Signature Chef Dinner Series: Ricky Cruz at Grotto

Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau

Each chef in the Signature Chef Series will host a dinner featuring their own carefully crafted, exclusive menu of specialties, along with their personal section of wine pairings. Guests will be able to engage exclusively with the chef and his team.

Chef Ricky Cruz's menu highlights Italian fare. 

Funghi al Crostini
Parmesan crisp with wild mushrooms, truffle oil and Fontina cheese.
Pairing: Moda, Montepulciano.

Carciofi Fresco con Polpa de Granchio
Fresh artichokes stuffed with jumbo lump crabmeat, shrimp and topped with a pomegranate vinaigrette dressing.
Pairing: Tommasi, Le Rosse, Pinot Grigio.

Risotto di Aragosta
Arborio rice blended with lobster meat, mussels, clams, shrimp and crab claws served in a pomodoro sauce.
Pairing: Il Bruciato, Antinori.

Due di Pesce e Carne
Pan seared black Branzino served over mixed vegetables with green peppercorn sauce and a grilled lamb chop served over spinach and ricotta stuffed pasta with champagne sauce
Pairing: Stellina Della Note, Prosecco.

Cannoli Mandorlata
A homemade almond shell with blackberry sauce.
Pairing: Bruno Verdi, Sangue de Guida, Prosecco.



4715 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, TX 77027


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