LOCAL Houston | The City Guide August 2016 - Page 17

FOOD | ARTS | COMMUNITY | STYLE+LEISURE Interior Salmon Orzo A few highlights included a Chicken Liver Pâté paired with Moët Imperial Champagne, a sweet-savory tag team on the tongue that made me know I was in for a fun ride. SAMPLE MENU SHAREABLES ARTISANAL CHEESE BOARD $18 JUMBO LUMP CRAB CAKE $16 SOUPS + SALADS LOBSTER BISQUE $7.50 Cup / $9.50 Bowl SEAFOOD SALAD Lobster, Crab, Shrimp, Tomato, Rémoulade $29 KALE CAESAR Kale, Parmesan, Sourdough Croutons, Caesar Vinaigrette $14 MAIN LAMB T-BONES English Pea and Mint Purée, Baby Carrots, Carrot Top Salsa Verde $24 PRAWN RISOTTO Saffron Risotto, Rainbow Swiss Chard $28 PASTA CARBONARA Bacon, Romano, English Peas $18 Espresso Panna Cotta A couple of courses later, the Gulf Prawn Risotto may have been my favorite. Saffron risotto with blistered rainbow chard and some Parmesan hosted a beautiful fresh prawn. The La Cana Albariño from Spain, with its mineral notes and spices, was the perfect light, crisp complement. Next, Chef Stefon delivered what he calls a Street Taco that Consisted of prime ribeye, avocado-Serrano crema, masa and pickled red onions, which was delicious enough, but it was creatively deconstructed. The masa was crumbled, the crema sprinkled on the plate and the onions and ribeye served separately. The feast continued with little Dorper Lamb T-bones, followed by pan-seared duck breast and Texas peaches. Dessert was seasonal berries and a blueberry scone with raspberry sorbet. There is a traditional menu, and the items will change seasonally, but if my experience is any indication, wherever Chef Stefon takes the cuisine will be a place worth exploring. By Jeff Lane Photography by Julie Soefer 51fifteen CUISINE & COCKTAILS 5157 Westheimer Rd., 2nd Floor Saks Fifth Avenue − The Galleria | Houston, TX 77056 | 713.963.8067 | www.51fifteen.com Mon–Thurs: 11am–9pm | Fri and Sat: 11am–10pm | Sun: 11am–7pm | HAPPY HOUR 3–6:30pm at both restaurant bar and satellite bar | BRUNCH Sat and Sun: 11am–4pm PARKING Entrances off Westheimer and Sage. Park in Purple Lot below the restaurant and the elevator takes you directly to the hostess stand. august 16 | L O C A L 17