The volcano rice arrived at our table to a chorus of wows: three hot stone bowls sizzling, crackling and steaming hot, with a colorful assortment of vegetables and meats arranged around a perfectly round yellow egg yolk. A Peruvian version of the Korean dolsot bibimbap, it was chef Roberto Castre's ... More >>
A history lesson on a plate spanning from the far past to today.
There are food and wine events throughout the year, but none as big, or with as much at stake, as the Wine Rendezvous and Grand Tasting at Wine & Food Week in The Woodlands. This is no regular tasting event. Where other events may have winners, and the winners may take home trophies or bragging ri ... More >>
Yep, it's that time of the year again. Wine & Food Week is coming to The Woodlands next week. From June 3-9, The Woodlands will become home to more than 50 restaurants; 500 wines; legendary wine producers and culinary personalities from around the globe; and a vast collection of craft beers and gou ... More >>
This is part two of a three-part Chef Chat series. You can read Part 1 here and Part 3 in this same space Friday. EOW: You came you Houston in 1982, but you didn't open your first restaurant until 1990. How come? HF: Because I worked in the Golden China restaurant in the Sharpstown area. EOW: Tel ... More >>
Who he is: Ask Enrique Bravo who he is, and he'll tell you, "I'm just a guy from Puebla, Mexico." Dig a little deeper and you'll find that he's much more than that. He's a restaurateur who's made it against all odds -- a guy who made a reality of his American dream. When he arrived on United Stat ... More >>
The brand-new Phil's Wine Lounge downstairs at Philippe is breaking in its boots by launching a Guest Sommelier Series starting February 6. Hosted by Vanessa Trevino Boyd -- resident sommelier at Philippe and last year's Best of Houston® winner for Best Sommelier -- the series will feature intimate ... More >>
Still no plans for New Year's Eve? You only have a few days left to plan, but here's a last-minute suggestion that features some of the most important dishes for celebrating the New Year: oysters, cabbage and greens. (No black-eyed peas, but you can make yourself a pot of those the next day as a com ... More >>
Last week, we told you where chefs Ryan Hildebrand, Michael Pellegrino and Kaz Edwards like to eat when they're not in the kitchen. Today, we bring you three Latin chefs' perspective when we chat with Roberto Castre, David Guerrero and Hugo Ortega. Roberto Castre Executive Chef and Owner, Latin ... More >>
Latin Bites has come a long way. First a catering business, then to its miniature space in the Warehouse District on Nance and now to its greatly expanded location on Woodway. The new venue is open, airy and bright. You can saddle up to the pisco bar -- the only one in Houston -- or to the cebiche ... More >>
Most Americans wouldn't know chef Aquiles Chávez if they saw him on the street, even with his trademark handlebar mustache and Jack Sparrow-style dreadlocks tucked under a straw hat. But ask anyone in Latin America about Chávez and they'll immediately grin and say, "El hombre con el bigote!" as t ... More >>
Photos by Mai PhamExecutive Chef Roberto Castre of Latin Bites CafeYesterday, we talked to Latin Bites' Executive Chef and Owner Roberto Castre about his long and winding road to settling in Houston. Today, he tells us the story of how Latin Bites came into being. EOW: You, your sister Rita ... More >>
I'm still waiting for Mupcakes to catch on.It's that time of year again: No, not the time when society's ever-emphasized consumerism is rammed even more forcefully down our gullets, disguised in festive Christmas trimmings and manipulative Coca-Cola commercials. It's the time of year when eve ... More >>
The world's great cuisines converge here.