UPDATE 6-1-2020: The opening date for BTG has been pushed back. According to a statement, the anticipated launch is postponed until further notice, "out of respect for the Dallas community." The new launch date will be announced at a later date.
A major downtown Dallas restaurant is showing signs of life: Bullion, the French brasserie that's been closed due to COVID-19, is launching BTG Bullion To Go, a new takeout market with meal kits and gourmet goods that debuts on June 1.
BTG will offer fine foods, produce, cheese, charcuterie, caviar selections, meats, and poultry at the same high standards that Bullion observed. Ready-to-serve charcuterie boards begin at $40 and serve two to six people.
All orders must be placed by 5 pm to receive deliveries the next day. Delivery will be available Monday-Saturday and is available within 30 miles of downtown Dallas. Order online at bullionrestaurant.com.
In addition to food, they'll be offering a variety of cocktail and wine packages including the opportunity to purchase wines from Bullion's notable selection of more than 3,000 bottles, with packages beginning at $85 for six bottles.
Cocktail kits serve two to six and include Gin & Tonic, Old Fashioned, Cosmopolitan and Champs Elysées and more starting at $21. There also a virtual happy hour option, where each attendee person gets a kit of their choice delivered to their house prior to the virtual happy hour.
BTG's "Celebration Kits" include an 8-inch cake or cupcakes with flavors like vanilla, buttercream, lemon meringue, funfetti and double chocolate ganache and includes accompanying candles, balloons and special messages.
Offerings also include classes with some of Bullion's award-winning staffers including Executive Pastry Chef Ricchi Sanchez and Beverage Director Andrew Schawel.
Schawel will lead virtual wine classes and live tastings via YouTube, where viewers can ask questions and taste along with him. Class registration is $45 and includes home delivery of three different wine selections for the virtual tasting. The first two classes will be held on June 4 and June 11 at 7 pm.
Virtual cooking classes with pastry chef Sanchez will debut on June 6 at 3 pm, when Sanchez teaches the secrets to Bullion’s famous Gougères au Gruyère. Registration is $45 and includes delivery of class materials beforehand.
Jason Cotton, VP of Hospitality at Bullion's parent company Labora, says in a statement that they felt like it was time to return.
"During quarantine, we closed Bullion’s doors and served our community by cooking and delivering over 17,000 meals and sewing 1,970 masks for frontline workers and local charities," Cotton says. "We're ready to start serving our dining community again by taking the same Bullion experience previously only had at the restaurant and now for the first time through delivery with our newest concept."