I had the opportunity to dine in the newest addition to the Westin Galleria tonight. All I can say is........get in while you still can.....I'm thinking it must be mostly a secret, because the food there was AMAZING and the service was just as good.
I ordered the grilled prawns (on a bed of fried green tomato and arugula, with fresh peaches) and while I waited was served a few slices of fresh bread and butter. Olive speckled one of the slices...raisins and nuts another and plain sourdough ended it. The butter was served room temp as it should have been. the bread was warm and fresh...my favorite was the raisin one...just a small hint of sweetness..YUM
The prawns were delivered. 3 large prawns sat atop fried green tomato and arugula, surrounded by fresh peach slices and a sauce...sweet and smokey at the same time, the taste was amazing.
I'm a simple girl.....so I ordered a hamburger next....the huge hamburger arrived on a fresh baked roll garnished with onion, thick slices of pickle and lettuce. It came with fries and a salad.....for the $11 price tag, it was a definite deal. I couldn't even finish it! The burger was cooked medium to perfection...seasoned wonderfully...it tasted just like the burgers my dad used to slave over on the grill when i was young, but better. haha.
For desert (yes..i had desert..) I ordered a "chocolate bomb"...ok...several different ingredients...a brownie, covered in what tasted like a hazlenut mousse, that covered with a chocolate grenache..then slivers of ghiradelli chocolate on top of that...sided with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream and a pistachio praline....i licked the plate. Yes i did.
If you didn't know...the place is being overseen by the owners of Bijou, Scott and Gina Gottlich....you can certainly tell they've had a hand in this place...from the decor to the food to the service....everything was impressive...oh and they've only been open for about 2 weeks....The grand opening is Thursday....oh and did i mention they serve breakfast, lunch AND dinner?? And have a full bar? Yeah..this will definitely be on my top places to dine. :)
Located on the second floor entrance to the Galleria Mall from the Westin....go..let me know how YOU like it!!!! :)