Despite Houston's current love affair with South American beef, for this meat lover's money, the veal pillows at La Mora [912 Lovett, (713)522-7412] are the stuff of sweet dreams. Officially called cuscinetti ($17.50), the dish features three cushions stuffed with mozzarella cheese, tomatoes and thinly sliced prosciutto. Grilling gives the concoctions a welcome smokiness and melts the cheese until it softly billows out the ends of the pillows. Just as you're well on your way to the never-never land of indulgence, a tangy garlic-herb butter sauce hits your tongue, causing an experience more eye-opening than restful.
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