There seems to be something for everyone at The Tasting Room. Wine lovers can savor more than 200 choices from vineyards all across the globe — including dozens of wines by the glass — and food lovers certainly aren't left out.
We sampled the gourmet bites at the Tasting Room's upscale Uptown Park locale where chef Jonathan LeBlanc has prepared a special $20 lunch menu in honor of Houston Restaurant Weeks, which runs through Labor Day.
First course options include the Oven-Baked Goat Cheese made with a chevre (goat cheese) from cheese experts, the Houston Dairymaids. Sweet, red wine-braised black mission figs are combined with salty caramelized onions for a savory start to your meal. Spread the mix on top of accompanying, toasted French baguette slices.
LeBlanc has prepared a special $20 lunch menu in honor of Houston Restaurant Weeks, which runs through Labor Day.
A second starter option is the enticing flavor combination of lemons and artichokes in the Lemon Artichoke Salad. This dish is simple and light — and gluten-free. Spinach is dressed in a lemon artichoke vinaigrette and then topped with summer favorites grilled zucchini and cherry tomatoes, plus marinated artichoke hearts.
Visually appealing with rich flowing colors of rouge, yellow and green, and a main course menu option, Atlantic salmon and cherry tomatoes are served over a sweet, crushed summer corn sauce and a champagne vinaigrette.
The Grilled Chicken Portobello Tower comes with grilled Portobello mushrooms, grilled zucchini, roasted red bell peppers, and a well-portioned grilled chicken breast covered in melted mozzarella cheese. It's all served over a bed of baby arugula, and coated with a sun-dried tomato dressing.
For a closer look at these Houston Restaurant Weeks specials, watch the video above.