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PaperCity Dallas April 2022

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B runchers and lox- oholics, rejoice. We heard whispers last spring that a fabulous New York City hot spot known for its coveted selection of sable and sturgeon was sending an outpost to Highland Park. Sadelle's has arrived. For months, we've been trying to peek through openings in the covered windows at the prime spot facing Preston Road in Highland Park Village (formerly, Royal Blue Grocery) as construction continued. Our efforts intensified when we heard that design- world darling Ken Fulk — who's become quite the fixture on the Dallas party circuit, given the number of local restaurant and residential projects his team is working on here — was tasked with re-envisioning the space. We recently caught up with Jeff Zalaznick, one of the managing partners of Major Food Group, alongside Rich Torrisi and Mario Carbone — the team behind Sadelle's. By Billy Fong. Interior photography Nathan Schroder. MAJOR FOOD NEWS from The New York Times and three from Michelin Guide. We had a fabulously rambling conversation. Topics ranged from memories of Zalaznick's great grandmother, the namesake for Sadelle's and one of the "only people in the family who could cook until me" (not to mention her memorable cole slaw) to MFG's other dreams in Dallas. Zalaznick hopes that Sadelle's becomes "the best place to go for all the things that everyone likes to eat. It might have many, many dishes that we've all had hundreds of times, but our goal is to make the best versions of those … We imagined that if you took a classic The new Sadelle's, designed by Ken Fulk Sadelle's cantaloupe cocktail In just 10 short years, the company has evolved from operating one quaint restaurant in downtown Manhattan, Torrisi Italian Specialties, into one of the most acclaimed hospitality groups in the world. Since 2020, they have also seen exceptional growth outside of New York City, with concepts in Miami, Boston, Las Vegas, Hong Kong, Paris, Tel Aviv, and now Dallas. Their portfolio includes Carbone, Sadelle's, The Grill, ZZ's Clam Bar, Dirty French, Parm, and The Lobster Club. But as they have burgeoned, they've never lost sight of their mission: to provide the highest quality food in a memorable setting. They've been awarded a total of 18 stars FOOD IMAGES COURTESY MAJOR FOOD GROUP The legendary brunch spread (Continued on page 52) 50

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