Destination Dallas — Wine & Spirits Magazine
FT33 boasts the most innovative food in Dallas and arguably the most exciting wine list in town. Chef-Owner Matt McCallister highlights wild and foraged vegetables in his dishes, turning seaweed into an oceanic salsa verde for swordfish and rapini, using maitakes to bridge skate and pork belly on the same plate and employing sorrel for its lemony flavor in a sponge cake. Wine director Jeffrey Gregory favors cool climate wines, plying a list deep in Loire bottles, grower Champagne and pinot noirs from the Anderson and Willamette valleys as well as Burgundy. It’s a wine geek’s paradise with Vernay Condrieu, Valdeorras, and Van Volxem Alte Reben Riesling among many others, not to mention the “secret wall of secret wines” in the far back of the dining room, featuring off-list, limited-time specials.
by DILEK CANER