1103 S. Shepherd
Houston, TX 77019
Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013
Backstreet Cafe is one of Houston’s most romantic restaurants, with its lovely al fresco patios, cozy fireplaces and intimate tables. Special menu for Valentine’s Day, Thursday, February 14
There will be live jazz by Bob Chadwick. Full bar and award-winning wine list. Reservations required, 713.521.2239.
Appetizer Butternut Squash Ravioli with pine nuts, brown butter and chiffonade basil Pan-roasted Oysters, creamy spinach, peppers and parmesan Cauliflower Risotto topped with toasted prosciutto and bread crumbs Beef Carpaccio cured in salt and herbs, piquillo peppers, pinenuts, garlic-mushroom compote toast Soups and Greens Shrimp Bisque Sherried Mushroom Soup Harvest Salad with spiced pecans, grapefruit and avocado Bibb Lettuce Salad, crisp bacon, hardboiled egg, creamy basil dressing
Entrée Pan-roasted Shellfish bathed in herbed butter, served with garlic bread Rack of Lamb with asparagus and chive scalloped potatoes Grilled Salmon with deeply roasted vegetables Grilled Beef Tenderloin, Madeira mushrooms and creamy spinach Linguini with smoked wild mushrooms and parmesan cream
Dessert Strawberry Cheesecake with balsamic strawberry compote Pear Almond Tart with crème anglasie Raspberry Truffle Tart Fresh Berries served with heart-shaped cookies
Valentines Couples Menu ~ Served Evenings, February 15 & 16 Cost is $95 per couple plus beverage, tax and gratuity.
To Share Goat Cheese Strata with sun-dried tomato, olive tapenade and basil pesto served with toast Appetizer Cauliflower Soup with sautéed wild mushrooms Endive Salad, butternut squash, apple, figs, Cabrales cheese, hazelnuts Butter Lettuce Salad with lump crab, avocado and grapefruit Petite Lobster Pot Pie
Entrée Pan-seared Prosciutto-wrapped Scallops over puree of root vegetables Beef short Rib, buttery mashed potatoes, greens, pan jus Pan-roasted Grouper, winter vegetable hash, herbed sun dried tomato butter Grilled Lamb chops with spinach timbale and celery root- potato gratin, merlot sauce Risotto with root vegetables and winter greens
Share Something Sweet Ruben’s Miniature Dessert Platter served with coffee or hot cocoa
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