Fort Worth Restaurants - Area Restaurant
You all know about the celebrity chefs who have found fame and fortune on television. Ask anyone and their list would include a few of the following: Jamie Oliver a.k.a. The Naked Chef; Jeff Smith, the Frugal Gourmet; Julia Child, Jacques Pepin and of course, love her or hate her, Rachael Ray. There are Iron Chef competitions seemingly in every city and on national tv as a new “greatest chef” is wheeled out in front of America to see themselves and gain more stardom.
And then there is Chef Franson, the quiet, unassuming chef and owner at Chef Point Café. Considering the fact that Chef Franson is considered one of the premiere chefs in the Southwest one has to wonder why national or at least regional fame and fortune have not found him.
Well, in truth, Chef Franson is indeed well known in the culinary circles but we thought we would give him his own title. How about “The People’s Chef?”
One of the friendliest people you will ever meet, this Nigerian-born inventor of taste treats concentrates more on providing delicious and savory food for his customers and less on personal fame and maybe that’s why the loyal patrons in the Fort Worth area love him so much.
His Sunday “Comfort Food” menu is designed to fill the tummy and satisfy the soul. How about these fan favorites?
- Better-Than-Sex Fried Chicken
- Homemade Meat Loaf (we might add award-winning)
- Pot Roast the Old-Fashioned Way
- Whole Friend Catfish
And if you don’t finish off the meal with some Double Fudge Hot Brownies or the signature dessert Bread Pudding then you missed a particularly wonderful treat.
Chef Franson has a special way with sauces that give each dish his own personal signature, and the remarkable part of this entire discussion is the fact that he has no formal culinary training; no certificate from the finest French cooking schools and no national honors plaques on his wall proclaiming his extensive schooling and training.
In other words, his gift is natural-born and instinctive and he may well be the best kept secret in the world of restaurant dining. Well luckily for all of us we can experience his fine dining artistry any old time we swing by the Chef Point Café, the local restaurant in a gas station that manages to blend quirky with gourmet and make it all seem very natural. Next time you are in the Fort Worth restaurant stop by the Chef Point Café and order something from our own “People’s Chef.” You won’t be disappointed.