My final and last stop for my foodie adventures on my Houston Restaurant Week trip was to Étoile Cuisine et Bar located in the Uptown Park area of Houston. I don’t believe in my 33 years I have ever treated myself to a nice French cuisine. I have tasted French food but only in passing, like hors d’ oeuvres passed at a party or event, but never truly got the full experience to sample a taste of France. I must admit stopping by Étoile Cuisine was a last minute decision, I had never heard of it before, but it was in close proximity to a relative’s house so I decide to check it out. And I am so delighted I did! An amazing gem and mouthwatering and beautifully plated meals!
They offer a three-course brunch menu for $25/per person for Houston Restaurant Week. Every single bite I had in my mouth was flavorful, pleasurable, heavenly, etc. I could literally go on. The service was exceptional and the food complemented the service (or maybe vice versa). Every single thing I ordered was divine! I opted to dine outside on their front patio as opposed to inside because again I was with my son and the inside is a very upscale setting but small enough where it feels a bit casual as well.
My first course was the VICHYSSOISE SOUPE which I was surprised it was served cold which I am assuming is the norm in France but here in the States when you think of soup you think of a warm taste hitting your tongue. The taste and flavor was amazing! I honestly would have devoured it without the salmon and cream but they were an added bonus! My second meal SOLE “MEUNIÈRE” was by far the best meal I have had throughout my Houston Restaurant Week experience. Every single piece of food on the plate was bursting in flavor (and color). From the potatoes, to the cauliflower and even the snap peas were flavored to perfection and the fish was beyond amazing! I ate every single bite. For my dessert and final course I went with the most popular ordered item the FINE TARTE AUX POMMES. Again I ate every single bite. The caramel drizzled over the apple tart was to die for. My eyes did roll in the back of my head once or twice.
I highly recommend this place to any and everyone. I was beyond pleased with my meal and service and hope to come back again to try the dinner menu. My regards to French native Philippe Verpiand, who is the executive chef and owner of Étoile Cuisine et Bar. Stunning food and impeccable service!1101-11 Uptown Park Blvd
Houston, TX 77056 (832) 668-5808 Appetite Deluxe Food Scale: 10 Overall Experience: 9.5