Salute to Summer: Brennan’s of Houston
Brennan’s of Houston (no affiliation with Brennan’s of New Orleans) has a rich history rooted in the 1967 opening as a sister restaurant to the world-famous Commander’s Palace in New Orleans. Incorporating the freshest local ingredients, and offering exceptional dining a la Texas Creole, including many original creations among our award-winning cuisine. From pan to plate to palate, their brigade of culinary professionals directs its overwhelming passion for food and hospitality at creating great memories for every guest every time.
Brennan’s is nestled on the quaint corner of 3300 Smith Street at Stuart in vibrant Midtown. I recently visited Brennan’s of Houston for a private tasting of their 777 menu. The 777 menu is available at the Courtyard Bar and offers 7 appetizers, 7 cocktails and 7 wines for $7 each. At Brennan’s the dishes are passionately prepared and meticulously plated.
Diners enjoyed a decadent array of seafood on the rocks! Items like Blue Crab Raviote, Zatarain’s Boiled Shrimp and Creole Lobster on a Stick were just a few favorites. Due to my unyielding love for fresh oysters, I visited that station first. Though it was clear, I was not the only one decided start there!
“Drink Daddy Rick” was on hand serving up delicious summer sips. The hibiscus tea cocktail is a blend of vodka, hibiscus tea, and pineapple juice. Perfect for the sweltering summer heat, here in the city. If you like rye whiskey then you’ll love their Barrel-Aged Sazerac. It’s simple and classic with a mix of rye, bitters, simple syrup, and absinthe, garnished with a lemon twill.
Our night ended with awesome goody bags that contained Brennan’s of Houston’s famous pralines! You can’t visit with out trying them!