Picked this restaurant because it was "close" to my friends home and in Houston, that is important. Pulled into the parking lot in a strip mall and was sure I had made a huge mistake. Too late to change things so I keep my fingers crossed.
The decor is nice, the staff is very attentive and things begin to start looking up. The wine list while small has several tasty options. After ordering a bottle at the suggestion of our waiter, we all enjoy the wine and begin to relax.
An amuse arrives and while I don't remember eactly what it was (tuna something), it was delicious. The menus arrive, brimming with wonderful sounding choices. If they taste as good as the descriptions of the menus and the waiter, this is going to be fabulous.
My selections were the Tranche de Foie Gras Poêlée as my appetizer and the Jarret de Veau as my entree and although I don't typically do dessert, I had the Fondant au Chocolat. I wish I could take credit for these choices but alas I put myself totally in the waiter's hands. I told him bring me whatever you think are the best things you serve. He even suggested the perfect wine to accompany these selections.
The foie gras, roasted pears and gingerbread were SPECTACULAR! Great way to start things off!! Maybe this was a good idea after all.
The veal osso bucco and parmesan risotto were jaw droppingly delicious! This may be the best osso bucco I have ever eaten and I eat it as often as I see it on a menu. I am so used to the Italian preparation, the French style was such a delight! You know, this place was a great idea!
Dessert? Why bother, bring me another osso bucco and a doggie bag! Wrong again! This is a "Hat Trick"!! I am not sure exactly what the Fondant was but it was chocolate and it was delicious!! OMG DELICIOUS!
OK. Looks can be deceiving and in this case, they were. This is certainly one of the best restaurants in Houston and it is worth any effort to visit. I don't care if its an hour where I am staying in Houston, I will be back the night I hit town again to enjoy their fabulous food!
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