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Hotel Granduca

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2014

    Where to Celebrate National Pasta Day in Houston

    National Pasta Day is today -- a reminder, if not an incentive, for for pasta lovers all around town to indulge. Houston has many excellent restaurants where one can celebrate. For a taste of stellar house-made pappardelle bolognese, Best of Houston Italian Restaurant winner Ciao Bello is the pla ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2014

    JohnMichael Lynch Named Executive Chef of Hotel Granduca

    After a nationwide, year-long search, the Hotel Granduca has finally named a new executive chef: JohnMichael Lynch. Since taking the reins approximately five weeks ago, the classically trained 31-year-old -- who is responsible for all aspects of hotel dining, from banquets, to pool and bar, in-room ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 10, 2014

    Where to Eat in Houston for Easter 2014

    Your guide to holiday meals.

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2014

    Where to Eat on Easter Day (2014)

    Some of you may be wondering, "When is Easter?" And I bet those of you who gave something up for Lent know exactly when Easter is (you've been counting down the days). Well, this special holiday is Sunday, April 20, and the best way to celebrate any weekend holiday is with brunch, no?. Many restaur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2014

    Warm Up With the Best Spots for Tea in Town

    Though winter officially began a while back, from now until February, the weather is just going to keep getting colder. There's a hard freeze in the forecast for Thursday night, and since the week isn't quite over, I don't recommend you warm yourself with a few too many hot toddies just yet. The sol ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2013

    Where to Dine Out in Houston on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day 2013 (No Dishes To Do!)

    Eliminate some of the holiday stress this year by letting some of the best Houston chefs serve you and your family on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. After you've finished shopping, decorated the house and welcomed all of your family members into your home, you deserve a scrumptious meal prepared b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2013

    Two Surprise Ties and Fantastic Food at the Inaugural Big Taste of Houston

    As far as tasting events go, the Big Taste of Houston, which debuted this past Sunday night to a crowd of about 700, was all that it promised to be and then some. Billed as a premier foodie extravaganza and fundraiser for the Houston chapter of Big Brothers Big Sisters, the elegant, high class soir ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2013

    Upcoming Events: Bake Like Bouchon at Central Market

    Aspiring pastry chefs and home bakers -- don't all freak out at once. Christina Tosi, award-winning pastry chef at Momofuku Milk Bar, and Sebastien Rouxel, author executive pastry chef for Bouchon and the Thomas Keller Restaurant Group, are both headed to Houston to teach one-off cooking classes at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2013

    The Eating...Our Words 100: Catherine Rodriguez, Pastry Chef at The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa

    Since the age of 18, Catherine Rodriguez has been a rockstar at making pastries and desserts. She started her culinary career at the Institut Villa Pierrefeu in Gilon, Switzerland, then traveled back to the states to improve and develop her pastry and dessert skills in California at various kitchens ... More >>

  • News

    October 11, 2012

    Millionaires Clash Over Shadyside Mansion

    Despite all the Tenth Commandment strictures to the contrary, coveting the mansion next door has led millionaire executive Tony Petrello to years of depositions and lawsuits.

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2012

    Dining Out on Easter, a.k.a. Brunchapalooza

    It's a little bit breakfast, a little bit lunch, and it's socially acceptable to drink before noon in public. Yes, my friends: Brunch is a beautiful thing. And Easter Sunday is the mother of all brunch celebrations. When it comes to Easter in Houston these things we know for sure: Easter egg hunts ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2012

    Bartender Chat: Lacey of Felix 55

    This week, I paid a visit to Felix 55, something that had been on my "to-do" list since Mihn's happy hour post back in September. Sandwiched between D'Amico's and Baker Street in Rice Village, Felix 55 may have the upper hand when it comes to post-work nibbles and cocktails. Sitting at the beautif ... More >>

  • Year End

    December 29, 2011

    Ta-ta, 2011

    Kiss the year goodbye at a hot New Year's Eve party.

  • Year End

    December 22, 2011

    Ta-ta, 2011

    Kiss the year goodbye at a hot New Year's Eve party.

