Squash Blossoms are Here!
It is now squash blossom season, and Executive Chef Hugo Ortega of Hugo’s is offering a special squash blossom menu at the award-winning restaurant, located at 1600 Westheimer Road.
In order to keep a steady supply of blossoms, Hugo’s has found special growers in Houston and California that will keep the restaurant well-supplied throughout the squash blossom season.
MENU DE FLOR DE CALABAZA
Flores de Calabaza Rellenas
Goat cheese-stuffed quash blossoms $9.50
Sopa de Flor de Calabaza
Squash blossom soup $8.50
Two crepes stuffed with squash blossoms, zucchini and corn, topped with poblano cream $9.50
Tamales de Flor de Calabaza
Squash blossom tamales with Oaxacan string cheese $8
Masa turnovers stuffed with squash blossoms and huitalocoche $9.50
Quesadillas de Flor de Calabaza $9
Chile Relleno de Queso y Flor de Calabaza
Poblano pepper stuffed with squash blossoms, Chihuahua cheese, squash and corn $9.50
Pechuga Rellena de Flor de Calabaza
Chicken breast stuffed with squash blossoms and panela cheese $12
Platon de Flor de Calabaza
Sampler plate including stuffed squash blossoms, squash blossom empanadas, squash blossom quesadillas and tamales de flor de calabaza $38
Hugo’s restaurant serves authentic Regional Mexican cuisine in its lovingly restored 1920s-era building, located at 1600 Westheimer in the heart of Houston’s Montrose area. The restaurant offers a spectacular tequila and margarita menu and features an award-winning international wine list created by Sommelier Sean Beck.
The restaurant is open Monday – Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday & Saturday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; and Sunday 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., with a bounteous brunch buffet and live music from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. For reservations and information, call 713/524-7744 or visit www.hugosrestaurant.net.
Source: Paula Murphy, Patterson & Murphy Public Relations