Thursday, April 23, 2015

10 in 10 {Kitchen LTO}

I'm excited to announce a new segment on the blog called "10 in 10," which is short for 10 New Restaurants in 10 weeks! Lately, we have caught ourselves dining at our few favorite restaurants almost any time we go out... Well this new segment is going to get us out of our comfort zone and get us in to new restaurants! So, each week, for the next 10 or so weeks, there will be a new, awesome  restaurant featured on the blog! 
Our first stop? Kitchen LTO in the crazy popular area of Trinity Groves. LTO stands for Limited Time Only, meaning the awesome chefs and incredible designers are only there for a limited time. At least once a year, the entire restaurant gets revamped with a new chef, new menu, and entirely new decor. 
Thomas and I opted for brunch, mainly because we have been neglecting out brunching opportunities due to being sleepy heads and overly chill Sundays! Kitchen LTO with Chef Blythe Beck definitely got us back in to brunch the right way!
After being sat on their immaculate patio, with great people watching views, I started the morning off right with a Lime in the Coconut, mainly due to my new found love of coconut. This was perfect for a sunny morning on the patio. Thomas opted for a Patio Pounder that lived up to its name! Both drinks were wonderful. 

We started off our dining with the Prosciutto Fried Oaxaca with an Avocado creme and Apple Bourbon Bbq sauce. Its reminiscent of a fried cheese stick, just way way better than any of that mozzarella crap, and it has prosciutto, and is fried in a light fluffy batter.  It really puts your average cheese stick to serious shame. The avocado creme sauce gave it the perfect edge. Seriously, I could not have asked for a better starter for such an incredible meal.
Sweet southern goodness...Cayenne Garlic Shrimp and Grits. The giant shrimp paired with the savory grits sent my taste buds into southern foodie heaven. 
My man opted for the Chicken Fried Stack. Sourdough toast, chicken fried rib eye, 2 eggs over easy and a savory cayenne hollandaise sauce.... It's like eggs benedict meets chicken fried steak on super powers.  Needless to say, we were not disappointed with our meal choices!
Like most people, it was hard for us to turn down dessert. Technically this was our breakfast and lunch, so why not end it with a sweet? We decided on the Oatmeal Cream Pie with Rum Raisin Ice cream and the Makers Mark Banana Pudding, mostly because we each wanted something different. The oatmeal cream pie was immaculate. I managed to avoid all rasins and enjoyed the deliciousness of the cream pie!
The Makers Mark Banana pudding was so good. You could really taste the Makers Mark! The bananas were caramelized on one side, which added an extra sense of deliciousness to the normal delicious bananas. This dessert is perfect for the banana pudding/ whiskey loving person!
Overall, our first stop for 10 in 10 was a huge success! Chef Blyth Beck definitely impressed us with her creative meals. We will certainly be following her to see wherever she goes next! Chef Beck heads out from LTO in just over a month, so go check her out ASAP because there will be a new chef and designer in before you know it!
*The pictures are not up to the normal resolution due to having taken the pictures under a large orange patio screen*
Next week we go a little more casual and check out a favorite of many Dallasites!

20 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness, your blog layout is adorable! I love the pink tinted photos. :)

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    1. Thanks! Ashely @ The Grits Blog Designs does some awesome work!

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  2. This is such a good idea! My boyfriend and I should try this because we are always going to the same couple of restaurants. Love it!

    XO
    Ashley
    privateschoolprepster.blogspot.com

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    1. It really is the perfect idea for those who get stuck visiting the same places all the time! I'd love to have more people join on the 10 in 10 bandwagon!

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  3. I love the idea of 10 in 10 (I might have to try it myself - my boyfriend and I are in the same "restaurant rut")

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    1. Give it a try! We just turned to Yelp! and a few local magazines for their "top" list of restaurants and found some awesome ones! I'd love to have more people join on the 10 in 10 bandwagon!

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  4. OH! That looks so good! Thanks for sharing, I wish I was closer to try!
    xoxo

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  5. They look so good. Thanks for sharing. And 10 in 10 is fun

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  6. I really love this idea! I keep telling my boyfriend we should branch out and eat at new places, but our tastes are so different, and we're hesitant. I'm going to have to show him your blog post and try to convince him! This is such an interesting concept for a restaurant. I think it's neat in that it gives chefs and other staff the opportunity to just try things out and explore while also being able to travel and get some more experience. Brunch is my favorite meal! I'm glad y'all had an excellent time at your first stop!

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  7. This looks so good!!! I love your 10 in 10 posts, I am stuck in the same rut of going to the same restaurants in Toronot and Seattle.
    Sophie
    Smitten Sophie

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  8. What a great idea to do this! That drink you had sounds and looks delicious!

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  9. This is such a good concept.
    I would love to venture out and try some more restaurants in my area.

    xoxo, Jenny || Breakfast at Lillys

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  10. This is such an awesome series! And concept! I love it! I should tell my sister about this... she's a food blogger!

    xo, Lauren Ashley / www.thefashionistasdiary.com

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  11. I love this idea so much! You better still come and see everyone at NHS ;) This reminds me of something I saw on Pinterest where you create a Food Passport and list like 25 restaurants you want to try and then you visit everywhere on your passport and right down what you ate and everything! I can't wait to see where else you venture to!

    XOXO
    Marie H.
    Progression By Design

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    1. Of course we'll be in! It is just TOO hard to stay away!
      The food passport sound like an awesome idea! We sort of do that, just not in a formal way! Im going to have to look it up on Pinterest.

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  12. Shrimp and grits is one of my favorite meals!

    Pick Your Beau

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  13. This is such a fun idea for a series and a great excuse to go out to eat. I always end up eating at the same places so this seems like a wonderful way to branch out.

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  14. Love this idea! It's great to try new things!

    Lots of love,
    golden-cor.com

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  15. Good thing it's lunch time, because this food looks super yummy & made me super hungry!

    XX, SS || A Little Seersucker Sass


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  16. What a fun idea to do 10 restaurants in 10 weeks! I may have to try that as well. That food looks delicious!

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