MarchBy: Celia Funderburk
March in Houston focuses on cuisine from around the Mediterranean, so prepare for some of the best Mediterranean food ever. The beverages, too, showcase cocktails and bottles from this region and beyond. A six-course “discovery menu” or nine-course “exploration menu” offer different ways to experience the exquisite, artful fare. An Andalusian-inspired menu featured presentations like a tortilla de angulas, made with the baby eels native to southern Spain, and rabo de toro, a Spanish bull tail stew) with braised greens, Calasparra rice, and smoked garlic. Different tiers of wine pairings—such as classic and premier—allow the lauded sommelier team, led by Master Sommelier June Rodil, to dive deep into the stories behind each wine and the producers who make it. Guests can also opt for region-specific pairings, with whites from South Africa, Austria, and Lebanon and reds from Portugal and Spain. Enjoy these in the wood paneled, art-filled lounge or twenty-eight-seat dining room, which eschews tablecloths for millennial pink walls, brass details, and warm wooden furniture with goldenrod seat cushions. As you dive into this Mediterranean food, you will have the perfect ambiance filling the air.