Houston Restaurant Weeks is almost here! Starting this Wednesday, a portion of purchases at participating restaurants will be donated to the Houston Food Bank. I’ve found some participating restaurants that are offering up delectable dishes that will satisfy your cravings as you help support the Houston community, press play or click the link here to get more details.
The Rouxpour is a taste of New Orleans in Houston and they’re serving up some authentic cajun dishes in an atmosphere that will have you thinking you’re in the heart of Louisiana. Try their Mahi Opelousas, blackened Mahi-Mahi loaded up with shrimp, spinach, mushrooms, and a tomato cream sauce and served with jambalaya rice and veggies. Their Boudin Stuffed Chicken is a popular, authentically Cajun choice, served with a loaded potato cake! With locations in Katy, Baybrook, and Sugar Land you’re sure to find one near you.
Masraff’s is a special place that offers one of the best fine dining experiences in Houston. They have also been the top donor to the Houston Food Bank multiple times during restaurant week! Their Filet Mignon is pristine in presentation and flavor and goes beautifully with a side of Shrimp Andouille Mac and Cheese. One of my favorite choices is the Armenian Crab Fried Rice. This dish showcases owner Tony Masraff’s Armenian roots, displaying an array of new and savory flavors. Save room for dessert because they have some sweet treats like Hot Mini Doughnuts and even Boozy Milkshakes to top off your meal!
If you’re in the mood for some Italian, head on over to Osso & Kristalla and let Chef Danny Trace cook you up some Pasta Primavera with garden fresh vegetables or a classic Rigatoni and giant Texas meatball. Desserts are to die for here as well. My favorite is the H-Town Dream Cake, a chocolate layered cake with raspberry puree.
Spanish Wines are currently on sale at H-E-B and I have found a lovely Mistinguett sparkling Cava that is light and perfect for the summer. Les Charmes Macon-Lungy is a beautiful Burgundy chardonnay with toasted breadiness and fruity notes of flavor. Boomtown has a classic Pinot Gris from Washington state that exudes a light and citrusy flavor. All of these wines are $15 or less right now at H-E-B.
My Wine Finds
Mistinguett NV Brut Reserva Sparkling, Cava DO
Les Charmes Macon-Lugny Chardonnay
Boomtown Pinot Gris
Special thanks to my friends at KPRC for all the fun!