Saturday, September 17, 2016

Date Night at Brasserie 19

My husband and I had each had a large lunch on this day so we decided to go to Brasserie 19 for our Friday night out for some Champagne and a little spread of cold seafood. While this restaurant has a fantastic menu with classic brasserie-style French food, we come here often just for the Le Petit Plateau de Fruits de Mer.

Brasserie 19 serves up some of the highest quality chilled seafood that you will find in Houston. You can always count on it arriving to your table fresh, perfectly prepared and enticing-looking. On this evening our array consisted of a dozen cold water oysters on the half shell, jumbo boiled shrimp, crab claws, tuna tartare and a half a lobster.

We also ordered a bottle of the NV Vueve Clicquot Brut Rosé Champagne to enjoy with our meal. It was listed at approximately its suggested retail price. The wine list at Brasserie 19 is well-known not just for its pairing ability with the menu but also for serving it up at prices that make any knowledgable winelover feel comfortable about when ordering.

Since it was the weekend, we ended our meal with espresso and the spiced pear cobbler topped with vanilla bean gelato and caramel, consistently yummy. We also splurged on a glass of Chateau Sisqueille Rivesaltes 1930 Vin Doux Naturel dessert wine which was new to the menu and decadently delicious.

Brasserie 19 is one of my top Houston restaurants.

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