Memories. This writer hears the words pot roast and memories flood my mind; memories of family Sunday dinners. At our house Sunday dinners featured either fried chicken or pot roast, so twice a month I could count on a delicious pot roast with mashed potatoes and veggies and it was always a treat.
The problem with long-ago memories is that they are hard to recreate. It seems that nobody can ever make a meal like your mother did when you were a child. Why is that? Chances are that your mother wasn’t a world-class cook, and yet some of those meals stand out as some of the best ever tasted.
Which brings us to the Chef Point Café menu and in particular their Sunday comfort food menu, because on that menu just happens to be Pot Roast and I’m here to tell ya that Chef Franson has come as close as anyone to recreating mother’s pot roast. We are talkin’ homemade pot roast with mashed potatoes and mixed vegetables and I swear while you are eating it you will look to the kitchen to see if your mother is hiding out there. It’s that good.
This is one of those American tradition meals that has been handed down from one generation to the next and hopefully hasn’t lost anything during its time travels. Usually a braised beef dish, it is typically made by browning a piece of beef to bring about a Maillard reaction, then slow-cooking it in liquid in a covered dish or pot. The slow-cooking tenderizes the meat although at Chef Point Café Chef Franson starts out with a nicely tenderized piece of meat anyway, so the result is meat that literally flakes off at the touch of a fork. Just like mother used to make it.
Would you expect anything less from the best family restaurant in Fort Worth? Fine dining, gourmet dining, at family prices and served by a staff that treats you like you are their only customer. You just can’t beat the pot roast and other Sunday comfort foods served up at Chef Point Café. And remember, next time you are in this Fort Worth icon, sneak a peek at the kitchen to see if your mother is there.