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From the desk of Lauren Palmer

Good morning McKinney!

Today I am talking to all the foodies in my audience…and if you aren’t a foodie, you will still want to listen up, because experiencing a Red Rooster Barn pop-up dinner is something every single one of you will enjoy!

For those of you who have been in McKinney a while, you may be familiar with Gregory’s Bistro, the wonderful French restaurant owned by Chef Gregory Moreaux (originally from Auray, France) and his lovely wife, Lydia. Chef Gregory and Lydia opened Gregory’s on the downtown McKinney Square in 2010 and later moved the bistro to Adriatica in favor of a sparkling new space that overlooked the lake. Fans of the bistro were heartbroken when the couple decided to retire last year; little did we know the Moreauxs actually had a different culinary feat in mind.

Panoramic view of Auray, France–the small village where Gregory was born.

Having moved from McKinney to a 5-acre property in Anna in March 2018, Gregory and Lydia decided to continue their love of cooking and hospitality by preparing and serving dinner in their own home. These intimate dinners reflect what the Moreauxs are so well-known for: exquisite cuisine and heart-felt reception. Depending on weather and size of the group, the Red Rooster Barn pop-up dinners are served either on the lawn overlooking beautiful Texas farmland, inside the Moreaux home, or in the Red Rooster Barn itself.

When the pop-up dinners are served outside, Chef Gregory prepares the majority of the meal on an open flame fire pit whichis then served family style. Inside dinners are plated courses prepared in the Moreaux kitchen—I’ll tell you it is a sight to see a chef of Gregory’s caliber creating such exquisite meals in his family’s unassuming kitchen…I believe that’s what you call talent!

Brian and I have attended several  pop-up dinners at the Red Rooster Barn, and I can tell you firsthand this is a true foodie and cultural experience. What’s better than combining gourmet food, your favorite libation (did I mention it’s BYOB), and a table full of smiling strangers ready to make your acquaintance? Plus, being welcomed by a couple with tremendous hearts for servitude is enough to make your visit worthwhile just to experience the Moreaux’s hospitality. Here are a few pictures from our most recent night at Red Rooster Barn for an inside 4-course plated dinner.

This is Scout, the co-host of the evening.

Friends, I must encourage you to reach out to Lydia TODAY for reservations. Call up some friends for a fun couples night out, plan a date night for you and your hubby, or even visit with Lydia about private cheffing or holding your corporate event at Red Rooster Barn. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, this is an experience every single one of you will enjoy!

You can find Red Rooster Barn on Facebook, Instagram, or by calling Lydia 972.548.1920.


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