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Houston Voice, April 8, 2005 - File 018. 2005-04-08. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. December 17, 2017. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/montrose/item/4133/show/4125.

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Title Houston Voice, April 8, 2005
Contributor
  • Crain, Chris
  • Fisher, Binnie
Publisher Window Media
Date April 8, 2005
Language English
Subject
  • LGBTQ community
  • LGBTQ people
  • Gay liberation movement
Place
  • Houston, Texas
Genre
  • newspapers
Type
  • Text
Identifier OCLC: 31485329
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Transcript HOUSTON VOICE www.houstonvoice.com C dining j.a. chapman The ambience leaves something to be desired, but exceptional cuisine with a South American flair makes Meson del Sol an extraordinary find in Houston South American flair APRIL 8, 2005 17 Pf ^« -Hi "I FEEL LIKE I'M AT A BANQUET hall," my dining companion remarked as we took our seats in the spacious dining room at Meson del Sol. Simple white walls with innocuous decorations, a dance floor in the center of the room, industrial carpet, and ivy- topped Roman columns definitely leave the impression it's a reception hall. Which in fact, it is. The owners rent out the space under the moniker of Hacienda del Sol for parties and corporate gatherings. And with a stunning view of the downtown skyline, and an outdoor deck, it's a great setting. But the rest of the time it's a restaurant. And that's why we were here. Meson del Sol specializes in South American cuisine, with nods to other gastronomic influences. Italian pastas make an appearance, as do Caribbean, Tex-Mex, Creole and Hawaiian dishes. There's something for everyone. They start you off with chips and salsa. The chips are homemade from tortillas, and the salsa is chunky and full of flavor. The appetizer menu is not your typical collection of starters. The patacones with cheese ($2.99) are worth a try. Mashed green plantains are flattened into patties and then deep-fried and topped with shredded cheese. The patacones are thin, crispy and tasty, but the cheese adds little. I preferred mine plain with a little salsa for spice. Be sure not to miss the excellent Peruvian ceviche ($ 7.99) - tilapia lightly marirfated in lime, red onion and cilantro. The fish is tender and perfectly done. It's served with avocado slices, mango salsa, and crackers. There's plenty to share with friends. The tilapia in chipotle sauce ($15.99) is one of the house specialties. The fish is lightly breaded, pan seared until just flaky, and served on a creamy, spicy chipotle sauce. It's simple, but well executed. The polio de la casa ($12.99) is also worth a try. Grilled chicken breast is topped with a creamy spinach and mushroom sauce that's full of flavor. The chicken is fork-tender, and the sauce is packed with spinach - no skimping here. The Caribbean shrimp ($15.99). done in a creamy tomato based Creole sauce, were a touch overcooked, but still tasty. And the Serrano's rib eye steak ($16.99), a generous cut of black-angus beef, was cooked exactly to order. MAIN DISHES COME WITH STIR-FRIED vegetables, which were spicy on one visit, bland on another, but always tender crisp. Also on the side, the fried sweet plantains are not to be missed. Tender, very sweet and crispy on the edges, they are quite simply some of the best I've ever had. Because of its proximity to a school, Meson del Sol is BYOB. If you bring your own wine, they'll open it for you and provide glasses. They'll even keep your bottle of white cool and top off your glass. Just because alcohol isn't served does not mean drinks aren't available. The homemade fruit juices are among the hidden gems at Meson del Sol. A wide variety of fruits is used, from the familiar strawberry to the more tropical passion fruit. Made either with water ($2.49) or milk ($2.99), they're cool, refreshing and filled with flavor. The milk version is almost like a dessert smoothie, and indeed is a perfect way to round off your meal. The service at Meson del Sol is efficient, but the wait staff isn't always well informed on the menu. They are friendly and helpful, however, and will do their best to find an answer if they don't know it offhand. The food at Meson del Sol is excellent. Fresh ingredients expertly prepared make it worth a visit. But the ambience leaves something to be desired. The room seems quite empty when only a few tables are filled, and the linens, silverware, and china seem more typical of a catered event than a fine restaurant. It's an odd juxtaposition. Even with the banquet hall feel, Meson del Sol is worth a visit. A restaurant of this quality where you can bring your own alcohol is an unusual find. Meson del Sol 1220 Taft St. 713-529-6255 www.mesondelsol.com Food: lllfW Sen/ice: www Value: WWW Scene: WW 1/2 r ■= Stay home and eat cereal W W = Well, if you really must W W W = Fine for all but the finicky W W W W = Worth more than a 20-minute drive WW WWW As good as you'll find in this city us i LOCATION FOR Chelsea SAVOY HOTEL HEW YORK www.chelseasavoynvc.com ZJTJT3 Additional Parking Available Next to Hollywood Video 713 520.8281 www.montrosediner.com 1111 WESTHEIMER OPEN for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner with a full bar 7 DAYS a week Early Morning and Late Night Size Doesn't Matter. www.MyCateringCampany.com 1220 Taft Street Houston Texas 77019 713-529-6255 info@MyCateringCompany.com Full Service Catering Corporate Events Carry Outs & Delivery From Breakfast to Late Dinners
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