Anthony Bombaci

You might not recognize Anthony Bombaci if you see him around Dallas. That’s because his notoriety comes from being behind-the-scenes as the Executive Chef at the premiere restaurant Nana inside the Hilton-Anatole hotel. Raised in Winsoncin, Bombaci studied at the Culinary Insiture of America in Hyde Park, New York before his stints in Memphis, San Francisco and Barcelona, Spain, a string of chef opportunities that led him to become fluent in a myriad of cuisines. His talents are evident at Nana, where his style of Creative American Cuisine touched by modern European influences prevails on the extensive menu, earning the eatery an astounding amount of accolades, including a “Five-Star” rating from the Dallas Morning News, “Four-Diamonds” from AAA and “Three-Stars” from The Mobil Travel Guide. Bombaci is also noted as one of Esquire magazines Top 4 Chefs to Watch, so we suggest you get to know him.

DeSoto, Texas
Favorite Restaurant:
My house when my wife makes Spanish tortillas
Best Sushi:
Elvis at Shinsei
Best Ethnic Food:
At someone's house on Sunday afternoon ... I have a weakness for handmade tortillas
Best Italian:
i Fratellis
Best dessert:
Frozen Snicker's Bars
Best place for a romantic date:
Drive-in movie theaters
Best Sunday brunch:
I’m usually playing soccer with our twin boys at that time of day
Hautest Club/Lounge:
Gossip Bar at the Anatole
Best place for a power business meeting:
Bar at Nana - Hilton Anatole
All-around favorite spot in Dallas:
Farmer's Market
If you have out of town guests, which hotel would you recommend?
Hilton Anatole
Favorite shopping venue/boutique:
I am not really a shopper. I go to specific places for specific things - I get in and get out. If I had to say one place, it would probably be because I really like books (the ones that are made out of paper)
Favorite Charity Event:
Signature Chefs - March of Dimes
Favorite Cultural Event:
Watching Futbol Club Barcelona in a neighborhood bar in Barcelona, Spain.
Favorite Cultural Institution:
Futbol Club Barcelona - cultural icon of Catalanism.
Best Steakhouse:
Pappas Bros Steakhouse
Best Pizza:
II Cane Rosso
Best Lunch:
Hilton Anatole Nana Kitchen, a double espresso. Eating lunch kind of induces sleepiness/naptime for me - so I nibble throughout the afternoon.
Best Gym/Athletic Facility:
Hilton Anatole - they recently renovated their athletic facilities & they are top-notch.
Best Massage:
Hilton Anatole - VSPA
Best Museum/Exhibit:
Dali Museum, Figuerras, Spain ... MOMA in Barcelona is also interesting
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