Here’s to hoping Valentine’s Day brings you an abundance of all kinds of love. After all, our forecast for this weekend shows beautiful weather with more than enough wine to go around. 😉 And, if you play your cards right, it can also mean breakfast in bed…
This Sunday, spoil your sweetheart with something homemade before he or she ever sets foot into those slippers! Nothing too extravagant, but who doesn’t love a hot breakfast first thing? It’s the perfect way to kick off the most romantic day of the year.
Chef Phillipe Valladares (Brasil) will continue to serve his Potato, Kale and Corned Beef Hash [above] at Houston’s 2nd Annual Green Eggs & Kale event thru 2/14. This rustic, protein-packed platter also features poached eggs and spicy Hollandaise, served with warm cornbread and honey butter.
Now let’s turn our attention to these luscious Bourbon Bacon Scones:
Drizzled in melted Ghirardelli chocolate, they almost seem too good to be true…almost! Play your cards right, and you’ll have the finished product in less than 15 minutes.
Be inspired by Bauli, a master of authentic Italian confectionary art. This Panettone French Toast is no exception; filled with Marscapone cheese (très European!), and topped with maple syrup and fresh berries…
Here’s a fun fact: Bauli’s humble beginnings can be traced back to Verona, Italy. Sound familiar? It’s the precise setting where a certain pair of star-crossed lovers (Romeo & Juliet) met and ultimately shared a tragic fate.
Another French toast favorite of ours is Inn at Occidental’s Baked Praline French Toast. Puffed and lightly golden, their French bread is generously buttered and topped with brown sugar pralines and maple syrup. Yum!!
Mark’s American Cuisine is located in a 1920’s renovated church – voted one of Houston’s most romantic restaurants! Try your hand at Chef/Owner Mark Cox’s Asparagus & Egg Salad featuring charred asparagus, garden veggies, almonds, Manchego cheese, egg and butterscotch mushrooms.
A healthy showpiece with tasteful presentation: