2020 Chef Dinner Series
Arlo Grey, January 20
By Holly Cowart
Austin is known for collaboration. This is especially true within The LINE hotel, where its year-old restaurant, Arlo Grey, serves up French- and Italian-inspired fare in a gorgeously eclectic interior. Now that the eatery has successfully found its footing, its team is expanding its offerings with a new dinner series.
During the monthly program, founder and chef Kristen Kish will partner with a nationally celebrated chef for a culinary exploration of epic proportions. “The guest series is a way for us to keep learning new things, challenging ourselves to do new food and work with amazing chefs,” says Kish.
Kish shot to fame in 2013 after winning the 10th season of “Top Chef.” To kick off this inaugural series, she’s chosen Brooke Williamson, her final competitor in the “Top Chef” finale. The two had an instant bond that led to a long-lasting friendship, making it no surprise that Williamson would be first on the roster. Following her will be Michael Fojtasek, executive chef of Olamaie, and award-winning chef Erik Bruner-Yang the month after. Each individual’s cooking style will be allowed to shine as Kish skillfully works to fuse together cohesive and innovative plates based on their suggestions. “They set the tone and I will follow,” she explains. “We will of course add our Arlo Grey magic, but it is really them driving the kind of vibe they want to create.” The finalized menu will consist of four to five courses matched with specially selected wine, dessert and a Champagne toast. Although steeper than your average night out, at $170 per person, the evening will make for an unforgettable dining experience, perfect for any gastronome.