New Dinner Menu Delivers Organic, Seasonal American Cuisine with a Tuscan Twist
HOUSTON, Texas – One of Houston’s top dining destinations, Hotel ZaZa’s Monarch restaurant unveils a new dinner menu that echoes Executive Chef Bradley Manchester’s dedication to providing an unsurpassed culinary experience. Manchester’s ingredient-focused American cuisine adds a decidedly Tuscan twist with the fusion of Mediterranean flavors and choice selection of seafood and steaks. Building upon a foundation of seasonal ingredients and the premise that everything is made in-house, Chef Manchester has developed a menu with the idea that items will change with the seasons and ingredient availability. Diners can always enjoy something new, as Monarch’s dinner menu will continue to evolve.
Taking cues from Mother Nature, Chef Manchester looks to the seasons for culinary inspiration. Plates are robust and vibrant in both color and flavor. Produce, often locally procured, is organic and picked at the height of its season. Hydroponically-grown micro-herbs are used for their flavorful intensity, while Chef Manchester opts for baby vegetables whenever possible, citing their more subtle flavor and texture. Pastas, breads, sauces and more are all made in-house. Scallops are shucked to order. Meats and poultry are grass-fed and free-range. Combined with Monarch’s elegant setting, the overall experience is an epicurean odyssey found nowhere else.
This spring, diners will enjoy the Miso Glazed Sable Fish, served with a green onion and rock shrimp risotto, coconut foam and sweet chili. Crispy wonton shrimp, chipotle yam puree and mango coconut chutney complements the Kurobuta Pork Tenderloin. The vegetarian Spinach and Mushroom “Lasagna” features ricotta, grilled vegetable relish and Kalamata vinaigrette. The Deconstructed Ahi Roll, a popular Monarch favorite, is again on the new menu. This sushi- inspired appetizer layers sushi rice with ahi tartar, avocado, crab ceviche and white truffle dressing. The Green Tea Marinated Angus Filet, dressed with a ginger butter, is served with braised choy sum and enoki mushrooms. (See complete dinner menu attached.)
Elegantly appointed throughout, Monarch is a beautiful destination for breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner and nightlife. Windows throughout the restaurant allow sweeping views of the nearby Mecom fountain. A Baroque-inspired dining room with high-backed chairs and vibrant wall art features beveled ceilings and zebra-print carpeting. The lounge emits an exclusive vibe, aided by marble tile, dark wood-plank flooring, low-lit chandeliers and plush drapes along a far wall. Just outside the lounge, Monarch’s Terrace offers beautiful garden and fountain views. Spacious and scenic, the Terrace is filled with wrought iron tables and chairs flush with potted flowers and foliage.
For more information, or to make a reservation, please call (713) 527-1800 or visit www.hotelzaza.com/houston.
About Hotel ZaZa
Hotel ZaZa’s soul lies in a rich combination of sensual design, an impeccable attention to detail and a “can-do” staff whose mission is to exceed every expectation. Hotel ZaZa is designed to deliver both style and substance for hard-working, fun-loving souls. Each hotel offers unique accommodations, one-of-a-kind themed suites and world-class dining. Hotel ZaZa provides travelers with a welcoming environment that embraces its signature elements of luxury, comfort, style and fun. It is uniquely different and anything but ordinary.
Hotel ZaZa Dallas features a casual yet seductive Mediterranean elegance, and is conveniently located in the chic Uptown neighborhood. The hotel provides 4,500 square feet of meeting space, 153 rooms, 17 concept suites, The Magnificent Seven Suites, award-winning Dragonfly restaurant and the über-zen ZaSpa. Dallas’ Hotel ZaZa is a feast for the senses, exhibiting a style and substance rarely found in today’s hotels. The hotel is located at 2332 Leonard Street, Dallas, Texas, 75201 and reservations can be made by calling 214-468-8399 or by visiting www.hotelzaza.com/dallas.
Hotel ZaZa Houston debuted in June 2007 and is located in the heart of the city’s buzzing Museum District. Extravagant and lush while still quietly intimate, the Houston property boasts 17,000 square feet of meeting space, the beautiful Monarch restaurant, restorative ZaSpa, over 300 rooms including ZaZa Petites, Pool Bungalows, Pool Villas, Concept Suites and The Magnificent Seven Suites. The hotel is located at 5701 Main Street, Houston, Texas 77005 and reservations can be made by calling (713) 526-1991 or visiting www.hotelzaza.com/houston.
Hotel ZaZa was created by Charles S. Givens and Jeff Records and is owned by Givens-Records Developments.
Source: Kelle Jackson, The Buzzell Company