Houston Restaurant Weeks | Hugo’s Restaurant | #HRW2014


My favorite time of year is HERE!! Houston Restaurant Week 2014 (HRW2014) kicked off today with a loud ass bang as we visited Hugo’s Restaurant. Executive Chef, Hugo Ortega, who was recently named “Chef of the Year” at the prestigious Houston Culinary Awards sponsored by My Table magazine, literally served us love on plate today during our lunch service.

Hugo’s Restaurant offers 2 courses for HRW, offering 6 items to choose from the entree menu and 4 items to choose from the dessert (“Postre”) menu.

SAVORY

The entire menu at Hugo’s Restaurant is delicious. Some suggestions would be: The Tacos de Pescado and Enchiladas de Vegetales were stellar. Though the two  fried fish “baja” styled tacos won over th rest of the table. The fish on the tacos was fried perfectly and so fresh. The beans were seasoned to perfection and the blue corn tortillas were a nice add.

SWEET

Dessert was simply amazing and waayy more exciting than the entrees!  We ordered the Horchata Shake and Cookies, Pan de Calabaza and the Tres Leches. One of my lunch dates said the Horchata shake “was like drinking cinnamon flavored milk and that the cookies were amazing and tasted of Dulce de Leche and sweet shortbread dusted in powered sugar!!”

The Pan de Calabaza was yummy and the flan ice cream was very smooth and creamy. The torched top and pineapple/strawberry glaze really made the Tres Leche. Unfortunately, cakes “soaked in milk” are a no-no for me.

CLOSING

Houston Restaurant week lasts until September 1, so make sure you go out and experience this fabulous time of year and support the Houston Food Bank.  Check back here as I will be cataloging my HRW2014 journey through the month. Make sure you add Hugo’s Restaurant to your list.

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