Originally from San Sebastian in Spain, Kaanache creates signature dishes grounded in the flavors of the Mediterranean. Her interactive menu highlights creativity, surprise and entertainment in both food and drink. Rustic dishes and edible cocktails will arrive on funky, modern service pieces as perfectly orchestrated aromatic elements appear and disappear to deliver subtle sensorial suggestions to guests.
Kaanache, who made her name during a 3-star Michelin odyssey while working at the very finest restaurants in four countries (French Laundry, Per Se, Noma, Alinea and El Bulli), is known for her freeform approach to dishes such as “magical pizza”, a menagerie of local organic products, tomato fondue is formed into a perfect cylinder and placed atop a mound of crispy crumbled crust, topped with silken cheese, garlic thyme-infused olive oil, and dartled with a smoking gun loaded with house-made “farmer’s”
The restaurant will feature a la carte menu options and dinners with 6 and 10 courses for $55 and $85 per person, respectively, without drinks, tip, and tax.
Kaanache frequently collaborates with White House Chef, Bill Yosses, to create amazing presentations and lectures on “Science and Cooking” at such prestigious institutions as Harvard University. Kaanache is one of few recipients of the auspicious Executive and Creative Haute Cuisine degree created by Ferran Adria in collaboration with The University of Barcelona.
"We are thrilled to have such an amazing Chef join our team,” said Private|Social owner, Patrick Halbert. “Chef Kaanache’s expertise, passion for food and innovative style are sure to amaze Dallas.”
“The most important thing in the world is food. It's the only way you can travel in time and remember many memories. Chefs have long strived to balance their passionate thirst for self-expression with the simple credo that the customer is always right, but we all agree that the most important objective of cooking is to engage the senses,” said executive chef, Najat Kaanache. “I’m looking forward to bringing these senses to Private|Social and show Dallas what they’ve been missing.”