The Renaissance Hotel of Dallas recently underwent a $3 million dollar renovation of their lobby, restaurant and bar.Â This week, they debuted their newest creation – Asador.Â Calling it “Modern Farm to Fire”.Â Catherine Flagg and Kelle Jackson of Jackson Flagg PR, gave me a guided tour of the new digs and Chef Dean James Max passionately explained his new concept.Â Â Click here to see a video interview with Chef Max.
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Teaching others about food comes naturally to Chef Dean Max, who grew up on a small farm near the shores of the Chesapeake Bay, tended his own vegetable patches, and fished and cooked with his grandfather, a professional chef.
Max eventually decided to follow in his grandfatherâ€™s footsteps and gained experience at such notable restaurants as San Franciscoâ€™s Brasserie Savoy, Gerardâ€™s Place in Washington, D.C., and the Ritz-Carlton in Atlanta. Max has garnered praise from Gourmet magazine for his â€œstylish American cooking.”