make every request happen. (One of our philosophies is, "Yes is the answer. What is the question?")
With all of the steakhouses in Dallas, what is it that you think keeps Ocean Prime ranked with the top dogs? Our genuine hospitality. Whether a server or a line cook, our genuineness is a reflection of the experience that you will have, from the service to the food. We want to take care of our guests no matter what the situation may be.
What is your steak "philosophy"? What about seafood? Use the freshest and best ingredients for steak and seafood and keep it simple.