Lanny's Alta Cocina Mexicana
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Lanny's Alta Cocina Mexicana Restaurant Review: Lanny Lancarte II, the scion of the state’s most famous Tex-Mex-restaurant family, branched out on his own---and the result is some of the most scintillating food in the Dallas area. Working with first-rate ingredients mined from the interior of Mexico, Lancarte applies classic French and Italian techniques to create a menu of pure elegance. Some of his more intriguing dishes include agave nectar glazed duck breast with spaghetti squash and orange jus, seared foie gras with chipotle-infused bean purée and carne asada sauced with an herb-y chimichurri and plated with sweet potato gratin. For lighter appetites, there is a selection of specialty tapas such as chorizo-wrapped scallops, mole braised oxtail, plantain chips and banana gastrique. Spanish and South American wines are littered among the interesting choices, while the pomegranate margarita is a winsome cocktail pick. The dining room, housed in an adobe cottage, offers a contemporary setting with modest but effective touches of modern art. Don't miss a chance to view the water wall on the serene patio.