It's a month out, but you're probably already thinking about where to have Valentine's Day dinner. How about at home — but you don't have to do the cooking?
B&B Butchers on Washington Avenue might be known as one of Houston's best steakhouses, but the restaurant/butcher shop also has a pretty extensive to-go program.
Instead of sitting shoulder-to-shoulder at a crowded restaurant with dozens of other couples, you can enjoy a romantic three-course meal (sides included) in the comfort and privacy of your own home. And get this: a box of specialty chocolates is included, and there's an option to pre-order floral arrangements from John Friedman Flowers as well.
If you really want to go out on the town, B&B Butchers does still have a limited amount of tables available, but reservations are going fast. As a special touch, it can be arranged to have flowers and Champagne waiting at your table when you arrive.
Each made-to-order meal-for-two includes your choice of two appetizers, one large entree, and two desserts. Start with lobster bisque, Caesar salad, B&B meatballs, or Chef Tommy's famous Bacon Box, then share either a 20-ounce chateaubriand, 20-ounce beef Wellington, or two 10-ounce filets mignon. Roasted Brussels sprouts, creamed spinach, and B&B mac and cheese are also included.
For dessert, linger over chocolate cake, New York cheesecake, or an artisan cheese selection with truffle-infused honey.
All meals are made-to-order, so you must reserve at least 24 hours in advance. You can indulge beginning February 13 and all the way through February 16.
Each two-person meal costs $130 plus tax, while the flowers come in three pricing tiers: $85 for a bubble bowl of six roses, $155 for a bubble bowl of 12 roses, and $195 for a dozen long-stemmed roses. Call 832-767-4828 to place your order.
Unlike most eateries, which just make their regular menu available, The Butcher Shop at B&B curates special occasion meals, platters, and other spreads that bring the taste of this acclaimed restaurant home. So if you miss this one, be sure to check back for summer holiday grilling packages, plus decadent Thanksgiving and Christmas to-go menus later in the year.