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branzino at Bistro Provence

Fresh Look: Bistro Provence’s Fired-Up Dishes A Mix Of Traditional & Modern

Posted: July 16, 2018 at 4:41 pm   /   Food Finds, French

Bistro Provence on Houston’s west side opened in 1996 and that makes it a little easy to take for granted. The classical French eatery, ran for the past several years by the vivacious Genevieve Guy was first opened by her in-laws, respected chef Georges Guy and his wife Monique. The unpretentious strip center façade belies […]

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Fresh Look: Rise Noº 2 Is Serving Up Puffy Soufflé Goodness In The Galleria

Posted: March 2, 2018 at 8:13 am   /   Food Finds, French

When Rise Noº 2 opened in Galleria’s ritzy BLVD Place at 1700 Post Oak just about a year and a half ago (the same center as Whole Foods and North Italia), it seemed the sort of place primed for Ladies Who Lunch. Its menu is heavy on sweet and savory soufflés and also offers salads, […]

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Artisans’ Business Lunch Is A Deal Of Divine Choices Near Downtown Houston

Posted: June 13, 2017 at 11:55 am   /   French, Sponsored

Sponsored Did you know you can get a hearty, elegant, three-course lunch by Chef Jacques Fox for just $29 at Artisans Restaurant? It’s located mere minutes from downtown’s bustling business district at 3201 Louisiana and features both a convenient parking garage and a valet. Artisans’ business lunch is perfect for those trying to close a […]

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gravlax at Cafe Azur

Food Finds: Cafe Azur Launches New Lunch Menu

Posted: April 6, 2017 at 4:19 pm   /   Featured, Food Finds, French

In the fall of 2016, the building that formerly housed Brasserie Max & Julie gained a new tenant: French Riviera-inspired Cafe Azur. Cool turquoise, crisp whites and colorful paintings replaced the darker, heavier environs of the bistro and brighter (if not necessarily lighter) fare to match.  Helmed by chef Sidney DeGaine and his wife/business partner Maria, the concept also draws […]

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Houston Has A French Complex—And We Like It

Posted: January 5, 2017 at 5:45 pm   /   French

Way back in 2001, brothers David and Sylvain Denis opened a little French restaurant called Le Mistral. In an interview for My Table magazine a decade later, David Denis, who is also the chef, said, “Lawyers would drive over wondering ‘Is this really it?’ when they saw it was in a strip center with a […]

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