Peek at Tristan Simon’s Alma on Henderson, Dallas

A buddy and I ran over to a friends and family preview night at Alma – Tristan Simon’s new spot located in his previous Cuba Libre space on Henderson. Here’s a quick post to give you a look:

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^ Tristan and his chef, Michael Brown (previously of Red O in L.A.)

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^ The Alma & Omega: Espolon Blanco Tequila, hand pressed Serrano Peppers, Cilantro, Creme of Coconut, freshly squeezed Lime Juice.

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^ Anejo Bravo: Pueble Viejo Tequila, Agave Nectar, Angostura Bitters, Grapefruit Zest: ^ Brandied Horchata: Gran Duque D’Alba Spanish Brandy, Dry Sack Sherry, house made Horchata, freshly grated Canela Bark.

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The menu isn’t quite set – but we sampled a number of dishes. Not a bunch of description – just take a gander:

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^ Chef’s Salad; ^ Ceviche.

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^ Shrimp and Rice.

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^ Duck and frijoles refritos.

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^ A real standout was the Cochinita Pibil – a Mayan-style slow-cooked achiote-marinated pit pork dish. Nice.

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^ Of course, the bar scene upstairs was already rockin.

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^ The fireplace upstairs.

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^ The delicious Tres Leches. 

This place will be a big hit – and the food is very promising – bonus!

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