Hi, my fellow Houstonians (and Houston visitors)! I’m sure you’re all well aware that it is Houston Restaurant Weeks. It’s the most wonderful time of year for Houston food lovers. I’ve been traveling for the first part of the month, so I’ve gotten a late start, but I fully intend to make up for it. There are so many choices, so I’m going to help y’all out by letting you know if the places I make it to are worth it or not.
What I love most about Houston Restaurant Weeks is that it makes some of the fancier Houston restaurants more accessible and it introduces me to places I might not have otherwise come across.
That was the case for Brasserie du Parc.
I’d never even heard of Brasserie du Parc, but after perusing the HRW brunch selections, it seemed like a solid choice. It’s located across from Discovery Green and has the most delightful, bright enclosed patio with floor to ceiling windows. It’s the perfect compromise to patio dining during Houston’s seemingly everlasting summer.
And now for the food. You can find the menu here. For the first course, I opted for the crêpes au boeuf braisé. It’s a crêpe with short rib hash, cheese, and truffle oil topped with cabernet syrup. And that cabernet syrup is divine. Seriously, I would drink it if they’d let me.
Bill, my default brunch partner opted for the oeufs bénédicte au saumon fumé. I took French in high school, so obviously I know that’s the smoked salmon eggs benedict. He liked it, but wasn’t blown away, so clearly, I won brunch.
For dessert, we both went with the baies rouges – a red berry crêpe. I’ve been in love with French cuisine since my French IV trip to le Bec Fin in Philadelphia (RIP), so I am very particular about my crêpes. A thick crêpe is a pancake (I’m lookin’ at you, Coco’s). Lucky for me and my double crêpe brunch, Brasserie du Parc knows how to make a proper crêpe.
The Verdict: Houston Restaurant Weeks, Brasserie du Parc brunch – Do
Oh, and don’t forget! When you’re trying to decide where to brunch during the rest of the year, you might want to check out my Where to Brunch flowchart. Just sign up for my email list and it’ll be sent straight to your inbox!