The atmosphere surrounding the beautiful grounds at the Houstonian Hotel are full of enchantment this time of year. Whether it’s shopping you’re looking for, or simply a relaxing evening out to dinner, this location in the middle of Houston is incredible! I caught up recently with Neal Cox, the Executive Chef of Olivette, the hotel’s exquisite restaurant, to sample his highly sought after Braised Pork Shank recipe.
Not only was I able to snag the recipe, but I also learned a few fun facts about it’s ingredients! For example, it’s served with cooked Anasazi beans on the side – boutique beans that are the same as the Aztecs used hundreds of years ago…how cool! I also picked up a few key tips when it comes to prep work: the secret is to take things nice and slow. This dish really needs to cook properly, soaking in the sauce in order to tenderize just right. Patience, however, pairs wonderfully with Pinot, and so does this pork shank! Bon appetit.
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