Krogs have announced where their restaurant “Dory” will be
located – Along Brookhaven Circle; adjacent to Andrew Michael
will be the first restaurant for the couple, Dave and Amanda. Dave
has worked as a chef for an array of fine dining restaurants
including Morgan Freeman’s Madidi in Clarksdale and Erling’s.
When he left Erling’s, he began hosting several dinners known as
Gallery, which he said has guided him to create the atmosphere Dory
said Gallery allowed him to do what he wanted, as he wasn’t working
for anybody but himself. He said he did what he wanted. People would
tell him that they didn’t care what he did; they just wanted him to
which is named after the couple’s daughter and Dave’s
grandmother, will include some of this type of cooking – a chef’s
dinner for four people with multiple courses and drink pairings. The
restaurant’s menu will change with the seasons, but its specials
will include the availability of local items.
said it’s going to be the same Dave Krog that people know.
to Dave, he will use French techniques with sourced ingredients. He
is working with local farmers to use their products in what he is
dubbing Dory as a veg-centric restaurant. That’s doesn’t mean
Dave won’t offer meat; he will absolutely do so!
the two-story building is still in the design stage, the plans are
for it to seat 25 people upstairs and 72 people downstairs, which
includes 16 at the bar. Besides the seating, it’s not known what
the upstairs will also be used for – private parties, special
dinners, overflow seating, etc.
The couple is calling Dory the “polished casual” dining experience. It will open first for just dinner, but will eventually be open during lunch. It will also include a high-end liquor and wine list.