Eating in Dallas à la française!

Hey readers! My name is Elizabeth, Social Media & PR Intern at Navigation Solutions. I am guest blogging this week for Hertz NeverLost to talk about DFW Restaurant Week and our experience at one of its participating restaurants. I studied abroad in France during college, so we decided a French restaurant would be appropriate for me to talk about!


The best meal I had in France was, hands down, bœuf bourguignon (beef bourguignon). Or maybe it was confit de canard (duck confit). But wait – the desserts! Crème brûlée, chocolate mousse… That’s the thing about French food. It’s all exquisite. Sure we hear that all the time, but why do people think that? It’s because in France, food is respected. From the way it is cultivated all the way to the method of preparation, it is treated in the way it should be – something that is going to nourish our bodies.

DFW Restaurant Week recently kicked off on August 7. Lasting from August 11-17, 20% of the revenue made in the restaurants goes toward two charities: The North Texas Food Bank and Lena Pope Home for families in need.

My coworker, Melissa, and I had the chance to check out a popular French restaurant called Cadot Restaurant.


Cadot Restaurant


A sign reading “ouvert” (open) welcomed us in.













Right when we walked in, we were impressed with how elegant the place was. A young Swiss man named Pierre greeted us with a big smile and showed us to our table. We decided to go with the restaurant week menu, which consisted of three courses.



I had the house salad, chicken crepes and crème brûlée.

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Melissa had the house salad, hamburger steak and strawberry tart.

Needless to say, the food was incroyable (incredible)! But what made this experience extra special was a visit from the founder and chef himself, Monsieur Jean-Marie Cadot. He visited our table multiple times to make sure we were satisfied and sat with us to discuss the restaurant’s background, the food industry and our own work.  He even brought us a digestif (after-dinner liqueur) as a treat toward the end: 360 Double Chocolate Vodka, which, as we learned, is the first eco-friendly vodka!

“The food was amazing,” said Melissa. “The chef was very friendly and personable, and we got to hear about cool travel experiences from a guy studying abroad from Switzerland!” Just as Chef Cadot said, the restaurant experience is made so much better when the chef takes the time to talk to his customers.



Chef Cadot has beautiful paintings hanging up all around the restaurant, which his mother painted!

M. Cadot and I even spoke a bit of French with each other! Finding out he is Parisian made me reminisce on my trips to Paris, la Ville-Lumière (the City of Light).


Les marchés (food markets) abound in Paris


C’est moi! (That’s me!)

If you are interested in Cadot or any other participating restaurants, you can find the locations on the Hertz NeverLost Companion mobile app for your iPhone or Android!

Or, you can use the travel guide on a Hertz NeverLost inside your rental car to find these amazing restaurants.

Also, we have a contest for DFW Restaurant Week! Pin your favorite dishes and win a $25 gift card! Enter here:




Melissa, Chef Cadot and me

Go ahead; make your reservation. I know you’re hungry!

Bon appétit!

Elizabeth Fox


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