Houston Restaurant Weeks at Churrascos Sugar Land: A Double Date in the Suburbs
Photo by Mai Pham A six-ounce churrasco steak is one of the main course options on the $35 HRW menu at Churrascos.
On a double date with old friends this weekend, we took advantage of Houston Restaurant Weeks and booked a table at Churrascos in Sugar Land. The beautifully designed restaurant -- which won the Houston Press Best South American Restaurant award in 2013, is often overlooked because of its suburban location, yet the setting couldn't have been more romantic. We were seated at a four top next a window overlooking the patio. As the dusk turned to night, curtains were pulled back for a lovely view of the lake around which the restaurant is built.
The Houston Restaurant Weeks menu at all the Churrascos are pretty incredible, with several options from which to choose in all three categories of appetizers, mains, and desserts. Wine pairings are suggested for each course, which you can order by the glass or by the flight, and several side dishes are suggested for a supplement of $6. Not heavy drinkers, we each ordered a glass of wine or cocktail (the mojitos are excellent!). My girlfriend ordered a house label red to pair with her steak, while I enjoyed a glass of Spanish Crianza, smooth and fruit-forward.
As is the custom at all Cordua Restaurants, we were served a big basket of plantain chips, with chimichurri and spicy salsa dips to start. Their equivalent of bread service, or chips and salsa, the chips were crisp without being oily, satisfyingly crunchy, and, when dipped in the chimichurri, quite addictive. We polished off a bowl quickly before our attentive server appeared with another, remarkable because the restaurant was full that night and one might have expected service to be somewhat more lax than normal.
Photo by Mai Pham Tuna ceviche, one of the appetizer choices. Our friends loved it.
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