2 French guys to open Asian fusion restaurant off Dallas' Katy Trail
There's a new Asian restaurant opening off Dallas' Katy Trail and it's from two natives of France: Called Le Passage, it'll open at The Terminal at Katy Trail, a new development at the corner of Buena Vista Street and Fitzhugh, and it's from Travis Street Hospitality, the restaurant group which is parent to Le Bilboquet, Knox Bistro, and Georgie by Curtis Stone.
The concept is from Travis Street Hospitality founder Stephan Courseau, and chef-partner Bruno Davaillon, and according to a release, it's a long ways off, with an opening set for 2024.
Le Passage - which they are wanting to type as Le PasSage, with a little s and a big S, but we are not having that here - will feature a French-Asian fusion menu, Davaillon's first foray into the cuisine. Both he and Courseau are natives of France.
Davaillon will work in collaboration with an executive chef who is yet to be named, with a menu still to be revealed that blends French and Asian culinary styles.
"French and Asian cuisines have some very dynamic similarities in their cooking styles, so we are excited to bring in a Chef that has extensive experience in the space,” Davaillon says.
The Terminal at Katy Trail is a super-duper new high-end luxury residential building, with a design inspired by train stations. It has a total of 16 units, seven of which have already been purchased.
Design is by Austin-based architect Michael Hsu, who also designed The Terminal building and features an open-air cafe and an elaborate bar, summoning florid descriptions such as "... both elegant and striking, as well as natural and inviting ... grand, yet intimate."
The patio and cafe will offer a "lush oasis" with casual seating and a view of The Katy Trail.
Courseau says in a statement that they're thrilled about the opening and about the idea of expanding their restaurant portfolio.
"This latest concept showcases the best of Chef Bruno’s French cuisine, merged with our soon-to-be-named Executive Chef that will tie in the Asian fusion,” Courseau says. “The opening of The Terminal at Katy Trail is an exciting time for all Dallasites in general, and we’re thrilled to be a part of the neighborhood’s new and grand destination.”
Travis Street Hospitality gets its name from Travis Street, around which the restaurant portfolio is centered, beginning with the 2013 opening of Le Bilboquet Dallas, followed by Knox Bistro in 2017, and Georgie by Curtis Stone in 2019.