The next stop on my Houston Restaurant Week tour was The Tasting Room Wine Cafe for brunch. Offering a $25 three-course brunch per person, I decided my first course would be the CRÈME BRÛLÉE FRENCH TOAST (slow dough brioche, strawberries, real maple syrup). My honest opinion is that I’ve had better and the toast was extremely soggy, however it did taste good. I let my son eat most of it because I was reserving room in my stomach for the second course. Next up was the SHRIMP & GRITS (gulf shrimp, creole cream, pico de gallo grits). The best shrimp & grits I’ve had thus far. It had a Creole taste to it, something that could easily be served at a New Orleans restaurant. The cream and flavoring of the grits were delicious. I thoroughly enjoyed the meal and cleaned my plate! Finally for the finale was the gluten-free FLOURLESS CHOCOLATE CAKE (raspberry coulis, chantilly cream). Very disappointing. It seemed almost frozen like it had been in the freezer and frankly tasted store bought. I took a few bites and did not finish the rest. The positive is the chantilly cream was simply yummy! I loved my experience at The Tasting Room. My servers Andrew and Leah were exceptionally nice and so was everyone who worked there.
Appetite Deluxe Food Scale: 7 Overall Experience: 8
818 Town and Country Boulevard Suite 100
Houston, TX 77024