Thanks to this board we had an excellent meal at Da Marco's the other night!
My appetizer was the pasta with egg yolk and truffle sauce...EXCELLENT! If anyone knows the Italian name for this dish I'd appreciate it. That way I can do the appropriate research and duplicate the dish at home! My wife had the corn and lobster ravoli. Our practice is to eat 1/2 of our own, then switch plates so we can enjoy more dishes. I preferred the pasta with egg yolk and truffle.
With dinner we had a nice bottle of Barolo ($115.) overpriced, but excellent especially with the appetizers.
The entrees we chose were, me - a sole type of fish, sauteed with a nice butter sauce with shrimp. Wife ordered the whole roasted fish, she chose the Italian Bass(?) as her fish. Both were nice, but the appetizers outshine them!
We passed on desert as we were having desert and port when we got home.
Truth be known, we rarely eat out anymore as our passion is gourmet cooking and we can do better than most (any we go to) restaurants at home. Our evening at Da Marco's showed us we should try some of the newer Houston restaurants as we might be missing out on some truly remarkable pairings.
Anyway, thanks again for the recommendations!
On a different subject. I've read the posts on meat on this board, and I truly miss the closing of "The Meat Shoppe" on Memorial!
I have found a grocery store that consistantly provides us with the best and reasonable meat we cook. The store is the single location of Belden's on
Braeswood. They have Angus in the meat counter, that we like. The filets are in the $17.00 per pound range, we buy a 2# Chateaubriand, completely cleaned and at home slice it into four 2" filets. Melts in your mouth. I'd compare it to any meat I've purchased from Central Market.
Once again, Thank you!