Girl Power

Downtown Dallas restaurant leverages female talent for unique feast

Downtown Dallas restaurant leverages female talent for unique feast

Anastacia Quinones, Danyele McPherson
Anastacia Quinones and Danyele McPherson are two of the 12 female chefs cooking at CBD Provisions on May 1. Photo by Shana Anderson

CBD Provisions at The Joule hotel in downtown Dallas has recruited an impressive lineup of 12 female chefs for its first “De La Terre” dinner, slated for Sunday, May 1. The ladies, from the city’s hottest restaurants (and a few of our Tastemaker Award nominees), will collaborate to celebrate fresh, seasonal produce from local farmers and purveyors.

These are the participating chefs:

  • Andrea Shackelford, Harvest McKinney
  • Anastacia Quiñones, formerly of Kitchen LTO
  • Carolanne Treadwell, CBD Provisions
  • Danyele McPherson, HG Sply Co and Remedy
  • Dina Butterfield, Uchi Dallas
  • Janice Provost, Parigi
  • Maggie Huff, FT33 and Filament
  • Misti Norris, Small Brewpub
  • Nicole Gossling, Cafe Momentum
  • Sabrina Metersky, formerly of FT33
  • Sarah Green, formerly of Cafe Momentum
  • Sharon Hage, formerly of York Street

The girl power doesn’t stop there. Christy Pope and Kiyoko Kinoshita of Midnight Rambler and Michaela Camm of Henry’s Majestic are teaming up to create an optional beverage pairing, Jessica Martinez of FT33 is selecting the wines, and Weekend’s Nicole Thornbrough is bringing the coffee.

A portion of the night’s proceeds benefit Genesis Women’s Shelter, a Dallas shelter that provides safety, counseling, and expert services to battered women and children.

Leveraging the relationships Treadwell has with other female chefs, the CBD Provisions team dreamed up this dinner for a cause, which provides a format to showcase the talents of the many women who are taking the lead in the restaurant industry.

The evening starts with a reception at 6 pm on The Terrace, with passed apps and drinks; a seated, eight-course dinner follows at 6:45 at CBD. Diners can expect an asparagus dish from Hage, monkfish from Treadwell, and a lamb preparation from Norris.

The evening’s emcee is Brian Luscher of The Grape and Luscher’s Red Hots. (Lucky duck!) Luscher "brings the right energy behind the mic for an event like this," says the CBD Provisions team. "He’s a passionate chef in our community and has been very supportive of many of the women participating in the dinner, so we are honored he said yes."

The CBD crew hopes this is only the first of many dinners of its kind. Tickets are $130 per person, with cocktail and wine pairings for an additional $50 per person. Reservations are required by calling 214-261-4500. You definitely want to commit, because credit card information will be taken and charged that day to reserve, and tickets are nonrefundable and nontransferable.