Simposio, Houston


Do you remember the Confederate House restaurant in Houston, Texas? In our early years, we had the opportunity to do several very creative dinners with Bill Edge at the Confederate House. The restaurant was a Houston institution. When the Confederate House closed, we followed Bill to Simposio’s which focused on Northern Italian Cuisine. Simposio even won Esquire’s Magazine’s best Italian Restaurant. Chef Alberto Baffoni and Bill Edge did a great job with this menu. Today you can find Chef Baffoni at Sapori’s – his new restaurant, click here.

Prima Corsa
Salmon Carpaccio marinated in extra virgin olive oil and lemon juice with capers
Served with Messina Hof Pinot Grigio

Seconda Corsa
Creamy risotto with sausage and parmesan cheese
Served with Messina Hof Shiraz

Terza Corsa
Portobello mushroom with goat cheese and tomato vinaigrette
Served with Messina Hof Cabernet Sauvignon

Quartro Corsa
Grilled quail with sautéed spinach and carrots pure in extra virgin herbed olive oil
Served with Messina Hof Paulo Meritage

Assortment of Italian cheese soft and aged.
Served with Messina Hof Private Reserve papa Paulo Port

From my own personal notes, go lightly on the risotto because it is so creamy and easy to eat, it will fill you up. The Portobello mushroom dish was perfect balanced with the Cabernet Sauvignon. Port by itself is a dessert. This wine with cheese is a perfect ending to a wonderful meal.