Our days in Houston were dedicated to some all too rare family time. We all met to celebrate Gia’s birthday over lunch at Brasserie 19. A beautiful bright space combining real modern luxury with hints of French classism. The menu consisted of hearty French fare reinvented. The atmosphere was informal, relaxed and friendly. We sat down at around 1pm with a reservation (there was 9 of us in total). The brasserie was plenty busy so I would advise calling ahead to reserve a table if you’re eating at lunchtime. One of the greatest things I noticed was the soundtrack being played, a detail regularly overlooked, a great soundtrack can truly aid digestion! We relaxed and chatted to the sounds of Francois Hardy amongst other great French musicians.
I ordered the Duck Confit Salad which was light and delicious, not to be too healthy I also requested a side of fries which was served up in a paper bag. The paper bag made you feel a little like you were eating Take Out food, a novel concept I guess, I think i’d have preferred them served on a regular plate, but who’s complaining, right?. We chatted about future plans, travel aspirations and told funny stories.True to form for desert I opted for the Warm Chocolate Cake. You can probably tell from the picture above that the Chocolate Cake tasted incredible, served with a side of ice cream, flakes of cinder toffee and a dollop of cream and a raspberry for good measure. The sponge of the cake was suitably crisp on the outer edge and poured with chocolate sauce as you pierced it with your fork. O.K now I’m hungry again! If you’re in the Houston area I’d highly recommend Brasserie 19. The food was delicious and the ambiance was perfect for a family get together.
“All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.” ― Charles M. Schulz
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