This elegant dining room bears the perfect name, as it’s a deft and graceful hand Blaine Staniford employs to deliver triumphs to the plate. For a light starter, a plate of silken, rosy-edged hamachi gets a treatment of delicate diced beet and shaved Asian pear with a bit of fresh dill, followed by tissue-thin dumplings filled with lamb belly and decorated with Chinese peppercorns and black vinegar for earthy effect. Tender pieces of Maine lobster mingle with firm trumpet mushrooms and marinated chiles in a tangle of capellini, stained black with squid ink for a mild but satisfying combination. The wow factor is pronounced in the massive beef short rib, cured in a pastrami fashion and garnished with pickled mustard seed over a bed of rye berry risotto with cabbage and smoked Gouda. Smart wine suggestions are always at the ready from the sommelier team.
City: Fort Worth
Cuisine: New American