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First taste at Bistro Menil September 2014 steak closeup
The new Bistro Menil restaurant is changing Houston's food scene — and museum dining — with inventive oven use. Here's the cocoa nib & black peppercorn beef filet with roasted beach mushrooms, French fries and Menil salad.   Photo by Eric Sandler
First taste at Bistro Menil September 2014 dessert 1
Passion fruit triffle.  Photo by Eric Sandler
First taste at Bistro Menil September 2014 flat bread
Caramelized onion, mascarpone and bacon flatbread. Photo by Eric Sandler
First taste at Bistro Menil September 2014 interior
A look inside the dining room. Photo by Eric Sandler
First taste at Bistro Menil September 2014 lamb chops
Lamb chop over Greek yogurt. Photo by Eric Sandler
First taste at Bistro Menil September 2014 pizza oven
Bistro Menil's "adorable" pizza oven. Photo by Eric Sandler
First taste at Bistro Menil September 2014 pizza
Sofrito, Manchego and Jamon pizza. Photo by Eric Sandler
First taste at Bistro Menil September 2014 salmon
Roasted salmon with bistro potatoes and warm quinoa and roasted vegetables. Photo by Eric Sandler