This brief burst of winter weather is reason enough to skip the salads and soups and opt for big food- you know, the braised meats like short ribs, osso buco and the like. The rich, hearty flavors, velvety thick sauces and fork tender meat make for a satisfying meal.
I absolutely love this time of year – everyone’s spirits soar. It’s a great time to regroup with friends whether it’s a formal holiday event or just entertaining at home. I have a few go to recipes on my website Goodtaste.tv that I rely on when I’m entertaining during the holidays – dishes that are tried and true winners with guests.
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.
It’s a meal made for enjoying in cooler weather! This specialty dish at Olivette was recently added to the menu, due to its growing popularity – and rarity.