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Headed back to Le Mistral this weekend to celebrate my birthday & looking forward to Chef David's excellent cuisine!

I realized I hadn't posted a review of the last time we dined at the Chef's table so I will make just one quick comment then post a full review after this visit. In early 2010 we had eaten at the Chef's table and it was not everything that it had been on past visits. Luckily Chef David reads comments periodically and had made adjustments so that they were back on top of their game when we dined there several times later in the year. Good to know that those with the power of change are listening! (And that we are the ones reaping the rewards!)

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Le Mistral
1400 Eldridge Pkwy, Houston, TX 77077

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  1. Well, I gotta say, Le Mistral is a favorite of ours. The mushroom soup, when offered is outstanding. If fact, they truly excel on soups in general. The Sunday brunch is great too (menu service, not buffet).. I really want to go by and check out their new food store/bakery next door which recently opened, I think it's called Foody's.

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    Le Mistral
    1400 Eldridge Pkwy, Houston, TX 77077

    1. Having some technical difficulties today, so hopefully this time the write up will post!

      As planned, we dined at the chef's table of Le Mistral this past weekend and I can say that they are just as good if not better than ever! All in all the food was fresh, creative (but not in an overdone way, which is good in my book), and flavorful.

      Here is a quick run down of what we had (pics included):

      Sweet corn & chicken chowder (3rd place winner in a recent chicken soup contest in Houston) - very good

      Wild salmon with warm carpaccio/sesame broth - a great mix of flavors and textures. May not be typical French fare, but it was great!

      Baby Canadian lobster tail with a gratinee of saffron, garlic, and potato and a pastis roux - my favorite of the night!

      Slow roasted baby veal chop with yellow squash ravioli covered with a whisky flamed anju -
      failed to take a picture of this one - that squash ravioli was calling my name!

      Panna cotta with strawberry juice covered with a caramel cage - OMG! And this was just the "pre-dessert"!

      Raspberries and strawberries served with a fruit coulis and champagne sabayon and a side of pear sorbet - a lovely ending that was not too heavy.

      All around a great birthday celebration! We will definately be back soon.

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      Le Mistral
      1400 Eldridge Pkwy, Houston, TX 77077

      Le Mistral
      1420 Eldridge Pkwy, Houston, TX 77077