Breathtakingly beautiful…tranquil…just a few of the words used to describe the Houstonian’s 18-acre property in Uptown. It’s home to an award-winning spa, fitness club and unforgettable fine dining at Olivette! Recently I recently linked with Executive Chef Neal Cox for the scoop on some brand new menu items centered around quality beef from Augustus Ranch in Yoakum, Texas.
Talk about a cake that’s perfect for the holiday season! Pastry Chef Catherine Rodriguez of Olivette at the Houstonian Hotel, Club, and Spa demonstrates how to best temper chocolate when making this fabulous Orange Cointreau Cake…
Feel the passion this Valentine’s Day, thanks to the good folks at Olivette at The Houstonian. Their Passion Fruit Panna Cotta was a sensational hit last year. I don’t often eat dessert unless it’s chocolate, but I have to say this one gives chocolate a run for its money! The zesty, exotic flavor blew me away. Watch how it came together in the video above. It’s surprisingly easy to prepare.
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.
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.
Say goodbye to summer with these delicious soups! These gourmet delights are fruity, fragrant and absolutely fabulous. Olivette at the Houstonian is our first stop…. Enjoy!
Lamb is one my favorite dishes…lighter than beef, perfect with so many fabulous sauces and a great accompaniment to a glass of Burgundy.
The cupcake craze is fun, but just in time for the holidays, Goodtaste with Tanji is going to get you ready for the next hot trend in dessert delicacies—macaroons.