Not to send anyone into a panic or anything, but this Sunday is Father’s Day. So, a happy Father’s Day to all of our Foodie Fathers out there!
We wanted to feature a restaurant this week where you can go to get a hearty man’s meal this weekend, so we decided to dine at Yellow Rose Steak & Chop House in Parker Square. This restaurant offers a wonderful quiet and serene environment, serving delicious food off of the busy, beaten path of Flower Mound.
While we were dining, we had the chance to talk to owner, Svetlana Schoggins about how she and her husband, Sky, came to own Yellow Rose. Svetlana is actually an accountant by trade who happens to love to cook. After being a stay-at-home mom for several years, she and her husband began looking for a local business they could get into so that she could maintain her sanity. In December of 2013, they stumbled upon Yellow Rose and decided to purchase the restaurant because of their love of food.
Svetlana and Sky have a great staff to support them. Chef Saul and the rest of his team work to bring wonderful dishes and drinks made from scratch to diners. At Yellow Rose, you’ll enjoy several homemade items made with the purest ingredients. They make their own ranch dressing, bacon and never use artificial lemon/lime juice in drinks at the bar. It’s all made with fresh ingredients.
So, what wonderful dishes did we order? We started off with one of their most popular appetizers, the prime rib crostinis. The prime rib was perfectly tender and had a wonderful flavor to it, and was served over toasted bread and spread.
Because I was the only man at lunch, I ordered a filet accompanied by Yellow Rose’s most famous side, Potatoes Dauphinoise, which are kind of like scalloped potatoes (and were delicious). And then I was also served the biggest asparagus I have ever seen. Each spear was literally as big around as a nickel and was cooked to perfection. Unfortunately Svetlana told me I wouldn’t be able to find asparagus like that at the grocery store. Well played, Svetlana. Now you’ve got me where I have to keep coming back for more.
Kari ordered the grilled chicken sandwich with house made French fries. She said the chicken was beautifully marinated and had a great flavor which was just enhanced by the fresh tomatoes, lettuce, honey mustard and applewood smoked bacon.
And then our friend and client ordered the Southwest Chicken Salad which is blackened chicken served over a bed of greens with black beans, corn and pico de gallo. And she added avocado to it which I thought was an excellent choice.
And of course we couldn’t go without dessert, so we ordered one of their specialties, the Chocolate Cake Tower for Two. It was an absolutely beautiful piece of cake that was moist and had a wonderful rich flavor. And it was HUGE. We definitely ended up taking the majority of it home with us.
For Father’s Day this weekend, Yellow Rose is serving a special bacon-themed menu that you just have to try. It includes great items like Sweet & Sour Bacon Wrapped Pineapple, Loaded Potato Soup, Bacon Wrapped Filets and a Dark Chocolate Bacon Cake (which sounds intriguing and incredible – so if someone tries it, I want to hear all about it).
If you want to treat the husband/father/grandfather in your life to a wonderful steak dinner or lunch this weekend, I would definitely suggest you try out Yellow Rose Steak & Chop House. The staff are so kind and the atmosphere is perfect for spending some quality time with family. You can even reserve their private event space!
If you do go try out their bacon-themed menu this weekend, I want to hear what you had and what you thought. I’m really wishing I had tried that bacon-wrapped pineapple and the dark chocolate bacon cake now… I’m just going to have to live vicariously through some of you!
And be sure to tell Svetlana and Sky that you read all about them on the blog!
Again, I hope you all have a wonderful weekend spending time with those you love most. Happy Father’s Day, Foodies!