Get ready to see a change at one of Houston's most acclaimed restaurants. Over the weekend, Eater National chatted with Texas' Best New Chefs during the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen. Matt McCallister (FT33, Dallas), Paul Qui (Qui, Austin) and Houston's own Oxheart chef and co-owner Justin Yu shared their thoughts on fine dining and Texas cuisine. That's where Yu mentioned that he would be ditching the short tasting menus at his East End eatery in favor of longer versions: "I'm going to take away the four course menus. Not because I want to make it more high end, but because I'm having such a hard time finding cooks that want to be with us." Yu says that they want to do "just two menus of either six or seven courses."
Yu also mentioned his upcoming whiskey bar Public Services, the downtown drinkery that he's launching with Oxheart co-owner Karen Man and sommelier Justin Vann. Of Vann, Yu says: "He's the type of person where you're glad he has ADD and you're glad he's in the business that he's in, because it makes him so much more valuable. He's just so passionate." Check out the complete interview over at Eater National.
· Oxheart [Official Site]
· Matt McCallister, Paul Qui, and Justin Yu on Fine Dining and Texan Cuisine [-EN-]
Oxheart [Photo: Gary Wise/Flickr]