Michaels Cuisine Showcases Upscale Contemporary Ranch Cuisine With Zip For Restaurant Week

August 17, 2018

By Kelly Waterman, for DFWRestaurantWeek.com

Picture the Texas cowboy.  Tall, 6’ 5”, booming drawl, super-sized boots and friendly disposition.  Loves his town.  Loves this state.  Loves to eat good food.  Likes it spicy.  Now, take that picture and add a white chef’s coat and you get Chef Proprietor Michael Thomson of Michaels Cuisine.  Yes, this tall, handsome commanding cowboy chef specializes in upscale classic ranch style cuisine in Fort Worth’s cultural district.  His profile is fascinating from famous Texas hotels, the railroad, Delta Airlines to serving at US Embassies around the world.  He settled down to open up Michaels Cuisine in 1992. 

Now take all that incredible, diverse experience and put it on a menu!  Michaels is a MUST for DFW Restaurant Week.  His three-course menu (actually four-course) offers a look into Chef Michael and his zest for adventure and spice!  Start out with one of the optional 4th course selections – his Orange Jalapeno Quail “Pops” – two charbroiled one-bone Roc-Doc™ ½ quail atop roasted poblano goat cheese grits and a caramelized orange with roasted jalapeno pepper and orange-jalapeno sauce, is a great choice.  Wowza! 

What is Roc-Doc™ you ask?  His own creation of spices made into a rub.  For Restaurant Week, he is also using Roc-Doc™ on his Roc-Doc™ Texas Redfish, a charbroiled redfish filet with hatch chili rice, black bean pico and seafood-saffron Mexican creama.  Wowza again! 

For those feeling a spicy bird vibe, the Siracha Honey Glazed Chicken is for you.  It’s a pecan-smoked, honey-mustard glazed ½ chicken served with Thai green beans and Jalapeno mac & cheese. Once again, there’s some heat for ya.

 It appears every dish on the Restaurant Week menu has some kick to it. Even the desserts!  You have two choices of decadence – a fun combination of sweet and spice.  First is the Ancho Chocolate Mousse.  Light and creamy Belgian Chocolate, Kahlua with a hint of Ancho Chile and raspberry sauce.   The second dessert seems classic enough – Mom’s Banana Pudding – but do not be fooled.  This American tradition contains chipotle chili!  Can we say Wowza again?

Never hurts to calm the fire with Michaels Restaurant Week featured wines, which include Starmont Winery & Vineyards Caneros Chardonnay, Chalk Hill Winery Sonoma Coast Rose and Seven Hills Winery Walla Walla Valley Merlot. This tall Texan has carefully planned an exciting, spice-filled menu of deliciousness.  Check out Michaels Cuisine ya”ll!