Matt McCallister Served FT33 Diners His Christmas Tree for Dinner Last Night – Dallas Observer
Last night, FT33 hosted a guest chef dinner featuring Jason Dady, owner of the Jason Dady restaurant group in San Antonio, James Beard Award semi-finalist and general badass.
The dinner was an 8-course, collaborative meal, “inspired by the season.” Headed into the dinner, I was excited about the possibility of tasting some strawberries that McCallister had told me about at Iron Fork. He had said he found them locally (because of course he did), and he claimed that they were “unbelievable.”
I’m pretty sure I’ve had some good strawberries in my life, but the way he talked these up was as if they were strawberries glazed with an acid trip. It’s pretty much the way he talks about all the food he’s excited about. And it works. McCallister’s excitement for the ingredients he chooses is contagious. I couldn’t wait to see if these legendary acid trip berries would be on the menu.
by ALICE LAUSSADE