LOCAL Houston | The City Guide June 2017 - Page 21

FOOD | ARTS | COMMUNITY | STYLE+LEISURE Oysters and Brussels Pulled Pork Buttermilk Stack It is an interesting and surprising mix of offerings, tasty and well-prepared, shades of French, Italian and Asian styles. A blend of elegant, down-home comfort and casual dining – take your pick. And family- friendly, complete with kiddie menu items. It is an interesting and surprising mix of offerings, tasty and well-prepared, shades of French, Italian and Asian styles. From pimento cheese fritters – crisp, crusty orbs encapsulating an oozing creamy interior with a sweet hot pepper jelly sauce – to a startlingly delicious combination of fried oysters on a bed of ridiculously good, thinly sliced and crisp roasted Brussels sprouts in a sweet Asian chili sauce, the menu reflects Lenig‘s appreciation of cross-cultural cooking with a down-home attitude. His devotion to locally sourced ingredients springs from a family affair. His in-laws own Huckleberry Farm in the Round Top area. And it is from there Lenig receives many of his ingredients – like the salad greens and the ruby red and golden beets for the late-spring salad of roasted beets and arugula. As the name suggests, this menu has a unique balance of entrées harvested from the land and the sea. Think surf and turf with a twist. And a most contemporary attention to vegetarian items such as an oven-roasted herb tomato, garlic confit egg white frittata. june 17 | L O C A L 21