The town of Flower Mound has changed a bit throughout the past few years. If you’re not familiar with “Flo-Mo,” the town has nearly 70,000 residents and is sandwiched in between Lewisville and Grapevine, just 10 minutes from DFW Airport. The suburb town has even MORE to offer its residents these days, from a plethora of dining options, fitness studios, luxury movie theaters, parks and lots of other entertainment for all ages.
Lately, the town has been seeing new high-end restaurants get added to the mix of dining options. The latest for the locals to check out is The Table, located on the same side of the street as Target and across from the Shops at Highland Village. Created by Wolf Gang Puck’s Five Sixty alums, the concept offers seasonal American food with European flair.
The restaurant opened about three weeks ago, and it was a packed house when I dined there over the weekend. Showcasing a rustic and modern interior, the restaurant offers plenty of seating (booths, tables, a fireplace dining area, bar and chairs next to the open kitchen, and a patio). You’ll also see the place decked out in beautiful artwork and a wall of wine.
The seasonal menu is not overwhelming and just features a handful of small and large plates, a couple of desserts, but also includes a large variety of craft cocktails, wine and beer (both local and imported included). Overall, there’s something to please all guests! Take a look below to see what’s on the menu.
My guests and I kicked off our meals with drinks, of course! Pictured below are the Elder Flower Martini (with a delicious floral taste as you may guess) and a pleasingly sweet hibiscus martini. These cocktails, along with the others on the drinks menu, range from $10-12 each.
Executive Chef Ray Skradzinski, also a part owner of the concept, brought out our first appetizer, the Ricatto Lamb Meatballs topped with a creamy goat cheese, cilantro, crispy shallots and a bit of spicy curry for added flavor. These meatballs were tender, savory and perfect for sharing. Even the presentation of this sampler is beautiful!
We then sampled a very creamy pork pate that came with sage toast and housemade apple butter (my favorite part!). This appetizer overall was rich in flavor and again, great for sharing among your table.
Next up, I tasted the Fiji Apple Salad. The name already had me excited. With its tropical aroma and taste, this salad came topped sour green apples, small chunks of creamy bleu cheese and maple vinaigrette, which added a sweet, tasty flavor to the entire salad.
So far, I was very pleased with the appetizers and was anxious for meals. What could the chef cook up next? Oh, let me tell you…all sorts of amazing stuff!
The Crispy Duck Pot Pie is a must-try entrée. It looks like your usual pot pie but served in a casserole dish. The crust was absolutely amazing – so thick and just the right amount of dough and flaky pieces to it. Carrots, onions, potatoes and pieces of duck are stuffed inside. Watch out – this dish comes sizzling hot!
I requested to try one of the five flatbreads due to my obsession with them, so the chef happily brought out the Chorizo Flatbread. It’s thin (my preference because, less carbs!) and sprinkled heavily with shredded Ricotta cheese and thinly shaved white onions. Like ALL over the flatbread, which I was completely okay with. Pieces of cilantro, Roma tomatoes and a hint of lime add some more aromatic flavor to the entrée.
By this point I was full but was convinced to try the 18-oz Rib Eye. This bone-in baby is worth $57, and you certainly get your money worth. The meat is tender, juicy and just drips with flavor. Mmmmmm. The melted bleu cheese butter on top of the rib eye is a nice touch, as is the bit of sweet port glaze coating the meat. Savory steak fries and potato wedges come served on the side. You can taste all the love put into it cooking this dish!
The chef’s team sent out an incredibly rich dessert that was the perfect finish to my sampling. This Chocolate Pot de Cream comes with a whipped cream topping and pieces of what looks like chocolate rice crispies (which was peanut brittle) and sweet chocolate mousse underneath. Grab a couple of spoons to share with your table – they’ll be grateful you did. The dessert pairs wonderfully with a cup of French press coffee.
Have you visited The Table yet? Let us know what you think in the comments section here or on Twitter at @DallasFoodNerd.
(Disclaimer: My meal was complimentary, and all thoughts are my own.)