Celebrity chef Lorena Garcia partners with HMSHost at Dallas/Fort Worth Airport

USA. HMSHost has opened the Lorena Garcia Tapas y Cocina restaurant at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport Terminal A.

The outlet, a partnership with the celebrity chef Lorena Garcia and Frank Howell of F. Howell Management Services, offers a range of small plates, cocktails and an espresso bar.

At the official opening of the new restaurant (from left to right): Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport Chief Financial Officer Chris Poinsatte; F. Howell Management Services President Frank Howell; Chef Lorena Garcia; HMSHost Vice President Business Development Anthony Alessi and Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport AVP Airport Concessions Michael Baldwin

Garcia is regarded as one of the USA’s most prominent Latin chefs.

The menu includes olives españoles, yucca fries, black bean & queso fundido, and ropa vieja. Chef’s specials include chargrilled churrasco steak with chimichurri sauce and prickly pear baby back ribs.

Local Texas wines from the Becker Vineyards, Duchman Family Winery, Flat Creek Estate and Messina Hof are featured and the beer list includes Sol Bebidas, Pacifico, Estrella Damm and Modelo. Any beer can be used in a house-made ‘michelada’ and the cocktail list includes caipirinha and tamarindo.

The restaurant décor is defined by light woods, copper tones and splashes of red. The walls are decorated with photographs of Chef Garcia.

Celebrity chef Lorena Garcia is regarded as one of the USA’s top Latin chefs

HMSHost Vice President of Business Development Anthony Alessi said: “Lorena Garcia is one of the country’s most prominent Latin chefs and her local and national charisma and innovative approach to small plate dining really shines through on the menu.

“Lorena and the airport have been great partners in bringing this exciting dining experience to travellers.”

Garcia commented: “This restaurant is a great success for the Lorena Garcia brand and I am excited for travellers to try our delicious menu items. We have been partners with HMSHost for many years and are very proud to continue that relationship at this new restaurant.”

Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport Chief Financial Officer Chris Poinsatte said: “As a global superhub, we are expanding our concessions programme to offer a variety of world-class cuisine and healthy options to satisfy any taste. We know our customers will enjoy the vivacious flavours that are the hallmark of Chef Garcia’s Latin dishes.”

HMSHost and Chef Garcia also collaborate in another restaurant at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

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