Colton and I have had a busy week of trying a ton of new foods and restaurants. If you have been keeping up on Instagram, you have seen snip-its on my Insta Stories. Tuesday night, Colton and I had the honor of attending the special preview of Sundown at Granada‘s Winter menu.
Chef Jason West created a menu that reflects Dallas’ winter nights with bold flavors and his usual Cajun touch. As always, you can find something for every appetite-from the most carnivorous to your vegan friends.
What to drink
One of the best things about Sundown at Granada is their drink menu. They have some of the best craft cocktails made with the freshest ingredients.
The Hibiscus Martini is one of my favorite drinks. It’s a great sweet drink complete with an edible hibiscus flower that tastes like a fruit roll up.
Pomegranate Spice is one of the new drinks of the season. This drink has been accurately described as “melted Christmas.” Do you ever make that wonderful smelling Christmas potpourri that you keep on the stove top? The pomegranate spice tastes like that smells, so it is the perfect winter drink to compliment your meal.
As always, Colton is a fan of whiskey drinks and their Parley doesn’t disappoint.
What to eat
Chef Jason added several new appetizers and entrees added to the winter menu. Everything Colton and I ate looked drool-worthy and had incredible flavor.
The ahi tuna tacos are the perfect shareable dish. Each taco has yellowtail and a mango Sriracha puree that adds a bit of sweetness. The crispy wonton taco finishes it off with a subtle crunch.
I could have eaten the entire roasted artichoke and spinach dip plate on my own. You will not be disappointed if you order this, I promise.
Typically, I avoid sea food, but the stone crab claws looked too good. They have a hint of sweetness to balance out the tangy chili sauce. These will melt in your mouth.
Colton loves mushrooms, so the crispy wild mushrooms was a win for him. Chef Jason uses three different mushrooms to make this, so every bite has a unique taste and texture.
One of the new entrees is the herb crusted salmon. The secret seasoning blend, “Magic Mike’s” is from the chef’s cousin in Louisiana. Colton isn’t crazy about sweet potatoes, but he couldn’t get enough of the sweet potato gnocchi with brown butter. The herb roasted broccolini is the other side that perfectly complements the flavors in the salmon.
Another great new dish is the pappardelle pasta. It is made with house made pasta, sausage, pine nuts, fresh and cooked baby kale, and more. The pine nuts add a slight crunch to this creamy pasta and tastes as good as it looks.
My favorite dish on the new menu is the bone in short rib. Not only is this coffee-rubbed meat so tender you don’t need a knife, it is sweet and flavorful. The greens served with this dish are great, but I could not get enough of the truffle mac n’ cheese. I liked it so much, I forgot to grab a photo.
Sundown at Granada struck gold with their new menu. There isn’t anything I wouldn’t recommend and there are plenty of choices that even the pickiest of eaters will find something they like. Everything tastes fresh, delicious, and often made with herbs grown in their garden outside the restaurant.
What will you try? Leave me a comment below!