Francophiles who love to wine and dine on the highly acclaimed cooking at Etoile in Uptown Park are in for a treat with the opening of Brasserie du Parc, the latest joint effort between Chef Philippe Verpiand and wife Monica Bui.
The Parisian-inspired bistro designed by Bui occupies the first floor corner of luxury high rise One Park Place at 1440 Lamar Street, directly across from Discovery Green. The restaurant’s rust-chic interior is draped in warm hues of caramel-brown, yellow and copper offset by industrial-chic iron, glass, marble and wicker. Indoors, you’ll find a spacious bar, plenty of seating, and a glass-encased indoor/outdoor patio with walls that can slide open to bring in fresh air on nice days. Outside, a walk-up window offers easy access for passersby to grab freshly-made crepes.
As far as the food is concerned, former Etoile chef Romain Mauger will serve up a menu of hearty, European-inspired fare (think steak frites, coq au vin, and wild boar bolognese) alongside Gulf seafood and locally-sourced produce. Beverage director Kimberly Paul serves up a selection of signature cocktails and punches mixed with housemade bitters, syrups, and cordials. Look forward to tippling the Faux Snow Day, mixed with Suerte Reposado Tequila, coconut and lime cordial, and Angostura bitters.
If you’re dying to check it out, Brasserie du Parc is set to kick open the doors tonight for dinner service. Admittedly, getting there is tricky right now due to heightened security around the park but valet will be available as soon as current security restrictions are lifted after the Super Bowl.