The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa Introduces New Winter and Experiential Menus

New entrance to the Houstonian Hotel and expanded outdoor bar patio. Photo Credit: Steve Lee Photography

Medina TX Apple Salad with apples, local greens, cider vinaigrette, pumpkin, walnuts, and Texas golden cheddar cheese. Photo Credit: Stephania Campos Photography

Gulf prawns and scallops with saffron rice, English peas, roasted red peppers, chorizo ​​and citrus herb butter.  Photo Credit: Stephania Campos Photography

Spiced Pumpkin Pie with Spicy Chocolate Sauce, Pumpkin Seed Crumble and Cinnamon Ice Cream. Photo Credit: Stephania Campos Photography

Pitmaster Big Sam Custom BBQ Trailer. Photo Credit: Steve Lee Photography

The Houstonian celebrates cooler temperatures with new additions to the TRIBUTE dining menu and experiences for corporate groups and celebrations.

Our team brainstorms concepts that incorporate the flavors, textures, and presentations of the season. We work with local farmers, ranchers and fishermen to ensure the latest local ingredients.”

—Neal Cox

HOUSTON, TEXAS, USA, Nov. 23, 2022 / — TRIBUTE, The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa’s flagship restaurant led by Executive Chef Neal Cox, recently added several new dishes to its menus . Known for its famous “Tex-Lex” cuisine, a nod to the food cultures of Texas, Louisiana and Mexico, the restaurant changes its menus seasonally.

“To ensure our customers get the freshest ingredients possible, we change restaurant menus seasonally,” says Cox. “Our team brainstorms new concepts that incorporate the flavors, textures, and presentations of the season. We work with local farmers, ranchers and fishermen to ensure the latest local ingredients.”

Additions to TRIBUTE’s new winter menu include the Medina Apple Salad featuring apples from Love Creek Orchard in the “Apple Capital of Texas.” The salad tastes like fall with apples, pumpkin, walnuts, Texas golden cheddar cheese, and local greens. The new Barbacoa de Borrego features leg of lamb wrapped in banana leaf, red chile, chickpeas and pickled red onions. The Venison Chop is a nod to the cooler weather and deer season in Texas. The dish includes venison, sweet potato, braised red cabbage, and whiskey-glazed apples. Seafood enthusiasts will enjoy Steen’s Sugarcane Glazed King Salmon, made with three winter bean succotash, roasted corn and pearl onions, or Gulf Shrimp and Scallops, made with delicious saffron rice and citrus herb butter with chorizo.

Delicious winter desserts made from scratch by Houston pastry chef Cleo Cortés include Jivara Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Mousse, Raspberry and Fresh Berries, Apple Bread Pudding with Pecan Praline Sauce and Bourbon Ice Cream, Pumpkin Spice Pie with Pumpkin Seed Bits and Chocolate Sauce and Cinnamon Ice Cream, Chocolate Molasses Pecan Bar with Vanilla Chantilly, Walnuts and Chocolate Sauce, and customer favorite Tres Leches with Rum Milk Syrup , meringue and fresh berries.

The bar menu also received a winter makeover with delectable offerings including crab cakes with corn maque choux, Black Battered Redfish Model for Crispy Baja Fish Tacos, Picadillo Brisket Empanada, Pork Belly Burnt Ends with Peach Glaze and habanero, and a presentation of tajin-dusted fruit, a tribute to the fresh fruit cups found in Mexico. Guests can entertain indoors or on the newly expanded outdoor patio, perfect for Houston’s mild winters.

In addition to the new menus at TRIBUTE, The Houstonian Hotel recently introduced its one-of-a-kind experiential menus for corporate groups and parties. Reflecting the flavor profiles of the regions surrounding the 27-acre Houston property, guests can explore the flavors of Texas, Louisiana, and Mexico through unique menus, live-fire cooking options, and traditional dishes and beverages. Another new addition, Big Sam, has caused a sensation among partygoers this fall. A tribute to Texas legend Sam Houston, Big Sam is a custom pit made by Pitmaker, the best pit maker in Texas. The duel-axel pit trailer is perfect for an outdoor celebration featuring Big Sam’s menu of smoked, grilled and live-fire meats such as prime brisket, glazed spare ribs, wood-fired oysters, extremes burnt pork belly and Texas fixings.

Whether the celebration is indoors or outdoors on the hotel’s lush grounds, The Houstonian Hotel can accommodate gatherings of any size, from an intimate luncheon or business meeting to a large gathering with custom menus and fully customizable details. , including fine linens, flowers, furniture, and party décor. .

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Located in the heart of Houston, The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa is a secluded four-star Forbes Travel Guide retreat adjacent to the city’s iconic Memorial Park and minutes from downtown, the Galleria and the Energy Corridor. The Houstonian recently completed a $70 million master plan renovation and was named in Travel + Leisure’s World Best Awards as the #1 resort hotel in Texas. The resort is a member of Preferred Hotels and Resorts and is known for its timeless nature, elegant décor, private fitness center, and involvement in Houston’s historic events and celebrations. Guests of The Houstonian Hotel can relax and rejuvenate in a 27-acre oasis, with floor-to-ceiling forest views in its 280 newly renovated rooms and suites, three on-property restaurants, a classic hotel bar with a patio outdoors, a cafeteria and a healthy offer to take away Starbucks Coffee. The hotel features 33,890 square feet of indoor meeting space and 87,349 square feet of outdoor meeting space with a menu of “Houston Experiences” for corporate and social groups, meetings and celebrations. The 185,000-square-foot Houstonian Club is available to hotel guests without a resort fee and offers more than 160 weekly group exercise classes, aquatic programs, indoor and outdoor tennis, a rockfall resort pool, a 25-meter sports pool and a quiet garden pool. Guests can enjoy the club’s luxurious locker rooms and wet areas, a fully equipped gym with over 300 pieces of equipment, a grass covered fitness area, enhanced fitness studios for group exercises, a cycling studio, a private yoga with aerial silks and an indoor basketball court. The club also offers 2 areas for children ages 6 weeks to 12 years, kids’ camps, and special events and programming, all available to registered hotel guests for applicable fees, plus an outdoor playground and butterfly garden. . The club also offers a full-time nutritionist and a wellness therapy suite called The Covery. At 26,500 square feet, the new Trellis Spa at The Houstonian is the largest luxury spa in the state of Texas. From the outside, it resembles a magnificent European villa with sculptural architecture and lush gardens. Inside, soothing nature-inspired hues complement a grand, light-filled reception area, renovated treatment rooms, sauna and wet areas, panoramic treetop dining room, indoor reflecting pool, and tranquil lounging areas. Trellis offers a skin care clinic and resident celebrity makeup artist. Its outdoor pools and garden provide an authentic contrast bathing experience with open-air cabanas, rocking chairs, a fire pit, and a butterfly art installation. The Houstonian also includes the Sage ‘n’ Bloom Floral Studio, providing custom floral services for weddings and celebrations, client experiences, and on-property and public corporate installations.

One of Houston’s historic gems, the property is known for its grace, comfort, and unparalleled guest experience.
The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa / 111 North Post Oak Lane / Houston, Texas 77024

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