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2011

    Two Houston Chefs Honored by James Beard House

    Photo by Tam VoRonnie Killen will be reppin' the Gulf Coast in New York City.​Being asked to serve as guest chef at the James Beard House in New York City is as high an honor as they come for a professional chef. And now two Houston chefs -- each completely different from the other -- have bee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2011

    The 6th Annual Feast with the Beasts at the Houston Zoo

    Photos by Mai PhamFestive zoo-goers wearing "beastly" caps, all smiles in the VIP lounge​Check out all the tasty-looking dishes in out slideshow from Feast With The Beasts. For the last six years, the Houston Zoo has been home to an autumnal fundraiser and eating extravaganza cheekily referre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2011

    Chef Chat Part 2, Cunninghame West of Valentino Restaurant

    Chef Cunninghame West in the kitchen​Yesterday, Chef Cunninghame West told us about some of his adventures in Maui and Santa Barbara after he graduated high school. You can read about it here. Today, we talk about how he came to be at Valentino. EOW: After Santa Barbara, I understand you sp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2011

    Chef Chat, Part 2: Renato De Pirro of Ristorante Cavour

    Photo by Matthew DresdenRenato De Pirro outside Ristorante Cavour.​Yesterday, Ristorante Cavour executive chef Renato De Pirro told us how he came to Houston from Las Vegas. Today we'll hear about working with a Hell's Kitchen winner, Chef De Pirro's love for the Cowboys, and the new summer me ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2011

    Chef Chat, Part 1: Renato De Pirro of Ristorante Cavour

    Photo by Matthew DresdenRistorante Cavour executive chef Renato De Pirro.​Last April, Renato De Pirro took over for David Denis as executive chef at Ristorante Cavour, the jewel box of a restaurant inside Uptown Park's Hotel Granduca. Whereas the Provence-born Denis had turned out sumptuous Fr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2011

    Twenty Ways to Please Your Lover on Valentine's Day

    ​*17 - Alden Hotel (February 14) Chef Sam Beier has created a lust-worthy Valentine's Day menu featuring Sunchoke Veloute, Roasted Lobster Salad, Shrimp-Crusted Flounder, Cane Sugar Cured Duck Breast, Petite Filet with Favas and Lobster Ravioli, and Caramelized Halibut, among others. The mea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2010

    Looking to Ring In the New Year at a Restaurant?

    chicagofoodwhores.com​Sick of lame parties and crowded bars and a night that rarely lives up to its billing? Can't bear the thought of another New Year's Eve with Ryan Seacrest? Need a place to grab a bite before hitting the dancefloor? It's been a hard year, Houston. Why not ease your way i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2010

    Dining Out on Thanksgiving? Here's What's Open

    May your Thanksgiving feature freakishly large pumpkins and terrifyingly huge turkeys to eat with your enormous silverware.​Not everyone in the city celebrates Thanksgiving, and that should come as no surprise given our increasingly diverse tapestry of residents (something for which Eating Our ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2010

    Dinner in Lombardy

    Sweetbreads.​In celebration of the second annual Italian Expo happening this weekend at the George R. Brown Convention Center, the Hotel Granduca hosted a dinner event featuring a menu inspired by the Lombardy region in northern Italy. So what's a dinner like in Lombardy? It's three hours of d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2010

    Italian Expo This Weekend Features Lombardy Region of Italy

    ​Apparently the inaugural Houston Italian Expo was in 2009, but this is the first year in which the Regione Lombardia is partnering with the Italy America Chamber of Commerce - Texas. The Regione Lombardia is one of Italy's "regions," like their version of a state. Its capital is Milan, and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2010

    Pan-Seared Branzino at Ristorante Cavour

    ​The tart heirloom tomatoes gushed warm, juicy deliciousness over the flaky flesh of the branzino. The tenderly sautéed tomatoes were a great textural contrast to the crisply seared fish skin, both of which complemented the firmness of the fish. On the side was a shaved fennel salad simply ga ... More >>

  • Culture

    December 31, 2009

    Buh-Bye 2009

    Where to celebrate the dawn of a new year: Our guide to the best events in town.

  • Culture

    December 24, 2009

    Buh-Bye 2009

    Where to celebrate the dawn of a new year: Our guide to the best events in town.

  • Dining

    August 7, 2008

    Crash Course at Ristorante Cavour

    Get a real Italian experience -- in both food and service

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