Dallas chef Anastacia Quiñones has landed in a new kitchen: José, the modern Mexican restaurant on Lovers Lane from Brady Wood.
"We are delighted to welcome Chef 'AQ' to our team at José," Wood says in a release. "Her immense talent captures the unforgettable culinary experiences we have enjoyed during our frequent travels to Mexico."
AQ was most recently at Cedars Social and brings more than 15 years of experience to produce regionally inspired dishes from Jalisco, Oaxaca, Mexico City, and beyond.
José is the Guadalajaran-inspired restaurant that's the result of a collaboration between WoodHouse and Jose Noe Suro, of world renowned Ceramica Suro.
A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in New York, AQ's experience includes the prestigious San Francisco restaurant Jardiniére co-owned by chef Traci Des Jardins. Through her own personal quest for culinary knowledge, Chef AQ has developed skills true to Mexican cuisine that focus on local, seasonal ingredients transformed into beautifully plated designs that will create memorable dining experiences.
A firm believer in modern Mexican, she will channel her passion for creativity to build and layer complex flavors into every bite at José.
As Executive Chef, AQ will oversee the restaurant’s new menu development and bring a fresh twist to many of José’s popular favorites.
"I'm very thankful to have the opportunity to make the food I love and create dishes that evoke memories," she says. "Paired with modern technique, my take on Mexican cuisine will now be on display at José for years to come."
José is at 4931 W. Lovers Ln.
In addition to José (Dallas), WoodHouse has in-house developments such as social club Park House (Highland Park) and Pilgrimage Music and Cultural Festival (Nashville).