Oxheart (Houston, TX)
Oxheart. A progressive restaurant in Houston that draws from its regional roots.
There’s been a huge movement to use local ingredients and local this and local that with an ever changing menu that truly changes and progresses. There hasn’t been a restaurant that accomplished this since Rucker left Bootsie’s in Tomball. Places have tried to change their menu and use local and haven’t quite succeeded. Newcomers such as Roost have started to pick up on it and change their menu every few weeks. We now have Oxheart to throw into the mix. With a few choices in menus which start at $49 for the 4 course Late Winter Menu or the $49 4 course Garden Menu and up to the $75 7 course Tasting Menu, you definitely have some options available to fit your budget. Luckily with their options the whole table doesn’t have to commit to a single type of tasting menu. When I came with friends, they didn’t have their liquor license and were BYOB. Justin Vann was able to recommend a wonderful champagne to accompany the tasting menu that Annie and I decided to go with.
Tasting Menu. 75.
- Okame Spinach Steamed over jasmine tea, with shiro miso and grains
- Raw Amish snap peas, mushroom, creme fraiche, cured and smoked mullet roe
- Southern Hake Cooked in Milk, brassica stems and roots, potato, head lettuces
- Gulf oyster warmed in its shell, red bunching onions, young leek, brown butter
- Caramelized carrots, umpqua broccoli, avocado, kombu and sunflower seed pistou
- Oxheart roasted in beef fat, mostarda of puckled early season strawberries, heirloom beets with coffee, sunchoke
- Mousse of home made buttermilk, chocolate, garden fennel
1302 Nance Street
Houston, Texas 77002