Pefect Pair

Whoever thought of Brie cheese and pear quesadillas is an obvious fan of fusion cuisine. The dish ($6.95), served at Tila's Restaurante & Bar (1111 South Shepherd, 713-522-7654), consists of thin slices of pear marinated in cumin-spiced olive oil and roasted jalapeño peppers, sitting in a pool of melted Brie and sandwiched between two flour tortillas that have been grilled on both sides. Cut into quarters, the quesadillas form almost perfect triangles. They're served with a sour-cream dipping sauce that's infused with chipotle peppers, imparting not only a pink hue but extra zest to the sauce.

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