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$70  + Tax/Tip
Mon, 5/20
6:30 PM


Day 1: 5-Course Avant-American Tasting Series

Opened this past September on the first floor of Santander Tower, this deeply satisfying eatery vaulted right onto such lists as CultureMap’s “5 Best New Spots,” Eater’s “13 Essential Downtown Restaurants,” and Resy’s “Hit List.” Chefs Jennie Kelley and Brandon Moore are fixtures in the Dallas food community. Chef Jennie was the brainchild behind FRANK, the renowned Deep Ellum underground restaurant that was hailed by the Chicago Tribune as one of the hardest-to-get reservations in the country. Chef Brandon helmed the kitchen at uptown's Ocean Prime and created The Pickling Collective. Together, their "Better Half" pop-ups around the metroplex were noted for their instant sell-outs. At Fond, their first brick-and-mortar enterprise, diners sup on such fare as meatballs with ricotta and fresh basil, Parisian ham with fermented honey and hazelnuts, fried olives with Calabrian sausage and aioli, and those awesome pizzas. “Chic…sophisticated,” says CultureMap, and may we add ‘delicious’? (And if you’re wondering about the name, “fond’ refers to the savory caramelized bits left in a saucepan after the food is cooked. Go know!)

About the Host:

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Jennie Kelley


Chef Jennie Kelley, alongside her partner and co-chef/co-owner, Brandon Moore are fixtures in the Dallas food community. Her previous culinary brainchild, FRANK, was hailed by the Chicago Tribune as one of the hardest-to-get reservations in the country. Together with Chef Moore, their "Better Half" pop-up appears in celebrated kitchens and bars around the metroplex.

The Lineup

Courses #1 & #5 will be individually plated. Courses #2-#4 will be served family style. For this event’s dietary restriction accommodation policy, see the Event FAQs below.

  1. Salmon Belly Tartare

    charred onion & dill crème fraîche, cured egg yolk, pickled red onion, capers, lemon zest, bagel chip

  2. Duck Confit Campanelle Pasta

    mushroom, pea, asparagus, parmesan, sourdough, micro basil

  3. Sous Vide Carrot

    whipped feta, almond, za'atar, fermented honey, chili oil

  4. Steak Frites

    black garlic au poivre, mixed fine herbs

  5. Olive Oil Cake

    citrus whipped cream, pistachio crumble


1601 Elm St Suite 110

Dallas, TX 75201

Event FAQs

Do I have to bring printed tickets to the event?
No tickets are needed.
What does the ticket price cover?
The ticket price covers the full cost of the meal.
Do guests need to be of a certain age to attend this event?
Yes. All attendees must be 21+ to gain entry.
Does this restaurant allow BYOB?
No. This restaurant is a non-BYO establishment. Outside alcohol will not be permitted at this event.
What is the event ticket cancellation/refund policy?
Tickets to our events are non-refundable. However, for emergency requests, we may allow members to transfer their tickets to friends, provided the guest ticket surcharge of $25 is paid when transferring a member ticket to a non-member. All ticket transfer requests (as well as the guest ticket surcharge) must be sent to us prior to the event. Any guests who have not paid the guest ticket surcharge will not be allowed entry.
What must I bring to the event?
Please make sure to bring a government-issued photo ID.
Can I bring guests/non-members to this event?
Yep! For this event, guest tickets are $90 + tax & tip, and you can bring up to 3 guests. Please note, guests are not allowed to attend unaccompanied by a member.
What dietary restrictions/food allergies can be accommodated at this event?
At this event we will be able to accommodate all dietary restrictions and food allergies except for those with garlic or allium allergies. Just make sure to update your dietary restrictions within your Account Info before or after you purchase tickets, or email us at [email protected] after you purchase tickets to let us know what your allergies/restrictions are so we can give the chef a heads up.
Will this event be handicap acccessible?
According to the restaurant, this event is handicap accessible. If applicable however, please email [email protected] with your needs to ensure proper accommodations.
What parking information has the restaurant provided for this event?
According to the restaurant, Fond has a parking garage below the building on Pacific St. & Elm St. Fond's address is on Elm St. so that might be easiest for guests. Please bring the parking ticket into Fond so they can validate however.

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