One of New York’s most iconic restaurants will come to Houston for a special one-night only pop-up that gives diners the chance to sample its cuisine while both saving the cost of airfare and raising money for children in need.
Le Cirque, the iconic French restaurant that opened in 1974, will host a special dinner at downtown’s Houston Club. On June 3, recently hired chef Massimo Bebber and members of the Maccioni family (Le Cirque’s owners) will host a four-course dinner with wine pairings that features dishes from the restaurant. Usually members-only, the Houston Club will open its doors to the general public for the meal. The $175 per person cost includes wine and a $40 donation to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
In addition to the food, the Houston Club will undergo a Le Cirque-themed transformation that features pictures of the restaurant’s founder, Siro Maccioni and his sons Marco and Mauro, as well as the restaurant’s table top and sugar sachets. The stunning views from the 49th floor of One Shell Plaza will remain intact.
Even after 40 years, Le Cirque remains an important part of New York’s restaurant landscape. Chef Bebber brings an extensive resume from both Europe and New York to the role, most recently at the Maccioni family’s Sirio Ristorante.
“Massimo's food is clean but very elegant. We are confident people will be thrilled with it,'' Mauro Maccioni told Eater NY. Houstonians probably will be, too.
For more information or to make reservations, call The Houston Club at 713-225-3257