gravlax (cured, raw salmon) appetizer: image via OSO Food & Wine

gravlax (cured, raw salmon) appetizer: image via OSO Food & Wine

A new Mediterranean restaurant is now open on the northeast corner of Preston and Forest (11910 Preston, Suite 209), right next door to Tom Thumb.

Owner Michael Cox, former CEO of M Crowd, the restaurant group behind Preston Hollow favorites Mi Cocina and The Mercury, opened OSO Food & Wine last week.

Kelly Hightower serves as executive chef. He has honed his culinary prowess at restaurants such as Stephan Pyles at Aquaknox, The Mansion on Turtle Creek, Tei Tei Robata Bar, Ziziki’s, Hattie’s, and Kavala in Oak Cliff. Earlier this fall, Hightower shared his vision for OSO’s menu:

“I will draw from a healthy respect of Mediterranean flavors, Japanese technique and frequent travels to Latin America. Michael is giving me the freedom to create and share my vision of food, which is very refreshing. We hope to create a great neighborhood restaurant.”

OSO Food & Wine is open for dinner beginning at 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, with lunch service coming soon. An official website appears to still be in the works, but you can check out more mouthwatering food pictures on the OSO Facebook page.