CultureMap has named Patrick Hildebrandt, executive chef of Texican Court, a finalist for "Rising Star Chef of the Year" award. Winners will be announced at the 2019 CultureMap Tastemaker Awards celebration on April 25 at Fashion Industry Gallery in Dallas. The "Rising Star" award honors emerging chefs including those working the line, running a kitchen or opening their own restaurant.
“It’s an honor to be included among some of the best new chefs in Dallas-Fort Worth,” says Hildebrandt. “The menu at Two Mules Cantina is styled after the rustic cooking and great diversity of cuisine found throughout the Southwest. It comprises a fusion of bold, hearty and spicy dishes that might have been eaten by Spanish colonial settlers, cowboys, Native Americans and Mexicans.”
Hildebrandt has been working in the industry for more than a decade and now serves as executive chef of Two Mules Cantina, a restaurant and bar that serves breakfast, dinner, happy hour and weekend brunch. His past experience includes Sweet Basil in Vail, Colorado, the Empty Stomach Group in San Antonio and The Hollow in Georgetown.