Please note:: Brandon Hudson is my niece Katie’s husband.
I visited Sera last November and had my birthday dinner with my son Keaton, sister Cathy (her birthday dinner also), her husband Bill, Katie, Jenny (my other niece) and Michael (her husband). Sera had only been open a few weeks at the time and didn’t even have a liquor license yet. And yes it’s in a strip mall close to Texas Christian University. But it was a cover for the great culinary expertise of Brandon. Brandon most recently served as Sous Chef at SMOKE in Dallas. He has also studied under Michelin-rated chefs in Spain and another top destination in the Caribbean. So he has a mix of influences.
The menu features shareable small, medium and large plates and changes frequently with dishes made from locally sourced produce as much as possible. Some of the dishes are: Meyer Lemon Marmalade with Goat Cheese, Serrano Ham & Rustic Toast from Black Rooster Bakery, Calasparra Rice with Wild Mushrooms, Organic Baby Spinach & Blue Cheese and Slow-cooked Suckling Pig with Lentils & Merguez Sausage . There is lots of seafood and regularly and now a specialty wine list focused exclusively on Spanish and French wines that are thoughtfully paired with the menu.
The night I was there started with a great charcuterie offering and foie gras. I thought for sure no one else would like the foie gras but everyone dug in and I barely got one yummy bite. I think I had duck for dinner and Brandon wasn’t afraid to deliver it to me medium rare without asking.
So now I’ve got another great reason to visit Fort Worth!
Sera was featured in a great post on the Find Fort Worth the Official Fort Worth Convention & Visitors Bureau Blog