I am born and raised in New Orleans, and I'm taking a weekend trip to Houston to visit a good friend who is originally from Massachusetts, went to Tulane in New Orleans with me, got her graduate degree in Illinois, and has moved to Houston to complete her doctoral degree. We both are pretty ignorant of Houston restaurants and cuisine, and need some ideas. According to Yahoo Maps, she lives near Jersey Village and Satsuma, but we have a car and can travel. I definitely want to do one fancy/gourmet meal, but I have no idea where to go. Price is no object for that particular meal. I also would like to have some regional cuisine for the rest of the meals, but again I don't have a guidebook and probably won't have a chance to get one before I fly out. I need your recommendations!
Thanks so much in advance!