Two restaurants in Heights, Fegen’s and Mastrantos, have unveiled their menus for the Houston Restaurant Weeks (HRW) 2021.
This year’s event is scheduled to take place from August 1st to September 1st. 6 and will benefit the Houston Food Bank.
Additional participating restaurants will be announced from July 15 to August. 1.
In Fegen’s, 1050 Studewood St., the restaurant of the same name by chef Lance Fegen serves American and southern Italian classics. Guests can choose between small plates such as mussel soup or deviled eggs with bacon jam, liver and onions or chicken parmesan with pasta and broccolini.
Lunch is served from Wednesday to Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dinner at Fegen’s takes place Tuesday to Friday from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., Saturday from 2:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. and Sundays from 2:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
For dinner, a selection of small plates such as beef carpaccio can be followed by a second course with portobello ravioli, served with a Marsala Paradiso cream sauce and grilled salmon paillard.
For dessert there is a ricotta and fruit crostada drizzled with honey or the raspberry and white chocolate bread pudding with caramel and cream.
Mastrantos, 927 Studewood St. # 100, highlights a variety of vegetarian and gluten-free options for its Houston Restaurant Weeks menu.
The gluten-free Texas Country Fruit is made from burrata, watermelon, avocado, heirloom and baby tomatoes, cucumber and pesto and rounded off with a balsamic glaze. It is available on both the brunch and the evening menu.
On the evening menu, the Scarpe Della Signora presents scarpinocc pasta with butter, sage, parmesan and balsamic glaze.
Only available on the brunch menu, the Spring Baked Burrata is another gluten-free choice. It contains sweet peas, English peas, broccolini, cauliflower, leeks, pistachios, and basil pesto.
For meat lovers, ragu Bolognese, chorizo carbonara and a gluten-free Blackened Gulf fillet with corn, lima bean succotash, tasso ham and piqullo cream sauce round off the Mastrantos HRW menu.
HRW menu pricing tiers are as follows: $ 49 for a four-course meal (an increase of $ 4 from last year’s menu), along with a $ 5 donation to the Houston Food Bank of Participating Restaurants. The chalkboard receives $ 3 per $ 35 dinner sold and $ 1 per $ 20 lunch and brunch food sold.
The HRW website, https://houstonrestaurantweeks.com/, has a full list of last year’s participating restaurants, as well as a map that allows users to search by kitchen type, neighborhood or zip code. HRW also lists restaurants with takeaway and terraces.
Local wine bar celebrates National Wine and Cheese Day
Mutiny Wine Room, 1124 Usener St., offers a special selection of wine and cheese for the National Wine and Cheese Day.
Combinations of four different wines with four different goat cheeses will be available for $ 37 from July 24-25.
The cheeses presented are as follows:
– Fresh chevre from Pure Luck Farms in Dripping Springs
– Baby Caprino from CKC Farms in Blanco
– Patacabra (goat’s foot) from the Pardina farm in Spain
– Pantaleo by Latteria in Sociale Santadi, Italy
Onion Creek debuts Summer Wine Series
Onion Creek Coffee House, Bar and Lounge, 3106 White Oak Drive, launched its Summer Wine Series on Wednesday.
The recurring event is scheduled to take place every second Wednesday of the month.
For $ 20, diners can sample five boutique wines, sample snacks from a charcuterie board, and learn about wine from representatives of various wine labels.