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Chef Christopher Patrick shows guest chefs how it’s done.


Compliments of the Chef

By Krystal Sarna

Photo courtesy of Abacus


The secret to the best dinner party? Enter, Abacus’ Dirty Dozen.

Picture this: a coveted Dallas resto is closed to the public, and you’re in the kitchen, learning how to prep, sear and slice like a celebrated chef. Abacus offers the exclusive experience a handful of times per year, tailored to a theme—BBQ, Pacific Rim, and up next, Holiday Fest. You’ll spend a Sunday preparing one of four courses or an extravagant buffet alongside Executive Chef Christopher Patrick and Executive Sous Chef Chad Bowen. The day culminates in an intimate dinner with paired wine and the opportunity to share the experience with one invited guest of your choice. Holiday season is closer than you think. So, what better time to prime your skills in the kitchen to play hostess with the mostess? Your best dinner party yet is just a Sunday away. Dec. 2, $375 per person