Alex Gaudelet of Invest Hospitality has a knack for reinventing and breathing new life into stale spaces and outdated concepts. After taking over the former Philippe space on Post Oak and transforming it into La Table, he continues to evolve the space and ultimately what ends up being the customer experience.
In an unprecedented move last fall, Alex met with Fashion and Design publishers, Assouline, and became the exclusive distributor for the Houston Galleria area and tastefully created display showcases in and around the stairwell leading diners from first floor bar area to the second floor main dining room.
This week he launches Macarons, their in-house French bakery, in the outdated bar space of the first floor leftover from Philippe days. Macarons is open from 7am with full breakfast and coffee menus that do not dissapoint: Egg Carintas is a pulled pork shoulder topped with a poached egg and green salsa (also avaialable as a breakfast burrito to grab and go) amazing French toast, and yogurt granola parfait. The bakery itself offers a fantastic array of macarons, brioches and kouglofs - do not miss the Smokde Duck and comte cheese, it's heavenly. There's free wifi so people can sit and chat, take meetings, coffee-shop style, and grab some locally sourced gourmet honey, oils, and cold-pressed juices from Marche, their market.
Open now daily at 7am.