Over the last decade, Kent Rathbun has achieved national recognition as a chef who defines innovation in the world of fine dining. Kent has been invited to cook at the James Beard House in New York and was nominated as the James Beard Foundation Best Chef: Southwest in 2000 and 2002.

Kent's Dallas restaurant, Abacus, has been a hit from its inception in 1999. After being open only four months, Abacus was awarded the coveted Four Star rating by The Dallas Morning News. Abacus currently holds the Mobil Four Star and AAA Four Diamond awards and has been upgraded by the Morning News to Five Stars. Dallas' restaurant industry has honored Abacus as "Best Restaurant" and for "Best Design". Abacus has also been praised by Food & Wine magazine for offering "one of the 10 most original, food-friendly, value-conscious new wine lists in America." And in 2001 and 2002, Wine Spectator honored Abacus with an "Award of Excellence".

Lobster - Scallion “Shooters” Red Chile - Coconut Sake

Lobster risotto

Wood Roasted Foie Gras and Toast Strawberry Rhubarb Jam

Anson Mills Serrano Oaxaca cheese grits

Kobe beef carpaccio, shallots, black pepper vinaigrette, fresh Key Limes and micro mix greens

Grilled Hamachi “Sashimi”, Cilantro - Habanero Salad Avocado - Lime Crème Fraiche

Pan seared gulf snapper, artichokes, mozzarella cous cous, heirloom tomato water vinaigrette

Oven baked Mac and Cheese

Curry Seared Diver Scallops, Black Beluga Lentils Fennel - Cucumber Raita

Honey Soy Glazed Salmon, Stir Fried Scallions, Spicy Corn Cake “Short Stack”

Taste of Chocolate
* Sharffen Berger Chocolate Pudding
* Valrhona Chocolate Ice Cream Sandwich
* “Tiramisushi Roll” Nutella
* “Kit Kat” Terrine

The Elvis Parfait Banana Custard, Fresh Raspberry Jam, Peanut Butter - Malted Ball Ice Cream and Peanut Brittle……..”Hunk O’ Burnin Love

* Valrhona Chocolate and Caramel Crème Brulee
* Coconut Panna Cotta - Passion Fruit Granita
* Malted Vanilla Cheese Cake - Caramelized Bananas
* Spiced Blueberry Brioche Bread Pudding

The Bento Box
* Coconut Panna Cotta-Passion Fruit Granita
* Crunchy Five Spice Truffle - Pineapple Caramel
* Green Tea Shake-Black Pearl Tapioca “Tiramisushi Roll”