I had the pleasure of dining at Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House with several Houston Foodie Friends last night as Houston Restaurant Weeks (HRW) kicked off.
While the setting may be considered grand, the staff at Del Frisco’s made our dining experience quite personal because of their close attention to detail. Executive chef Steve Haug did an outstanding job and the kitchen rose to the occasion as the restaurant heaved with people.
I started with a VIP martini made with house infused pineapple Vodka. This drink is delicious, deceivingly smooth, and easy to drink. It’s also specially priced in honor of HRW.
Del Frisco’s has put together a solid HRW menu with a good range of choices. Fresh veggies and crisp tortilla strips gave the roasted poblano bisque a nice crunch. I’d love to see this soup added to the regular menu.
The lobster tempura was beautifully presented fried with the shell, unfortunately my picture does not do it justice. The lobster was tender and the batter was infused with flavor, thus making both dipping sauces superfluous. If I had to pick a favorite sauce, it would have to be the sweet chili. The accompanying Asian slaw had great taste and packed a spicy punch. I only wished that it could have been served a bit colder. A possible fix might be placing it in a chilled shallow bowl on it’s own then nestling it onto the artistic rectangular serving plate with the lobster.
The lemon Doberge cake is NOT to be missed. This little slice of heaven was baked fresh and was as light as feather. My apologies for not providing a picture, but it went that fast!
To those that dismiss Del Frisco’s out of hand as just another chain steak house located in a mall – I can understand your concern, but you’re doing yourself a disservice if you don’t try this restaurant. The quality food and personalized service make for a very satisfying and intimate dining experience.
Remember to “dine out and do good” if you’re in Houston during the month of August. HRW gives the public a chance to try Houston’s top restaurants at a great price point, while benefiting The Houston Food Bank. So get out there and eat for charity!