I often forget how much I love a great dinner party until I attend one again. And, more than that, I tend to forget how autumn inspired dinner parties are some of the very best kind. It was lovely to attend a dinner with a new twist this past week at the Hotel ZaZa Dallas Bungalows. It was an INTERACTIVE dinner party – meaning – yes, we helped cook through the evening’s menu with Hotel ZaZa Dallas’ Dragonfly chef Dan Landsberg. We were greeted at the door of Bungalow 8 with our choice of bubbly or warm (spiked) apple cider. Because of the sudden temperature drop in Dallas this past week, the mulled cider was an easy choice for me. After a quick meet and greet with the group, we went on a tour of the new 2 bedroom bungalow. With a gorgeous exposed brick wall and a cozy feel, the unit felt very New Orleans mixed with just the right amount of fresh paint and carrera marble. It is the perfect size for a small group or even a staycation with family or friends. I know I could have found myself quite at home there this past Tuesday evening.
A peek inside Bungalow 8!
Two different side by side houses make up The Bungalows. It’s the ideal setup for a wedding party and/or multiple group travel – it’s bachelorette party perfection. Our menu that evening was comprised of Pork Belly Lollipops with a Honey-Ponzu Glaze paired with a delicious Bahn Mi Salad, an incredible Fall Salad (comprised of kale, arugula, apricots, pecans, pomegranate, and more), Scallops and Toasted Orzo Pasta with Chorizo, and Foie Gras and Black Truffle Chicken Ballontine.
The Fall Salad – making this ASAP (yes, those are yummy blue cheese crackers)
the chef making Pork Belly Lollipops
While some of the food was cooking, we were given another small tour of some of the unoccupied bungalows on the property. Each one is designed differently and they all have unique styles and feels. Here were a few of my favorites…
There are 12 one bedroom and two bedroom bungalows available for rent and they are priced according to their size (they range from 600-1,200 square feet). Many of the rooms feature kitchens, living rooms, and even private porches and patios. All of Hotel ZaZa’s amenities are available with a stay at The Bungalows – including room service, the fitness center, spa, and pool. The interactive dinner party was a delightful way to both explore the new fall menu at the Hotel ZaZa Dallas’ Dragonfly restaurant and to gain an authentic feel of the bungalows and what it would be like to spend a cozy evening inside with the pleasure of great company.